The edge of town shopping mall – Grand Plaza – within walking distance of the historic town centre and the apartment, was opened in 2009 and this provides multi-screen cinema with English language films, a large supermarket – Continente – and a number of Portuguese and Spanish stores. It also includes an old British favourite, C & A! The mall is open from 1000 until 2100 seven days a week with the multiplex cinema open until the small hours.
Tavira town centre provides a variety of attractive and interesting independent shops and may be seen as unique for a town of its size in that there are no multi-national outlets. Further details and local information can be obtained from the Tourist Information office situated in the town.