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Tavira Today Why is it so unique?

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Why Tavira? Well we live here and think it is a great place to be in whether just for a visit or like us to make it your home

When we first visited this area finding Tavira Accommodation was not particularly easy. There were no informative websites and our knowledge of the area was limited.

Though it was a holiday it was also part of an overall plan which was to assess whether this was the place for us to settle.

Where is it?

It is situated in the Eastern Algarve in the deep south of Portugal about 30 minutes west of the Spanish border.The nearest airport is Faro,which is also about 30-60 minutes west by car depending on whether you use the toll motorway the A22 or the N125


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Why Tavira? The simple answer is that this is the place where we live
and work. We first visited this area a few years ago on a recommendation from Portuguese friends of ours who thought that this part of the Algarve might be to our liking.

First impressions are so important and as one of us relies greatly on ‘gut’ feeling this also had to be taken into account. The initial impression of the town itself was white and bright. That is still the way we feel several years on .

The ‘gut’ feeling was that this is the place we want to spend the rest of our days. The people, the culture, the ambiance the relaxing nature of the town all lend itself to developing a more balanced lifestyle.

Clock Tower in Tavir

Tavira is a living town (although it does have city status we still think it has the feel of a town) which encourages people to come to stay and enjoy the beauty of it’s structures both new and old.

To taste the wonderful flavours of its food and Portuguese wines and mix with the residents themselves who are some of the most hospitable people we have come across.

Accommodation in Tavira is easy to find, good quality hotels, many apartments and villas to rent, ranging in size and location. Have a look at our accommodation page and hopefully you will be able to find something that suits your needs

Praça da Padinha

Praça da Padinh

When we first arrived we stayed in the Vila Gale Hotel situated a short walk from the town centre. A wonderful hotel with great food and facilities The staff there were so helpful and welcoming and of course they spoke excellent English which initially made the language difference a lot easier.

We soon realised that we wanted to buy a property here and so sort the help of one the Tavira real estate agents. What a delight they were to work with , absolutely no pressure selling, just a real desire to help us find the right property. The choice of properties for sale is wide. Be patient and taken our time and enjoy choosing the right one for you.

I don’t know about you but I just love food and in the Tavira Restaurants I was really surprised at the range and quality of the fare on offer. This is one of the big treats for me when on vacation and trying the different dishes and sampling the wonderful local wines has not lost it’s appeal now that we are living here.

Terra Estreita Beach Santa Luzi

This is not is not your usual seaside tourist resort. For a start you don’t have beaches on your doorstep. You have to find them. And when you do find the beaches you will understand what all the fuss is about.

Miles and miles of golden sand with the backdrop of the glorious clean blue sea. So idyllic. They get busy in summer with both locals and tourists but never seem overcrowded. What a joy!!

Ilhe de Tavira beach Tavira. This forms part of the Ria Formosa National Park that runs from Faro nearly to the Spanish border at

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