Cabanas is an idyllic fishermen's village resting along the Algarve's eastern coastline. Cabanas is quiet, yet not isolated and is bursting with an old-style character that will appeal to even the most seasoned tourist. In Cabanas you will find lots of little narrow streets with plentiful bars and restaurants. Here you can sample the freshly caught fish of the day accompanied by the various wines this country has to offer. [www.cabanasuncovered.com]
Tavira 'The Little Venice of Portugal'
Tavira is a bustling township situated only 3 km west of Cabanas, and built on the river Gilao, spanned by its historic Roman bridge, was a port of great strategic importance during the 1500's. Recognized as one of the most architecturally attractive towns in all of Portugal, Tavira, which dates back to 2000 BC, is steeped in culture and rich history.
[www.taviraguide.com] [Tourism Tavira]
Coast / Beach
The apartment is within walking distance of the spectacular 'island' style beach. Nestling alongside the shores of a natural blue water lagoon and lying adjacent to the 18th Century Fort of Sao Joao da Barra, this beach is truly unique style. Its boater s paradise thanks to its maze of sand islands and spectacular beaches. The wild open island beach is only a 100 meter boat trip from the middle of the village while the protected Ria Formosa parkland area, a nesting home to pink flamingos, is perfect for wildlife enthusiasts. At Cabanas you will find the home of kite-surfing, one of the world's most exciting and fastest water sports.
The Algarve is world renowned as a major golfing and leisure destination and Cabanas boasts no less than 14 championship courses within half an hour. Benemor Golf Course is just a 5 minute walk away and the two sister championship courses Quinta da Ria and Quinta da Cima are just 3 km away.
[Quinta da Ria]
[Quinta da Cima]
Faro airport is 25 minutes drive away. Car hire recommended taking full advantage of surrounding areas.