Spaniards don't know they can go to VRSA without paying tolls, but Câmara explains to them again

Algarve municipality takes advantage of Spanish holiday for new information campaign

Spanish tourists do not know that they can go to Vila Real de Santo António or to Monte Gordo without paying tolls on the A22, but the Algarve City Council informs you about this again.

In order to promote the county's economic and tourist activity, the municipality of Vila Real de Santo António promotes this Wednesday, October 12th, a holiday in Spain, an awareness-raising action on the Guadiana international bridge.

The objective is to alert motorists that, to visit the municipality of Vila Real de Santo António, it is not necessary to pay tolls or carry out any transaction with payment cards, since the routes of the A22 that include the exits from Castro Marim/Vila Real of Santo António and Altura/Monte Gordo are completely free.

The initiative coincides with the Vila Real de Santo António Beach Fair, an event that traditionally attracts hundreds of Spanish visitors to the city, especially on October 12, a holiday that celebrates the National Festival of Spain.


The awareness-raising action, which includes the distribution of informative flyers, is carried out in partnership with entrepreneurs and economic agents, namely the Association of Entrepreneurs of the Municipality of Vila Real de Santo António (AECV), who consider that, due to the lack of signage and objective information at the exit of the Guadiana bridge, many Spanish visitors are led to purchase – unnecessarily – toll payment tickets, which may, in some situations, discourage a visit to the municipality of VRSA.

For the Municipality of Vila Real de Santo António, this lack of information has generated inconvenience and unnecessary car queues, so it is necessary to clarify the information provided to motorists and implement signs that clearly indicate the routes and free exits from the motorway connecting Portugal and Spain (Andalusia) across the Guadiana border.

It is not the first time that the Municipality is obliged to inform the Spanish public about these issues.