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Vilamoura in Central Algarve Portugal,Vilamoura is the name given to the area rather than the town with its lack of its own coat of arms. it come under the district of Loule and is one of the riches districts in the Algarve, known for its million euro villas and it top golf courses one of the largest single tourist complex in Europe and covers some 2.000 hectares of land. it is not known as the pine resorts for nothing with one of the largest pine tree covered areas. the high demand for Luxury house has lead to the development and reclaim of its marshland ,The company that owns this complex is extremely environmentally conscious and has made every effort is being made to protect nature within its continued planned development
Whilst Vilamoura comes across as a Expensive place due to the luxury boats and yachts moored in the marina that dominated the town. and price tags for villas into the millions, yet you would be wrong for thinking it is not a place to visit with plenty of restaurant to suit every pocket , try those bars and restaurants off the back road with dish of the day from as little as €10
For those of you who are Golfers it offers six different Golf Courses( however the Championship course require you to have your handicap certificate to play). a large Marina, a Lawn Bowling Club, a Tennis Club, a Sports Club, a Shooting Club, 5 Star and 4 Star Hotels, Tourist Apartments, self-catering Villas, Night Clubs, an International Casino with glamorous shows, a Cinema, and an excellent Riding School. Within the centre of Vilamoura there is a preserved Roman Site and Museum of Cerro da Vila providing a glimpse into the past of the area. with Entrance fees of just €5.
In Roman times this location was important in producing a fish paste known as "garum". The ruins also include the baths in which the mariners used to bathe. with both indoor and outdoor exhibits
The marina is heart of the town with a large range of restaurants, bars and shops (including many designer shops) the marina offered you to stroll and is very picturesque in the evenings with the 1000 berths and the gentle clang of the yachts rigging as the waves gentle rock the boats
The resort is also home to Vilamoura Casino, which has regular evening entertainment, such as dance and singing shows , as well as the gaming rooms.
It is well worth paying a visit to the Main Borough town of Loule which is very Café cultured and known for its markets (see for Market dates)
Roman Vila museum
Vilamoura Marina bay
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