Vila Real de Santo António

Vila Real de Santo António is a former fish canning center on the Guadiana river, which separates Portugal from Spain.

Walking around Vila Real de Santo António, you can actually look across to the Spanish town of Ayamonte on the other side of the river. 

The town centre of Vila Real de Santo António is a great place for wandering around. It is built around the Praça Marquês de Pombal.

You can find many shops, bars and restaurants in the town center. The town center has a modern feel and a very relaxed atmosphere.

Vila Real de Santo António is a picturesque small town not big on truism like other towns on the Algarve. The town  is the only town in the Algarve where the streets are designed in a grid pattern.

The town is also the starting point for Ecovia Litoral, a cycling track that follows the entire coastline of the Algarve.