Pousada de Juventude de Tavira

Youth hostel in the old part of Tavira, the nicest city in the eastern Algarve

Youth Hostel in Tavira

Tavira on the estuary of the river Gilão is one of the most attractive towns in the Algarve. After the earthquake of 1755, the city was rebuilt from scratch, so that the heritage of Tavira is still visible through this typical architecture of the 18th century. East of Tavira the protected lagoon landscape of the Ria Formosa begins, separated from the Atlantic Ocean by a barrier of islands, including the islands of Tavira and Cabanas.


The youth hostel is situated on the upper part of the old town near the Moorish castle. Most of the points of interest such as the Torre de Tavira with a spectacular 360° view of a camara obscura and the lower part of the historical center on the banks of the river are within walking distance. A Tuk Tuk tour is recommended to explore the town, the largest sea-salt pans of the Algarve and the museum of tuna fishing.

  •  City center: within walking distance
  •  Nearest airport: Aeroporto de Faro, 40 km
  •  Nearest beach: Praia da Ilha de Tavira, 5 min. by ferry boat from Quatro Aguas
  •  Nearest golf course: Benamor, 6 km

Sports & Leisure:

The marina of Quatro Águas on the mouth of the river Gilão offers a variety of water sports. The main beach of Tavira, Praia de Tavira, lies on the seafront of Tavira Island, just a few minutes by boat. The eastern Algarve is an ideal territory for biking: the flat coastal area along the Ria Formosa invites to relaxed bike tours, the hilly interior challenges mountain bikers, and road bikers will appreciate the panoramic countryside roads across the Barrocal. Just a few minutes away from the city 3 interesting golf courses offer different challenges, and the nearby Monte Rei Golf & Country Club is one of the most exclusive golf resorts in the Algarve.

Rua Miguel Bombarda
8800-419 Tavira

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