The Algarve has always been a popular place to visit starting from the late 1950īs when the first British tourists arrived. They were soon followed by many other nationalities who traveled to the Algarve for their exclusive getaway.
This increased when Portugal began to invest and saw the various possibilities to turn the Algarve into a place of leisure that can be used throughout the entire year. Pre-warned by the Spanish overbuild Costa's they encouraged low-rise building and carefully planned urbanizations without losing the Algarve's character.
The Algarve is already one of the top destinations in the world mainly due to the amazing climate, sandy beaches, over 30 golf courses, local cuisine, and all year around sporting activities that vary from horse riding on the beach to the more daring sports.
The Algarve offers an ideal location for a second home or residence.
Located in the heart of the Algarve lies the beautiful beach and golf resort of Vilamoura. It is only 25 minutes from the airport and is a perfect place to explore the many interesting attractions and beautiful places in the Algarve. Apart from 2 beautiful beaches, it has Portugal's largest pleasure Marina with approximately 1000 boats and various restaurants, bars, shops and other sports and leisure activities.Vilamoura is a top golf destination with 5 first class golf courses including the most recent addition of the Victoria Course which is a Championship standard course and regularly hosts professional golf tour events.Vilamoura is currently investing over 750 million euros in the future of the resort which includes the planning and development of more than 900 hectares of land, part of a total of 1,700 hectares.
Including the expansion of the existing marina, it will have an additional construction area of 434,000m2 of residential areas, varying from 1 bedroom apartments to luxury villas, 213,000m2 for tourist and hotel establishments and 24,000m2 for shopping, business and leisure areas.It will also include nature and environmental reserves, being a priority to Vilamoura.
Vilamoura have proudly received a environmental award in 1999.Vilamoura employs over 300 specialized staff in various activity sectors, all with a view to ensure the high standard and quality of the resort.
Vilamoura can see the needs of their residents, holiday makers and investors and is planning to meet their demands by making it a top destination that can be enjoyed all year around.