Vila Real de Santo António is a traditional and quiet city in great river Guadiana. The city was built in 1760, at the Summit of the Portuguese Empire, and there's grandeur in this city that far exceeds the importance of this. Has a varied history, originally an important fishing port, after an industrial center for the canning industry and later the border between Spain and Portugal.
Today, the cross-border traffic uses the Express bridge North and left Vila Real, with a quiet and sleepy but is highly dependent on tourism as the main source of revenue. Vila Real is one of the most relaxing destinations of the Algarve and is the ideal place for those seeking a tranquil destination.