The Surroundings from Vila Maria,
The many small and often secluded beaches along the rocky coast are certainly worth a visit.
While walking along the coast you will be amazed by its beauty. The cities Lagoa,
Portimao and Silves, with a middle-aged fortress
where you can still experience the true
Portuguees character, are within a 20 kilometre radius.
For golfers there is an abundance of choices; between Albufeira and Lagos there are
more than 20 different golfcourses with 9 or 18 holes.
Amongst others, the children can enjoy themselves in the two waterparks (The Big
One and Slide and Splash) or
pay a visit to the Zoomarine, an "ocean theme-park".
After a day at the beach or after seeing the sites you can prepare the barbecue
on the pool terrace or decide to go for a very reasonably priced dinner in one
of the many little restaurants in Vila Maria's surroundings.