Welcome to Vila Real De Santo António

The impressive fortress of Castro Marim lies 4km to the north, and the large, sandy Monte Gordo beach is 4km to the southwest. With cheaper prices across the river in Spain, easily reached by car ferry or road, many travellers base themselves on the Spanish side and visit the area as a day trip.

Top experiences in Vila Real De Santo António

Amazing hotels and hostels

We've pre-picked the best hotels, hostels and bed and breakfasts to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

Travel guides

Starting at $24.99

Image for

Vila Real De Santo António activities

$51.38 Tours & Sightseeing

Small-Group Adventure: Cycling in Ria Formosa Natural Park

Start the tour at 9:30am from the central departure point after meeting your guide and group. Go over a quick safety briefing before heading out to Ecovia. Cycle in fishing villages such as Cabanas de Tavira and Cacela Velha, including a 15-minute stop to appreciate the beautiful landscape. Then, move on to Manta Rota, Altura, Monte Gordo, and even Vila Real de Santo Antonio. Here, you will enjoy a stop for a traditional lunch (at your own expense) and take 1.5 hours to explore the city. Afterward, make your way to Castro Marim to visit the impressive castle known as, Castle of Castro Marim. This medieval structure is on a hilltop and overlooks the city, offering incredible views. Once your tour comes to an end, return to the Ecovia, pass through Altura, and arrive in Tavira.

$1370.08 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Algarve Coast to Coast - 3 Days Private Tour from Lisbon (all included)

We will make certain that you will experience an unforgettable experience in the Algarve Coast to Coast Private Tour to Discover all the Algarve coastline from Lisbon 3 days in all included. All inclusive means car/van, Driver/Guide, taxes, accommodation 4/5*, breakfast, lunch and dinner, wines taste and Boat Tour in Faro Ria to see the Formosa Natural Park.For the restaurant we have given preference to Portuguese Cuisine Restaurants. For Hotel we have given preference to Hotel in the City Center like Tivoli Hotel in Lagos and Vila Galé in Tavira because you could like to spend some time to explore the city center by ourselves. We are flexible to change this program. Day 1- 8:00AM - Your private driver/guide picks you up at your hotel. We will drive along southwest Portugal's coast – Costa Alentejana in direction to Sagres. • 1:00PM - Sagres: we will arrive at lunch time. After Lunch at Sagres you will have time to visit the main tourist attraction of Sagres: Cape St. Viscent and Sagres Fort. • 4:00PM - Departure from Sagres in direction to Lagos where we will stay for the 1st night is is less than 45 minutes drive. • 5:00PM - Lagos arrives Hotel Tivoli 4* or similar Hotel category. • 7:30PM - Diner in Lagos and after you can walk to Lagos Center City (walk distance to your Hotel) Day 2- 9:30AM - Departure from Lagos we will drive along the Algarve Coast in direction direction to Tavira where we will stay 2sd night. • 11:00AM - Visit the Benagil Sea Cave one of the world's “Top 10 Coolest Caves”. • 1:00PM - Before arriving Tavira we will stop at Olhão. After Lunch we will drive to Tavira where we will stay for the night. • 3:00PM - Tavira arrives Hotel and relax before dinner. • 6:30PM - Diner at Vila Real de Santo Antonio - situated on the border with Spain formed by the River Guadiana. Just across the river is the Spanish town of Ayamonte. • 7:30PM-Romantic dinner at Tavira Restaurant (Portuguese Cuisine) and return to Hotel. After you can walk to Tavira Center City (Walking distance from your hotel) Day 3- 9:30AM -Departure from Tavira to Lunch and Boat Tour at 10:00AM in Faro • 10:00AM - On this 2 hour boat tour in Ria Formosa we'll take you to explore the Natural Park.. • 1:00PM - Restaurante Estaminé - Ilha da Barreta (Ilha Deserta - Portuguese Cuisine  • 3:30PM - Departure from Faro to Lisbon for end of tour and drop off at your Hotel in Lisbon. Visiting: • Sagres and Cape of Saint Vincent view point • Lagos and Ponta da Piedade view point • Portimão • Benagil Sea Cave visit • Albufeira • Faro and Ria Formosa (Boat Tour - Natural Park) • Tavira • Vila Real de Santo António

$2466.17 Tours & Sightseeing


Day 1: The ArrivalWe welcome you in Lisbon airport where you’ll be given all your program information and equipment. The destination is the Algarve and the location is the charming small hotel “Vila Monte”, in the Moncarapacho village. You’ll be able to enjoy the hotel’s 4 different environments, to get a massage on the Keshba Spa or even have a few golf hits. Enjoy the quietness of the surroundings.Day 2: Monte figo Mountain and Cerro da Cabeça After the breakfast we’ll head out to the Monte Figo Mountain. The destination is “Cerro da Cabeça”, a spectacular alignment of hills, parallel to the 250m coast which, on clearer days, allow you to have the most incredible views. Also impressive is the field of “Megalapias”, the most exquisite of the region and a true geo-monument. On the way back we’ll go through the Moncarapacho village where you’ll be able to enjoy the typical Algarve almond dainties (13 Km)Day 3: Typical Algarve landscape Today’s tour goes through a typical algarvian landscape, the charming orange orchards. Tasting the sweet orange of the Algarve is mandatory. We will go through several tracks and rural paths and also make a small stop on the typical village of Estiramatens, where you’ll be able to enjoy a glass of Algarvian orange juice. Today’s location is the lovely country house “Herdade da Corte” in Santa Catarina de Tavira,(16km).Day 4: The Most Incredible Waterfalls of AlgarveAfter a breakfast with the most typical Algarvian products, we head towards “Pego do Inferno”, one of the most incredible waterfalls in the Algarve, and one that we can almost say belongs to the “Herdade da Corte” since it’s located just 5km away. The landscapes filled with carobs and pomegranetes confer a distinguished glamour to this track (11.5 Km).Day 5: Ria Formosa Natural ParkThe starting point will be in Cacelha Velha, a distinguished Algarvian village, known for being part of Ria Formosa Natural Park. Ria Formosa is one of the most important wet areas of the country and its main habitats are dunes, salt marshes and intertidal environments that make this Natural Park one of the best places in the country for Birdwatching (here you can find various types of aquatic birds such as flamingos). After that we’ll reach Altura where the warming Praia Verde Boutique Hotel awaits your arrival (14 km).Day 6 : Vila Real de Santo AntonioAfter breakfast we’ll head towards Vila Real de Santo António, a peaceful Algarvian village, once called “Sítio das Hortas”, because it had more small gardens than houses. The city centre streets are of geometric organization, a Marquês de Pombal classic style, who is the figure of main square obelisk. We head back through enchanting pine tree forests and coast until we reach Praia Verde (16km). Day 7: Last Day 

Vila Real De Santo António in detail