Tavira Hotels Algarve, Portugal

Tavira is a historical town and offers an ancient castle, 18th century buildings and a local market.

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Tavira

Even today, the local fishing boats still supply the town's restaurants. The harbour provides an interesting backdrop to the town. This resort will suit guests wishing to experience the traditional Algarve. The transfer time is 40 minutes.

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Tavira Hotels (?)

Maria Nova Lounge Hotel Photograph of Maria Nova Lounge Hotel
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The adult only Maria Nova Lounge Hotel is situated close to the town centre, offering an outdoor pool with swim-up bar, a rooftop bar and a spa centre with indoor pool. ...

4.8 / 5 from 5 reviews

Vila Gale Albacora Hotel Photograph of Vila Gale Albacora Hotel
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The Vila Gale Albacora is located along the Rio Gilao with Tavira Island and the Ria Formosa in view, a former tuna fishing camp now restored into a 4-star hotel with indoor and outdoor pools, a spa a...

4.4 / 5 from 7 reviews

Pedras D'el Rei Apartments Photograph of Pedras D'el Rei Apartments
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Pedras d'el Rei is situated on the waterfront, approx 5km from the historical town of Tavira. A family friendly complex offering self catering accommodation suitable for 2 - 8 people, with an outdoor ...

3.7 / 5 from 3 reviews

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Situated outside the town of Tavira, the Ozadi Tavira Hotel is a family friendly hotel with on-site sports and leisure facilities and a free shuttle service to the resort centre and the beach....

4 / 5 from 4 reviews

Vila Gale Tavira Hotel Photograph of Vila Gale Tavira Hotel
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Situated at the centre of the historic town of Tavira, the Hotel Vila Gale Tavira offers a convenient location with comfortable accommodation and a good range of facilities on site....

4 / 5 from 9 reviews

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Set in extensive and well kept gardens, the Pedras Da Rainha is situated in Cabanas a short drive from the centre of Tavira. The complex features apartments and villas, some with the capacity for up t...

3.7 / 5 from 3 reviews

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Situated in Cabanas, the Cabanas Park Resort offers a good variety of amenities, within easy reach of the beach and village centre....

4.6 / 5 from 7 reviews

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Situated in Cabanas and overlooking the Ria Formosa lagoon, the Golden Club offers comfortable Self Catering apartments with a good range of sports and leisure facilities and entertainment for adults ...

3.9 / 5 from 35 reviews

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The Colina Verde Golf and Sports Resort has a remote location beside a 9-hole golf course, 3km from the coast and around 11km from the historic town of Tavira....

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Set in a 400 year old converted Convent, the hotel offers modern amenities at the heart of Tavira's old town....

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The Robinson Club is a resort style hotel with a Spa and a good range of sports facilities, evening entertainment and spacious accommodation. The complex is situated between two golf courses, 8km from...

Tavira Reviews

Holiday Date:9th Sep 2017
Accommodation:Pedras D'el Rei Apartments
Room:Classic Studio
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(3 suns)

It was a bit remote with nothing really to do, very expensive.

Holiday Date:2nd Sep 2017
Accommodation:Golden Club Cabanas
Room:Studio
Board:All Inclusive
(5 suns)

The resort itself was perfect for what we wanted and we even went over to Spain for the day! The beach was only a short boat ride which we did most days.

Holiday Date:25th Aug 2017
Accommodation:Vila Gale Tavira Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Pool View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(4 suns)

Cheap to eat out, wine reasonably priced, great selection of fish and shellfish, on the debit side roads and pavements are cobbled ( shiny slippery cobbles) which made it difficult for my wife who is recovering from torn ankle tendons!<br /> <br />

Holiday Date:5th Jul 2017
Accommodation:Golden Club Cabanas
Room:Superior Studio
Board:All Inclusive
(4 suns)

Cabanas very chilled. Tavira lovely would stay there next time. Tavira island fabulous. Not a place to go for activities. Great if want chilled holiday with boats and bikes. If you like water parks and loud bars go somewhere else. Very Portuguese which was perfect.

Holiday Date:14th Jun 2017
Accommodation:Vila Gale Tavira Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Pool View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

Very pretty town, good choice of restaurants.

