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    • Festivals in are around Lagos in May

      Lagos Nov 13, 2016 at 6:32 AM

      Any festivals in Lagos, Portugal in the late May ?

    • Walk from algar seco to....

      Lagos Nov 6, 2016 at 2:55 AM

      Hi. I will be in Faro and Portugal for first time since 30.11 till 3.12. I would like to visit Algarve probably on Friday 2nd December. I was thinking to take morning train to Lagoa, and then bus to Carvoeiro. (I think I will be in Carvoeiro before 11am according to buses). I wanted to do daylight walk along the coast from algar seco, through benagil, and praia marinha. Because I don't have idea about distances, how far it is , and could I continue my walk yet further to see another beaches too? Do I have to return to lagoa or can I take return bus/train from yet another town to come back to faro? Maybe anyone of you are going to have a walk that day too?

    • Winter stay for apx. 1 month

      by scruffy12 Online Now Dec 29, 2015 at 8:14 AM

      Is this a good spot for February./March stay of 1 month? Will we be bored ..what's open? I don't want seclusion but not over run by tourists. How about the weather? Thanks

      3 Answers Dec 30, 2015 at 2:26 AM
    • Tavira v Ferragudo v Albufeira

      by Andrew.cicco Online Now Sep 10, 2015 at 1:40 AM

      we stayed in Ferragudo August 2015 and found it charming with some very good quality restaurants

      but found it a little too quiet for our 3 teenage children

      Albufeira the year before but found that too touristy and loud in places
      Hoping that tavira is somewhere in the miiddle
      Any opinions really appreciated

      3 Answers Sep 10, 2015 at 8:15 PM
    • Renting a scooter in Tavira

      by AngelaDP Online Now Aug 17, 2015 at 1:41 AM

      Hello everyone!

      Does anybody know if is there any place for renting a scooter in Tavira?


      1 Answer Aug 17, 2015 at 10:13 AM
    • Seasonal tourism in Tavira

      by davidwilkinson Online Now Feb 18, 2015 at 3:52 AM

      Is Tavira tourism seasonal or all year round? Are hotels/ferries/restaurants open in the off-season?

      9 Answers Feb 25, 2015 at 4:15 PM
    • Veggie Food

      by JustinAndrews Online Now Oct 20, 2014 at 8:08 AM

      Any suggestions where serves proper veggie food rather than just salads?

      Many thanks

    • From Tavira bus station to the train station?

      by sinicat22 Online Now Jun 29, 2014 at 11:49 AM

      we will arrive to Tavira by bus (from Algeciras) and should go on by train (to Fuzeta-a).

      I'd like to know which is the best way to get from the bus station to the train station, what's the distance between them, and how much time is needed? We are a family (2 adults, 2 teenagers) and have 4 big suitcases... Our arrival time is 16.30 and there are trains leaving 17.11 and 18.10.

      And yet, where can we buy tickets for trains and local buses?

      Thank you for reading this and my best regards from Finland!
      - Sinikka

      3 Answers Jul 1, 2014 at 1:10 PM
    • places near Tavira also worth a stay

      by ciarahu Online Now Jun 23, 2014 at 1:31 PM

      Going to tavira for a few days in sept where else close by is worth a visit for a further few nights? thanks Ciara

      3 Answers Jun 24, 2014 at 7:49 AM
    • Tavira Holiday

      by thelix Online Now May 30, 2014 at 1:19 PM

      We are looking at booking an apartment on the outskirts of Tavira, santa maria area, is this too far out to enjoy the restaurants and bars Tavira has to offer?

      1 Answer May 30, 2014 at 10:57 PM
    • Relocating

      by guyfawes Online Now Nov 24, 2013 at 4:55 AM

      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.

      10 Answers Nov 25, 2013 at 12:03 PM
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      Car hire Tavira

      by DuncanM8 Online Now Sep 8, 2013 at 6:30 AM

      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.

