Holidays to Tavira
Stepping into Tavira is a bit like stepping into an alternate reality. Time seems to stay still and everything feels very calm and quiet. The town has been built up since the 8th century and it has kept a remarkable amount of its heritage evident. The buildings are fascinating to look at and there are monuments that you can picture looking exactly the same hundreds and hundreds of years ago. All of this works in Tavira’s favour as it makes the town one of the best destinations along the Algarve coastline for those who want to visit somewhere that feels truly authentic. Of course some parts of the town have been revamped, the markethall along the riverfront in particular, but all building work has been done with great consideration for its surrounding environment – not a concrete high-rise in sight! Exploring the town centre, it’s impossible to miss some of Tavira’s most important landmarks. The Igreja de Misericordia is considered one of the town’s finest churches and the 13th century castle on the hill offers incredible views of the region. If you are interested in the architecture of Tavira, the tourist information centre supplies a fascinating leaflet that lets you follow a route that incorporates the best sights.
Pop across the water
The beach in Tavira isn’t located on the doorstep, in fact it can be found on a neighbouring island. The island of Tavira, apart from being amazingly rectangular, is the envy of any other beach nearby. Its white sands and clear warm seas are easy to access via regular running boat trips and the short trip is definitely worth it. Lying back on the warm sand it’s easy to pretend you’ve got the whole island to yourself and the views back towards Tavira itself are stunning. There are a number of bars and restaurants dotted around the island so you don’t have to go far if you need supplies.
Escape on holiday to Tavira
Holidays in Tavira combine the best elements of every holiday. It’s warm and beautiful, peaceful and cultural, there’s always something new to see. Getting away to this beautiful resort is affordable and easy to organise with lastminute.com. Simply find one of our fantastic deals, make it work for you and then sit back and start your holiday countdown. With the money you save you will be able to buy as many trips to the secluded Tavira island as you like! Book all your holidays to Portugal with lastminute.com
Tavira Travel Information
GMT/BST +1 hour
2 hours 20 minutes