Holiday Date:14th Jun 2017
Accommodation:Vila Gale Albacora Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - River View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(3 suns)

The town is very picturesque and has a very relaxed and chilled out feel about it. It is not over commercialised but does offer a good choice of restaurants. I personally chose Tavari as a location because part of my holiday was to photograph birds of the Algarve. The close proximity of the Ria Formosa nature reserve to Tavari, meant you never had to go too far to be away from it all.

Holiday Date:6th Jun 2017
Accommodation:Pedras D'el Rei Apartments
Room:2 Bedroom Apt
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

Stayed in Santa Luzia, just outside of Tavira. Nice quiet little town on the nature reserve. Perfect.

Holiday Date:4th Jun 2017
Accommodation:Maria Nova Lounge Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

Old and traditional.

Holiday Date:1st Jun 2017
Accommodation:Maria Nova Lounge Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

Tavira is a charming holiday location with plenty of restaurants which are traditional and inexpensive. The town is full of history with lovely little cobbled streets to explore.

Holiday Date:22nd May 2017
Accommodation:Golden Club Cabanas
Room:1 Bedroom Apt
Board:All Inclusive
(3 suns)

A bit too quiet and remote.

Holiday Date:10th May 2017
Accommodation:Golden Club Cabanas
Room:Studio
Board:All Inclusive
(4 suns)

This hotel was located in Cabanas which is a lovely quiet resort, but with enough bars to keep entertained and several restaurants. The resort has a lovely boardwalk along the lagoon, from which you will see plenty of birds and reptiles. The town of Tavira, however is a 15 minute drive away, which is a beautiful Portuguese town with much character and plenty of bars and restaurants on the river.

Holiday Date:30th Mar 2017
Accommodation:Vila Gale Tavira Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Pool View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

A beautiful old town which is unspoiled. Lots of places with great food.

Holiday Date:26th Nov 2016
Accommodation:Golden Club Cabanas
Room:Studio
Board:All Inclusive
(4 suns)

A pretty little river town with 5 bridges, interesting local shops and restaurants. Old bridges, Hilltop fort ruins, salt lakes, sandy islands make it well worth a visit.

Holiday Date:11th Oct 2016
Accommodation:Vila Gale Albacora Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Half Board
(4 suns)

Good value boat trip to the Island, 2 euros return. Beautiful view of the flamingos from the quay..

Holiday Date:23rd Sep 2016
Accommodation:Golden Club Cabanas
Room:Studio
Board:All Inclusive
(5 suns)

The location of the complex allowed us to visit some amazing places.

Holiday Date:11th Sep 2016
Accommodation:Vila Gale Tavira Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

Lovely 17th century town lots of restaurants and a few bars.

Holiday Date:4th Sep 2016
Accommodation:Golden Club Cabanas
Room:Studio
Board:All Inclusive
(5 suns)

Lovely town and even nicer village of Cabanas.

Holiday Date:1st Aug 2016
Accommodation:Vila Gale Albacora Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Half Board
(5 suns)

Stay in Tavira was awesome, very keep and calm, and get any service very closely.

Holiday Date:9th Jul 2016
Accommodation:Vila Gale Tavira Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

Tavira is a special place, lovely restaurants and bars, a short boat ride to the most beautiful of beaches, not built up or too touristy as some resorts can be. A modern shopping mall is available if shopping is your thing, although some of the smaller independent shops in the town should not be overlooked. My wife and I love the resort and will return soon.

Holiday Date:3rd Jul 2016
Accommodation:Golden Club Cabanas
Room:1 Bedroom Apt
Board:All Inclusive
(5 suns)

Quiet. Everyone really friendly and prices a lot cheaper than other parts of Portugal.

Holiday Date:20th May 2016
Accommodation:Golden Club Cabanas
Room:1 Bedroom Apt
Board:All Inclusive
(5 suns)

Old Portuguese town with plenty of bars and restaurants. Old historic sites to visit or just chill out by the river. You can get a ferry over to Isla De Tavira, this is a beautiful beach with lots of restaurants and lots of facilities.

Holiday Date:5th May 2016
Accommodation:Pedras Da Rainha Resort
Room:1 Bedroom Apt
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

Cabanas is a lovely quiet fishing village with lots of nice restaurants and bars and a lovely new promenade looking out over the beach.

