The area exists under the jurisdiction of Faro in the province the Algarve. Vilamoura is the name given to an area rather than to any actual town. Vilamoura is a flourishing resort community centred around the Algarve’s biggest marina – an enormous complex comprising of hotels, apartments, bars, restaurants and sports facilities.
The town of Vilamoura provides many luxury hotels, golf courses and a large casino. The area covers some 20 sq metres of land and is one of the biggest tourist complexes in Europe. The land is variable in its vegetation, some parts covered in pine forests whilst others open recovered marshland. Situated just 30 minutes from Faro Airport, it is easily and quickly accessible.