Tavira on Portugal's beautiful East Algarve, perfect for those self catering holidays, villa and apartment rentals by the beach or cottages in the old town. This stunning river town of Tavira is the capital of the eastern algarve, an historic Moorish town with fabulous beaches, great scenery and wildlife, and golf courses. Often known as the "Venice of the Algarve", Tavira is waiting for you. With its cobbled streets and famous Roman Bridge, great restaurants and slow pace of life, you will get an unforgettable holiday experience.Tavira is an authentic classic working coastal town and is not just a 'part time' holiday resort, and is therefore open all year round. It is know to the Portuguese locals as the 'Princess of the Algarve'. It still retains a quaint charm, a small castle, over thirty classic churches, and a vibrant restaurant/cafe culture based around the town centre and the Bishop Square quarter.Based in the Algarves Rio Formosa nature reserve it is surrounded by fantastic 'blue flag' beaches',salt pan marshes, orange/lemon groves and popular golf courses. It's sunny climate, general low air fares, extremely low crime rate, friendly locals, and a really relaxing pace of life, makes Tavira an ideal value for money holiday location. Just 25 minutes from Faro airport makes it an easy transfer.