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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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                                                                                                      Luxurious, excellently well equiped flat in superb central location near to all amenities

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The flat was exactly as described. the kitchen is very well equiped with lots of pots, pans and dishes enabling home cooking. There is even a nice coffee machine, food processor, electric whisk, washing machine and drier and dishwasher. There is a good sized separate freezer and the fridge is family sized. The two bathrooms were very handy even though just the two of us. Very comfotable lounge with enough seating to spread out and TV programmes in all langages. the owner was superb to deal with - we had asked advance questions about sports facilities and she got back to us very quickly. We got address details well in advance and when we arrived a local agent met us and showed us everything - all very easy. Handover at the end just as easy. The appartment is first line overlooking the lagoon and a 2 min walk to the 'Fuzeta A' train station (5-10 mins to the 'Fuzeta' train station), 5-10 min to the large well stocked supermarket (open 7 days) and seconds/minutes to all the bars and restaurants. Even though we were out of season the supermarket was still open and sufficient bars and restaurants. The Fuzeta market has fruit, veg and fish. The owner has left a very useful pack of information in the flat with train times, local town maps, recommendations for restaurants - we tried all of them and were delighted with the quality of the food. We took the train to Olhao, Faro, Tavira and Vila Real de Santo Antonio - all very easy and cheap. The Algarve cycle trail passes through the town and we hired bikes in the town (Euro10 per bike for 24 hours) and cycled to Tavira and Santa Luzia . For details of the cycle trail see: http://ecovia-litoral-do-algarve.en.algarve-portal.com/external.php?url=http://euroveloportugal.com/en/route/eurovelo1 . There is also a good kitesurf school in Fuzeta (http://youralgarveadventure.com/kitesurfing-courses/) and it is possible Oct - June to launch off the beach in the town and kite throughout the lagoon - shallow, safe and always somewhere on-shore. The owner of the kite school had a coffee with us and gave us lots of good local information. Swimming in the lagoon is safe, when we were there an area was marked off for swimming. A ferry runs to the fuzeta island (Euro 10 for 2 people return) and as we were out of season we just called and made arranagements for when they would take us and collect us. This is a superb flat in an excellent location for an active or lazying on the beach kind of a holiday.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Nov 18, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2017

                                                                                                      Love apartment with every facility needed for a stay.

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      The apartment was great. Nikki was really helpful and the arranged transfers were friendly and punctual. The only downside is it only has single beds and so not ideal for a couple. Otherwise it was in a great location the back yard was brilliant and we made use of the BBQ. Would highly recommend it for any sharers as there is also a sofa bed that offers 2 further beds.
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2017