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On about a 30 minutes drive from Faro, with your rental car of Tavira car hire, you find one of the Algarve´s most beautiful towns Tavira. Tavira lies between the marshes, salt pans, lagoons and flat sandy islands east of Faro. A string of elegant, 18th-century noble houses with baroque window frames and balustrated parapets, lines the waterfront along the river Gilão. Most have wrought iron balconies, whose decoration is mirrored in the railings of the pedestrian bridge that links the two sides of the town. The hip-gabled roofs are highly distinctive, knows as tesouro (treasures) roofs.
There are also gardens fronting the river, adjacent to the arcaded central Praça da República, and a covered market. Many tourists enjoy making a few trips to sites like these. Rather than relying on a tour bus, many visit our nearby car rental in Faro.
Tavira´s prosperity was built on tuna fishing, mainly during the 16th to 18th-centuries. Vast shoals used to migrate past this shoreline every summer, falling prey to the harpoons of the Tavira fleet. The giant, thrashing fish were hauled in and put to death by the fishermen amid bloody rituals which became known as the "bullfights of the sea". Visitors to the region want to see the shores where these fisherman worked day in and day out. A car hire Algarve has nearby is our local office. Visit us, and we can point you in the direction of these historical destinations.
Wealth from the Portuguese colonies was lavished on Tavira´s numerous (21) churches, whose turrets and belfries add further interest to the skyline. The finest church is Igreja do Carmo, where, beyond a simple façade, you are greeted by an unexpected riot of Baroque. The best place to view all this architectural diversity is from the walls of the castle on the south bank of the river. The best way to reach this castle is by feet. There are large parking areas in the centre were you can leave your hire car of Tavira car hire. It is a ruined castle reached by a cobbled alley from the Praça da República.
Offshore is the Ilha de Tavira (Tavira Island). This 10 km long island, with its sandy beaches and sheltered bathing, is the most accessible of the barrier islands in the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve. Ferries make the short crossing from the quarto Águas jetty, on the south bank of the River Galão. You can also walk to the island across the footbridge from Santa Luzia, the seafront fishing village 3km west of Tavira. You can leave your hire car of Tavira car hire on the parking areas nearby.
Algarve´s golf courses are among the best of the world. This region is known as a true golf paradise and widely regarded as the foremost golf holiday destination in Europe. At the last count there were 22 golf complexes, 32 separate courses and over 549 widely differing holes to play along the south coast of the Algarve - and another two complexes and 45 holes within easy driving distance just over the Spanish border.
Golf is an all-year around sport but the remain season is from October to May. We highly recommend visiting our beautiful courses. Our Algarve car rental is located in close proximity.
There are lessons from professionals available on all Lagos courses. Unlike in Britain, all of the Algarve´s courses are open for visitors. Most of them require a handicap certificate; all insist on a dress code and proper course etiquette.
Famous golf courts in the Tavira área area:
Colina Verde Golf: This executive 9-hole course is hidden away in the country between Olhão and Tavira. The 3-par course, with its 9-holes, offers the opportunity to improve the short game or develop more confidence for a recent starter. The Colina Verde Golf course is suitable for players of all levels. Straightforward enough to be enjoyable for beginners, but also testing enough for the experienced player wishing to sharpen their iron play and short game. There is only one Par 4 which is 243 metres. Both the 5th and the 9th are designed to demand accuracy in the stroke. With average playing time of one and a half hours, there is plenty of time if you so wish to take in one of the 18 hole championship courses in the locality the same day. Some visitors use a cheap car hire in Portugal to save their money for golf! In either case, it is a relaxing and pleasant experience, which is augmented by a putting green and a chipping area, making it an ideal location for professionals wishing to train groups or individuals. 9 holes Par 27.
There is a large parking area at Colina Verde where you can leave you rental car of Tavira car hire.
Benamor Golf course: Designed by Sir Henry Cotton, Benamor was the first course built east of Faro in the Algarve. This course is endorsing its growing reputation for its player enjoyment and with the recent improvement of the access from the "Via de Infante" to Tavira this makes the whole area much quicker to reach, with your hire car of Tavira car hire. The course is laid out on mainly undulating land the course offers pleasant views. There are views to the Atlantic and Tavira Island to the south and towards the hills and valleys in the north, over the Serra do Caldeirão. Players accuracy is particularly called upon by the architects retention of as many of the old trees as feasible. These natural obstacles coupled with strategic placed bunkers and occasional water hazards make the course a worthwhile challenge.
Quinta da Ria Golf: Designed by William Roquemore Jr. , Quinta da Ria is a spectacular 18 hole golf course located within the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve. Roquemore took advantage of the beautiful natural setting. The course runs down to the Ria Formosa with stunning views of the sea and mountains from anywhere along the course. A 475 meter par-5 hole sets the tone of the course taking the player down a gentle slope to the first of the several undulating green. The par-3 fifth hole is a challenging dogleg to the left with a lake to catch the short ball. The back nine takes the player close to the beach and the panoramic sea views. The interesting par-4 fourteenth of 333 meters which is another dogleg to the left presents water to the right on the drive and then again inviting water to your left to carry on the approach shot to the green. The eighteenth par-5 of 475 meters has a generous width to the fairway but the green is almost surrounded by guarding bunkers. Five lakes were strategically built along the course, which prove difficult hazards, as well as providing irrigation for the course. There are more than 300 trees including olive and carob trees on the course which were transplanted to maintain a border.
