Situated in the Golden Triangle of the Algarve, 20 minutes west of Faro airport, Vilamoura is one of Portugal’s most popular holiday resorts, a blend of luxury hotels, villas and apartments, supported by an extensive infrastructure and all the community services required in a residential area.

Yacht located in front of Mayflower restaurant, see on map.


Taking its own place of reference within international yacht and sail, Vilamoura Marina offers 825 berths and can accommodate vessels up to 60 metres. It is the largest marina in Portugal and the one that offers the best quality services to sailors and vessels.

Vilamoura key facts:

  • 13 hotels (4-5 stars)
  • 44,5 hectares of green areas
  • 25,7 km cycle paths
  • International school
  • 200 hectares environmental park
  • Health care facilities
  • Wide range of restaurants, bars, clubs, beach clubs and a casino
  • 826 berth marina


Three kilometres of golden sands lay directly before Vilamoura. To the west of the Marina entrance, the much photographed Falésia beach with the stunning beauty of its colourful sandstone cliffs stretches into the distance. To the east, in front of the main hotel group, the sands hum with activity.

In July 2003, Praia da Falésia (Rocha Baixinha) became one of the first beaches worldwide to be granted environmental certification to Standard ISO 14001, a synonym with strict environmental management and permanent improvement of the environmental quality its visitors are able to enjoy. In 2004 Praia da Falésia (Rocha Baixinha) was certified with the Quality Management System according to the ISO 9001 standard. The Vilamoura Beach was granted these same certifications in November 2009. This certification demonstrates commitment with the process in continually improving the services rendered in achieving the satisfaction of the clients that use this beach.

When not simply soaking up the sun, you can swim, windsurf, waterskiing, para-sail, jet-ski, scuba dive or snorkel, rent a paddle boat, or simply enjoy leisurely walks along the the waters edge. The beaches are pollution free and blue-flagged. An assortment of beach restaurants and bars make dining and socialising on the beach a pleasure for all.