Temperature: Summer holidays to Vilamoura will have average highs of 28°C, and the mild winters will have lows of 16°C between December and February.
Best time to visit: It’s at its warmest and likely to have less rain in July and August.
It’s no surprise that this destination is such a popular summer playground, with its warm seas, hot sunshine, and long days full of sunbathing between May and September. It tends to get a little wetter in April, October and November, but it’s still sunny enough to get around to see all the resort’s sights and attractions. Temperatures drop slightly from December to March and you might catch the occasional rain shower, so make sure you pack some warmer layers and a rain mac.
Families: Build sand castles on the beach and explore the caves along the coastline. See who’s the best at mini-golf or head to the waterparks to splash around in the wave pool.
Golfers: Vilamoura holidays are home to some outstanding golf courses. Tee off on some of the most testing courses, before you relax with a drink at the club house.
Explorers: Whether it’s along the long sandy shoreline or sights at the nearby resorts and towns, there’s always plenty to discover.
More about Vilamoura
Language: Portuguese is the language spoken in Vilamoura.
Currency: The currency you'll need for your holiday is the Euro (€).
Local time: Vilamoura is the same time as GMT/UK time.
Fly to: Faro Airport. It's just 30 minutes to transfer to Vilamoura.
Flight time: The Vilamoura flight time is 2 hours and 45 minutes.
Tourist information: Further tourist information can be found at www.visitportugal.com.
Visa / health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/portugal for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday.
Holiday destinations related to Vilamoura:
On foot: Wander down to the marina, where you’ll find most of Vilamoura’s attractions and entertainment. At only 4km away, Quarteira is within walking distance from the resort.
By tourist train: It’s a quick and easy way to get to the Family Golf Park, and to Quarteira and Praia da Falésia beach when it’s too hot to walk.
By coach or rail: If you wanted to see more of the region, there’s lots of reliable public transport around the Algarve. Boliqueime and Loulé are the nearest trains stations to Vilamoura and coach journeys can be also be booked with EVA and Rede Expressos.
Carnival time: With colourful street parades, massive floats, dancing, music, and eye-catching costumes, it’s clear carnival is serious business in the Algarve. Head to Quarteira, just a short distance from the marina in February, for the perfect spot to take in all the carnival action.
Surf and turf: The Algarve International Sailing Tournament returns every February where you’ll see the best mariners racing across the waves. In December, golfers compete for the Vilamoura Grand Golf Trophy and horse riders arrive for the showjumping competitions.
Celebrate summer: At the end of June, nearby Loulé hosts Festival MED. The festival transforms the historic town into a hub of live music from across the Mediterranean and around the world. Expect art installations, dance, street performances, workshops, crafts, and more. There’s more live music in July, when the smooth sounds of jazz take over at the Loulé International Jazz Festival.