We are thinking of booking a week away at end of August in the Algarve. Seen some accomodation in various resorts but not sure where would be best for us. 2 DDs age 5 and 2, would like a lovely beach, family friendly eating out etc and not too lively. Any recommendations gratefully received thankyou!
tavira is fabulous, been there 3 or 4 times i really really love it. first went while backpacking and ended up just staying there. if you want to book your own break the tourist office is really helpful. i also recommend the good train service. please eat lots of custard tarts
overthemill - so would you book tavira rather than cabanas as on paper they both look nice? And is so can i ask why? I'm guessing that in tavira you have access to trains but not in cabanas - so you'd need a hire car there?
yes i would because of the transport issue - if you fly to faro and use train to tavira you could, i think, get away without car hire. you walk/bus from the centre (very pretty) and get boat to beach. assuming you have buggy still (?) it is manageable i think. from tavira you can use local bus to cabanas and other lovely places. if you go with operator of course you get coach to resort but i'd go independently. and honestly think you won't want to leave tavira once you get there.
the beach is called ille de tavira i think - it is a long sandy spit that you get boat too (lovely) but take note that the far end is naturist. there s also a campsite there and reasonable beach cafe etc