The Ultimate Guide to What to see in Tavira
Making the most of a holiday involves far more than just getting away from it all. When your destination is Tavira, Portugal, you can rest assured that there’s no shortage of unique locations to visit or activities to dive into to do just that.
Known for its sunny weather, proximity to sandy beaches, and relaxed atmosphere, the charming city of Tavira is nothing short of picturesque, its whitewashed buildings and cobbled streets leading from the ancient castle down to the river. Whether you’re looking for a cultural experience or a lazy beach holiday, Tavira has it all, so let’s explore some of the best things to do when you make Tavira your destination of choice.
Stroll Around the City to Discover Tavira’s Hidden Secrets
If you’re staying in the city itself, a morning stroll through the old town to the castle should certainly top your list of things to do, but make sure that you’re in no hurry when you go. After all, it would be a crime not to stop at at least one bakery on your way for a taste of something sweet to fuel your trip. Want to see views over the entire city? Then there’s no place better than the castle walls, or even take a trip up to the camera obscura…
Leave time for getting lost among the city’s narrow cobbled streets, stopping at little independent stores, and finding yourself in square after flower-lined square as you take in everything the city has to offer.
Enjoy Some Water-Based Activities
As well as a bustling city, Tavira’s the perfect place to try your hand at surfing, paddleboarding or kayaking, not to mention going on a hike or bike ride to take in the teeming wildlife along every inch of the lagoon.
Is fishing your thing? Feel like a guided tour? Want to get your adrenaline pumping? Or to simply relax? It’s all at your fingertips, but we’ll give you a tip: if a beach holiday’s what you’re after, Cabanas de Tavira may be more up your street.
Cabanas de Tavira – Idyllic beaches on the lagoon
Idyllic doesn’t entirely cover Cabanas, but when you page through our accommodation options, you’ll see the tranquillity that awaits you in this quiet, beachy paradise. Out of town and on the banks of the lagoon, Cabanas de Tavira is Tavira’s beachy getaway, providing even easier access to the lagoon and none of the hustle and bustle of the city.
Spoiled for choice? How about a week in each to make sure you get the best of it all? But we’re not quite done with things to do yet…
Take a Boat to Tavira Island and Visit Ria Formosa Natural Park
Leave the continent behind as you speed away on a ferry headed for idyllic stretches of paradisiacal beaches and a wide range of restaurants where you’ll eat with your feet in the sand. If you’re lucky, you might catch a craft fair on Tavira island, but either way, an umbrella-shaded table at a beach bar is sure to be calling your name as you sip on fresh fruit juice (or something stringer) while watching the sun go down over the ocean.
Get a Taste of the City’s Heritage at the Best Restaurants in Tavira
Once you’ve walked around town, taken in the sights, been for a dip at the beach and seen a bit of nature, you’ll no doubt be ready for a bite to eat, and Tavira does not disappoint when it comes to food.
From traditional Portuguese to international cuisine, Tavira has something for everyone, though the fresh seafood is a must to get a taste of the real Algarve. Have a browse of our partner restaurants in Tavira to get an idea of the choices available, and check out the special offers they have for My Choice customers, as they may just swing the odds in their own favour.
It’s no secret that Tavira is one of the best places to visit in the Algarve, so make sure your trip’s booked to dive headfirst into everything it has to offer, from sightseeing to sunbathing and boat trips to water sports, you’re sure to fall under Tavira’s spell!