Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Tavira - Algarve Travel Guide

Incredible unspoilt beaches, beautiful scenery and fantastic local food.

Work on your tan, rest on idyllic beaches or play golf on superb courses.

•Tavira is a wonderful resort close to lovely long white sandy beaches. There is an island to explore as well as surrounding villages, the harbour and the nearby resorts of the Algarve. Birdwatchers will be able to see flamingos and storks in some areas. To really get amongst it in Tavira car hire is recommended although there is a ferry service to the main beaches.

•The superb weather in the Algarve ensures at least 300 sunny days per year. This makes Tavira a perfect year round destination.

•Tavira is ideal for families, beach lovers, silver surfers, golfers, and bird watchers looking for a relaxing holiday in the Algarve.

•The beaches in Tavira Simply perfect beaches. Pristine sweeping, stretches of pale sands.

•If your idea of a perfect holiday is a beautiful deserted beach, then look no further, Tavira could be the just place for you.

•Tavira Islandis reached by regular ferry crossings.

•Cabanas beach is on the other side of the Formosa river, and is quiet and isolated. It can only be reached by boat from Tavira.

•Conceição beachand village can only be reached by boat. This is a very calm and long beach.

•Santa Luzia beachis a place where you can lose yourself in this huge expanse of soft sands or simply enjoy the clear, shimmering waters.

•Barril beach is another long beach which offers the contrasts of a busy beachside café culture and near complete isolation.

•Exploring Tavira: Hire a car and explore the surrounding beaches and villages with their famous "platibandas" or borders painted with geometrical or floral motifs, that frame walls, windowsand doorways.

•Golf in Tavira: The Benamar golf course, just outside Tavira, was designed by Sir Henry Cotton The course has spectacular views over the mountains to one side and the sea to the other and lies next to the local church. It is a delightful par 71(5.500mt or 6.100 yards ) 18 hole course and handicap certificates are required for players.

•Excursions from Tavira: Seville, Albufeira old town, Lisbon.

•According to one of our happy holidaymakers: “The Camera Obscura is not to be missed. Also the tourist train which goes from the Roman Bridge is worth every cent of the 4 euros; Plus the historical tour of the Algarve was an excellent trip.”

•Top Silver Surfer Tip “Rail travel for " oldies " was remarkably cheap and enjoyable!” so we are reliably informed by one of our holidaymakers.

•Golf in VilamouraThere are 4 championship-level golf courses in nearby Vilamoura. Plus the Castro Marim Golf (nearly in Spain) is well worth the visit.

•Eating our in Tavira There is a superb choice of restaurants serving local fresh fish and seafood specialities, steak Portuguese and giant prawns piri piri.

•The best restaurant in TaviraFeelings or appetites are running high, as we have had over 37 reviews for food in Tavira. Currently our happy gourmet holidaymakers' favourite restaurant in Tavira for a special night is Restaurante Brisa do Rio. And for the best eating out in Tavira our holidaymakers' recommend “Use the ferry to the beach which takes you to super fish restaurants for lunch, non of which are expensive”. And when you get back, tell us which you think is the best restaurant in Tavira.

•Attractions in Tavira include a Surf school and Zoomarine, Krazy World and the Big One.

•Holidays to Tavira: We have an excellent choice of holidays in Tavira.

•Hotels in Tavira: We have excellent hotels in Tavira, all with our lowest prices guaranteed.

•Cheap Flights to Tavira: We have cheap flights to Tavira. The flight takes just over 2 hours 30 minutes from UK airports.

•Car hire in Tavira: There's so much to explore, you would be wise to hire a car. We can offer great deals on car hire in Tavira so check us out when completing your holiday booking.

•Transfers to your hotel in Tavira: Transfers are about 30 - 40 minutes depending on whether you transfer to Tavira by shuttle bus or private taxi. Both types of transfers to Tavira can be booked through by us
•Tavira Hotel Reviews: Written exclusively by genuine customers who have booked and stayed in the hotel.

Did you know? Tavira lost many of it buildings in the earthquake of 1755. It was rebuilt and still has many fine 18th Century fine buildings along with its 37 churches. A Roman bridge links the two parts of the town across the River Gilão.

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