Vilamoura Beach, or Praia da Marina as it’s known locally, is next to the marina and can get very busy during the summer golf season. It's a lively stretch of sand, lined with bars and plenty of loungers. There are all sorts of exhilarating watersports on offer, including jet-skiing, banana boat rides and paragliding.

Vilamoura Beach, or Praia da Marina as it’s known locally, is next to the marina and can get very busy during the summer golf season. It's a lively stretch of sand, lined with bars and plenty of loungers. There are all sorts of exhilarating watersports on offer, including jet-skiing, banana boat rides and paragliding.

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Falésia beach stretches more than six kilometres between Vilamoura and Albufeira. The area closest to Vilamoura has beach clubs with cabanas and loungers for hire - they're popular with lively hen and stag parties. There’s plenty of room further down the beach for families, with friendly bars and restaurants to cool off in.

Falésia beach stretches more than six kilometres between Vilamoura and Albufeira. The area closest to Vilamoura has beach clubs with cabanas and loungers for hire - they're popular with lively hen and stag parties. There’s plenty of room further down the beach for families, with friendly bars and restaurants to cool off in.

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The tiny boutiques and stalls at Praia da Rocha sell mostly holiday essentials and gifts. Try and catch the market on the first Monday of the month as it’s packed of vendors selling lots of local handicrafts and wood carvings. For more commercial shopping, Portimão is 20 minutes’ walk away.

The tiny boutiques and stalls at Praia da Rocha sell mostly holiday essentials and gifts. Try and catch the market on the first Monday of the month as it’s packed of vendors selling lots of local handicrafts and wood carvings. For more commercial shopping, Portimão is 20 minutes’ walk away.

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Decked out over the lake, The Shack in Quinta do Lago is a relaxed bar and a favourite with locals. The drink and cocktail menu is far more extensive than the food menu with eight varieties of Champagne, but they serve some classic American-style bar snacks such as fish tacos and beef sliders that are great to share.

Decked out over the lake, The Shack in Quinta do Lago is a relaxed bar and a favourite with locals. The drink and cocktail menu is far more extensive than the food menu with eight varieties of Champagne, but they serve some classic American-style bar snacks such as fish tacos and beef sliders that are great to share.

If waterparks are your thing then the Slide and Splash in nearby Lagoa has it all. Brave the Kamikaze or the Black Hole, or race your friends on the Bonzai speed lanes. There’s an Olympic sized pool if you want to work on your stroke, and a fun kid’s area with a water spitting dragon and elephant slides.

If waterparks are your thing then the Slide and Splash in nearby Lagoa has it all. Brave the Kamikaze or the Black Hole, or race your friends on the Bonzai speed lanes. There’s an Olympic sized pool if you want to work on your stroke, and a fun kid’s area with a water spitting dragon and elephant slides.


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If you’re looking for a boat trip with a difference then get on board the Santa Bernada pirate ship at Portimão harbour. Voyage along the coastline towards picturesque Carvoeiro and explore the smugglers cave, then drop anchor to enjoy a swim and a barbecue on the beach. Prices start at €30 for adults and €15 for kids.

If you’re looking for a boat trip with a difference then get on board the Santa Bernada pirate ship at Portimão harbour. Voyage along the coastline towards picturesque Carvoeiro and explore the smugglers cave, then drop anchor to enjoy a swim and a barbecue on the beach. Prices start at €30 for adults and €15 for kids.

Try your luck at one of 20 blackjack, roulette and poker tables or 500 slot machines at Vilamoura Casino. There‘s an entrance fee and you’ll also need your passport to get in. It’s a stylish haunt, so men must wear a tie and a jacket. Blackjack, the casino’s disco, is open until 3am and attracts a slightly older crowd.

Try your luck at one of 20 blackjack, roulette and poker tables or 500 slot machines at Vilamoura Casino. There‘s an entrance fee and you’ll also need your passport to get in. It’s a stylish haunt, so men must wear a tie and a jacket. Blackjack, the casino’s disco, is open until 3am and attracts a slightly older crowd.

The bars in Albufeira’s old town are a relaxed alternative to its famous ‘strip’ in São João. Most of the bars are open until 4am in the summer and 2am in the winter, giving you plenty of time to get ready after a day at the beach. The main square is the hub of the old town’s nightlife and is great for families.

The bars in Albufeira’s old town are a relaxed alternative to its famous ‘strip’ in São João. Most of the bars are open until 4am in the summer and 2am in the winter, giving you plenty of time to get ready after a day at the beach. The main square is the hub of the old town’s nightlife and is great for families.

Known as the ‘jewel in the Algarve’s crown’, is the Quinto do Lago beach. Over three kilometres of white sandy beaches are accessible via a pretty wooden bridge over the tidal lagoon. The sand dune backdrop makes this beach picture perfect and with its crystal clear water, it’s no wonder it’s been awarded Blue Flag status.

Known as the ‘jewel in the Algarve’s crown’, is the Quinto do Lago beach. Over three kilometres of white sandy beaches are accessible via a pretty wooden bridge over the tidal lagoon. The sand dune backdrop makes this beach picture perfect and with its crystal clear water, it’s no wonder it’s been awarded Blue Flag status.

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Vilamoura is one of Portugal’s premier resorts and its stylish marina has the shopping to match, with lots of chic designerish boutiques offering jewellery, luxury fashion and international brands. It's worth leaving some space in your suitcase for a treat or two to take home...

Vilamoura is one of Portugal’s premier resorts and its stylish marina has the shopping to match, with lots of chic designerish boutiques offering jewellery, luxury fashion and international brands. It's worth leaving some space in your suitcase for a treat or two to take home...

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