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Discover the Algarve, Portugal - one of Europe’s finest and most popular holiday destinations.
Blessed with over 300 days of sunshine annually, the Algarve’s spectacular stretch of coastline consists of golden sandy beaches and glorious azure waters.
The Algarve enjoys a fabulous climate; spring arrives early and the long summers are complemented by refreshing sea breezes, while the gorgeous autumns last late into the year.
Even in winter, sunny days are the norm, leading to enviable year-round golfing conditions; and with over 30 top-class golf courses , the Algarve region represents the perfect destination for discerning travellers looking for a quality golfing experience.
‘Al Gharb’ - as the Arabs first named the region - also attracts a large influx of visitors due to its rich and diverse cultural heritage. Visit the historic Sagres Peninsula where Infante D. Henrique (Henry the Navigator) inspired a Golden era of Portuguese exploration in the 15th Century, or explore the beautiful town of Tavira on the edge of the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve, with its breathtaking ancient churches and fine mansions.
Or check out historic Silves, a town with a distinctive Moorish past, where you can find the best-preserved castle in the Algarve, which was built on the 11th Century.
Arts & Cultutre
Baroque Church, S. Lourenco (National Monument) - 15km from the Hilton Vilamoura As Cascatas Golf Resort & Spa
The Igreja de São Lourenço (St. Lawrence’s Church) is located on a hill near Almancil, Portugal. Commissioned and built in the 17th century, the Igreja de São Lourenço is dedicated to Saint Lawrence of Rome in gratitude for answering the local people’s prayers for water.
Moorish Castle of Silves - 48 km from the Hilton Vilamoura As Cascatas Golf Resort & Spa
Silves Castle was begun in the 11th century, and it is nowadays the finest example of Islamic Military Architecture in Portugal.
Cork Museum Fabrica do Ingles - 48km from the Hilton Vilamoura As Cascatas Golf Resort & Spa
The Cork Museum is situated in the wonderful leisure and cultural space of Fábrica do Inglês, in Silves. Founded in 1999, the museum is dedicated to the important cork industry that was once an integral part of the Silves region.
Chapel of Bones, Faro - 24km from the Hilton Vilamoura As Cascatas Golf Resort & Spa
The Capela de Ossos at Faro dates from the 16th century and features the same morbid embellishments of Portugal’s other Bones Chapels, such as those in Évora or Lagos.
Casino Vilamoura - 2.5km from the Hilton Vilamoura As Cascatas Golf Resort & Spa
Located just 2.5 km from the Hilton Vilamoura As Cascatas Golf Resort & Spa, the Casino Vilamoura enjoys a prime location, and is one of the Algarve’s premier entertainment destinations.
The recently renovated premises feature modern decor and a wide range of gaming attractions. Service is exemplary, and there’s a regular schedule of live entertainment, as well as some exquisite international cuisine.
Marina de Vilamoura
Situated just 3km South West of the Hilton Vilamoura As Cascatas Golf Resort & Spa, the Marina de Vilamoura enjoys an enviable reputation as the Algarve’s most prestigious leisure and entertainment destination.
Featuring a wide selection of cafes, restaurants, waterside bars and souvenir shops, the Marina is a fabulous place to eat, drink, or just unwind with a coffee and some astounding views.
Shop for hand-crafted souvenirs, charter a boat for big-game fishing or scuba diving, or simply sit back and enjoy the gorgeous harbour views with a customary glass of rose wine or vinho verde.
Shops are available in the Marina.
Shopping Forum, Algarve 20 km
Shopping Algarve Shopping 20 km
Our helpful staff at the Hilton Vilamoura As Cascatas Golf Resort & Spa can help arrange a fabulous Jeep Safari, where you can visit ancient monuments, historical and cultural landmarks, and experience the Algarve’s breathtaking scenery.