Located on the eastern side of the sun-kissed Algarve, Tavira is a charming town situated approximately 30 km east of Faro and 25km west of the Spanish border.
Known as one of the most tranquil locations in the Algarve, Tavira lies along the slow flowing Gilão River, and is a delightful mix of traditional Portuguese heritage with deep-rooted Moorish influences. Concealed within the labyrinth of cobbled streets are traditionally tiled houses, family run restaurants, and a myriad of decorative churches.
As you gently explore the town you will sense the unique, tranquil lifestyle one can enjoy, along with a close proximity to the natural park and its salt mines, which all together give Tavira a charm of its own. Its historical centre is dominated by quaint narrow streets, the Medieval Castle, the Church of Santa Maria (Tavira has more than 20 churches) and the striking Roman Bridge.
One cannot speak of Tavira without mentioning its protected waterways and mudflats of the Parque Natural da Ria Formosa, a haven for migratory birds and sea life, which ultimately leads to the beautiful sandy beaches of Tavira Island, accessible through a short ferry ride.
Its unique peacefulness, history and nature in general, makes of Tavira an ideal location to connect with your inner self and enjoy a tranquil lifestyle.
- Faro – 30 kms
- Sevilla – 186 kms
- Lisbon – 301 kms
Just outside Tavira you can explore the towns of Olhão, Vila Real de Santo António and Cabanas, along with world-class golf courses and an unspoilt countryside.