Rent a car in Tavira to enable yourself to explore both Spain and Portugal whilst here.
Famed for having some of the most beautiful churches in the Algarve, explore them all. Marvel at the wonderful carvings and blue and white azuejos at the Igreja da Misericórdia.
Head to the Gran-Plaza Shopping Mall and indulge in some retail therapy. The island beach at Tavira is unmissable and should provide visitors with some well-deserved relaxation time.
Stroll along the Gilão River and enjoy the beautiful views over the city. The cuisine here is unrivalled. Make sure you stop by a restaurant and try some of the local delicacies.
Discover the Algarve and Beyond
There are a variety of golf courses within close proximity to Tavira. Monte Rei is probably the most popular, and the most spectacular one too. Benamor is the oldest course in this area of the Algarve, but still oozes charm. There are many more golf courses within close proximity.
Head to Castro Marim and locate the castle. Soak up the views spanning the area and spot the salt flats too. Next on the agenda should be visiting the Reserva Natural do Sapal. Home to many bird and plant species, you will find an afternoon here very enjoyable.
Travel back towards the airport and you should stumble across Olhao. Wander along the promenade here and then spend some time exploring the architecture of this town. Once you have finished here, stroll onto Ria Formosa and relax.