Tavira is an old Moorish seaside town located in the eastern part of the Algarve, located east of Faro and about 25 kilometres west of the Spanish border. The river Gilao is flowing through the centre of Tavira and ends up in waterways and mudflats of the Ria Formosa National Park, which is a popular area for its birds and flamingos, a heaven for bird lovers. A few 100 metres off the coast of Tavira Town lies Tavira Island. Tavira and surroundings are a part of the Algarve that provides visitors with a more authentic Portuguese experience, it is less touristic. Tavira and Tavira Island belong to the district of Faro in the beautiful East Algarve Portugal.
Where to stay in Tavira and Tavira Island
Most hotels are found in and near Tavira and have easy access to beaches.
You will find a hotel or a place to sleep for every budget.
• Five star hotels Tavira and Tavira Island: Pousada Convento de Tavira.
• Four star hotels Tavira and Tavira Island: Maria Nova Lounge Hotel, Vila Gale Tavira, OZADI Tavira Hotel, Hotel Rural Quinta Do Marco and Vila Gale Albacora.
• Three star hotels Tavira and Tavira Island: Quinta do Morgado - Apartamentos Turisticos Monte Da Eira.
• Apartment hotels, B&Bs, apartments, bungalows, Pousadas, villas, campings, resorts, seaside resorts, guesthouses, hostels Tavira and Tavira Island: Quinta Dos Perfumes, Residencial Mares, Guesthouse Imperial, Formosa Guest House, Quinta da Luz, Tavira Garden Apartment, Tavira House, Terraços De Tavira, BmyGuest - Santa Luzia Beach Apartments, Casa Beleza do Sul, Cabanas Green Apartment Ria Formosa, Princesa do Gilão and O Castelo - Turismo de Habitação.
Things to do in Tavira and Tavira Island
Tavira has a coastline of over 18 kilometres long, which offers fine white sandy beaches with a relaxing sea water temperature of around 22ºC.
Activities Tavira: bike, boat, city tours, snorkeling & scuba diving, horse riding, windsurfing, kitesurfing, stand up paddling & surfing.
Tavira touristic attractions: Tavira Island, Tavira, castle, Tavira churches, Astronomical Observatory, Roman, bridge, Forte do Rato, Pego do Inferno (waterfall and pond), Torre D'Aires, Mercado da Ribeira (old town market) and Ria Formosa.
Tavira golf courses: Benamor Golf Course, Quinta da Ria Golf Course and Quinta de Cima Golf CourseQuinta de Cima Golf Course.
This website, taviraisland.com & tavirahotspots.com will provide an introduction to Tavira and Tavira Island, popular destinations in southern Portugal.