Vilamoura is a part of the Loulé municipality in Algarve, on the southern coast of Portugal. It is one of the three corners of Algarve's Golden Triangle. Vilamoura comprises one of the largest single tourist complexes in Europe and with about 2,000 hectares of land. The nearest airport is in Faro.
The resort developed around a small harbour, flanked by sandy beaches and close to the Roman ruins of Cerro da Vila.
In Roman times this location was important in producing a fish paste known as "garum". The ruins also include the baths in which the mariners used to bathe.