Beaches in Vila Real de Santo António
Near the town of Vila Real de Santo António, is the beach of San Antonio, an extensive beach, which runs from the beach of Monte Gordo to the confluence of the Guadiana River to the sea. This beach is characterized by its warm and calm waters, being very sought after by those who want to enjoy the sun and sea without Algarvian living confusion flooding. Also offers an ecological way, called “Path of the Three Chopsticks” with with accessible to pedestrians, bicycles and a free tourist train available from Vila Real Chamber of Santo António. Already the beach of Monte Gordo is bright, with a large beach area, along with safe and warm waters, characteristics that have attracted visitors since the decade of 60. This beach has become like an engine, a catalyst that transformed the fishing village a major tourist center. Over time, this beach has been equipped with access for disabled guests, with a service amphibious wheelchairs, food service and bars. However, also received the Blue Flag, which certifies its quality. Another beach is the Manta Rota in Vila Nova parish of Cacela, is one of the longest beaches in Europe, with warm water, a boundary between the open sea and the line of dunes and barrier islands that make up the Ria Formosa . This beach is less sought after and exploited in the Monte Gordo area, this beach offers quiet corners, between the dunes and lush pine trees that almost join the sea. To attest to their quality, was awarded the European Blue Flag.