Includes flights, hotel, half board & extras
20ºC / 68ºF
Overlooking the old city of Tavira, the newly renovated Maria Nova Lounge Hotel offers a stay in a modern setting, located just a few minutes’ walk from the centre and cultural heart of the city. This charming adult only hotel is a tranquil hilltop base, where guests can sink into complete relaxation. Lounge by the large outdoor swimming pool, enjoy free access to the lavish spa and wellness centre or treat your taste buds to culinary delights from across the world served up in the main restaurant. After dinner, you can stroll along the quiet Gilao River and just enjoy your holiday in the Algarve. The location of the hotel means that you’re never far from things to explore in and outside of Tavira. The Ria Formosa Natural Park is a short drive from the hotel, numerous golf courses exist in the surrounding area, and let’s not forget the breathtakingly beautiful beaches that line the Algarve coast.
Algarve is a rich and diverse region, both in culture and in its landscape. From the rugged landscape and the Atlantic winds of the Southwest coast near Sagres, with its white sandy beaches and pleasant coves around Lagos and Albufeira, to the stretches of sandbanks and tranquil water of Faro and Olhao, the Algarve offers something for everyone. Enjoy the comforts of the luxurious resorts and then head out to explore everything that the region has to offer. Regardless of whether you’re looking for adventures on land or on sea, you’ll find yourself spoilt for choice.
The gleaming, turquoise sea offers great opportunities to go snorkelling, SCUBA-diving or going on boat tours to see dolphins, whales and unique caves. Day trips in-land will reveal a different and more ancient side of Algarve. See the rocky Serra Mountains or visit some of the old-fashioned towns and marvel at the churches, fortresses and ruins such as Milreu and the Castelo dos Mouros that date back to eras long gone, when Romans and Moors ruled the land. In the villages, towns and coastal resorts you’ll find plenty of quaint cafés and restaurants for a welcome retreat after a long day of exploring, sun-bathing and splashing about in the sea. Charcoal-grilled fish, shellfish and tuna steaks should be eaten in copious amounts, accompanied by fresh local vegetables and delicious, cold white wine; enjoy the delicious flavours while you toast the setting sun for a day well spent in Algarve’s stunning surroundings.