TAVIRA PORTUGAL BEACHES
Tavira coastline is very calm and peaceful and it has 11 km of white sand beaches and very warm water. Also, the beaches are crossed by the Ria Formosa Natural Reserve and this gives you the opportunity to enjoy some boat trips and to observe the flora and fauna, most particularly the water birds as they are very numerous.
There are several natural areas of salt marshes and numerous dunes full of biodiversity. Truly an ideal holiday destination for nature lovers.
Photo: Praia de Cacela Velha. Tavira.
Photo: Gilao River and Bridges. Tavira.
Fishing Villages in Portugal
If you are looking for a Portugal fishing village, where time flows slowly, around this region you will find a world of history, heritage, and a lot of tradition. Portugal hides small treasures that many times seem untouched throughout its coastal areas.
Photo: Fishing Villages in Portugal.
By getting here you will fall in love with the charm of its people and, of course, feed your body and soul with some delicious freshly caught fish or other seafood delicacies.
Santa Luzia Portugal
Santa Luzia (Saint Lucy) village was named after the Sicilian martyr born in Syracuse, Italy. The area was named this way after she found on the sea a Holy relic of a local fisherman. That relic had been lost during a previous storm. Today her relics can be found in Lisbon.
The fishing village of Santa Luzia is a district from Tavira and a great place to wander if you want to feel the typical Algarve life. This enchanting village is famous for its ´polvo´ (octopus), which you can taste in several restaurants.
Praia Do Barril
The beach of Praia do Barril is on the Ilha de Tavira. It is a huge stretch of white sand and one of the quietest beaches from the Southern Algarve coast. Besides, it is a little wilder than other beaches along this coast, so you may feel the wind if it’s blowing.
One reason why the beach doesn’t get too busy is because you need to walk a bit from Tavira to get to it. Placed just across the Ria Formosa and close to the village of Santa Luzia, Praia do Barrill is about 4-5km from Tavira. The access to it is easy and there is also a pedestrian bridge across to the island.
The elegant buildings from Praia do Barril will impress you
The landscape on this beach is formed by the Serra do Caldeirão in the North part and the Cerro de São Miguel in to the Northwest. Moreover, the channels and the salt flats of the Ria Formosa, as well as the dune formations from the island of Tavira and the Atlantic Ocean make Praia do Barril a quite impressive destination.