Quinta da Ria Golf has excellent parking conditions to leave your hire car of Tavira car hire.
Quinta da Cima Golf: Designed by William Roquemore Jr. , Quinta de Cima is a spectacular 18 hole golf course located within the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve.This new sister course to Quinta da Ria is of a Championship character which will provide an enjoyable challenge for most players. Set in rolling land dotted with almond trees it provides open fairways, well placed bunkers and enough water to attract the odd misdirected golf ball. Many of the holes are dog-legs.The first two holes indicate the true nature of the course emphasizing the need for good club selection combined with accuracy. Players are making their comments about the tricky Par-5 sixteenth hole and the the memorable eighteenth. A stream crosses holes 4, 5, 6 and 13. Greens are protected by bunkers and lakes, particularly the last three finishing holes. There are views of the sea and mountains from anywhere along the course.
There is a large parking area at Quinta da Cima Golf where you can leave you rental car of Tavira car hire.
Monte Rei Golf: Located in the lush, unspoilt countryside between the dramatic Serra do Caldeirão mountains and the Atlantic Ocean, Monte Rei is a relaxing haven in a still relatively undeveloped part of the Algarve. The Monte Rei Golf Club is made up of two 18 hole courses. The North course, a Jack Nicklaus Signature Course, opened in June 2007 and the South course is still in the design stages. The courses will offer unrivalled levels of service and quality both on and off the course.
The North course offers spectacular views over the Serra do Caldeirao mountains and the Atlantic Ocean and is a truly unique design. At this challenging and distinctive course, water comes into play on 11 of the 18 holes. The course features an enjoyable series of eight par-4s, five par-3s and five par-5s in a challenging and distinctive layout. Each hole is unique and blends perfectly into the natural surroundings. The course presentation is highly individual, each hole a design gem blending effortlessly into this natural canvas, from its ingenious shape and sculptured bunkers, to the impressive presentation and attention to detail making ever hole as remarkable as the next; fairways and greens are bordered by several lakes, indigenous plants, native grasses and trees adding drama to the landscape, and providing golfers with unforgettable moments to cherish in this unique and tranquil golf environment. 12 minute tee times.
Castro Marim Golf: This course calls for careful play with strategically placed water hazards and fairway terrain that can place you in trouble. This is not mention the well placed bunkers waiting for an erring ball. The par-3 on the seventeenth is a hole that calls for special club selection with bunkers in front of the green and a lake behind, whilst at the same time subject to the prevailing winds off the sea.
The Atlantic Course is the first of two 18-hole golf courses to be built at Castro Marim Golfe and Country Club. It comes with breathtaking mountain, river and sea views. Located close to the historic town of Castro Marim (complete with mediaeval castle) the course runs through undulating hills dotted with pines and occasional views across the River Guadiana to neighbouring Spain.Castro Marim Golf is a challenging course and course architect Terry Murray has made strategic use of lakes and sandtraps, as well as the natural contours of the foothills. The first hole, a par 4, 375 metres downhill features narrow fairways lined with umbrella pines. Placement is key. Water comes into play on the par 5 4th, a dogleg left, on the par 4 11th hole water protects the green and on the par 3 17th, where the green has bunkers in front and a lake behind. An enjoyable test of golf for all levels of golfer. An interesting feature of this course is the irrigation system. The entire course is irrigated by means of an underground watering system. This enables golfers to play at times when use of conventional aerial sprinklers would normally be unavoidable.
There is a large parking area at Castro Marim Golf where you can leave you rental car of Tavira car hire.
Quinta do Vale: Designed by Seve Ballesteros, the new course of Quinta do Vale Golf Resort course is an excellent challenge for beginners and a unique opportunity for more experienced golfers to put their techniques and skill to the test. The renowned Spanish golfer’s promise was simple: to please everyone regardless of their handicap. This new course is a strong candidate for hosting important international championships. The course makes good use of the natural conditions of the terrain and has some truly spectacular holes. The degree of difficulty between the holes is well balanced and means that the course is competitive and thrilling to the end. The course design incorporates many doglegs, with wide fairways, and many well placed bunkers and hazards which make the choice of club off the tee crucial, will benefit players who can reach par 3s and 4s in regulation and get birdies on the par 5s.
It takes advantage of the charming natural setting. Phenomenally integrated into the landscape and with a breathtaking view over the Guadiana River. Covering an area of 75 hectares, the course is fully integrated into the surrounding natural landscape, taking full advantage of the irregularities of the terrain (embankments, lakes, bunkers, hillocks, hollows) which give a unique personality to each of the 18 holes.
Quinta do Vale Golf has excellent parking conditions to leave your hire car of Tavira car hire.