Eating out is part of the relaxed way of life in the Algarve and here in the East you can choose from beach bars to haute cuisine. Enjoy fish fresh from the ocean by the water side in Tavira, or delicious designer dishes at the new Pousada in the city. Across the Guadiana the menu varies but not the quality: delicious tapas and authentic Spanish cuisine add spice to the culinary experience.
Shopping is a pleasure with the best of both the Algarve and Andalucia on the doorstep. Tavira has a delightful choice of individual shops, while Faro offers downtown shopping and a large commercial centre complete with multi-screen cinema complex. Over the border, Huelva and Seville both offer city-style shopping – often complete with impromptu flamenco dancing in the street as well!