From Fuseta to Cacela Velha: An Almost Unknown Algarve

From Fuseta to Cacela Velha, without forgetting some of the best beaches in Tavira, you will find unique landscapes and an Algarve that many thought was already gone. This is our proposal for a tour that you will love.

The fact remains that the Algarve continues to be the destination of choice for thousands of Portuguese and foreigners looking for rest, even if it is a little sun.

The intense occupation of the territory has meant that some areas of the region are saturated, but it is still possible to find true havens.

The Algarve still has almost virgin locations. Like the itinerary for a long weekend that we bring you today, from Fuseta to Cacela Velha.

From Fuseta To Cacela Velha: An Algarve Outside The Route


Fuseta is a small fishing village in the municipality of Olhão, linked to cod fishing, where the Ria Formosa joins the sea, by dune strings that form some of the most beautiful beaches in the region.

Fuseta Beach has a narrow but extensive beach and is of unique beauty. Here you can enjoy a unique sunset and several bays that form along the coast. This is an inviting beach for families with young children, but also for those looking for peace and tranquility in the Algarve’s confusion. Boat trips are an excellent activity that you can do in this area, taking the opportunity to visit the salt flats in the Ria Formosa.

At the opposite end is Praia da Ilha da Armona, where regular boats depart from Fuseta. This is a unique beach, full of natural pools, the perfect place for relaxing days by the sea.

The Charms Of Tavira

After stopping two, three days in Fuseta, travel to Tavira, and make a stop at Praia do Barril, where several anchors (graveyard of anchors) lead us to the fishing past, as well as the colorful houses that today are occupied by bars and restaurants. Another charm from the coast of Fuseta to Cacela Velha.

Just over 1 kilometer away is Praia do Homem Nu, a naturist beach, almost deserted, overlooking the Fuseta bar and Armona island. In the area, about 13 kilometers from Praia do Barril is Cabanas de Tavira Beach, ideal for lovers of water sports, such as windsurfing and sailing.

In the Tavira area, in addition to beautiful beaches, it has a wide range of cultural heritage, testimony to the Islamic presence in the region. A visit to the castle will give you a panoramic view of the city and a stroll through the historic center, a perspective of the peaceful life of the city.

This tour ends in beauty in the picturesque village of Cacela Velha. The village of narrow streets, lined with whitewashed houses, also takes us back to the past full of Muslim traces.

Praia da Fábrica is a delight for visitors, where you can only reach by boat, or at low tide, walking. A unique corner, far from the confusion of other places in the Algarve, which deserves a leisurely visit.

From Fuseta To Cacela Velha: Useful Tips

How To Go?

Coming from Lisbon, you should take the A2 towards Alfubeira, then follow the A22 towards Faro and take the N125-5 road. From Fuseta to Tavira you should take the N125, the same road that will take you to Cacela Velha.

Where To Stay?

In Fuseta the Moinhos das Marés are an excellent option, right above the Ria. In Cabanas de Tavira, Apartamentos Pedras da Rainha are an excellent option for those going with the family. In Cacela Velha, to stay right in the village, opt for apartment options like Casa de Cacela.

Where To Eat?

Casa Corvo (in Fuseta), Casa da Igreja (in Cacela Velha), Marisqueira Fialho or Casa do Polvo (in Santa Luzia), are some of the restaurants where you can marvel at Algarvian fish and seafood. From Fuseta to Cacela Velha there is no shortage of excellent spaces to taste the excellent Algarve cuisine.

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