There is something for everyone in the charming, historic town of Tavira. The villa is a just a 10 minute walk from the town centre with its many shops, bars restaurants and sights. The wonderfully secluded local beaches on the Ilha de Tavira are reached by a short boat ride from the town. Close by are a number of magnificent golf courses, and if you like fishing, boats leave the down-town pier for deep-sea fishing all along the Algarve coast. Plus many other activities, places of interest and museums. In nearby Luz de Tavira there are fine examples of Manueline art and the Roman mosaics of Torre de Aves and the spectacular City of Seville is only 90 min away by car.
A car is recommended if you want to to make the most of all that Tavira has to offer but since the Villa is located just a short 10 mins walk from the centre of town, it is not essential.
Golf: at Benamor (10 mins), Quinta da Ria/Quinta de Cima (15 mins) and Castro Marim (25 mins), they can all be booked through Angie at preferential rates. There is also the relatively new Monte Rei Golf and Country club (20 mins), heralded as “the most exclusive and cosmopolitan development in the Algarve”, which is set in 1000 acres of beautiful countryside along the N125, approximately half-way to Vila Real de Santo Antonio.
Read what Lonely Planet has to say about Tavira.