Holiday Date:3rd May 2016
Accommodation:Vila Gale Albacora Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(4 suns)

A more typical working town than some resorts along the coast. Charming with good choice of cafes and restaurants. A nice local feel rather than touristy.

Holiday Date:5th Apr 2016
Accommodation:Pedras D'el Rei Apartments
Room:1 Bedroom Apt
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

On the whole the area around Tavira is far less developed than around other more popular resorts, but that's a bonus in my view. Tavira itself (ten mins in a car and just a short bus or taxi ride) is a great location for day trips, shopping or an evening out.

Holiday Date:1st Oct 2015
Accommodation:Golden Club Cabanas
Room:1 Bedroom Apt
Board:All Inclusive
(5 suns)

Great area for bird watching.

Holiday Date:30th Sep 2015
Accommodation:Golden Club Cabanas
Room:Studio
Board:All Inclusive
(2 suns)

The resort has hardly any shops etc, a couple of pubs. You can get a bus to Tavira for £2.20 but not much there either.

Holiday Date:29th Sep 2015
Accommodation:Golden Club Cabanas
Room:Studio
Board:All Inclusive
(4 suns)

Lovely village.

Holiday Date:29th Sep 2015
Accommodation:Golden Club Cabanas
Room:1 Bedroom Apt
Board:All Inclusive
(4 suns)

Bus link was very good, we also used a train to Tavira from Cabanas. Excursions were very good too.

Holiday Date:19th Sep 2015
Accommodation:Porta Nova Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - City View
Board:Half Board
(5 suns)

Lovely town, plenty to see and do. Easy to get to the nearby island via the ferry.

Holiday Date:12th Sep 2015
Accommodation:Porta Nova Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - City View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(4 suns)

Very enjoyable. Not near to beach. Lovely local quieter feeling. Lovely sitting by the river. Great place.

Holiday Date:29th Aug 2015
Accommodation:Ozadi Tavira Hotel
Room:Classic Double Or Twin
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

Tavira is beautifully unspoiled. A lovely town with lots of individual restaurants, cafes and bars. Beaches are beautiful.

Holiday Date:12th Jul 2015
Accommodation:Golden Club Cabanas
Room:Superior Studio
Board:All Inclusive
(4 suns)

Tavira is a beautiful, mediaeval town well worth a visit and easily reached by road or boat - which we did. However, Golden Club is really in the resort of Cabanas, which is a busy little fishing village which has developed as a tourist resort. It has plentiful shops, cafes, restaurants and ATMs. It is also very pretty - and very hot when we were there!

Holiday Date:7th Jun 2015
Accommodation:Vila Gale Tavira Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(4 suns)

Love the resort, not spoilt.

Holiday Date:1st Jun 2015
Accommodation:Ozadi Tavira Hotel
Room:Superior Double Or Twin
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(4 suns)

Tavira Town was a very nice location with plenty of bars and restaurants.

Holiday Date:29th May 2015
Accommodation:Golden Club Cabanas
Room:Superior Studio
Board:All Inclusive
(5 suns)

Beautiful location.

Holiday Date:13th May 2015
Accommodation:Cabanas Park Resort Hotel
Room:1 Bedroom Apt
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

Our hotel (Cabanas Park Resort) is actually in Cabanas about 4KM from Tavira and it is a 10 minute stroll away from the boardwalk and restaurants. Wonderful food there and lovely fresh fish, especially at Sabores da Ria. The local people are so friendly and helpful and prices very reasonable. If you are looking for bright lights this is not the resort for you but we love the informality! Tavira is a beautiful town to visit.

Holiday Date:16th Apr 2015
Accommodation:Golden Club Cabanas
Room:Studio
Board:All Inclusive
(4 suns)

Great.

Holiday Date:5th Mar 2015
Accommodation:Porta Nova Hotel
Room:Classic Double Or Twin
Board:Half Board
(5 suns)

Characteristic town with plenty to explore.

Holiday Date:27th Jan 2015
Accommodation:Porta Nova Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - City View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(4 suns)

We were there in January so we were not doing a beach thing but there is plenty of bars and restaurants serving excellent food at very reasonable prices. The seafood is particularly good. Tavira is a pretty town to walk about and the rail station is only about ten minutes walk from the centre if you want to explore the area and don't have a car. Also if you are self catering the municipal market is a great place for fresh local produce.

