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13.364 citizens 50 km to the east of Faro

Vila Real de Santo Ant�nio Vila Real de Santo António

The border town was founded by the Marquis of pombal in 1774 as a counterpoint to the Spanish city of Ayamonte on the opposite bank of the Guadiana. The new town, which was built in five months(!), is a fine example of the town planning of the day with its grid plan streets and whitewashed houses. Vila Real has become one of the largest fishing and commercial ports on the Algarve.

Castro Marim - (3 km to the north) The castle of Castro Marim (12C).
Monte Gordo - Monte Gordo has vast sandy beaches and a casino.
Spain - There is a ferry service to Spain.

Praça do Marques de Pombal - The square in the centre.
The gardens on the banks of the Guardiana, affords a good view of Ayamonte (Spanje).

Galeria Nacional Manuel Cabanas - Wood carving and Algarvian costumes.

Golf Courses
Castro Marim Golfe
- 18 Holes
- Clubhouse
- À la carte Restaurant
- Restaurant & Bar/Terrace
- Pro Shop
- Academy
- Driving Range
- Putting Green
- Chipping and Bunker
Tel. ++351 281-510330
Fax. ++351 281-510338

Tourist Office
Região de Turismo do Algarve
Avª 5 de Outubro, 18
8000 FARO
Tel. ++351 289-800400
Fax. ++351 289-800489

Hotels - Apartments


Camping Sites
Camping Caliço *
(near Caliço at 2 km, Monte Gordo at 10 km)
Apartado 51
8900-907 Vila Nova de Cacela
Tel. ++351 281 951195
Fax. ++351 281 951548
-Open 1/1 - 31/12 - Beach at 4 km.
restaurant, bar, snack, playground, pool, minimarket.
Bicycles for rent.
Bungalows for rent.

Camping Monte Gordo *
(Vila Real at 3 km, Castro Marim at 4 km)
8900 Monte Gordo
Tel. ++351 281 510970
Fax. ++351 281 510003
-Open 1/1 - 31/12 - Directly at the beach.
restaurant, bar, snack, pool, playground, tennis, bicycles for rent.
More information you can find at the site of: CAMPING PORTUGAL. - © since1999