Destination guide

Explore the riverside setting in Vila Real

Enjoy the monuments and other features of Vila Real. Well-liked for its cafés, parks and riverfront, this city is both walkable and scenic. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Activities and attractions in Vila Real

Are you searching for attractions to visit in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Vila Real a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Dourocaves Winery (8.8 mi / 14.2 km)
  • Quinta de Santa Eufemia (10.9 mi / 17.6 km)
  • Quinta da Roeda (13.5 mi / 21.7 km)
  • Quinta do Panascal Visitor's Center (13.7 mi / 22 km)
  • Parque Aquático de Amarante (18.9 mi / 30.4 km)
  • Pao de Lo de Margaride (24 mi / 38.5 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Vila Real

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Vila Real is a great place to get out in nature. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Carreira Gardens (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Parque Natural do Alvao (4.4 mi / 7.1 km)
  • Alameda dos Capitaes Park (9.3 mi / 15 km)
  • Jardim da Avenida Doutor Francisco Sa Carneiro (14.1 mi / 22.7 km)
  • Jardim Publico Doutor Matos Cordeiro (14.1 mi / 22.8 km)
  • Ludico de Celorico de Basto Park (14.7 mi / 23.7 km)

Transportation options to and around Vila Real

Fly into Vila Real (VRL), the closest airport, located 2 mi (3.2 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Porto (OPO-Dr. Francisco de Sa Carneiro), which is 48.2 mi (77.5 km) away.

Where to stay around Vila Real?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 205 holiday lettings near Vila Real. From 93 Houses to 17 Villas, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Vila Real for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Vila Real?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Vila Real. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Casa de Mateus: 336 holiday homes
  • Solar de Mateus: 333 holiday homes
  • Panoias: 295 holiday homes
  • Museu Etnográfico de Vila Real: 361 holiday homes
  • Carreira Gardens: 359 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Vila Real! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Vila Real?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Vila Real with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Pinhão: 74 holiday lettings
  • Ermelo: 153 holiday lettings
  • Parada de Ester: 126 holiday lettings
  • Ribeira de Pena e Santo Aleixo de Além-Tâmega: 103 holiday lettings
  • Friões: 21 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Vila Real?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Vila Real. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Casa de Mateus: 336 holiday rentals
  • Solar de Mateus: 333 holiday rentals
  • Panoias: 295 holiday rentals
  • Museu Etnográfico de Vila Real: 361 holiday rentals
  • Carreira Gardens: 359 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Vila Real listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.