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Take a boat trip to see dolphins and go parasailing with a tour operator near this marina, which is bordered by the town’s main strip of restaurants and nightclubs.

With about hundreds of spaces for boats, Vilamoura Marina is a large and busy harbor in the center of the town. All types of yachts and cruisers adorn the picturesque marina, which is bordered by restaurants, bars and clubs. Watch people go by and soak up the lively atmosphere amid the town’s charming waterways.

Luxury hotels and apartment complexes dominate the skyline enclosing this harbor. Dine at one of the stylish restaurants and try local conquilhas clams that are harvested from nearby beaches.

After a meal, walk with your family along the pier past the speedboats and yachts and pick out your favorites. Snap photos of the colorful fishing boats adorning the narrow river that runs beside the marina and empties into the Atlantic Ocean.

Boat trips depart from this harbor to nearby destinations, such as Lagos. Join a big-game fishing expedition or go on an excursion to spot dolphins in the ocean. Arrange watersports trips with some of the tour operators near the marina. Parasailing, scuba diving and waterskiing are among the many activities available here.

Walk south along the sides of the marina until you reach the flat, sandy terrain of Vilamoura Beach. On the harbor’s western border is Rocha Baixinha Nascente Beach, where you’ll find a surf school and several restaurants.

Stay in the marina until late and watch the sunset create golden hues in the scenic area. Note that this enormous marina was constructed by a private firm in the 1970s. A casino, sports clubs and golf courses encircle it. Get a sense of the local nightlife at one of the clubs backing onto the marina.

Vilamoura Marina is at the southern end of the town, where a narrow river meets the Atlantic Ocean. Drive west from Faro for 40 minutes to arrive in the area. Visit some of the nearby sights, including the Cerro da Vila Estação Arqueológica, the Family Golf Park and the Casino Vilamoura.

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Tivoli Marina Vilamoura
5 out of 5
Apartado 65, Marina Vilamoura, Vilamoura
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The price is £85 per night from 3 Feb to 4 Feb

Located in the heart of Vilamoura, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Vilamoura Beach and Vilamoura Marina. Quarteira Beach is 1 mi (1.6 km) ...

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"I have stated here several times. It’s in a great location and can’t fault the rooms. Obviously some if the amenities were closed because of Covid. The breakfast Although very good choices And the quality good was unorganised and took a long time to self serve."…"

Reviewed on 28 Oct 2020

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Hilton Vilamoura As Cascatas Golf Resort & Spa
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Rua da Torre d'Agua, Lote 4.11.1b, Vilamoura
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The price is £89 per night from 3 Feb to 4 Feb

This family-friendly Vilamoura hotel is located near the beach, within 1 mi (2 km) of Dom Pedro Golf: Pinhal Golf Course, Dom Pedro Golf: Laguna Golf Course ...

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"Staff were all so friendly and helpful, the whole hotel was spotlessly clean but it lacks the amenity of a shop for grocery essentials"…"

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Located in the heart of Vilamoura, this romantic apartment building is within 1 mile (2 km) of Cerro da Vila Ruins, Vilamoura Marina and Vilamoura Beach. Quarteira ...

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3/5 - Okay

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25 Jun 2019

Expensive dining and coffee compared to Quarteira . More commercialised.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

6 Jun 2019

Very geared to tourists

4/5 - Good

Aniyan

17 Apr 2019

Nice place and we found Kinder Bueno Ice Cream oh my goodness that was awesome!

5/5 - Excellent

Martin

11 Feb 2019

Plenty of shops cafe bars around mariner and we googled the names of the yatchs to see who owned them

5/5 - Excellent

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28 Oct 2018

Vilamoura Marina is fantastic with a lot of restaurants and bars.  It is a fabulous place to wander round and enjoy an ice cream or a glass of sangria

4/5 - Good

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24 Oct 2018

A little expensive

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