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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

Relaxing, Lovely and full of charm.

5 of 5
The villa was exactly as described, spotlessly clean and had every facility you would ever want and more! It is so comfortable and so quiet and peaceful. We loved the private hot tub and the grounds are filled with a huge variety of plants and lovely mature trees, the views are beautiful. The villa is perfectly located for the beach and the local area has many nice restaurants and plenty of supermarkets. A real find! We will go back.
  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017

Spacious well equipped apartment

5 of 5
Really impressed with this apartment, it was huge and had everything you could want for a self catering stay. The property manager was really helpful and was there to greet us on arrival which was useful. The property is well located very close to the centre so a car isn't really necessary. It does back on to a road so there is some traffic noise from about 7.30am, but as an early riser this doesn't bother me. The pool area was nice and clean although quite small, in busy summer months it may get a bit overrun but no problem when we were there as the complex was quiet. Tavira itself is a great place to visit, it's a lovely old town with a great choice of quality restaurants and the beach at Island of Tavira is wonderful. There's the added bonus of a railway station which gives you the opportunity to visit further afield without needing a car. Loved it here and will definitely come back.
  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017