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Holidays in Faro

Holidays in Faro

Capital of the Algarve since 1756, Faro is the destination for thousands of tourists who arrive by plane at its airport to enjoy their holidays in the Algarve.

The municipality of Faro has around 66,000 inhabitants spread over an area of ​​approximately 210km² divided into four parishes (Sé e São Pedro, Montenegro, Conceição e Estói, and Santa Bárbara de Nexe).

In addition to its historical richness and being bathed by the waters of the Ria Formosa Natural Park, which holds extraordinary biodiversity, the city of Faro offers several natural and cultural beauties, making it the ideal destination for your holidays in the Algarve.


Where is Faro?

Faro is located on the Algarve coast in southern Portugal, about 30 km west of Tavira, 83 km east of Lagos, and about 270 km south of Lisbon.


Transport in Faro

The city of Faro has an extensive transportation network that connects it with other national and international places:


Rail transport

Faro's train station, located in the city center, is served by the Alfa Pendular, Intercidades, and regional trains of CP (Comboios de Portugal) and provides connections to the entire national territory.


Road Transport

Faro has an extensive road transport network that runs from the Faro bus station or other points in the city to various national and international locations, including EVA Transportes, Renex, and FlixBus.
The municipality's urban transport network connects the entire Algarve via minibus lines or urban routes.


Transport by sea

During the year, you can visit the different islands/beaches of the municipality of Faro by regular sea routes or by tourist boats that depart from Cais das Portas do Mar, next to the old city walls.


Faro Airport


Faro Airport

Faro International Airport opened on July 11, 1965, and serves the Algarve tourist region.

The airport, with the IATA code FAO, receives thousands of tourists throughout the year, making it the third-largest airport in Portugal in terms of air traffic.

It is mainly used by low-cost airlines, as they carry the most passengers.



Faro Beach

The beaches of Faro are of great natural beauty! They are located on islands and can only be reached by boat, except for Praia de Faro, which can also be reached by road.

They are Praia do Farol on the island of Culatra, Praia da Ilha Deserta (or Barreta), and Praia de Faro on the island of Faro.


What to do in Faro?

If, in addition to the beaches, you also enjoy cultural activities, be sure to visit the Old Town, within the walls of Faro's castle, with its ancient arches, picturesque streets, and cozy corners where you can enjoy a drink or a meal in the various restaurants and existing cafes; the Carmo Church and its Chapel of Bones; the Church of São Pedro; the Cathedral of Faro and the Municipal Museum of Faro, both located in the Old Town; the Algarve Regional Museum; the São Francisco Church, located in the square with the same name; boat trips in the Ria Formosa Natural Park; the Live Science Center; the Lethes Theatre; visit the Palace of Estói and the Roman Ruins of Milreu; explore downtown Faro next to the dock, in its streets and gardens or simply stroll along Rua de Santo António, known as the street of shops; without forgetting to enjoy the nightlife, in the existing clubs and bars.

After exploring Faro and tasting its cuisine based on a wide variety of fish and seafood, how about discovering other areas of the Algarve where you can also go to the beach, boat trips, play golf, have fun at Zoomarine, water parks, casinos, nightclubs, and bars?

There are many things to discover from Sagres to Vila Real de Santo António, passing through Lagos, Alvor, Portimão, Silves, Carvoeiro, Albufeira, Vilamoura, Quarteira, Loulé, Olhão, Tavira and Monte Gordo, among others.


Where to Eat in Faro?

There is a wide variety of restaurants in Faro, serving from traditional Portuguese cuisine to international cuisine, including fusion. Here are some suggestions:


Monky restaurant

The Monky restaurant serves cuisine from Asian countries, namely China, Thailand, Indonesia, and India. Located at Rua Moto Clube de Faro A/B n.º3, in Faro, it is open every day of the week for lunch and dinner, except on Wednesdays, when it is closed.


My'oMeu Restaurant

Located at Rua Conselheiro Sebastião Teles, 8, in Faro, the My'oMeu restaurant specializes in Polish cuisine, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free.

It serves lunch and dinner from Monday to Friday and is closed at the weekend.


Alameda Restaurant

The Alameda restaurant is the only one awarded with the distinction of the Michelin Guide in Faro. It's perfect for a unique dining experience.

Located at Rua da Polícia de Segurança Pública, 10, in Faro, it is open for lunch and dinner on Sundays and only for dinner on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.



When should you visit Faro?

Any time of the year is suitable for a visit to the Algarve, but if you want to lay a towel on the beach and take a refreshing dip in the sea, it is ideal to travel to Faro between May and September, because during this period the temperatures are warmer and vary between 25°C and 41°C. In this season there is a greater choice of flights to the Algarve, but at higher prices.

However, if you are looking for cheap flights to Faro, you should look for the winter months, especially November, which is the period with the lowest prices for flights to Faro.

Although the maximum temperatures in Winter, which can vary between 10°C and 20°C, do not invite you to take a dip in the sea water, it is an excellent time of year to walk on the extensive beaches, explore the Algarve, play golf and enjoy the excellent Portuguese gastronomy, among other activities.


Where to stay in Faro?

From guesthouses to four and five-star hotels, campsites, guesthouses, villas, and apartments for rent in the Algarve, you can easily find the ideal accommodation for you and your family.

We recommend you one of our holiday apartments in Quarteira: Parque Atlântico or Varandas de Carteia, which are located near the beach and have all the necessary amenities for an unforgettable holiday. If you prefer Vilamoura, we recommend the Bouganville apartment.