Cabanas de Tavira is a small coastal village in the southern of the Algarve, winth an area of approximately 4.2 km², and encompasses a resident population of approximately 1181 inhabitants. Once a fishing port, it is now a popular summer tourist destination, owing to its beach (Praia de Cabanas) and island (Ilha de Cabanas), which belong to the Ria Formosa Nature Park.

Once a sleepy fishing village, now a popular resort, Cabanas lies on a lagoon a short drive east of Tavira at Ria Formosa Natural Reserve gateway.

On the seaward side of the promenade is an attractive new boardwalk which runs along the entire length of the lagoon.

Just across the waters is the long, white sand Ilha de Cabanas island beach, which can be accessed by ferry or water-taxi.  The waters on the island beach are crystal clear and good for a refreshing dip.

Because it is that bit harder to access this beach doesn’t get as busy as most on the Algarve, even in peak season.

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