The Algarve is the most popular region in Portugal, according to the numbers of tourists visiting the Region. Eastern Algarve is well renowned for its beaches and warm waters warmed by Gulf stream. People coming here usually land at Faro airport eager to visit the sandy bays and coves in the west, although there are long sandy beaches in the east as well.
Equally popular among ornithologists due to wide variety of birds in the region, the Eastern Algarve is similar to neighboring areas in Spain in many respects. The Eastern Algarve has seen limited development so, if you want to avoid the crowds, it’s not that difficult. If you want to explore the area, you could use Tavira as a base, though you will have to book a villa rental well in advance because it is a popular location. Once established in a base, take a stroll and try some local food such as fresh tuna with onion and have a few drinks in the evening, then wander back to your holiday villa for a peaceful night’s sleep.
Tavira has some Castle ruins as well as 21 churches to visit. Most of them are used only occasionally, but you can still visit these Churches if you ask around, usually someone has a key. Tavira is only 2 km away from the sea and if you want to visit Ilha de Tavira, the best way to travel is by boat along the river. A shuttle service also operates from a wharf located opposite the island. It is likely to be crowded once you reach the beach, but all you need to do to reach the nearby open spaces is walk for 5 or 10 minutes. Again, car rental is the best way to tour the area and a renting villa is a great option if you like to chill out at nights.
The Eastern Algarve and the surrounding regions of Portugal have welcomed tourists for many years and it is well geared up in terms of the supply of Portuguese holiday rental accommodation, including studios, apartments, villas, duplexes, townhouses, farmhouses and even mansions, to provide you with perfect holiday accommodation facilities. Find a suitable holiday home in the Eastern Algarve and book direct with the owner. If you prefer self catering facilities there are plenty of choices, otherwise you can choose from bed and breakfast or hotel accommodation.
The Eastern Algarve has been charming tourists who enjoy a peaceful holiday for years, a tried and trusted destination with a big welcome!