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. Make Tavira Island a centerpiece of your Tavira vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Tavira trip itinerary planning website .
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  • Miles of clean sandy beach, reasonably accessible by foot by a 10 minute walk from the grockle-boat pier past many beach bars and restaurants. Once past the last beach bar, fewer swimming costumes are...  more »
  • We had hoped to do some bird watching on the island but found that by going off the main boardwalk, it disturbed the mosquitoes and we were soon covered in bites. Having said that, the boat ride was e...  more »
  • Reached by a not expensive ferry fro Tavira Quay we walked the beach for hours and it seems never ending. Nice places to relax and eat or have a drink  more »
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