The Algarve is perhaps the most well-known region in Portugal and within that, Tavira is one of its most popular towns. The Vila Gale Tavira is an ideal hotel to experience both the city and the further region as a whole. Offering four-star facilities and luxurious accommodation, the hotel is suitable for both families and couples – with a number of room types offering a variety of different features. Barril Beach is around five kilometres away and accessible by a quaint countryside train.
The onsite restaurant serves up local Portuguese fare as well as international staples, while the bar offers both snacks and drinks throughout the day. Vila Gale Tavira also has its own health centre and spa for when you need some pampering – facilities include a Turkish bath, sauna, indoor pool, and a host of massage rooms. Vila Gale Tavira also has an outdoor pool and an interactive kids’ club. The hotel is found right by Gilao River for when guests want a scenic stroll, while there are a number of golf courses within 10 kilometres.
The Algarve is a rich and diverse region, both in culture and landscape. The rugged scenes and Atlantic winds of the Southwest coast near Sagres come with white sandy beaches, while there are pleasant coves around Lagos and Albufeira. The stretches of sandbanks and tranquil water of Faro and Olhao represent a different speed for visitors, meaning the Algarve offers something for everyone. The gleaming, turquoise sea offers great opportunities to go snorkelling, diving or on boat tours to see dolphins, whales and unique caves.
For those seeking more adrenaline-fueled things to do, try windsurfing, jet skiing or cut loose in one of the many waterparks that are found along the coast. The city of Tavira is an ancient Moorish town that retains a unique character along the banks of the Gilao River, while there are numerous beaches to enjoy too. The stretches of sand enjoy a natural and underdeveloped feel due to them being protected by the Ria Formosa Nature Park, while another popular landmark is the striking medieval Castelo de Tavira.