Tavira is a great destination for a beach holiday as to the south of the town are the pristine beaches of the Ilha de Tavira. These beaches are some of the least developed of the Algarve, being protected by the Ria Formosa Nature Park.

The evenings in Tavira are dining in the charming historic centre, eating delicious freshly caught fish and socialising with new friends over a bottle of locally produced wine.

Tavira’s relaxed and unhurried ambience makes it a great location for families or more mature visitors seeking a calm holiday destination. For the more active visitor, there are numerous cycling paths, long hiking routes, excellent golf courses and kilometres of waterways waiting to be discovered by kayak

There is a lot to love about Tavira, making it the ideal holiday destination for those tourists who want to combine beautiful beaches with an immersion in Portuguese culture.


Tavira is an ancient Moorish town that has retained its unique character and heritage to become one of the finest resort towns of the Algarve.

The town extends along the banks of the Gilão River and is a delightful mix of traditional Portuguese architecture with deep-rooted Moorish influences.

Tavira is a joy to explore with its plethora of historic buildings and decorative churches, all of which are set around charming plazas and pretty cobbled streets.