When we staying in Portugal a couple of years ago we never ventured east of Faro.. My parents had driven over from Spain, and it almost felt like we’d be taking them home to explore on the eastern side of the coast. Plus it was our first visit and we had plenty to keep occupied. This time around we wanted to see more places we hadn’t seen on our last trip, and spent some time exploring Tavira on the Eastern Algarve. My parents hadn’t visited there for over twenty years either, so we were all set for a new adventure.
By the side of one of the towers we found some steps which took us down into the main street through Tavira. I really liked the feel of the town, with it’s pretty cobbled side streets, it felt very welcoming.
We following the road down, past the bustling shops to Praca da Republica trying to persuade my son that he should save his Euros for something he really wanted, rather than the first thing he saw!
We did spot a road train but we couldn’t work out where it stopped, but that would have been an ideal way to see the town.
We walked past the Mercado da Ribeira and found a lovely restaurant looking out across the estuary. Once we’d finished our lunch we headed back into Jardim do Coreto as we were really intrigued by the beautiful bandstand.
What we didn’t realise until we got up close was that the bandstand is actually moated and has some interesting inhabitants.
We’d had a lovely time exploring Tavira on the Eastern Algarve, and it’s definitely somewhere I’d go back to again to explore in more detail.
Have you been? If so, where would you recommend we should visit next?