directly for the Atlantic and spend their entire holiday there, sunning on the beaches, swimming in the ocean, and occasionally sailing or taking a sunset cruise to watch dolphins play alongside the boat.
The sea breezes keep temperatures moderate here year-round, and there is no end to the variety of water sports to try, from banana boats to parasailing, and more. The top beaches include Praia da Falésia, with its 5km of sandy shoreline, and Praia de Vilamoura near the Quarteira fishing harbor.
More Than Just the Beaches
In addition to the beaches, a Vilamoura timeshare is your gateway to the manicured green spaces and parks, six golf courses, international restaurants, shops, and spas of this bustling resort area. The relative compactness makes it easy to get around and you can inquire at your resort for shuttles and public transit options if you do not want to drive. The marina is home to both a variety of bars and restaurants overlooking the water and quite near the hotels. Kadoc, Portugal's largest nightclub, is in Villamora and can hold up to 7,000 clubbers while famous European DJ's host the crowds. If you are feeling lucky, you can also hit the Vilamoura casino, which has hundreds of slot machines and almost 20 tables.
Try the Water Park
But don't let the epic nightlife fool you, Vilamoura is an extremely popular family destination and has as much to offer for the youngest travelers as for the adults. If time at the beaches and on the Atlantic isn't enough playtime in the water, Aqualand Algarve is a very popular water park not far from Vilamoura.
When staying in a Vilamoura timeshare, expect the beaches to be at their busiest during the spring and summer. Tourism typically levels off by the fall and hits its slow season during the winter months before it picks up by late March and early April when the tourist season begins again.