In 1990, the first thalassotherapy centre in Portugal was built at VILALARA. The hotel is located in Porches, it has spacious rooms that are adorned in shades of green and blue, reflecting the Resorts surroundings and the spirit of nature that inspires it.
The 11 hectares where the resort is located were chosen from the ocean during a boat trip made in 1966 by Sir Nelson, an Englishman who constructed the development inspired by the most luxurious area of Sardinia.With direct availability to Praia das Gaivotas plage, the Resort offers exclusive service and its own beach facilities. The creation of this centre for seawater-based treatments and therapies was the work of Jean Bobet of Biarritz, one of the most internationally renowned figures in thalassotherapy. All rooms have a private terrace with a view of the bathing Pool hall or the sea. But you can also opt for a walk through the 12 hectares of the resorts lush green gardens, filled with shrubs, plants and flowers from all over the world a gardeners delight