      4 Answers Oct 31, 2013 at 9:44 AM
    • Best Place to Buy Fish, Veggies, and Fruits

      by buckrodgers Online Now Jul 30, 2013 at 12:50 PM

      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?


      3 Answers Aug 2, 2013 at 4:33 AM
    • Tow Bar fitting

      by pabeer Online Now Jul 22, 2013 at 3:11 AM

      Can anyone tell me where the best place in the Tavira areas would be to get a tow bar fitted to my car? Thanks.

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      by Scotnav Online Now Jun 17, 2013 at 4:24 PM

      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!

      8 Answers Jun 24, 2013 at 3:03 PM
    • day trips

      by david.hamilton Online Now Jun 11, 2013 at 3:57 AM

      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

      5 Answers Aug 17, 2013 at 5:39 AM
    • Weather and accommodation in April

      by SueMcL Online Now Mar 27, 2013 at 4:46 AM

      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.

      5 Answers Mar 31, 2013 at 4:39 PM
    • Retirees in Tavira

      by buckrodgers Online Now Feb 28, 2013 at 8:40 PM

      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?

      2 Answers Mar 3, 2013 at 2:41 AM
    • Weather in January and Feburary

      by buckrodgers Online Now Feb 15, 2013 at 5:06 AM

      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)?

      Thank you.

      3 Answers Feb 16, 2013 at 1:23 AM
    • Is the Eastern Algarve (Rio Formosa / Tavira region) more beautiful than the West Algarve?

      by buckrodgers Online Now Jan 26, 2013 at 6:52 AM


      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:

      Thank you.

      2 Answers Jan 28, 2013 at 3:13 AM
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      Some random shopping questions!

      by NiniM Online Now Jul 24, 2012 at 12:28 PM

      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!

      3 Answers Jul 25, 2012 at 1:28 PM
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      Rua Maria Lourdes Pintasilgo

      by Daresh15 Online Now Jan 29, 2012 at 10:42 AM

      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.

      1 Answer Jan 29, 2012 at 3:11 PM
    • Which side of the river?

      by Westerngran Online Now Sep 14, 2011 at 2:27 AM

      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.

      1 Answer Sep 19, 2011 at 3:43 AM
    • Bus Travel in Travira town.

      by Westerngran Online Now Aug 7, 2011 at 3:22 AM

      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.

      2 Answers Aug 9, 2011 at 12:56 PM
    • Quinta Da Gomeira Complex Cabanas

      by vdelussey Online Now Jul 28, 2011 at 7:05 AM

      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

      2 Answers Jan 24, 2013 at 4:51 AM
    • transport in the algarve

      by isotemp Online Now Jun 12, 2011 at 8:35 AM

      can you get a train from Tavira to villamoura?

      4 Answers Jun 13, 2011 at 4:57 AM
    • Quad/Car Hire

      by sharpey73 Online Now May 12, 2011 at 11:19 AM


      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

      1 Answer May 12, 2011 at 11:47 PM
    • MBH2

      by MBH2 Online Now Dec 31, 2010 at 9:23 AM

      Is there a hotel pool in Tavira town centre open to non residents?

      2 Answers Jan 2, 2011 at 10:25 AM
    • anybody living in tavira portugal

      by johnmckenna Online Now Oct 3, 2010 at 3:14 PM

      looking for information from somebody living in tavira portugal

      9 Answers Jul 16, 2011 at 7:39 AM
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      Vela 2

      by Mardai24 Online Now Sep 7, 2010 at 8:51 AM

      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.

      2 Answers Sep 8, 2010 at 4:54 AM
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      Cabanas de Tavira

      by Mardai24 Online Now Aug 18, 2010 at 7:45 AM

      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.

      10 Answers Sep 7, 2010 at 6:16 AM
    • accomodation location?

      by Aiphos Online Now Aug 8, 2010 at 7:33 AM

      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!
      Kind regards

      2 Answers Sep 6, 2010 at 12:19 PM