Tavira (15 km)

Tavira is a town to fall in love with and perhaps the most beautiful town in the Algarve. It is located on the Gilão River. The most photographed spot in Tavira is the Ponte Romana. This Romanesque bridge spans the river Gilão and connects the east and west banks of the city.

Tavira is charming, uncluttered, lively and has nice restaurants and shops. It is located in the middle of the salt pans area of the Ria Formosa Natural Park. Tavira is also called “The Venice of the Algarve”. Throughout the summer there are performances and feiras (regional markets) on the square in front of the town hall.
Tavira is famous for its churches. If you look around the city, you should be able to count 38 spires.
With a ferry you can visit the beaches of the island of Tavira.

Ria Formosa

The Ria Formosa is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Portugal. The coastal area can be compared to the Dutch Wadden Sea. It is a tidal area with many islands, white sandy beaches and blue lagoons. The lagoon is connected to the sea. In this area you can encounter interesting bird species such as spoonbills, purple coots and flamingos. In addition, there are about a hundred other bird species. You can also find special nature on land and in the water. This area is home to turtles and a large population of seahorses.

Moncarapacho (33 km)

Moncarapacho is a small, authentic Portuguese village. Here are several restaurants, shops and terraces. There are banks and a large supermarket.

Fuseta (27 km)

Fuseta is a sweet little fishing village. It has narrow streets, cozy village squares and there is a nice mix of locals, fishermen and a (modest) number of tourists. Fuseta is located right on the Ria Formosa and you have a beautiful view over the harbor, the lagoons and the sea.
There are 2 beaches: the inner beach Fuseta and Ilha da Fuseta. There is a nice bar on this beach for terrace lovers. It is also a nice beach for parents with small children, because there are no waves. With a ferry or taxi boat you can sail for a few euros to Ilha de Fuseta, with its miles of sandy beaches.

Faro (53 km)

You mainly go to the Algarve for the beaches, the mountain villages and the beautiful nature. Visiting a city is probably not the first thing you think of. Yet a look at Faro, the capital of the region, is the icing on the cake during a holiday to the Algarve. Everyone will quickly feel at home in this hospitable city. The beauty of Faro can be found within the city walls of the old center. It is nice and quiet and there are beautiful corners everywhere, alleys with white-painted houses and squares with orange trees.