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Highlights in Tavira
- A natural paradise
- Pristine lovely beaches
- Traditional gastronomy
- The greatest concentration of churches
- Outstanding outdoor sports choices
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Holiday rentals and lettings in Tavira
Pedras d’el Rei in Santa Luzia and Pedras da Rainha in Cabanas de Tavira are the most popular accommodation areas near the city centre. A few holiday rentals are available within the city walls. The outskirts of the city tend to have more secluded properties with a wider range of choices. Families and groups can look for large accommodations out of the centre and away from all the hassle.A nice holiday rental in sunny Algarve
Fully renovated villas, cosy little rentals, comfortable holiday lettings and all of them located within walking distance of the town centre. Shops, restaurants and activities around the area. A mix of traditional architecture with Moorish influence. Spacious properties for big groups up to 10 people and small rentals close to the beach, for couples and families. Wake up to the sound of the waves and admire the horizon from the balcony every morning. Have a cup of tea and enjoy the common areas around comfortable furniture, well designed interiors and fully renovated outdoor areas. Have a nice day at the pool and take a nap in the garden or your terrace. Enjoy the slow life feeling of the Algarve and put the holidays mode on!
Holidays in Tavira
The area and getting around
This fishing village on the Portuguese coast of the Algarve features amazing beaches and culture. Wandering around the cobbled streets of the old town you will discover picturesque corners, tiled houses, cute little squares and quite a lot of churches, such as Igreja da Misericórdia, the most beautiful one. Mingle with the locals and have a look at the lively market, Mercado Municipal with fresh and colourful produce.Discover the Algarve coast
As a coastal village, the beach is one of the main attractions of the area but Tavara is also a good place to explore the coast from another point of view. Get on a boat and enjoy the beautiful panorama. Return and go for a traditional and nice seafood meal cooked in a Portuguese copper pot, called Cataplana. One of the great recipes is amêijoas na cataplana (clams). And for a sweet treat, have a Doce do Algarve, traditional marzipan sweets from the region. Tavira also features many other beautiful beaches and nearby villages you can visit - Faro, Santa Luzia or Cabanas to name a few. Have a great day out!
Travellers and activities
Tavira is plenty of alternatives for all kinds of outdoor fun. Whether you prefer to go on wheels or move your legs, there is always a great chance to keep you on your toes. Hire a bike and cycle the Algarve Path, a route designed for all abilities. To keep you moving, there is an enjoyable four-hour hiking route that goes to Praia do Barril Beach crossing Santa Luzia and Pedras d’El-Rei. The former fishing huts are now lovely beach restaurants where to enjoy a nibble of have a refreshment after the effort! On the way back you can return on a ferry from Praia de Tavira to central Tavira. Considering the 300 days of sunshine throughout the year and more than 210 km of coastline, the Algarve meets the perfect conditions for water sports fans. Practice some kitesurfing, stand-up paddleboarding, wakeboarding or surfing. Get ready to ride the waves!Tavira for churches and architecture lovers
Along the Algarve there are many buildings to admire, influenced by past Roman eras, Baroque and the Portuguese style, Manueline. Each town has got a town hall, a real site to behold such as the one in Tavira’s Praça da República. Traditional homes showcasing whitewashed walls with Moorish influences can be seen in town. But the buildings that we can see the most are the white-washed faced churches, one of the identity features of Tavira. They were associated to the fact of Tavira being a port of entry and exit during the 16th century.
With many temples closed and others eventually demolished, Tavira still has three dozen churches of different characteristics and sizes. You read well, 36 churches!
Top 5 travel tips in Tavira
Choosing a beach in Tavira is not an easy. The coast is plenty of wonderful beaches. The closest one is Praia de Tavira, great for families and children. Praia do Barril, one of the finest, is a scenic beach lined with dunes, pristine white sands and crystal-clear waters. One of the most impressive features is its Cemitério das ncoras (the Anchor cemetery) with the anchors used for the fishing, embedded in the sand, as a memorial to this former tuna fishing community. If you prefer to escape the crowds, The Praia da Terra Estreita is your best bet. And if you like to go wild, the nudist beach is Praia do Homem Nú.2. Marvel at the Parque Natural da Ria Formosa
This is a system of barrier islands with a great variety of landscapes. Spend the day in a lagoon in constant change due to the currents, tides and winds. You can depart from Tavira port on a tour to the tidal mudflats or join a kayak excursion and explore the area quietly. This is a paradise for birdwatchers as it is an important bird area. Enjoy a walk or ride a bike and immerse yourself in this lovely paradise.3. Take a day trip from Tavira
From Tavira you can make daily outings to the eastern part of the Algarve. Visit the lively and modern resort of Monte Gordo featuring a stunning beach and a relaxed atmosphere ideal for families. The fishing port of Olhão offers the best and finest seafood restaurants. A great scenic port, a historic centre and the largest fish market of southern Portugal! Vila Real de Santo Antonio is by the mighty Guadiana River, overlooking the Spanish border and it’s full of impressive Baroque architecture, a beautiful plaza in the heart of town and lovely beaches to take a walk or spend the day at.4. Castelo de Tavira
This is a small medieval castle, partially ruined, in the parish of Santiago. Its importance waned in the 15th century and it was greatly damaged by the 1755 earthquake. Due to its high location, you can admire the views over the town and surrounding national park, from the battlements. Inside the walls of the castle you will see the beautiful gardens. The castle remains are quite well preserved so a visit to see it and get stunning views is always worth it!5. Spend a unique day at the greatest beach
South of the city, Tavira island can only be reached by boat. This island varies in width, from 1km to 150m and it’s 11km long. Get on the boat at Quatro Águas peer and get to the best beach, holding a blue flag and proving its quality. You can also take a ferry or a water taxi. Enjoy the day on the sand, have a meal at one of the restaurants on the island and let the breeze caress your face while you relax.