Tavira to Tarifa via Gibraltar

Tavira to Tarifa via Gibraltar

Tavira is a town in Portugal which is part of the EU and Schengen community.  Tavira offers the following points of interest for tourists and photographers;

  • Praia de Cabanas
  • Castle of Tavira
  • Camera Obscura Tavira
  • Boat from Ria Formosa to  Praia de Ilha de Tavira

Tavira is a very walkable city, you’ll be able to see all these sights in a morning, what people do here is relax, enjoy the beaches and the good food.

Tavira, PortugalView from the castle of Tavira, Portugal

Tavira is a quiet Portuguese town, close to many quiet and beautiful beaches.  This is the perfect place to relax, also the food is pretty good too!  There are more than 100 hotels in Tavira listed online.  I am lucky that my parents live in Tavira so I stayed with them, get in touch if you are coming to Tavira, if I’m there we can meet up!

If you love good food and fresh fish, Tavira is perfect for you, I have enjoyed food at the following restaurants around downtown Tavira;

  • Vista Mar
  • Zeca da Bica
  • Ponto de Encontro
  • Restaurante O Ciclista
  • Nunos (in Cabanas)

Nunos is brilliant for a snack and cold beer, Portugal is famous for its Sagres and Superbock beers.

Hire car - from Tavira to Tarifa via GibraltarHire car – from Tavira to Tarifa via Gibraltar

I traveled in my dads hire car to Tarifa, with a stop off in Gibraltar on the way.  If you were travelling by bus, it is possible to get an Alsa bus from Tavira to Sevilla, then take another bus to La Línea de la Concepción and walk over the border to Gibraltar.  From Gibraltar to Tarifa, you can walk over the border to  La Línea de la Concepción, and take a bus to Tarifa via Algeciras.

A monkey sat on The Rock of GibraltarA Barbary macaque monkey sat on the rock of Gibraltar

Gibraltar is part of the UK and EU but not part of the Schengen community.  Gibraltar offers the following points of interest for tourists and photographers;

  • The rock of Gibraltar
  • Saint Michael’s cave
  • Europa point lighthouse
  • British pubs
  • Moorish castle
  • Gibraltar botanic gardens

Is a visit to Gibraltar a visit to another country?  I say yes, just like Puerto Rico is!

Main Street, Gibraltar

Main Street, Gibraltar

The Rock of Gibraltar is the famous thing to do in Gibraltar and it’s worth it for the views of Africa and Spain.  You’ll also see the Barbary Macaque monkeys at the top which makes for some interesting photography!   The hotels in Gibraltar are reasonably priced, and after the Brexit, the pound is cheap to buy.  Shopping is cheap here too and it’s a tax free state!  You can easily see Gibraltar in a day, it’s all walkable and you can take a cable car up the rock.

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2017-03-13T15:11:30+00:00 October 3rd, 2016|Gibraltar, Portugal, Southern Europe|0 Comments

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