Hi - we're a retired couple living in Gozo, hoping to relocate to Portugal in the Spring. Prefer old, characteristic places, not big resorts, but because of slight mobility problems, need to be able to walk to the sea and amenities. Tavira has been suggested - can anyone help with general info - rental costs for a 2 bedrm place, utilities. cost of living ? Any help would be hugely appreciated - we intend to come on a fact finding holiday but can't afford to make mistakes and choose the wrong location. Many thanks.
can anyone tell me if there is a car rental/hire company in Tavira ? Would like to book locally on arrival 23.9.13 as fed up with trawling websites for rental prices. Is this wise ?
All help appreciated.
I know Tavira has a fish and fruit/veggies market.
But what are the BEST markets to buy fish, fruits, and veggies that is within 30-45 minutes driving distance of Tavira?
I am planning to go to Loule on Saturday as I heard that's the biggest farmer's market in the region.
Are Quarteira or Olhao the best fish markets in the region?
Can anyone tell me where the best place in the Tavira areas would be to get a tow bar fitted to my car? Thanks.
The ? Is quarteira or Tavira ? Mature couple like peace and quiet and beaches, good food and the odd glass of wine.
And maybe a bit of shopping. Cantmakeupmymind. Help!
what is the easiest way to get to Seville in Spain from Tavira for a day trip-if Seville is too far away is there any other cities,towns or villages that are easier to access
Hi, we're considering Tavira for a week in April (8th - 15th to be exact), but are just a bit concerned about the weather/temperature. I've looked at averages for the month which tend to suggest between 10 - 20 C, and I suppose I'm looking for some assurances that it will be likely to be warm and pleasant at that time of year?? I'm thinking probably not warm enough to swim in the sea, but nice enough to sit-out/walk/sunbathe?
We've never been before, so would also appreciate some hints on where to stay - I'm looking at self catering but not sure whether tavira itself, or along the coast at Santa Luzia? Many thanks for any tips or information.
Yet another question from me. Thanks for answering.
I heard crime is becoming an increasing issue for retirees in the Algarve with gangs preying on elderly foreigners living in the Algarve (and likely to increase with increased austerity-induced recession and unemployment).
Has this become a serious issue for long-term residents of Tavira / The Algarve?
What is the weather usually like in January and February?
Would it be fair to say you can get nice sun and warm enough warm to take a pleasant walk during MOST days during this period (say, 75% of the days)?
I have seen all of the Western coast including Odeiceixe and Aljeizur (which I liked, more or less).
I went to Lagos and Portimao and disliked them both due to them being overbuilt and a bit ugly with "sprawl."
I was wondering if the region between Tavira to Fuseta offers more a natural, scenic charm with beautiful beaches, charming smaller villges, and less ugly modern over-development that seems to plague the Algarve?
For example, Monte Gordo on the far East looks a bit horrifying and the opposite of what I'm looking for:
We will be staying in Tavira in August for two weeks. The apartment we have rented does not have a pool so we will be going to the beach most days. We would therefore like to buy some beach mats, fold up deck chairs, cooler box, freezer packs etc. Are all these types of items available in the Continente supermarket? Does anyone have any idea of approximate cost?
Also, I am trying to locate the place in the town centre on Googlemaps where the ferry leaves from. Does anyone know the address where this leaves from?
Many thanks for any help/advice at all!
We are staying in an apartment on Rua Maria Lourdes Pintasigo in July and would love to know about the area. Is it safe at night, what's nearby and how far will we be from town.
Have decided to stay in centre of Tavira. and would like to know which side of the river to get self catering accommodation, not able to walk far so need to be near shopping & interesting level walks.
Will be on holiday in Travira without a car, is it easy to get in from the outskirts eg Dr Roao Nunes Road. by local bus or do you have to take taxis'. Able to walk but not long distances.
hello , looking for some impressions of the above complex. Looking to book there next summer with mrs and two kids 11 and 8.
Looks really nice , my only slight concerns being the areas round the pools look a bit tight for space and are in a bit of shade in quite a lot of photos
Does this cause any hassles as we do like to spend a lot of our time at the pool
Whats your thoughts on Cabanas itself? We,ve stayed in Alvor a few times and love that type of setting and think it would be similar
thanks for any help
can you get a train from Tavira to villamoura?
My husband and I are planning a week in September to stay at the Pedras da Rainha apartments and wondering if nearby there is anywhere were can hire a quad to get us around and exploring a bit ?
Thanks in advance
Is there a hotel pool in Tavira town centre open to non residents?
looking for information from somebody living in tavira portugal
Please can anyone tell me if Vela 2 opens on Sundays? For lunch/dinner. it used to be one of my favourite spots and on my next visit in October I'd like to revisit.
We recently booked an apartment in what we thought was Tavira. It appears its a small village some 5 - 7k from Tavira. In itself, thats not a concern. What does pose a question though is how big this town/village is and will we be able to eat out in the evening and will there be any cafe's/bars to have a drink. We're not into clubs and stuff; our requirements are small, a local shop for basic, but do like a nice meal and a few quiet drinks. I can only find limited information on Cabanas. I'm told there's a train service from Cabanas to Tavira and wonder how regular it is etc. Would really appreciate any/all information to help us feel more comfortable with our choice of holiday destination.
Hi, We are a family with a 15 months old child planning to visit Tavira September 5-22.
I am writing to ask for some advice/help with choosing accomodation in Tavira. What we are looking for is preferably accomodation with kitchen so that we could sometimes cook (for our child) so it cannot be a hotel room. The second wish is that it should be located so that is easy to get to the beach - but we would like to stay in Tavira itself and not in a resort outside of the town. I understand there is a boat leaving direct from Tavira to beach in high season?, and also from Quarto Aguas - so ideally the accomodation would be close to centre and to ferry -or perhaps somewhere in between. Is there something within walking distance? Of course a nice area is also a wish.
Its difficult to find this out when you don't know the area... Oh, and the price.. We cannot afford topend, we have to go for budget or modest midrange.
Grateful for any info/advice!
Anyone has recent information for transport (taxi, minibus, etc) to go from Faro airport to Tavira?
Hi, does anyone know of a restaurant, bar or anywhere else in Tavira that serves lunch later than 3 p.m.?
Does the train run from Vila SanAntonio to tavira regaads mchinn
I will be staying in Canabas de Tavira from Sept 2009 - April 2010 and wonder if there is anyway I can get an Internet connection. There is none at the condominium where I will be staying.
Is Mobile Internet an option in the Algarve?
Im visiting tavira at the end of may early june and ive never been before.
Im staying in the porta nova hotel..is it any good? ive read its on a hill, has this caused a problem to anyone? : S
im not hiring a car..is the public transport easy to use & reliable? : )
What are the local places of interest? id particularly like to do a dolphin cruise..are they any good? any suggestions as to where is best? : D
hello, I believe there is an indian restaurant in Tavira, does any one know its name or where it is, and is it any good!! Many Thanks for any help
Whats the best way to do this late september - how long does the bus take and is there a rail alternative?
We are staying in s/c accommodation in Tavira for the first time in September and wonder if anyone could name some good restaurants/bars and general places of interest. We are not young, but not old (if you know what I mean), so rowdy bars which drink into the wee hours are not our scene anymore (been there, done that etc etc) but we do like music/atmosphere etc.