Vila Real de Santo António The Essential
This border town, founded in 1774 by the marquis of Pombal, to rival the Andalusian town of Guadiana, was built in 5 months. It has become one of the largest fishing ports in the Algarve and a important fish-canning centre. Here they also build pleasure boats for export. Since 1992, it has been possible to reach Spain by bridge or by ferry.
Beyond the pleasant pine groves you will