Vilamoura (Vilamoura - Loulé), Portugal, is located on the Algarve coastline, about thirty kilometers from Faro Airport. It is served by public bus from Faro and Quarteira, but there are no train stops in its vicinity. Instead, there is a tourist train running around the resort every thirty minutes from March to October.
Vilamoura is the main village in the posh "Golden Triangle" of Algarve, an area comprised of Quinta do Lago, Almancil, and Quarteira. Its luxury marina is designed for the wealthy and celebrities, as are the surrounding championship golf courses that require handicap certificates to access. Despite its reputation of a luxury enclave, Vilamoura caters to a more varied crowd, staying in anything from luxury resorts to hostels in Vilamoura (Vilamoura - Loulé), Portugal. People of all social classes who are visiting Algarve come here to take a stroll to see and be seen, and stop in one of the many restaurants whose prices are still affordable by most on holidays.
Vilamoura is not and will never be a place for backpackers trying to save every penny; it's not a place where you would expect to find a hostel, but indeed there are a few Vilamoura (Vilamoura - Loulé), Portugal hostels. Some guesthouses and apartments also offer affordable accommodations for people not on a shoestring who are looking for quality at lower prices.
It's also not a typical destination for large groups of stag/hen parties who are looking for a cheap drinking holiday. But it is one of the best places in Europe to experience luxury without breaking the bank.
Vilamoura remains quiet during the day, with the beaches occupied mainly by water parks and boat trips, and gets crowded at night, especially in summer. In winter, it used to be one of the most quiet places in Algarve, but in the last couple of years, it has changed. The exception has always been Carnival week -- the main event in the area in Carnival is in Quarteira, but Vilamoura also gets a big share of visitors.
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