My wife and I stayed at the Dunamar, Montegordo for 10 days at the start of June.
The hotel is in a great location right on the beach and only a few minutes walk to the town. All the hotel staff we dealt with were friendly and helpful.
We had a 1 bedroom apartment, which was very spacious having: a small kitchen area with a fridge, two ring hob, toaster and microwave (but no kettle so, had to boil a pan to make cuppa); large lounge / dining room; a good size double bedroom with a reasonable amount of wardrobe space; a decent bathroom and a balcony that looked out over the camp site. The apartment was cleaned every day to a good standard and towels were changed daily. All in all the apartment and the hotel in general is nice but starting to look a little tired and will need some refurbishment in the not to distant future.
Montegordo is a reasonable size resort with a fantastic beach (although when we were there the sea was far too cold to swim in). There are plenty of bars and restaurants in the town although most of the bars are similar with plastic tables and chairs outside and very little in the way of entertainment but fine for a quiet relaxing drink. Some of the restaurants are very good with ‘Vicius’ just off the main square being our personal favourite. One thing to mention is that it is excellent value for money with food and drink being very reasonable.
The area around Montegordo is very nice with some lovely walks and places to visit. Vila Real De Santo Antonia is a lovely town and is only about 2 miles from Montegordo; we walked along in about 30-40 minutes. From Vila Real we took the ferry across to Ayamonte in Spain, which is another lovely town. It’s interesting to see how different the two towns are only being the width of the river apart. Castro Marim is a beautiful village to look around and has stunning views of the surrounding area from the castle. It is easily reached by local bus from Vila Real. We also took the local bus to Tavira, which is a lovely old town with lots of little streets to explore. There are lots of churches and a castle in the centre of town from where you get great views over the town.
We had a good holiday in a lovely part of Portugal, however like some other reviewers have mentioned Montegordo does lack a little bit of character and atmosphere but, if you like Portugal it is an area well worth visiting.
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