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Cabanas or Tavira or somewhere else?

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Cabanas or Tavira or somewhere else?

We are 2 ladies in our early 50s.

We have booked flights to Faro for last week in April.

We can't decide where to go.

I've been to northern Portugal but not south.

An other friend went to Tavira last year and liked it. She also was told best bars and nightlife was in Cabanas. Although they never went there.

We like nice restaurants and a few cocktails. Seafood is my favourite.

We hate sports bars and Kareoke and we can wait until we get home for Sunday roast dinners. Much rather eat local food.

We love live music and a good dance and song along.

So which town would you say is best? We would also consider other towns if they were better suited. Thank you

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1. Re: Cabanas or Tavira or somewhere else?

You may find Cabanas a bit subdued for what you're seeking in April. Not so much in the way of dance and a sing-along. Nightlife is more about the nice food, laid back bars and the great view. Possibly find it in one of the few hotels, but just after Easter is still a bit quiet compared to later in the season.

Perhaps stay in Tavira and visit Cabanas for the day, which is easy to do. Or one of the larger resorts may suit, Lagos possibly.

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2. Re: Cabanas or Tavira or somewhere else?

Agree with Algraveaddict - depends what you mean by 'nightlife'. Cabanas is relatively quiet in April. Tavira being a much larger town may better suit you. Tavira is a beautiful place. Possibly the most authentic town on the Algarve. Enjoy your stay.

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3. Re: Cabanas or Tavira or somewhere else?

I agree with the above.

Perhaps stay in Tavira and use the wonderful train service and visit Faro, Olhao, VRSA, etc on day trips. walk to Cabanas and catch train back or taxi - very cheap.Loads to see and do, lots of places for good food and some with some nightlife here n there. Look on Tavira facebook for events, pop into tourist spots, auitoriums to see wots on and pick up local englsh paper - Portuguese news etc and the Algarve magazine for ideas of wot 2 c and do. Have a fab time

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4. Re: Cabanas or Tavira or somewhere else?

We're looking to stay at Golden Club Cabanas and will probably go all inclusive. We want to have a pool and thought we can relax in the morning then go exploring in afternoon and go out for dinner (there are mixed reviews on the food there) it's a good price.

The hotels in Tavira that have a pool are on the outskirts of town (ones that we can afford anyway)

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5. Re: Cabanas or Tavira or somewhere else?

try olhao,it's a very portugese fishermen town.Big covert market , a lot of restaurants, some jazz concerts at 18.30 sundays,honderd places for coffies/tea, cakes,they have a luxe hotel real marina hotel.

there are nice ,wild beaches at 2 islands about 30 m with ferry.

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6. Re: Cabanas or Tavira or somewhere else?

If get good price, for AI, perhaps can try few meals out for a change. Stayed in cabanas in April several times and found it fairly quiet in evenings, but few nice restaurants.suited us. Do go into Tavira, bus stop across from round about. Train is in Conceicao,about 15mins walk. Faro or Vila real makes good day out. Olhao is lovely also stayed there last year but real marina will be more expensive. Maria Nova, lovely hotel, adults only, in Tavira is 5mins downhill into centre. Excellent suggestions in all posts, sounds like you'll enjoy wherever you go.

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7. Re: Cabanas or Tavira or somewhere else?

Have a look at the reviews for Alvor.It is a resort that might tick a lot of the boxes for you.

It has over one hundred restaurants,good cocktail bars,some bars with music.Fab beach,and a wonderful boardwalk.It has a very laid back vibe and will not be too busy in early May,we will be there ourselves at that time as we have for about ten years.

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8. Re: Cabanas or Tavira or somewhere else?

Thank you.

Were now considering Alvor.

Any hotel recommendations? Good area, easy to walk to bars and restaurants? We're not able to splash out this time so a good standard of hotel with nice pool either self catering or All inclusive? Thoughts on Yellow Hotel? Prainha Clube? Vitor's Plaza Hotel? Or Alvormar Apartments?

Cheers

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9. Re: Cabanas or Tavira or somewhere else?

We have been going to the Alvormar apartments for many years They are right in the centre of the resort with a short walk to bars restaurants and the beach.They are self catering which I would strongly suggest as there are so many good value restaurants in Alvor.Many of the apartments and studios have been upgraded to a high standard.Check out the reviews on Trip Advisor.

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10. Re: Cabanas or Tavira or somewhere else?

S/C better option in Alvor. Of those mentioned you are considering, whilst possibly good, only one is central

alvomar. Rest would need bus or taxi in to Alvor, try narrowing search distance if want to be able to walk in. ALVOR is good suggestion. Happy hunting.

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