Portugal is home to sun, sea and sand. It is one of the most popular holiday destinations for British people with an equal share of traditional, cultural experiences as well as some home comforts. You are bound to find something you will enjoy as there truly is something for everyone. Some may prefer the larger, busy cities of Lisbon and Porto. However, many tourists prefer the smaller areas of the country. Perhaps one of the most popular Portuguese regions is the Algarve, home of sandy beaches and incredible golf course – the Algarve has so much to offer! Welcome to today’s Tavira Portugal Guide and we hope that you enjoy it.
Welcome to Tavira Portugal
An ideal destination in this region is Tavira, which lies on the Gilao River. Tavira is one of Portugal’s smaller towns however it is still filled with loads of things to do and places to explore. The town is often called the Venice of the Algarve and is considered to be one of the best looking towns in the region. In regards to travel, the closest airport to Tavira is the main international airport of the Algarve, Faro Airport, which is just over 20 miles west of the town of Tavira.
What to Pack for Tavira Portugal
Before you get to Tavira, you are going to be packing your suitcase for your holiday in the sun. It’s important to pack plenty of sunscreen as the town can get very hot in the summer. In addition, light clothing is suggested such as shorts, t-shirts and skirts to keep yourself cool. However, it is also important to note that Portugal, like other Mediterranean countries, can experience some sudden rainfall, so be prepared for any sort of weather conditions – packing some rain coats is advisable.
Where to Stay in Tavira
Also before you go on your sunny holiday, you are going to have to find a place to stay. There are loads of hotels in Tavira. For example, for £45 a night, you can stay in Residencial Mares, a 3 star hotel which is only 0.2 miles from the town centre of Tavira. The hotel offers free wifi as well as free parking if you have perhaps rented a car or even brought your own. There is also daily housekeeping, a sauna, a rooftop terrace and the reception desk is in operation 24 hours a day.
If you prefer having more space and don’t mind paying a bit more money for your accommodation then, for £288 a night, you can stay in Holiday Home Casa Tangerina, an apartment that also has a personal kitchen area. For your money you’ll have access to all the usual kitchen appliances such as an oven, microwave and washing machine as well as provided linen and towels for your stay. Another great feature of this apartment is its garden which you can enjoy whether that be sunbathing on the grass or eating a meal at the outdoor table – this is another fantastic choice for families!
What to do in Tavira Portugal and the Best Tavira Excursions
You won’t just want to spend all your time in your accommodation, you’ll want to explore the many sights that Tavira has to offer. One incredible place to find trips and excursions is the Get Your Guide website. A great excursion they have to offer is a tour of Tavira in a Tuk Tuk. For around £40 you and one other person will be able to ride a Tuk Tuk around the town taking in the sights without having to walk a single step. The tour, which lasts a total of 1 hour, also has a live tour guide who will be able to tell you all about the town as you travel around it. You’ll have great views of the river and be in with a chance of seeing some of the town’s wildlife such as the flamingoes which can often be seen there. Follow the link to book your tour.
Another great trip from Get Your Guide is an excursion to Olhao and Ria Formosa National Park. The trip will last for a total of 4 hours starting from 9am until half past 2 in the afternoon and will pick you up from your accommodation in Tavira. For around £50 per person, you will then journey to Olhao which is famous for its cubed shaped buildings before making your way to the Ria Formosa National Park hosting plenty of wildlife for any animal fans. You will also be accompanied by a knowledgeable tour guide who will be able to tell you all about the areas you visit, This tour can have up to 7 people. To book, click on this link:
Lastly, for those who enjoy life on the water, you may be interested in Cabanas de Tavira – a dolphin watching boat tour. For approximately £30 per person (depending on exchange rates), you will be taken on a 2 and a half hour boat tour in the waters of Tavira with a live and knowledgeable tour guide who will take you to the best place to some wild dolphins. You’ll also have the chance to get up close to some of the beautiful animals. Just follow the link to book this excellent trip.
So in conclusion, Tavira is a fantastic location for a relaxing family holiday. Accommodation is very close to the centre of town and, of course, you will have the chance to experience the usual features of Portugal such as sunny weather and sandy beaches. Also, there are some great trips and excursions available for you to go and experience some of the culture of the country!