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Tavira Island , Tavira
Vast stretches of white and golden sands, classical South Iberian and Moorish houses, and a wide range of traditional taverns make Tavira Isl
Praia do Barril , Tavira
Relax at the tranquil Praia do Barril, considered one of the most beautiful, peaceful, and environmentally conscious beaches in the region. S
Water Park
Aquashow Park , Quarteira
Not only a waterslide attraction, Aquashow Park offers the biggest water roller coaster in Europe, plus 18 other attractions--some adrenalin-
Enjoy Marina de Vilamoura, a scenic spot offering bars, restaurants, shops, and recreational activities. In the heart of the city, the marina
Historic Walking Area
Old Town Faro , Faro
Walk the cobbled streets of Old Town Faro and encounter centuries-old architectural sights, Roman passages, cozy cafes, and a museum with arc
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Tavira has succeeded at escaping the flood of tourism that has affected other coastal Portuguese towns over the years. Situated along the Rio Gilao, the town contains castle ruins, a Roman bridge, Gothic churches, and Renaissance cathedrals, among other alluring historical sites. Tour the town on foot to get a feel for its charming streets, gardens, squares, and cafes. Tavira also serves as a great base to explore the eastern region of the Algarve, including the area's beaches. With the Inspirock international travel planner, Tavira and other destinations across the globe can be made central to your personalized travel plans.

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Where to stay in Tavira

Tavira boasts a selection of affordable accommodations. Check yourself into a family-run bed and breakfast or small-time hotel as an affordable option with a quiet atmosphere among the city's array of whitewashed homes. Stay in a guesthouse or private apartment tucked into the residential neighborhoods along the banks of the Gilao River for a great view over the waterway and across to the other side's historical waterfront buildings. Alternatively, you can opt to pay a little more to stay in one of the more upscale hotels located in the residential neighborhoods north of the freeway; these require transportation into town but feature pools, restaurants, and plenty of amenities.
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