Holiday Date:8th Nov 2014
Accommodation:Cabanas Park Resort Hotel
Room:1 Bedroom Resort Apt - Resort View
Board:Half Board
(5 suns)

Tavira is a lovely little town, with the river flowing through it. You can walk to the salt flats and usually see lots of beautiful birds, so take your binoculars.

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Beaches

The calm and peaceful coastline of Tavira offers kilometre after kilometre of fine white sandy beaches and lovely warm water. Most of the beaches here are part of the Ria Formosa Natural Park and are accessible via ferry boat. The island beach of Tavira Ilha de Tavira is a 14km offshore sandpit and is just beautiful, almost like being on a tropical island.

Not only is there camping on the island but there are beach bars, restaurants, small supermarket, cash machine and even a few little houses nestled under the pine trees.

At the Eastern end of the beach, there is a supervised area and sunbeds and umbrellas are available for hire, there is a bar service and even WiFi. There are also many water sports here for the more adventurous.

The beach at Cabanas is 7km of beautiful white sand which is ideal for sunbathing. Again the beach is accessible via boat. The beach is supervised during the summer months and there are sunshades for rent. Other facilities include cafe/bar, showers and toilets. There are also water sports available such as windsurfing, sailing and jet skiing.

Things to Do

There is so much to see here, from castles to churches, there is no end of sightseeing to be done. There is not much left of the 18th century castle but you will be able to see remnants of the castle wall, some of the towers and the Arco da Misericordia which was one of the original main entrances to the castle.

The Galeria Palace dates back to the 16th century and was later transformed in the middle of the 18th century. The baroque stonemasonary is just fantastic, infact the building is probably one of the most amazing civil buildings in Tavira. The building is now a museum so you can come and explore and see many of the exhibitions on show. There is also an impressive number of churches in Tavira, 37 of them in all. One of the finest churches in Tavira is said to be the 16th century Igreja da Misericordia, with its fantastic carvings and blue and white azulejos, it really is very pretty. Next to the church, there is the 13th century Igreja de Santa Maria do Castelo which holds the tombs of the 7 knights of the Order of St James.

There are many cafes situated along the Gilao river and it is a great way to spend a few hours people watching whilst relaxing with a drink. Fishermen can also be seen down at the rivers edge, collecting clams. There are also pretty gardens near the Roman bridge which offer a peaceful and shaded place to relax.

As well as many water sports, there is also horse riding, nature walks, bird watching, paintballing, tennis and lawn bowling. There is also a 5 screen cinema in Tavira so there is plenty to do as an alternative to the beach.

Out and About

There are plenty of restaurants in Tavira and you will find a great variety of dishes, from seafood to traditional Portuguese food so there is lots to suit everyone. There are two nightclubs in the resorts which can get quite busy during the summer months and are used by both locals and tourists. There are plenty of bars too, ranging from traditional to Irish bars so certainly something for everyone. Many shops, cafes and restaurants can be found in the old market hall which is situated on the river front.

If shopping is your thing then this is the place to be. There are plenty of shops in the actual resort and the Gran Plaza shopping mall has a great selection of shops, including a continental supermarket as well as places to eat and a cinema too. There is a market held on the 3rd Saturday of every month and a municipal market held Monday to Saturday (7am to 1pm).

There are many carnivals and festivals held throughout the year. The carnival is normally held in February, then there is the Festival Gastronomy of the Sea which is at the end of April/beginning of May and there is a programme of events during the summer evenings so there is plenty going on and you might be lucky enough to be in the area during one of these events.

Nearby Attractions

If you fancy a day out, take a trip to Faro, it's only 40km away. There is lots to see here, such as the Praca de Dom Francisco Gomes and the Moorish Old Town or you could simply wander round the shops and markets to see what is on offer.

For keen golfers, there are around 6 great golf courses within 30 minutes of the centre of Faro. The courses are among the best in Europe so not only can you enjoy the great weather whilst playing, you can also enjoy the great views of the ocean and the surrounding countryside.

Pego do Inferno is approx 10km away from Tavira and well worth a visit. Here you will find a small lagoon with a high waterfall, a great way to spend a relaxing day

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