The Village of El Portal is located just south of Miami Shores and north of the Little River Canal on the west side of Biscayne Boulevard. Historically, El Portal was the capital of the Tequesta tribal area.
“El Portal” is Spanish for “the gate,” referring to two wooden gates on Northeast Second Avenue that were taken down in the 1940’s.
The village is a designated bird sanctuary with a nature trail that winds its way through the village. The Little River Mound, an ancient burial ground, was the first archaeological site to be publicly recognized and preserved in Miami Dade County.
The location allows for easy access to Downtown, beaches and the airport, which is why El Portal residential real estate is now so desirable.