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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  • TAke the small ferry to this pristine island beach. Has all the facilities you need including some great eating places.  more »
  • Beautiful island that can be reached from a small ferry ride at Quatro Aguas. It only cost €1.50 return. There is a lovely long unspoilt beach. Good area for birdwatching too. There are also some nice...  more »
  • If there are small children or huonojalkaisia, you should go to uimarantasaarelle a small landscape with the train. To pay a few euros. The island has a restaurant, uimavahdit. The white, fine sand.
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  • Beautiful beach with cheap access via the ferry. The bar drinks were reasonable prices but we didn't eat there so can't comment on those. The restaunts seemed very pricey. Picnics are advised for the budget conscious.
  • Excellent extensive beach reaching uninterrupted to Praia Barril and beyond. On the approach from the ferry they're are a few bars and restaurants which should suit most tastes. For those who don't care for lying on sand there's a good number of sun loungers for hire.
  • A very busy beach, with both tourists and natives. A long walk from the ferry stop till the beach, but it's really your only option, and a bit of walking is fine. Toilets and showers available, only a bit hidden. Many restaurant options
  • This beach is amazing! Beautiful! Lots of restaurants in the village, fair prices, all fantastic! Toilets are dirty and ferry gets crowded end of day, though.
  • Loved this beach, one of our favourites in Algarve! Large stretches of sand, easily accessible by ferry from the city centre with nearly continuous trips all day

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