Tavira | Algarve

Tavira is a delightful resort town situated to the east on the stunning coast of the Algarve. The historic town has evolved into a special holiday destination while retaining its cultural heritage and unique character. A relaxing destination, Tavira will appeal to those who favour unspoilt places and want to avoid crowds. Ideal for the independent traveller, the location is ideal as a base for venturing further afield as well as staying put.

The town is located around 25km from the Spanish border and 30 km east of Faro and is on the banks of the Gilao River, which flows into the mudflats of the Ria Formosa National Park which is a local haven for sea life and migratory birds. Further beyond these waterways and lagoons are the sandy beaches. The town was rebuilt in the 13th century, when Tavira was recaptured from the Moors but an earthquake in 1755 earthquake destroyed some of the older buildings. The ruins can still be seen and these days, beautiful gardens grow within the old walls, ablaze with colour and fragrance from jacaranda, oleander, and bougainvillea.

Tavira is extremely appealing to all kinds of visitors offering unspoilt beaches a short ferry ride from the town. There is also a land bridge to the beaches. The town itself is steeped in history with many old buildings in the traditional Portuguese architectural style, including 37 churches. Cobbled streets meander through the town inviting the visitor to linger marvelling at the sights or sitting people watching while enjoying coffee and cake or glass of wine at one of the many family-run establishments.

A slow paced destination, Tavira is ideal for those wishing to soak up the atmosphere relaxing into the local culture and enjoying the cuisine. While this area of the Algarve has fewer visitors, it offers a more authentic experience of Portuguese life along with wonderful beaches and scenery.

We are sure all visitors will enjoy a stay in this beautiful location and we are proud to offer a superb selection of holiday rental properties to suit everyone.

In this video you can see an aerial overview of Tavira Algarve.

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