Quirky markets, designer stores, epic malls – whatever your retail tastes, you’ll satisfy them in the shops close to Vila Sol. Quarteira’s Wednesday market is a must for bargain-hunters, where tourist-friendly stalls proffer azulejo tiles and cork souvenirs at knock-off prices. For a more authentic shopping experience, visit the splendid municipal market at Loulé.
A range of boutique stores and restaurants (post-splurge snack, anyone?) encircle Vilamoura Marina. Mar Shopping, on the other hand, is one of the largest shopping centres in Portugal and its 82,000 square metres are chock-full of high street brands. And a cinema. And a mini golf course!
For a home-cooked meal, Pingo Doce supermarket is close by and well-stocked with grocery products.