Tavira is known as one of the most attractive towns in the Algarve. Dating back to 2,000 BC, Tavira has a wealth of architectural gems from a range of eras, especially Roman. However, it is the endless, beautifully empty beaches, and great open spaces filled with blossoming orange, fig and almond trees which make taking holiday accommodation in Tavira, Algarve such a treat.
With 37 Churches, Tavira, 'the town of churches', has many attractive historical chapels. The Misericordia and Palacio de Galeria are of special interest. The Roman bridge and the tombs of Don Prio Peres Correia and his seven knights also attract flocks of fascinated visitors.
Tavira's main beach lies past the salt pans, and is accessible by regular ferries, which take visitors to the long sand island of Ilha de Tavira, where the vast tracts of sand provide an idyllic spot to sunbathe and relax. The secluded beaches of Cabanas and Conceicao are also reaches by boat from a holiday rental in Tavira, and are blissfully calm and peaceful.
As well as the ferries leaving for the beaches, boats leave the pier to for trips to go fishing in Tavira. The deep sea fishing along the Algarve coast is renowned all across Europe, and quite rightly so.
Golfing holidays to Tavira shower you with options. The magnificent public golf courses of Benamor and Colina Verde are not only scenic, taxing and varied, but within easy access of a self catering holiday rental villa in Tavira.
A rental villa in Tavira has long been associated with being a magnificent place to explore the less famous eastern Algarve. The beautiful Ria Formosa National Park is of special note, especially to bird lovers.
Cabanas and Pedras del Rey are two small fishing villages on the coast very close to Tavira. The beaches are spectacular, and both villages have remained secret jewels along this coast with visitors who return year after year to Tavira to enjoy the sanctity of the coast.
Art lovers renting a self catering Tavira villa must go to Luz de Tavira for the fine examples of Manueline art and local craftsmanship, and the Roman mosaics of Torre de Aves.
The weather in Tavira is mild, and this means that holiday accommodation in Tavira is worth taking all year round. July and August are the hottest months, averaging around 28°C during the day, but the summers are long, averaging over 20°C from April until October. Even winters are warm, with the coldest month, January still averaging 15°C.
Flights to Tavira arrive into either Lisbon (LIS), Malaga (AGP) or Faro (FAO). There are a huge number of flights and flight options leaving from all major airports in the UK, and with such a range of options, cheap flights to Tavira are plentiful. Seville (SVQ) now has many flights from the UK too and is a little closer to a villa in Tavira than Lisbon airport. It is also linked to the Algarve by motorway.