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Tavira Island, Tavira

Must see · Island · Nature / Park
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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  • Pretty beach, bit windy today but great for exploring seashells and building sand castles with young children, short train is recommended if you have a small child and they will enjoy the ride!  more »
  • This is a cheap and easy trip out to a beautiful sandy beach area. We caught the ferry from the centre of Tavira. They leave regularly (every hour or so), the trip takes about 20 min and costs...  more »
  • 2 couples stayed in Tavira 2 nights & via Ferry visited Tavira Island. Lovely journey - couple of stops. Sand3 beaches awesome & very long. Beautiful view across the sea.  more »
  • The best beach ever!
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  • Great place can't wait to go back
  • A special place
  • Great place to visit.

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