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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. 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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  • Tavira Island is well worth a visit. Easy to get to by a 20 minute ferry ride from the town centre. Loads of restaurants and bars on the island with limited toilet facilities. My one tip would be to.....  more
    Tavira Island is well worth a visit. Easy to get to by a 20 minute ferry ride from the town centre. Loads of restaurants and bars on the island with limited toilet facilities. My one tip would be to.....  more »
  • This is a beautiful beach, easily accessible by ferry from downtown Tavira. It didn't appear to be a surfers' beach but was great for swimming and simply relaxing. While I can't speak about the high.....  more
    This is a beautiful beach, easily accessible by ferry from downtown Tavira. It didn't appear to be a surfers' beach but was great for swimming and simply relaxing. While I can't speak about the high.....  more »
  • We visited this island in early April 2022. It was still classed as "low" season and was quiet. This was good as we had no problem getting spaces on the ferry which was very efficient and only 2... 
    We visited this island in early April 2022. It was still classed as "low" season and was quiet. This was good as we had no problem getting spaces on the ferry which was very efficient and only 2...  more »
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  • Loved the openness and was rubbish free few years ago ??
  • Amazing place , only the water in the shower is very cold and if you want to charge your phone you need to pay.
  • Short boat taxi for town lovely
  • Beautiful place
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