Tivoli Marina Vilamoura

What to do


If you want to see more than the, admittedly magnificent, beaches and sea of the Algarve, we suggest some places you really should not miss:

Faro - The region's capital boasts some splendid monuments - the Cathedral, the Convent of Nossa Senhora da Assunção, and some extremely interesting museums such as the Museu Infante Dom Henrique and the Museu Etnográfico.
Lagos was formerly the capital of the southern part of the Iberian Peninsula, and was the last port before the Portuguese caravelas set off for their long sea journeys, during the great Discoveries of the 16th century. The Governor's Palace and the Portas de Portugal e do Postigo are attractions not to be missed. Other places of interest are: the Museu Regional, the Pau da Bandeira Fort and the old Slaves' Market. The Lagos Marina is the first stopover for boats coming in from Western Europe to the Algarve, and is thus much sought after on the way in and out of the Algarve by sea.
Monchique - Wander amongst the charming townhouses, clustered on the hillside, discover the wealth of little churches and stop for a refreshing break at the nearby Monchique Spa.
Portimão - In this fishermen's town, a visit to the main church (Igreja Mãe) and the Town Hall is a must. Just outside the town, you cannot miss the bustling
Sagres - Five centuries ago here in Sagres, Prince Henry the Navigator founded the Navigation College, essential to the Portuguese Discoveries and seafaring future. The famous Sagres fortress with its wind rose - a giant rose-shaped compass, of 43 metres in diameter, is well worth a visit. At continental Europe's south westernmost tip, the imposing St Vincent Cape stands guard, a vast horizon in which sea and sky are one.
Tavira - Apart from the irresistible golden beaches nearby, Tavira itself is authentically and vividly picturesque with its views over the River Gilão and its Roman bridge. The typical Algarve rooftops and chimneys are unique - stroll along the Travessa de Dona Brites, where the medieval houses with Gothic doors and windows will enchant you.
Vilamoura - The Algarve's main bustling resort is where it really all happens: beaches, marina, bars, restaurants, shopping arcades, casino, innumerable hotels, several golf course, riding centre, tennis courts and shooting range. Who could wish for more?
Nearby the Hotel Tivoli Marina Vilamoura - Cerro da Vila - Museum and Archeological dig. Roma Park Golf - mini golf, with two 18-hole golf courses.
Other places of interest - Albufeira, Alcoutim, Aljezur, Almancil (the magnificent church of São Lourenço, a true Baroque masterpiece), Alte, Cacela, Carvoeiro, Castro Marim, Estombar, Lagoa, Loulé, Moncarrapacho, Ponta da Piedade, Porches, São Bartolomeu de Messines, Vila do Bispo and Vila Real de Santo António.
Shopping - Visit the Marina de Vilamoura's shopping arcades and do not miss a trip to Faro.

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Aquatic and Leisure Parks
Zoomarine life in the oceans -
A spectacular Oceanographic park packed with educational entertainment located in Guia, near Albufeira. On show are dolphins, seals, sharks, turtles, exotic and aquatic birds, alligators and tropical fish. Zoomarine is recognized for the exceptional quality of its shows and exhibitions and for its recent Dolphin intercactuon program. A unique opportunity to get to know and interact with bottlenose dolphins under specialized professional supervision. 90-minute programme including lecture on dolphins, the extraordinary ambassadors from the oceans. Also includes preparation, equipment and contact with the dolphins in the water for approximately 30 minutes.
Lagos Zoo - Wild life from around the world together with many local species have found a natural and extensive habitat in the village of Barão de S. João, in the Algarve mountains.
Krazy World - Entertainment park in Algoz with mini-golf (Krazy Golf & Jungle Golf), petting-farm, pony rides, fun fair, swimming pool, restaurant and Amazonian park with crocodiles, snakes, turtles, lizards, mammals and birds. When weather permits, live shows are given with the reptiles.
Slide & Splash - Considered one of Europe's best waterparks, it is located a few minutes away from Lagoa, Praia do Carvoeiro, Portimão and Praia da Rocha and has fun and games for all the family.
Aqualand The Big One - The Water Park is normally open from May to September. Our doors are open to the public daily from 10.00 a.m. Entrance prices are minimal and available on request from your Rep or hotel reception.

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May we suggest some tours
Visit Alte - (afternoon) Pass through the magnificent Algarve inland scenery until you reach Alte, one of Algarve's most picturesque villages, and stop over at Querença, a small village, half-hidden on the hillside.
Jeep safari
(with lunch) - Experience the thrill of true 4 by 4, across rivers and streams, or relax and swim in the crystal clear mountain lakes and streams.
Day cruises -
Departing from the Marina de Vilamoura, discover the marvellous beaches and rock formations of the Algarve coast, on board a catamaran, with the utmost comfort and safety.
(1 day) - Spend a day discovering this fascinating historical city, founded by the Romans, with its unique people and culture.
Historical Algarve
- (1 day) - Visit Silves's Moorish Castle, the Cork Museum, Monchique with its handicrafts, Lagos, so closely linked to the Portuguese Discoveries and Sagres.
By Car - Rent a car and discover one of the most important cities of the Algarve, passing through Tavira and its 24 churches, famous for its Manueline and Renaissance style buildings. Faro boasts a fine shopping district, an Ethnographic Museum, as well as the famous Bones' Chapel in the Carmelite church.
Golf - the Hotel Tivoli Marina Vilamoura is near some of the Algarve's best golf courses and we our clients have access to special conditions and prices:
Old Course, Pinhal, Laguna, Millenium, Victoria etc...
Scuba Diving, Deep sea fishing, Horseback riding, Sailing are also available.


Golf - Old Course