Tavira Holidays

Tavira Family Holidays Algarve

Colina Verde Resort is the perfect base for Tavira holidays. With so much to see and do, The area has become a firm favourite for holidays in the Algarve.

This charming town straddles both sides of the River Gilao with its Moorish architectural influence blending perfectly with a vibrant, bustling community. Whitewashed buildings line the cobbled streets and life and the legendary Tavira welcome is everywhere.

It has is renowned for its 37 historical churches, wide variety of restaurants and pastelerias, and with so many quaint shops offering local crafts and curios, shoppers are sure to find a bargain or two!

Nearby islands of Cabanas & Ile de Tavira offer wide expanses of beautiful pristine white beaches just waiting to be explored, and the famous boat tours are a must for that special day trip to remember.

Wander along the boardwalk that snakes along the jagged coastline to take in the beautiful fresh sea air ambiance and browse the myriad of shops as you pass by. The seafood restaurants of Sabores da Ria & Pedro have gained a great reputation with holidaymakers over the years.

Tavira, one of the most beautiful towns on the Algarve has big historical context and has been at the centre of some of the region’s most noted events. During the final conquest of the Moors in 1249, Tavira was the scene of many important battles and became an important Moorish defensive stronghold, when the capital shifted to Lisbon in 1255.
It was a major port during the 14th century and was then completely rebuilt after the devastating 1755 earthquake. This extensive and varied history is reflected in the diverse selection of historical monuments found throughout Tavira.
Tavira is a very scenic town and an enjoyable day can be spent wandering and exploring the historic centre. The main sights of the town are a must to visit for the tourist to immerse in one of the Algarve’s most welcoming towns.

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Information & Facts for Tavira

Distance from the airport

Tavira is 30km east o Faro Airport

Language
Portuguese is the official language, but English is widely spoken and understood.

Money
Portugal is a member of the European Union and its official currency is the Euro (EUR). Banking hours are generally 8.30am to 3pm Monday to Friday. Major credit cards are widely accepted, as are travellers cheques.

Time
Tavira Local time is GMT (GMT +1 from last Sunday in March to Saturday before last Sunday in October).