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Tavira Island, Tavira

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Vast stretches of white and golden sands, classical South Iberian and Moorish houses, and a wide range of traditional taverns make Tavira Island an idyllic way to experience the many colors of Portugal. Accessible by ferry or water taxi, the 11 km (6.8 mi) long island shelters exotic flora and curious birds, including the seasonal flamingo. You can walk for hours through its dunes and marshes. Stake out a place at one of the campsites, go swimming and soak in some sun, or have a stroll through the island's charming narrow streets. You can stop for a bite at a traditional restaurant. Plan to visit Tavira Island and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Tavira attractions using our Tavira vacation route planner.
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  • Great beach, enjoyed the little ferry from Quatra Aguas to get there. A selection of cafes and restaurants, for any age group, some sports activities for younger families.  more »
  • Tavira island is only with boats to reach from the Centre of Tavira or from Quatro Aguas. The transfer ongeveet takes 10 minutes. From the harbour you are at 10 minutes walk to the beautiful beaches. Half-way between the haverntje and the beach are a few bars and restaurants. There are sun loungers and parasols available for hire. On the beach there is surveillance from the beginning of the summer season (May 1). On the island is also a small campsite.
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  • A lot of rubbish, very little beach clean and without conditions. Broad sands but full of garbage and little care.
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  • A cheap ride by the ferry from Tavira to the island, the island contrasts a busy beach (holiday season), pricey meals and a necessary shade needed from the heat. However, the clear seas of the Atlantic and the waves are great! If you are a beach lover you will enjoy it but expect it to be busy with locals and tourists alike!
  • If you are in the south east of Portugal this is a must visit beach, the boats take you to the island and then you have a huge beach to choose from, sun beds available near the cafes and restaurants or if you are more dating there is nude bathing farther along the beach. This is the one beach every member of my family enjoys.
  • The best beach in Ria Formossa. Eat the doughnut things.
  • Very large beach where you can find a place for your own to enjoy a sunny day.
  • White sand, crystal waters. A lot of restaurants and bars with prices that might be expensive for many, but that are among the usual in the islands around. Too crowded though! There's a camping site and ATM. You can choose to sun bathe by the sea or the ria. Boat both ways 1,50€