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Quinta Do Morgado Apartamentos Turisticos Monte Da Eira
Tavira 1.1 mi from city centre
Surrounded by ancient trees and lush gardens, Monte Da Eira features 2 outdoor pools and tennis court. It is located in Quinta...
Tavira 3.2 mi from city centre
Located in Tavira (Conceicao e Cabanas de Tavira), Cabanas Gardens is convenient to Cabanas Beach and Benamor Golf. This...
Alojamento Local Arcada By Portugalferias
Tavira 57 yd from city centre
Located in the historic centre of Tavira, Alojamento Local Arcada by Portugalferias offers lodging which is conveniently...
Tavira 2.8 mi from city centre
Set in the calm Sequa River valley, just 5 minutes’ driving from Tavira city, this 150-year old converted guest house offers...
Tavira 116 yd from city centre
Aguarela Tavira is a guest house in a typical Algarve townhouse located in central Tavira, with views of Gilão River. It...
Formosa Guest House
Tavira 41 yd from city centre
Located in Tavira historic center, next to the Roman Bridge, Formosa Guest House offers bright private rooms. It has free...
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Located in the east of The Algarve in Portugal, Tavira is the capital town of the Costa do Acantilado. Located where the Gilao River meets the Atlantic Ocean, it has a population of approximately 30,000, swollen by many visitors in the holiday season.
Tavira is considered to be one of the most charming towns on The Algarve. With its traditional aspect, historical attractions, and golden sand beaches, Tavira is a popular base for exploring the eastern end of The Algarve.
One of the many reasons that it has been able to maintain its reputation of a popular holiday destination is the large array of cheap and affordable hotel accommodation that can be found in and around the town.
Neighbourhoods of Tavira
Tavira consists of a number of individual surrounding areas, including:
- The Old Town: Much of the centre of Tavira maintains its old aesthetic and atmosphere, with some Moorish and many 18th century buildings and a total of 37 decorative churches dotted around the narrow labyrinthine cobbled streets and squares. Some parts of the wall that remain date from the Moorish occupation in the 10 to 12th centuries.
- The Harbour: The harbour is one of the main areas of Tavira, harking back to its past history as a major player in the tuna fishing industry. There is mooring for 70 boats and the departure point for the ferry to Ilha de Tavira.
- Ilha de Tavira: This is a sandbar island separated from the mainland by the waterways and lagoons of the Parque Natural da Ria Formosa and can only be reached by a ferryboat ride from the mainland. The coastline is a gorgeous mix of pristine natural scenery, golden sand beaches, and calm turquoise water. Tavira’s beaches are here. Praia de Tavira is the most popular with Praia da Terra Estreita and Praia do Barril being quieter alternatives.
What to see and do in Tavira
There is plenty to see and see in and around Tavira, with some of the sights and attractions being the Castelo de Tavira which are wonderful castle ruins that offer sweeping views of the rest of the region and the Pego do Inferno waterfall that provides beautiful scenery. The lively daily town market is always a fun visit and there are lots of viewpoints for fabulous photos. Tavira is well connected to other Algarve towns which make nice day trips including Olhão, Vila Real de Santo Antonio, and the fishing villages of Cabanas and Santa Luzia.
What to eat in Tavira
Some of the meals to look for on local menus include feijoada which is a traditional type of stew made with beans, pork and sausage, carapaus alimados which is a dish of skinned mackerel, and seafood acorda which is a kind of bread casserole containing lots of beautiful Portuguese seafood.
Typical events and festivals in Tavira
Some of the most popular festivals and occasions that take place around Tavira are the Festival Med in June that celebrates music for four days over ten different stages, the Lagos World Beer Fest that celebrates Portuguese beers and ciders also in June, and the famous New Year’s Eve festivities that encompass musical entertainment and countless fireworks every December.
How to move around in Tavira
The public transport system in Tavira is called the Sobe e Desce, and it is composed of two different traffic routes that are designated as red and blue. This has proven to be an efficient and easy to navigate system for both locals and visitors alike. There is also a number of taxi cabs in operation in and around the town and it is worth noting that much of the central Tavira area can be navigated easily on foot.
The climate in Tavira
Tavira experiences a traditional Portuguese climate, meaning warm, hot, and humid summers accompanied by slightly cooler winters. The average temperature across the year is 16 degrees, but in the summer months this can rise to as high at the low thirties. The period of June to early September is always the most popular in terms of tourism.