If you are thinking of booking a Vilamoura all inclusive golf holiday, this area in the Algarve has a lot to offer. Vilamoura is famous as a golfing Mecca. But what else is there to do in the town while you’re not out on the course? Fortunately, a lot. Here’s how to enjoy your spare time in this stunning coastal resort.
The Benagil Sea Caves Boat Tour
If you’re the sort of person who loves to explore an environment, then the Benagil Caves two-hour boat tour is the perfect way to spend a lazy afternoon. You’ll take the boat from Portimao and travel to the cavernous Benagil Sea Cave. On the way, you’ll see castles and fishing villages dotted along the Algarve coast.
Visit The Local Restaurants
Vilamoura is packed with dozens of incredible restaurants serving up Portuguese food – a unique combination of Iberian and Mediterranean ingredients. Many of the meals are filling and often served with rice and bread. Speciality dishes are made using local ingredients from the sea, including freshly caught fish.
Visitors are recommended to ask for the Cataplana – a local clam stew dish which comes served in a large, copper bowl: perfect for seafood lovers.
Vilamoura has its very own aquarium with all kinds of incredible sea life, including dolphins, tropical birds and seals. The animals put on regular shows for guests at set times of the day. There are also other attractions for those looking for fun, including a waterpark, rapids, wave pools and slides.
Vilamoura attracts a lot of wealthy clientele. As a result, the city boasts an impressive nightlife. Along the promenade, next to the beach, you’ll find an assortment of bars, clubs and casinos. The area is stylish and chic, but also safe and relaxed, making it a great spot for having fun with friends after a round of golf.
A Trip To The Market Town Of Loule
When visiting a foreign country, it’s always nice to be able to go to a place where you can immerse yourself in the local culture. Although Vilamoura is designed for tourists, the neighbouring town of Loule offers visitors an insight into the Portuguese lifestyle. The town has cobbled streets, quaint shops and a covered market. You can find market stalls in the town every day, except Sunday. It has a distinctive, European feel, thanks to numerous open-air cafes, crowds of chattering locals and plenty of seating on the beach. If you’re looking for a memento of your visit to the region, this is the place to go.
The Algarve is famous all over the world for its stunning beaches. And Vilamoura just so happens to be located near to one of the longest: the 6km Praia de Falesia.
The beaches here are among the most beautiful in Europe. Not only are they long and wide, but are also white sand, and overlook the stunning Atlantic Ocean where the waves are large enough to produce surf.
Water sports on Praia de Falesia include jet skiing, inflatables and paragliding. There are also plenty of sun loungers on the beach for the benefit of guests.
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