There is an ancient and strong connection between man and sea, particlularly in the Algarve. Colourfully painted boats and fishermen mending their nets is an iconic image of the region. Vilamoura marina The Vilamoura marina was built in 1974 as part of an ambitious and extensive resort complex including golf courses, hotels and villas all set within a huge park.
It is the largest in the Algarve with 825 berths for yachts and boats. The marina is home to some seriously impressive yachts and serves the Vale do Lobo - Quinta do Lago area as well as Vilamoura itself.
As the focus of Vilamoura, the marina comes to life in the evenings, the large esplanade filled with restaurants, bars and shops. A casino sits at one end and beautiful beaches and trendy beach bars are only moments away. The marina has a number of facilities including a sailing school, boat tours and attracts international sailing competitions as well as classic car rallies.