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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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Vila Real de Santo António Holiday Apartments & Villas (300+)

 

Recent Reviews

Central, convenient. Live as a local.

4 of 5
We stayed for 10 days in Tavira. Ann organised a driver, Vasvi to collect us from Faro which was very convenient. The house is small despite being 3 bedrooms. My husband and son are 6ft 2, so what I would say is that the staircase and bathroom are not made for larger people. Having said that, we did get used to it over the time. The kitchen had everything and with supermarkets all around making meals was easy. We arrived on a Friday and discovered that in the height of summer you must book a table at least two day's ahead! It is very busy. The ferry to the beach is regular and efficient and the beaches are all blue flag ie very clean. Tavira is a very pretty town but I would suggest a car if you want to go further afield.
  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

Perfect holiday in a wonderful villa.

5 of 5
Casa Betel is like a home away from home. We have just returned after spending 10 days there and we are all wishing we were still there. The villa has a very homely feel, its like you are borrowing someones home for your holiday. It is very well equipped and had everything we needed. On our arrival it was clean and tidy and during our stay we had visits from the pool cleaner, gardener and cleaners to help keep it tidy. We were a group of 4 adults and 6 children (ranging in ages from 16 to 7 years). The pool was perfect, the kids were in it everyday, morning and afternoon. The garden is split into 2 sections with the pool on one side and the games area the other which works really well. The grounds of the villa are very secure and can be locked up to give parents that extra peace of mind. Andrew was on hand by phone to help with any concerns we may have had, but we had none, our stay was hassle-free. Manta Rota is a small village very much off the tourist track, which was just what we wanted. In the town there are lots of places to eat (we would highly recommend Mars Bar) and buy ice creams - a must for the kids. There are also 2 supermarkets within a 5 minute walking distance where you pick up everything you need. The beach is stunning, so clean and only a 10 minute walk from the villa. It can be crowed but if you just walk in either direction along the shore for 10/15minutes the crowds thin out and its a lot quieter. Its very accessible as well with a long wooden gangplank - we visited nearly everyday. We didn't hire a car but this didn't stop us getting out and about as it is only a 25minute walk to the train station in the next village of Cacela. The trains are very good value for money and were running on time for all our trips to Tavira, Faro and Vila Real. I would highly recommend Casa Betel to family and friends and anyone reading this review. We would definitely return.
  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017