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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Sublocality
“Estoi is a beautiful small village near the city of Faro. The village is known for the beautiful old palace which is situated in the village (Now it's a hotel; Pousada). Walking through the streets of Estoi; time stands still. Also The Church of Estoi is a visit worth.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Lodging
“Not everyone likes a sandy beach and until very recently this 90s built resort just outside Santa Luzia allowed non paying guests to use their large outdoor pool and facilities. This it seems has all changed and in July and August expect to get turned away Out of peak months they will no doubt return to normal service but this is fairly standard behaviour from hotels during peak season. Nice pool side bars and restaurant and heated pool. Parking can be tricky although if you are resourceful you will always find something.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“The beach for your stay for sure if you don't feel like taking great distances to it. Either you park your car in the free parking very close location to the place you take the boat (just a ridiculous short 2min ride), or you walk a few 20min to it, this beach is a great place to spend your vacations. If you fell adventurous, wait for the low tide to walk to and from the beach!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“The place for Happy Hour, 7-8pm Brilliant Cocktails, outdoor seating close to Boardwalk and the Ria Formosa.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Torre de Aires is a site of the village of Luz de Tavira. It has a watchtower that covers the Ria Formosa, long abandoned and in a state of degradation.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“The freshest of fresh fish grilled in front of you at this street-side restaurant. Popular and lively.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Très belle plage aménagée , dont le bateau pour s'y rendre est accessible à 10 mn à pied depuis Tavira White House”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Começar com umas ameijoas da ria formosa :) De provar o arroz de lingueirão e a cabidela de choco. Imperdíveis. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Portuguese Restaurant
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“Steak, steak and more steak ! Only 50m from The Lemon Tree House, this tiny restaurant is run by Junior - a Brazilian friend of ours. The steaks are great. Booking is essential. Tel : +351 915 087 614”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“You can't beat the Peri-Peri chicken and authentic atmosphere Takeaway available”
  • 8 locals recommend
Portuguese Restaurant
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“Dedicated to the most authentic regional cuisine from Algarve, has a legion of devoted fans which makes it difficult to get a table, even out of high season - Summer.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is a Portuguese fish charcoal grill restaurant. Best for lunch. Open from 12.00 hrs. Simple, tasty food : salad and boiled potatoes offered to all when sitting down. Different fish will be offered as it is grilled. Just say yes or no to it. If you would like Choco or cuttlefish please ask. Great experience and good value for money. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Grocery Store
“De Lidl heb je ook gewoon in Sao Bras :). Het is ongeveer 5 minuten rijden vanaf het huis. De Lidl is elke dag open van 9 tot 9. Genoeg parkeerlocaties om je dagelijkse producten in huis te halen.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Rustic house in which the dining room works in the cellar and in the old vacaria. It has an attentive service where the cuisine is homemade, being the mountain's food that dominate the menu. Good wines and homemade digestives.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 6 locals recommend
Establishment
“Disco in Tavira, for the young and the young at heart. They have several ambiances suitable for who like to dance or for those who just are there to enjoy a drink and relax”
  • 5 locals recommend