The conference will be held in Hilton Vilamoura As Cascatas Golf Resort & Spa, Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal. Located in the heart of the Algarve’s Golden Triangle, the Hilton Vilamoura Hotel is 25km (25 minutes’ drive) from Faro International Airport, and just two hours’ drive from Portugal’s capital city of Lisbon.
Located virtually in the middle of the Algarve coast, Vilamoura’s accessibility has helped it become one of Europe’s largest beach resorts. The 20 square Km of purpose built resort are home to practically every form of sport, entertainment and amenity imaginable. Combined with wide, well laid out roads, manicured gardens and public spaces and 6 golf courses Vilamoura is without doubt a world class holiday destination.
Vilamoura is one of the most popular and cosmopolitan resorts in the Algarve with charming row-rise buildings, painted in pastel shades, broad tree-lined avenues, and tastefully landscaped parks and gardens.
Vilamoura Marina is the town’s focal point, where every amenity can be found, from top-class restaurants and bars to fine fashion stores. From here, there are boat trips for dolphin watching, deep sea fishing or just to explore the fascinating coastline, with its myriad of caves, beaches and unusual rock formations.
Vilamoura’s golf course are the resorts other big attraction. The best known of the 6 or so golf courses are Millenium, Laguna, Pinhal, Victoria and the Old Course all of which are world class.
Vilamoura really has it all – beautiful beaches to relax on; Vilamoura marina with a multitude of bars, cafés and restaurants to suit everyone, all with fantastic Marina views; world class golf courses and a Casino. Nearby Quarteira is well known for it’s weekly market and Zoomarine is only a short drive away.
Historical remains in the Vilamoura area:
– Visit the Cerro da Vila Museum and Archaeological Site where the ruins of an ancient villa and sizeable collection of items found there provide living experience of the importance of the Roman occupation in the region;
– Loulé Castle: 13th/14th century fortress, of Arab origin, with three towers, a turret and a stretch of ramparts with a walkway along the top .
Vilamoura is a special place, a unique leisure and recreation resort community where the pace of life is so easy it feels like summer all year round.
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