An afternoon on Ilha da Tavira

Tavira, Portugal

After a day of lounging at the hotel, we were well rested and ready to roll this morning for the drive to our final destination on the Algarve, the town of Tavira.

It was only about 45 minutes, but not without its mishap. We had booked a room at Hotel Vila Galé Tavira – but it turns out that there were actually two Vila Galé hotels in Tavira. Who would have thought! (And, unfortunately, one was a lot nicer than the other, and we were staying at the not so nice one.)

The hotel wasn’t terrible, just a bit older and more traditional than what we typically stay at. Despite this (and perhaps most importantly), the pool was still nice.

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After dropping our bags off at the hotel, we drove and caught a ferry to Ilha da Tavira, a quaint, car-free island. The beach was beautiful but Char said it was too windy (it was) so we didn’t spend much time there.

Luckily, there was an early return ferry to the mainland, which we caught and then proceeded to catch the tail end of the setting sun from our patio.

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