Is a long stretch of sand that has several good beaches to offer. There are regular ferry crossings to this island.
Separated by an arm of the Ria Formosa, Cabanas is quite and isolated. It can be reached by boat from Tavira. Resort Quinta Velha
Lies opposite the village of the same name and can only be reached by boat by boat. This extinctive beach offers soft and calm warm waters.
A combination of natural beauty and excellent beach facilities, Terra Estreita in Santa Luzia (on Tavira Island) offers the ultimate beach experience arising from the ‘Vida é bela’ (Life is beautiful) concept and the services offered by the Quinta das Lágrimas and Vila Galé hotels. This ‘experience’, both innovative and revolutionary, lifts the beach holiday to a whole new level – promising luxurious comfort, unexpected pleasures and delicious cuisine.
The Experience Beach ‘vida é bela’® is the only beach in the country where the entertainment goes beyond mere beach activities and water sports. In this small temple dedicated to leisure, you can go for a ride on a tethered balloon, have a massage, practise yoga, go to open-air cinemas, listen to live jazz, go sailing, take sushi workshops, go for nature discovery walks in the Ria Formosa, or to sunset parties – called ‘Sunset Experiences’.
All of this is within the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve, one of the most natural, beautiful and peaceful places in the Algarve. It is easily accessible by regular boat service, this little piece of paradise is open until 15th September for holidaymakers who wish to enjoy the subtler pleasures of life.
Barril is long enough to encompass both the cosmopolitan atmosphere and near complete secuusion.
Is approximately 12km east of Tavira. The natural appeal of this beach is enhanced by a small selection of bars, restaurants and hotels.