The Top Things to Do in Tavira, Portugal

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Tavira is often referred to as the most attractive town in the whole of the Algarve. It has retained its traditional character and charm yet still finds itself excellently equipped to welcome visitors from all over the world. The town is situated along the banks of the Gilão River – a great way to start your trip is to wander around the streets situated on either side of the river.

There are so many exciting things to see and do in this charming town. History lovers and nature enthusiasts in particular are well catered for, and certainly won’t want to leave in a hurry!

The Castle

The first place you’ll want to visit is Tavira Castle. This is known as the best remaining element of the Moorish era in the town, with some of the walls even dating back to the 1000s! Head up to the ‘albaranna tower’ for a stunning panoramic view before taking a moment to reflect in the delightful gardens. This is the ideal place to relax.

Camera Obscura

Tavira has its very own Camera Obscura built inside a converted water tower. The tower was constructed back in 1931 and is located just a short walk from the castle. Strategically positioned mirrors project a live image of the town onto a table in a dark room, so you can see what’s going on all around Tavira just from this small space.

Praia do Barril

This is quite simply a world-class beach, and you should definitely pay it a visit during your holiday. Situated over on the Ilha de Tavira barrier island, this beach features luscious white sands and plenty of sun loungers for your relaxation.

Praia de Ilha de Tavira

This is the nearest beach to the centre of the town and has a fantastic lively atmosphere. Also situated on the barrier island, this place has some beautiful stretches of sand, virtually spotless and popular among tourists.

How to Get There

The best way to reach this picturesque paradise is to hop on a flight into Faro airport, and then take a Faro airport transfer direct to your accommodation. This is a cost-effective and convenient way to travel, and will also allow you to rest easy knowing that once you land, you will be greeted by a friendly and professional driver.

A Faro airport transfer will take you from door to door without any hassle. If you book well in advance of your trip, you’ll be able to secure a great deal and put your mind at rest.

Tavira, believed by some to be the most beautiful town in the Algarve, is filled with exciting historic and cultural activities. Will it be the town’s Camera Obscura, castle or beaches that you head to first?
About author: Desiree Michels

Lukas Johannes is a driver for Shuttle Direct, the number one provider of shared and private airport transfers all over Europe and northern Africa. If you’re looking for the most convenient and affordable Faro airport transfer, Lukas and his colleagues can make sure that you and your luggage get to and from the airport swiftly and safely.


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