Welcome to Tavira

The municipality of Tavira has a useful area of 611 km2, being 80% composed of saw and barrocal. The coastline has a sea front of 18 kilometers of fine sand beaches, located in the Natural Park of Ria Formosa. The history of Tavira is lost in time, and the excavations done on the site show the presence of the Phoenicians and other ancient peoples. The local architecture has marks of the Muslim occupation, and is a Portuguese city from 1520. Tavira has many churches, convents, hermitages and chapels, and is crossed by the rivers Gilão and Séqua. It has very pleasant temperatures and some of the calmer beaches of the Algarve, besides old monuments and very charming streets.

Top Tours & Activities in Tavira

From Cabanas: 2-Hour Boat Tour To The Island Of Tavira

A tour with departure in Cabanas and duration of 2 hours, visiting the Barra de Tavira, the Island of Tavira, Quatro-Cidades and the city of Tavira where there will be a stop and return to the boarding place, Cabanas.

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From Cabanas De Tavira: 2-Hour Bird Watching Boat Tour In Ria Formosa

Get to know the diversity of permanent and migratory birds that inhabit the Ria Formosa Natural Park.

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Small Lagoon Tour, Ria Formosa, Faro

In this tour we will visit the estuary and the Ria main channel. Ria Formosa is a nesting ground and stopping point in migrating routs of flamingos, storks, kingfishers and many other animal species.

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Lagoon & Fishing Villages Discovery Tour

Sign up for this dramatically different view of Ria Formosa today and discover dozens of amazing places that you never even knew existed, only accessible by boat and by the hand of knowledgeable locals.Complementary drink offered on board.

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From Cabanas De Tavira: 4-Hour Boat Tour In The Octopus Route Of Algarve

On this activity with boarding in Cabanas de Tavira and duration of 4 hours, you can visit Barra de Tavira, Four-Waters, Santa Luzia, which is the Capital of the Octopus and where you will stop for lunch, another stop at Terra Estreita and disembark again at Cabanas de Tavira.

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Bird Watching & Historical Tour, Ria Formosa

The Ria Formosa is a true natural sanctuary for about 30 thousand birds from different species that use it to nest and breed.We will also visit the saltpans and salinas, where high quality sea salt is handcrafted.

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From Cabanas De Tavira: 2,5-Hour Sport Fishing Tour In The Algarve

A tour that allows the client to catch fish from the region and feel the adrenaline of sport fishing.

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From Cabanas De Tavira: Boat Tour In The Flamingo Route In Ria Formosa

Activity of 1h30 with departure in Cabanas de Tavira. This quick tour that allows guests to visit Quatro-Aguas. During this tour through the Ria Formosa Natural Park we'll also make a stop next to the salinas to observe the Flamingos.

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Best Time To Visit
The best time to visit Portugal is spring season which starts in February to find hills bedecked in seasonal flowers and almond groves awash with pretty pink blossom. Of course, autumn is another best time to visit Portugal, especially for walkers and cyclists, as temperatures are still warm but crowds are a lot less.