Want to experience the Algarve at its most authentic? Well, say feliz Natal – or merry Christmas – as you celebrate the festive season Portuguese-style in this quaint old town. Most of the action talks place around Praça Marquês de Pombal where a ‘Christmas Village’ takes over with food stalls, bands and a huge nativity scene. It’s a great opportunity to pocket some handmade souvenirs too, and watch out for Santa!
A three-kilometre cycle path from Monte Gordo takes you to Vila Real de Santo Antonio, a border town that sits on the Guadino river, separating Portugal and Spain. Don’t be surprised to find a live band playing...
0.1 Km to Christmas in Vila Real de Santo Antonio
Restaurante Vicius is a local favourite and tucked away in a narrow alley off the main square, it’s a real hidden gem. If you are looking for the typical tourist menu with pictures then this place will not be...
3.2 Km to Christmas in Vila Real de Santo Antonio
The Praia De Monte Gordo is great for people with restricted mobility as the whole resort is very flat. There’s a lovely tree-lined promenade with plenty of places to eat and drink. The calm sea is ideal for...
3.3 Km to Christmas in Vila Real de Santo Antonio