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Alegria (B&B)

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 10 reviews

Guest house | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Take a brief moment and inspire yourself over the rooftops of an ancient city erstwhile inhabited by the Phoenicians and Celts.

The air-conditioned rooms at the Alegria B&B features a minimalist an comfortable interior. Have a minibar, flat-screen cable TV, wirless and a private bathroom. The bedroom is a private terrace with a unique view of the old town of Tavira.

You can rent bikes, boat or car from the Alegria B&B, so you can explore the surrounding beauty. the owners can inform guests about the activities and attractions available.

The breakfast is served on the terrace according guests preference.

A place where history meets sustainability and a preserved environment witness the past and foresee the future.

A perfect integration reflects the architectural lines of this building which includes the famous scissors roofs.

Situated in the core of Tavira downtown “Alegria B&B” stresses the flavors of Mediterranean influence and incorporates the concerns of organic life. Placed over the rooftops “Alegria B&B” brings you all the comfort you require and fulfills your needs. Placed in the middle of the contemporary life of local Tavira inhabitants you can find a place and a service according to your requirements. “Alegria” is property owned by a young couple that decided to dedicate their lifes to hospitality with a personal touch.

We are offering you singular experience weather you choose the beautiful beaches of Tavira Island or the fantastic walks in Ria Formosa protected environmental areas where you can watch a multiple and variety of singular bird species or the historical tours to ancient Algarve villages and breathless unseen sights.

But if you prefer simply stay at home and experience the gastronomical delicatessen of our wines and cuisine we are most happy to serve you!

A unique sight with a tremendous view over the rooftops of downtown Tavira "Alegria B&B" offers you a singular Terrace with 60 m2 and very comfortable vintage bedroom with total privacy in an independent floor. A taste of Algarve's singularity.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Tavira Island/Cabanas beach/Terra Estreita/Praia d 1 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Faro 30 km, Nearest railway: Tavira 1 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Boat available
General Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Games room, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available

The Algarve region

The Eastern Algarve is the lesser known part of the Algarve and as many of the beaches are accessible by boat it has meant that it has not suffered the building blight that some parts of the Algarve have experienced. It provides the visitor with a more authentic Portuguese experience and the town of Tavira with its Moorish and Phoenician influences is the jewel in its crown.

Many people come to the Eastern Algarve to bird watch as the Ria Formosa is the most important birding site in the Algarve. Covering 60km it comprises large areas of dunes, lagoons, channels and islands, salt pans pools and river mouths. The diversity of habitat in the area means that you can spot up to 50 species of bird in a morning from Greater Flamingoes to Eurasian spoonbills to Crested Coots. It is an area of great importance for a wide range of breeding, passage and wintering birds hence it is a haven for the ornithologist.

Families will enjoy visiting the Ria Formosa Park which has a visitors centre situated at Quinta da Marim close to Olhao. Here there is a 3km nature trail which takes you right through the heart of the Ria Formosa from the salt marshes and Roman ruins to a traditional villa built by local poet Joao Lucio. The park has a breeding program for the native Portuguese water dogs and visitors can stroke the dogs at the kennels and talk to the handlers.

There are three Golf courses just 5 minutes away, Quinta de Ria, Benamor and Quinta de Cima

Other interest points:

Lagos Zoo

Omega Parque - Near Monchique. Endangered wild animals in a stunning mountainside location.

Zoomarine - near Albufeira. Dolphinarium with several attractions.

Aqualand - Near Armação de Pêra. Big Aquapark with a lot of high slides.

Slide & Splash - near Lagoa. Big Aquapark.

Krazy World - near Algoz - Funpark for children and adults with two mini-golf courses (18 holes), pools,

childrenfarm, crocodilepark and Quad mania.

Aquashow - near Quarteira. Aqualand with the biggest wave pool in Europe.

Karting Algarve - in Almancil (between Vilamoura and Loulé).

Roma Golf Park - near Vilamoura. Super Mini-Golf and leisure park.

Fábrica do Inglês - in Silves - Entertainment and culturepark, Corkmuseum.

Omega Parque - near Monchique. Zoo, holding only threatened species.

Cova dos Mouros - Mining village near Alcoutim. Reconstruction of pre-historical mining activity in the Algarve.

Watch Algarve's promotional video on Youtube

Central Tavira

Alegria (B&B) is located in down town Tavira a gem waiting to be explored with over 30 catholic churches and a castle to discover.

Take the mini train or visit the camera obscura to get an overview of the town then explore the narrow cobbled streets and tree lined river banks in your own time taking a break at a pavement cafe to watch the world go by.

There are dozens of bars and restaurants to choose from and free live entertainment in the town square in high season. There are lots of beaches to discover by boat, by train and by car. A highlight is the ferry ride down the river and over to the Ila de Tavira where the pristine blue flag beach stretches for 18km-just walk a few minutes down the beach for your own private piece of paradise.

Tavira town is very family friendly and at night you will see family groups out enjoying themselves.Quick access to the A22 makes visiting the West Algarve easy.

Tavira is steeped in history and offers historians a great look back in time with over 32 churches. Take a 15 minute drive east and you are in Spain.

With the A22 and a local train station within 2km, you can travel the Algarve to fully enjoy what is on offer on this stunning location.

