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Vila Real de Santo António Sports Complex

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Vila Real de Santo António Sports Complex

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Name:Vila Real de Santo António Sports Complex
Sports:Archery, Tennis, Swimming, Athletics, Triathlon, Football, Rugby, Handball, Gymnastics, Basketball, Lacrosse, Volleyball, Taekwondo, Water Polo, Weightlifting

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The Vila Real de Santo António Sports Complex is located approximately 2 km away from the Monte Gordo resort.

The complex includes both Outdoor and Indoor facilities;
Athletics track with artificial surface and a training area for throwing events
A sports stadium with grass football pitch
Two grass football training pitches
Two gymnasiums
Four hard courts for tennis
Three multi-purpose courts

One of its outstanding features is its altitude simulator system, vital for athletes competing at the highest level.

Athlete support facilities include;
Medical office
Laboratory for performance evaluation and monitoring
General clinic
Sports Medicine specialist

It is part of the IAAF's accredited training centre network and is the home of the Portuguese Olympic Committee.

Between Monte Gordo and Vila Real is a 25 hectare pine forest which encompasses the whole Sports Center and lies alongside 20 km of beach which is as much as 100m wide at low tide.



By Air; Faro airport 55 km - Seville airport 75 km

Airport transfers; Use either Faro airport transfer or Low Cost Transfers

Or: From Faro Airport you could get a local bus or taxi to Faro Rail/Train Station from where you can catch buses/trains to Monte Gordo.

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There are over 45 hotels, aparthotels etc in Monte Gordo offering a range of accommodation that suits most budget requirements. To find out more about hotels near to the stadium, please Read More

Places of Interest


There are lots of things to do in eastern Algarve's Monte Gordo; relax on the lovely Monte Gordo beach with sands that stretch for ever and water which is often a little warmer at this end of the Algarve; hire a bike and enjoy a cycle ride; take a boat trip on the Guadiana river or a jeep safari to the Nature Reserve and Barragem; try some watersports; have a round or two of golf at one of the nearby golf courses; take in a show at Monte Gordo casino - there really is something to do for everyone.

Churches in the Monte Gordo area;
Igreja de Nossa Senhora das Dores in Monte Gordo
Igreja Matriz de Nossa Senhora da Encarnação in Vila Real de Santo António
Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Assunção in the village of Cacela Velha

Galleries and Museums in the Monte Gordo area;
Centro Cultural António Aleixo in Rua Teófilo Braga, Vila Real de Santo António. Opening hours:
10.00h to 13.00h and 15.00h to 19.00h,(closed Saturdays and Sundays).

During July and August the opening hours are:
16.00h to midnight. At weekends from 20.00h to midnight.
Centro de Artes e Ofícios in Manta Rota: Open in July and August from 6pm to midnight

Training Facilities

Training Facilities


ATHLETICS – Outdoor and Indoor
400metre, 8 lanes track including water jump, hurdles, blocks & other equipment
Throwing: 2 Javelin, 1 x Discus, shot and hammer circles
Jumping: 2 Long & Triple Jump, 2 Pole Vault, 2 High Jump
Gyms; 2
80 metre 4 Lanes track
Jumping: 1 Long Jump, 1 High Jump, 1 Pole Vault
Throwing: 1 Hammer / Discus Throwing (Net Cage)
1 Fitness Gym
Annexe Zone;
Throwing; 2 Discus Cages, 1 Sector for Hammer / Discus Throwing, 2 Sectors for Javelin Throwing, 4 Sectors for Short Put, 1 Throwing Platform for Disable Athletes
Jumping: 1 Long Jump
Sprinting; 2 Sprint Ramps

Cross-Country Track; 2200m

5 clay surface tennis courts
4 hard surface tennis courts

Three natural grass pitches, 100 x 65 metres
One synthetic grass pitch 126 x 70 metres suitable for both 7 and 11 a side football

Suitable for Swimming, Water Polo and Synchronized Swimming
Pool 1; 50 metres, 3 lane (8 metres width), 2.0 - 2.2 metres depth
Pool 2; 25 metres, 8 lanes, 2 metre depth
Pool 3; 20 metres, 6 lanes, 0.8 – 1.2 metres depth
Gym; 115m² (19m x 6m)

Open Water Swimming;
Water temperatures will vary from 14ºC in Spring to 22ºC in Summer.

The roads in the region are good quality with varying gradients and generally low traffic volumes.
Open Air Cycling Track; located in the nearby town of Tavira only 20 Km from VRSA Sports Centre.

800m² Indoor Sports Hall
Gym 1; 30 x 13.2 metres, synthetic flooring
Gym 2; 30 x 13.2 metres, synthetic flooring
Weightlifting Room; 100m² (18m x 5,60m)

2 Multi-Sports Outdoor - Concrete Surface
1 Multi-Sports Outdoor - Synthetic Grass

Training Camp Packages

Camp Packages


Training Camp packages are arranged direct with Vila Real de Santo António Sports Complex and will include all your ncessary equipment.

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