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

Cataplana Cooking Class – Algarve

There are few better ways to get to know a region than through its gastronomy. Join this journey to discover Algarve's tastes.

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Go East Algarve (Castro Marim, Tavira & Faro) // Departing From Algarve

On this tour, you will travel to the eastern part of the Algarve region. Climb aboard a brand new and comfortable minivan and let yourself be carried away by the relaxed pace as you listen to the explanations of your Guide! The first stop is Castro Marim, a quaint little village with a majestic castle strategically located.

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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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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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Tavira City Tour

City tour goes in the city and shore area. Visit Castle, salt pans, monuments and try wine tasting in 60 minutes tour. Discover Tavira with local guide

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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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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.