Tavira is a beautiful town in the Eastern Algarve, which, as it is not on the beachfront, escapes the hustle and bustle of mass tourism.
The beach is possible, wide, free, and with the warmest water in the Algarve, but you have to take a boat for a short crossing.
That’s why the city is essentially a passing visit, except for those who fall in love with it, and become recurring.
Highlights in Tavira:
It is worth walking around the city, enjoying the narrow streets that surround the castle, the churches, the gardens, and spending a few hours exploring the Ria Formosa and the pristine beaches.