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Make a self catering villa or holiday rental in Vila Real de Santo Antonio, Algarve your home away from home

Vila Real de Santo Antonio is situated on the banks of the River Guardiana. After being submerged by the sea in the 17th century it was eventually rebuilt on a grid system in 1774 by the Marques de Pombal, radiating out from the main square.

Things to Do in Vila Real de Santo Antonio, Algarve

Those enjoying a holiday home in Vila Real de Santo Antonio will want to spend time exploring this remarkable town. The main square is lined with orange trees and 18th century town houses along with the Manuel Cabanas Museum. The long riverbank is a pleasant place for walking with impressive views across to Spain. Visit the local market at Tavira or take the ferry to Tavira Island which has a beach for sunbathing, swimming and watersports. Close by, Manta Rota beach has beautiful golden sands and rolling surf. Sunbathe, swim and enjoy the nightlife here after dark. Walks and birdwatching in the Ria Formosa Reserve or taking a cruise on the River Guadiana are more great ways to enjoy this lovely area.

Places to Visit Around Vila Real de Santo Antonio, Algarve

Just 3 km from holiday homes in Vila Real di Santo Antonio is the town of Castro Marim with its 13th century castle built by King Alfonso III. Inside the walls are the remains of a still older castle which were once the headquarters of the Order of Christ. Another fort, Sao Senastio, dates back to 1641 and was built to defend Portugal against the Spanish. The neighbouring town of Tavira is stunning with its old cobbled streets and history dating back over 2000 years. The Roman bridge spans the River Gilao. Take a trip on the sightseeing train or in a horsedrawn carriage to see the sights. Altogether the town has 37 churches as well as a castle and harbour.

Weather in Vila Real de Santo Antonio, Algarve

Holiday rentals in Vila Real de Santo Antonio have hot summers and mild winters. During the summer, daytime highs average 36°C (97°F), gradually cooling to around 15-20°C (59-68°F) in the winter. The area has no rainfall to speak of from May to October, with some showers in the winter.

Travel to Vila Real de Santo Antonio, Algarve

The nearest airport to holiday rentals in Vila Real de Santo Antonio is Faro (FAO) Airport which is about 65 km away. From there, transfers can be made by bus, taxi or by hiring a car from the airport and driving along the A22. The airport is served by many low-cost airlines from the UK and other major European cities, making it very easy to enjoy a self-catering villa holiday in the Algarve.

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                                                                                                      Fabulous penthouse studio

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                                                                                                      Spent a great 2 weeks in this apartment, very spacious & well appointed for 2 people. Superb balcony, very quiet & peaceful. Weather was extremely hot while we were there so sometimes it was too hot to eat out on balcony so we took the picnic table & chairs to small balcony opposite front door ! Then we got a great view of countryside! Gary helped us arrange transfers from airport with Wendy & Jeff, which was fraught free & they were very friendly, helpful & knowledgeable. All in all we had a great holiday. I even enjoyed using washing machine!!!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2017

                                                                                                      Very spacious and comfortable apartment

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                                                                                                      Very convenient for visiting the Ria Formosa area. Close to supermarkets and easy access to high way to Faro. Easy parking and 15 min walk to Tavira downtown. Very kind owner!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2017