Five Peaceful Locations in Tavira

At House of Happiness, we have compiled a shortlist of some of our five favourite peaceful locations close to Tavira that you can discover for yourself.

Whether you are visiting for the first time or live locally, these special places will offer you the possibility to practice your physical and mental fitness while experiencing being healthy and being happy.  

Pego do Inferno

Five Peaceful Location in Tavira

Located a short distance away from Tavira, the “Pego do Inferno” (Devil’s Well) is a beautiful waterfall surrounded by nature and orange groves. It is an excellent place to enjoy a quiet afternoon in the Algarvian outback away from overcrowded beaches. 

What makes this site so unique is that the access to the waterfall is not well indicated and requires a sense of adventure to find it, making it a somewhat secretive location.

Upon arriving there, your senses can enjoy the smell of orange flower, the noise of running water, birdsong and the soft breeze in the valley. 

Terra Estreita

Peaceful Location 2

Terra Estreita beach is located between Praia do Barril and Praia da Ilha de Tavira. It is the less crowded of the three. What makes this location special is the journey to the beach.


The boat ride along the Ria Formosa from the lovely town of Santa Luzia will allow you to see the unique fauna and flora of the lagoon and the traditional octopus collecting methods. 


The journey, along with the location, is a wonderful place to gather your thoughts, concentrate on being happy and living in the moment. 

Cacela Velha Beach

Five Peaceful Locations in tavira

This beach is a gem, untouched by civilisation, here in the Algarve. Stretching over 1.5km, you can witness its regular changing nature due to the sand shifting with the wind and the tides, making every visit different.


It is a place where you can discover magnificent colours during the day or during picturesque sunsets.


Experience the joy of swimming in warm waters or taking the time to take in the natural beauty Praia de Cacela Velha has to offer. At House of Happiness we consider it as one of our favourites locations in the Algarve. 


Salinas de Tavira

Peaceful Location 4

For those who enjoy time in nature, we recommend the journey along the salinas between Tavira and Cabanas de Tavira.


You can follow a dirt path on the rugged terrain amongst the famous salt flats of Tavira, perfect for walking or cycling between the two towns. 

Be at one with your surroundings where you can witness all the different species of birds including pink flamingos that will fly over you or grazing nearby.

Praia do Arraial Tavira

Five Peaceful Location in Tavira

We have chosen to add this location, as it is the only beach that you can access directly from the mainland without having to cross the Ria Formosa. 


Located opposite Tavira’s Quatro Aguas, you can find several smaller beaches that will provide you with a quiet spot to experience the world go by. Practice your favourite physical exercise or enjoy a happy moment with friends and family. 


To reach Praia do Arraial, you can either come by car or walk along the flat lands of the Salinas de Tavira.

These are our five peaceful locations in Tavira.


We hope to make House of Happiness your next peaceful location in Tavira.


Until then, we would love to hear if you have visited these locations, what you think about them or what your favourite peaceful spot is right now.

  • V Owens

    April 30, 2021 at 8:31 pm Reply

    Does Pego do Inferno still exist. I was told the waterfall not there anymore? Have you actually been there

    • houseofhappinesspt

      April 30, 2021 at 8:37 pm Reply


      Thank you for leaving a comment.

      Yes, members of House of Happiness have been recently and we are happy to say that the waterfall was running and that surroundings had been cleaned up.

      It was wonderful to see it that way.

      We hope you will get the chance to experience it that way as well.

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