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Algarve Jeep Safari Slide and Splash Full-Day Tour
"Start the tour from your hotel in Western Algarve and begin with a tour briefing. Continue with a short drive towards the Algarve mountains using narrow roads passing by typical villages and off-road trails that take you to breathtaking landscapes and vi pools and roller coaster and also see the shows with exotic animals.The journey ends with the return at your hotel.""""This Jeep Safari Slide and Splash tour provides the best of the Algarve in just one Day. By traveling through narrow roads you will see typical villages and off-road trails that will take you to breathtaking landscapes and viewpoints. Continue with a fantastic stay at the Slide and Splash theme park for adrenaline and lots of fun. One of the best family choices in the Algarvtitle=Highlights&1=A+full-day+Jeep+safari+and+AquaShow+Park+experience+in+the+Algarve&2=Explore+the+Algarve%E2%80%99s+rustic+beauty+in+a+4x4&3=See+traditional+Portuguese+villages&4=Splash+in+the+pools+at+the+family-friendly+AquaShow+Park&5=Bring+the+whole""
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Vilamoura to Quarteira Bike Tour
"With Roman origins dating back to the first Century Vilamoura could not be better situated for exploring the sea resources and commercial routes. This area was also occupied by Arabs whose influence can still be seen in Vilamoura. To better understand the history visit the Cerro da Vila Museum.Visitors can enjoy the Marina bars restaurants quality hotels leisure facilities
From EUR48.00
 
Environmental Park Bike Tour from Vilamoura
"The bike walk through Vilamoura’s Environmental Park lies between Vilamoura and Açoteias. The tour begins in Vilamoura. Presentations made we depart towards Vilamoura Marina. Once we leave it behind we move into the Nature. Cross a little bridge over Quarteira’s creek and if we look back we can contemplate Vilamoura. Climb down the bridge and keep pedalling over unpaved roads. It’s time to awake your senses smell listen watch and feel the nature around you. During the tour you will have a short stop. Food and drink not included. Your guide will provide information in an interesting and relaxed way. Your questions are more than welcome."""
From EUR48.00

More Off The Beaten Path in Tavira

Beaches Without Boat Rides

One admitted concern in Tavira is a definite need for a car. While the town is both lovely and extremely walkable, there are some real jewels on the outskirts which you will need a car to reach. Just...
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Thumper911
Apr 04, 2012

Guided Birdwatching Tours

The Algarve has a wonderful variety of birds and many places where to find them. At almost any time of the year there is something of interest to see. Tours may cover several different habitats...
anotherlevel
Apr 10, 2010

Pink lining

I abhor tourist coasts and stayed one night n Tavira, because I was told that it's the least tourist-ruined place in the Algarve and I had to use Faro airport. Actually I found Tavira most...
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davidcross
Jan 10, 2008

Pego do inferno

I first saw at another VT member page (quartinb) and got very interested. But if you really want to go, get lots of patience as road signs can be a nightmare. We follow all the signs until we arrived...
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Carmela71
Jan 09, 2005

National Park of Ria Formosa

The National Park of Ria Formosa is composed by various islands and protects specially bird species. We were lucky to see some flamingos on our way, specially at the salinas of Tavira (where we...
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Carmela71
Jan 09, 2005

Ihla de Tavira (Island of Tavira)

To get there you have to get the little boat (for just one euro per person the return ticket) at about 2 km from Tavira. In winter the last one was at 5.00pm so we missed to see the sunset from...
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Carmela71
Jan 09, 2005
 
 
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Excursion 2: From Castro Marim to Alcautim

From Castro Marin take the EN122 in direction North, turn right at the exit to Foz de Odelite (ok if you cross the bridge over the Odeleite dam, it means you have passed the exit LOL, that is worth as...
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Carmela71
Jan 09, 2005

Excursion 1: From Tavira to Castro Marin

From Tavira take the old road EN125 in direction to Villa Real de San Antonio (VRS to Antonio as you will find on the signs), you will pass through some little villages that may deserve your...
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Carmela71
Jan 09, 2005

pego do inferno

thou' anyone living in Tavira knows it, pego is completely off the beaten path for travellers. so to get there just ask someone from that parts and you'll be able to get there, with more or less...
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quartinb
Feb 15, 2004

The beach (2)

The beaches east of Tavira are ideal for walking and looking for shells, but not so good for swimming. They can be a bit muddy sometimes and the sea temperature is not so inviting... but the sun is...
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dabuwan
Feb 14, 2003

Directions to the beach

Tavira is about 2km from the sea. The beach, situated in the Ilha de Tavira, stretches approx 11km west. During the summer, a boat will take you from the river in the centre of town. Out of season,...
Ben-UK
Aug 26, 2002

The beach (1)

There is no beach in Tavira, but if you drive 10 kms east, towards the spanish border, you'll find long and wide sandy beaches, never too crowded.
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dabuwan
Feb 14, 2003

Top Hotels in Tavira

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Quinta das Oliveiras, E.N. 125, Tavira, Algarve, 8800-053, Portugal
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Rua 4 de Octubro s/n, Tavira, Algarve, 8800-362, Portugal
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Rua José Pires Padinha 134/140, Tavira, 8800-354, Portugal
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sitio cara de pau, Estrada Nacional 125, Tavira, Algarve, 8800-221, Portugal
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Bernardinheiro 1662-X, Sao Estevao, Tavira, Algarve, 8800-513, Portugal
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Rua Antonio Afonso, 39, Tavira, Algarve, 8800-251, Portugal
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Top Things to Do in Tavira

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The Castle

A worthwhile stroll is to make your way to the top of the hill to Tavira's castle. The castle itself was built sometime in the 12th Century and was destroyed by an earthquake in 1755. The ruins aren't...
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Roman Bridge - Ponta de Romana

The so-called "Roman Bridge" was probably not Roman, but it pre-dated the Moors, most likely being built sometime in the 12th Century when Tavira was an independent town. It has been renovated several...
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Misericordia Church

Located just down from the Castle, this is a must see 16th century church said to be one of the best examples of Renaissance architecture in the Algarve. The façade was made by the famous master-mason...
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Church of Santa Maria do Castelo

Beside the castle, this 13th-century Gothic Church was built on the site of a Moorish mosque but rebuilt by an Italian neo-classicist following earthquake damage 500 years later. However, the...
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Republic Square

This open space was where the towns market once stood until it was moved in 1887 to improve hygiene. In the middle is a Monument to the dead of World War 1 (1914 - 1918) which was inaugurated by the...
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Church of Santiago

This was the only church of 13 I visited to be open when I visited Tavira one morning. It's located just in front of the larger Church of Santa Maria do Castelo and dates from the end of the 18th...
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Carmela71

"Tavira a paradise still not spoilt"
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quartinb

"tavira"
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travelfrosch

"Tavira"
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TooTallFinn24

"Tavira: Pretty Town With Fascinating Urban Core"
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Waalewiener

"Tavira a charming Town in the South East Algarve."
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