Vilamoura is a vibrant coastal resort town on Portugal’s sunny south coast. The expansive marina is a sailor’s paradise. If you prefer land-based activities, go teeing off at one of the golf courses, sunbathe on the golden beaches, and strike it lucky at the huge casino. To keep hydrated, there are dozens of bars dotted around town serving up everything from cold pints of Guinness to jugs of sangria. Here, we present some of the best.
Sail over to this characterful bar for nautical-inspired interiors and a friendly welcome. The bar was founded in 1987 by a keen sailor and has become a popular spot. Along with indoor seating, there is a large outdoor terrace, which gets busy during the summer months. For keen gamers, there are game machines, and, for sports fans, there are multiple TVs. In terms of drinks, there’s something to suit all tastes, with Amaretto sours, cooling beers and vodka shots among the many choices.
For a good dose of Irish charm, head to this bar, which is easy to spot, thanks to its striking wooden exterior close to the marina. The interiors are cosy and characterful, with tables fashioned out of barrels and beer-themed wall hangings. As one would expect from an Irish pub, there are cooling pints of Guinness on tap, along with a nice selection of other ales. Come nightfall, the pub transforms into quite the party spot, with live bands and dancing on the tables encouraged.
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