Tavira is a picturesque town with cobbled streets and tiled roof buildings, it also has an abundance of pavement cafe's and bars to sit and watch the world go by

The river Gilao meets the river Sequa and the Roman bridges that cross it are very attractive.

Take the little train or horse drawn carriage around Tavira to see the sights.

The beaches around the area are blue flag standard and those close by are part of the Ria Formosa National Park,

Visit Praia Barril beach which you can access by a little train or by foot, Iiha Tavira beach by boat from Tavira centre, Cabanas beach accessed by boat or if you prefer to drive up to the beach visit Praia Verde, Altura, Monte Gordo and many more.

In the summer there is a good program of evening entertainment much of it open air and free.

July and August are the months when the cine club film festival visit the town and well worth a look.

Other festivals are the medieval or the Easter parade in Tavira.

Visit the sea salt flats or the oyster and fish farms, go to the obsevatory tower in the north of the city or visit the castle.

Take a paddle steamer down the Guardian River to Alcotim or visit the Zoo Marine, the Aqualand pool or go karting, all a short drive away.

Take the ferry from Villa Real to Ayomonte a lovely village just over the Spanish border for Tapas.

There are several open markets in the area Tavira has one daily and there is a Sunday market only a few mins drive away.

There are three 18 hole golf courses and one 9 hole, Benemor is only a five mins drive and the others are within 20 mins.

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26 Oct 2014


"Perfect Holiday"

Fabulous holiday , exceptional hosts would stay there again.
The b&b was central to everything. The host were more than helpful with anything you asked for

18 Oct 2014


"Buen sitio pero dueño despistado"

Estuvimos allí en el puente de Diciembre y la verdad es que el sitio es estupendo. Hay que saber que es una habitación independiente con su baño privado en la azotea de un edificio pero que para en… More

We would like to apologize for the unique event in our live to have a delay in service. This situation has never happen before and we have hundreds of customers that can speak on our behalf in terms of punctuality and impeccable service. We take seriously the responsibility to have the highest standards in guest house and in customer satisfaction. For that matter and to what really happen in this situation once more we would like to sincerely express our apologies.

15 Sep 2014


"Very relaxing and laid back"

Service was excellent Rui picked us up from airport on arrival at Faro. When we arrived at the apartment we were extremely pleased. It is every bit as good as the photos, if not better! The apartment is situated on the top floor and has its own private terrace with BBQ, table and loungers/chairs. Views of roof tops over Tavira which we loved. Bedroom was lovely and modern and shower room was spotless. Breakfast was served at a time to suit ourselves on our terrace each morning. Rui just knocked on the door to let us know it was there. I think he thought we were still sleeping but to be honest we were awake but the bed was so comfy we didn't move til we had to! Breakfast was bread, croissants, meat, cheese, marmalade, yoghurt, freshly squeezed orange juice and coffee. Perfect start to the day. The location was absolutely perfect, on a tree lined avenue and less than a 2 mins flat walk to the bridge that crosses into the main part of town. There are bars and restaurants with good food. Felt restaurants were basic and not fancy but food was spot on every time which is what counts. The town was very easy to walk round and is fairly quiet, laid back and relaxing. Had a very relaxing week and would thoroughly recommend this accomodation.

8 Sep 2014


"A super B&B with great hosts and ideal location."

We spent one week here in Sept and enjoyed it very much. The room is bright and spacious with a lovely, sunny outside terrace. The small en-suite toilet/shower room is all new and everything was bea… More

20 Aug 2014


"Great room and lovely hosts!"

The room was great and very clean! There was a terrace and facilities for a great BBQ . The hosts are very helpful and friendly and keen to tell us about Tavira, places to go, etc. the location is ver… More

7 Jul 2014


"Great hosts, great stay"

We spent 10 nights and so speak from experience. It was a great stay and the owners are very helpful and, importantly, fun! At the time of booking we considered a number of hotels and are glad we did … More

21 Jun 2014



We were blown away by the hospitality and charm of this B & B.Situated centrally in the beautiful historic town of Tavira, Downtown Allegria was the perfect location from which to explore the town on … More

5 May 2014


"Superb accommodation and lovely hosts."

The apartment was really modern, complete with rooftop terrace which had the sun all day. Breakfast was served on the terrace each morning at a time suited to ourselves. Nothing was too much hassle fo… More

3 Apr 2014


"Fabulous base in Tavira"

This accommodation is beautifully presented with immediate access to the charms of Tavira. Parking is available near the B&B as is a shop from which provisions can be bought . There are many restau… More

6 Feb 2014


"Best roof terrace in Tavira !"

We returned recently from a great break in Tavira. The Alegria B&B is a perfect getaway location - a separate upstairs room with ensuite bathroom and a roof terrace overlooking the skyline of Tavira. The accommodation is well equipped, decorated to a high standard and very comfortable and the hosts are very friendly and generous with their time, always prepared to answer questions and provide any help they can. Tavira is an old town with lots of character and with plenty to see and do. Local cuisine is fantastic, including fresh fish and local produce. Even in winter we had a great time but the beaches are a definite must and we are keen to go back in the summer. Highly recommended and bargain price.

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Calendar last updated:21 Dec 2014

Based in Portugal

Languages spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese

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