What to see in Cabanas Tavira Algarve ?

Chapel of Our Lady of the Sea (Nossa Senhora do Mar)

The Chapel of Our Lady of the Sea was inaugurated on April 24th, 1994. Inside the chapel there is a statue in honor of this saint, which was acquired by the population. In 2008 the chapel was remodeled and its actual architecture is based on the image of a boat, in a reference to the fishing activity of the village.

Ria Formosa Natural Park

The Ria Formosa Natural Park covers an area of about 18,400 hectares, spread over 60km of coastline comprising the territory from Ancão to Manta Rota.

It is a wetland area of international importance, and is included in the list of Ramsar sites. It is also a special protected area, according to Birds Directive.
With about two hundred documented species, the Ria Formosa houses migratory birds from central and northern Europe as well as being a breeding ground for many others.

The Ria Formosa holds a ‘protected area status’ since 1987, and it was elected in 2010 as one of the 7 Wonders of Portugal. It is also considered an ecosystem of great importance not only regionally, but nationally and internationally.

Cabanas de Tavira Island

To the east of Tavira Island, arises Cabanas Island, a narrow but long strip of sand before the last bar of the estuary. The beach is located in front of Cabanas village. From the Cabanas avenue visitors can see fishing boats anchored in the lagoon and the houses where fishermen store their tools.
The beach has facilities for visitors (bars and toilet) and is supervised during the bathing season. This beach is also suitable for windsurfing and sailing.

Access to the beach is made through small fishing boats which depart from the Cabanas main street, in an about four minute ride.

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