This large luxuriously furnished and fully equipped apartment is situated on the edge of beautiful and Ancient and Romantic Tavira Town, Algarve in a great location. Right in the heart of the Ria Formosa nature reserve, this is an ideal location for all types of holidays. 25 minutes from Faro airport and 20 minutes to the border with Spain, ideally situated for touring, sight seeing, golf, beaches, bird watching and many other activities. The apartment is fully equipped with everything you would expect in a modern holiday apartment, 2 large bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large fully equipped kitchen with all appliances, large lounge diner with satellite TV/DVD player, CD player. Huge ground floor terrace with furniture bbq etc
Passes for nearby Tavira Gardens with 4 pools and bars etc can be purchased at 5 euros/day each.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Isla de Tavira access by ferries from the town cen|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro 34 km, Nearest railway: Tavira Porta Nova 1 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
The coast of Tavira is located within the Ria Formosa National Park. The clean uncrowded sandy Isla de Tavira beach is one of the largest and best beaches in the Algarve, with EC Blue Flag status, and can be reached by a charming short ferry trip from Tavira town or by a little journey on the holiday train at Barril. There are also many other enormous clean sandy mainland beaches all along the coast, as far as the Spanish border to the east or Faro to the west, none of which is ever overcrowded.
Four top quality golf courses are within easy reach; the nearest, Benamor, is just 4km away. Quinta da Cima and Quinta de Ria are a 5 minute drive from the apartment - Cima was voted the best course on the Algarve in 2004. On the Portuguese border you will find the Castro Marim course with excellent views of the countryside, sea and Spain. Lots of other courses in the western Algarve and western Spain are within one hour's drive. Tavira Garden is just 15 minutes drive from the new Jack Nicklaus Monte Rei golf complex - first 18 holes opened in 2007.
Price discounts at most local golf courses can be obtained with a Tavira Garden card, which should be requested before arrival. Golf club rental is available, including trolley.
Special Interest Holidays
Private boat trips can be organised, completely tailor-made to suit your own requirements. Boat takes up to 7 people. For example - bird watching in the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve; fishing; exploring the coast, Tavira Island, the River Gilão through Tavira town and the Ria Formosa. Why not visit one of the deserted beaches along this part of the coast, or take a boat trip to pretty Santa Luzia village for a leisurely fish lunch in one of the cheap little restaurants overlooking the sea?
The unspoiled coastal villages of Santa Luzia, Cabanas, Cacela Velha and Fuzeta are all a 5-10 min drive away (also reached by bus or train) - all with huge clean sandy beaches which are never over-crowded even in summer. The beautiful hills and villages of the Serra do Caldeirão are just a few km north. The Spanish border is approx 30km east, where the border castles, delightful old villages and broad River Guadiana are well worth exploring.
The nearest supermarket is approx 500 metres away (open 7 days per week 9am-9pm). The nearest bakers, cafés, post office, newsagent, chemist, other small shops and cash point are approx 900 metres away. There is a large daily market in the town, selling delicious local produce, fruit/vegetables, meat and fish.
It's just a short walk to the delightful old town areas, harbour, fishing port and Roman Bridge. Stroll round the maze of cobbled streets and alleyways in Tavira to search out the little shops, restaurants and bars. This beautiful and historic part of the Algarve has not been discovered by many tourists, and is untouched by any 'yob culture'.