This historic city which was founded in the year 1266 has about 15,133 inhabitants. It was consecrated by UNESCO, having integrated into the network of cities and countries its Mediterranean diet which involves a range of skills, knowledge, rituals, symbols and traditions related to the harvests, the crop, fisheries, cattle raising, conservation, processing, quilting, and in particular, the sharing and consumption of food.
Tavira is also known for having some of the most beautiful beaches of the Algarve and Portugal, all included in Ria Formosa Natural Park which covers the entire county coast. It’s separated from the sea by two dune bars: the Cabanas Island and the Tavira Island. In addition to the barrier islands, the Ria Formosa integrates a set of channels, salt marshes and swamplands.
The climate is temperate Mediterranean. The sea can reach pleasant temperatures during the summer and early autumn, which can be around 26 ° C in the warmer months.