Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Cabanas de Tavira
2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 4
The villa is located in the small fishing village of Cabanas, just a 40 minutes drive east from Faro airport. It is within the Golden Club Complex - a development which lies within the boundaries of Ria Formosa Nature Reserve. The villa overlooks a sandy beach, which is accessed easily by boat. Amenities within the resort comprise a sports centre offering squash, tennis, a gymnasium, a heated indoor-pool with sauna and jacuzzi, and two large outdoor pools. The complex has also children's club with daily activities for younger children and there is also night-time entertainment during the summer season. There are bars, restaurants and a reception area within the complex. The fishing village Cabanas is just 5 minutes walk away. It offers a wide range of bars, restaurants and Portuguese life style.
Excursions and destinations around Tavira: We recommend hiring a car because there are so many places to visit in the Eastern Algarve and across the border in Spain. In addition to the golfing opportunities described below, you can go cycling or mountain biking, fishing, water skiing, wind surfing, boating and swimming in both the sea and the calmer lagoon waters. For nature lovers, the Algarve is a treasure trove: bird watching is excellent at all times of year, but particularly fruitful in spring and autumn when the migratory species are on the move between Africa and Europe. Wild flower and garden enthusiasts will appreciate the time between January and April, starting with the almond blossom. For the history minded, excursions to the castles at Castro Marim and Alcoutim will also give you a look at life in the Algarve hills away from the seaside resorts. The picturesque border town of Vila Real Sto. Antonio contains a wonderful town centre built to the plans of the Marques de Pombal following the earthquake in 1755.
For families and children: There are many activities for families and children, beyond of course, the activities offered by Golden Club and the beaches. There is a children's club with daily activities for younger children and there is also night time entertainment during the summer season. As well a boat ride on the Guardiana River or the Ria Formosa lagoon can be fascinating or just to take the ferry boat to the beaches on the offshore islands is a treat. Most restaurants are family friendly. The Ria Formosa Nature Reserve has a lovely walking trail explaining the ecosystem of the Reserve. There is also a centre for the preservation of the Portuguese water dog at the Reserve.
More things to do: Tour the Roman ruins of Milreu at Estoi and the Estoi Palace and gardens and then relax with crazy golf at the nearby QM Garden Centre. Spend a day in Seville (about 2 hours away via the A22 motorway). Visit the Camara Obscura in Tavira and the astronomical observatory north of Tavira for a different sight of the Algarve's attractions. Tour the Mine Park which explores the mining history of the area through archaeological and historical displays ranging from Roman times to the 20th century. Or take a local train to Faro, the provincial capital and wander around its fascinating old quarter, the pedestrian precincts and the shopping centres. You also can take a local train or drive to the famous fish market in Olhao. Or if you are here at the right time, go to the Medieval Days Festival at the castle in Castro Marim or attend the outdoor film festivals in Tavira.
Details for holiday home Casa Franca, 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 2 Bathrooms
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- pets considered
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair inaccessible