Places you need to visit
Tired of beach, did you ever imagine you could have waterfalls in Algarve?!
This is the greatest secret of Algarvian people, a beautiful place to enjoy a day, with the amazing country side weather. Dive in this clear and fresh water is more than a pleasure, is just mesmerizing.
To go there just follow the link on your google maps app
Pego do Inferno, Estr. EN514-2, 8800 Tavira
Marzipan fruit sweets at Mercado Municipal de Tavira
If you want to feel close to Algarve gastronomic culture this is the best place to find fresh fish and seafood. The best time to go there is really early in the morning, 7 am or 8 am but if you go at 12am you still will find a lot of variety.
If you are looking for goodies to take to your family there is also a lot of different things that you can buy, an advise? Buy Marzipan fruit sweets and sea salt, you won’t find this goodies anywhere else outside of Portugal.
You have one book with Algarvian food at the house or if you want you can download here (http://www.visitalgarve.pt/pressroom.file.php?fileID=29&file=rta_livro_receitas-en_free.pdf), if you go to the market take with you and ask the sellers to help you find the ingredients, people in Tavira are really friendly, and if you have any doubt send us an email we can help you.
Mercado Municipal de Tavira, Tavira, Portugal
Want to see what Ria formosa has to offer? So grab the bike and make the ecovia tour, a amazing way to know the ecosystem of the Ria Formosa.
The ecovia will take you to the Ria Formosa Natural Park that is one of the most amazing places of the Algarve, not only for its variety of landscapes but also because of its unique location. Recently elected as one of the 7 Natural Wonders of Portugal.
A paradise for birdwatchers, the Ria Formosa is considered an important bird area (IBA) and is part of the Natura 2000 Network. This is one of the most important areas for aquatic birds in Portugal, hosting on a regular basis more than 20,000 birds during the wintering period. The area is also very important as stop-over point in the migration routes between Europe and Africa and it provides shelter for rare species in Portugal such as the Purple Swamphen, the symbol of this Natural Park and for other emblematic species like the colorful flamingos.
On this Nature Park we can find other endangered species such as the chameleon – a reptile that only exists in the south of Portugal and the seahorse, where we have one of the largest populations of seahorses in the world.
The Ria Formosa is also known for the Portuguese Water Dog, a breed native from the Algarve and almost threatened with extinction some decades ago.
Due to its shallow waters, the lagoon is also a nursery in such several oceanic species spend their early stages of life, some of them of high commercial value. Shellfish farming is also a very economic activity in the tidal flats of the Ria Formosa. This extremely hard labour is responsible for nearly 80% of the Portuguese clam exports.
Check more on the link
Follow the link, this is a walk tour so there are several interest points where you can stop