Things To Do

Explore the Beaches

Explore the Beaches

Steep cliff drops, dramatic rock formations and wild Atlantic rollers are amongst the characteristics that have made the Algarve in Portugal famous, and to the centre and west of the area there is certainly plenty of these to be found. Yet the first-time visitor is often pleasantly surprised to discover that to the east of […]

Golfing Days

Golfing Days

The Algarve is one of the world’s leading destinations for golfers, attracting professionals and amateurs from the four corners of the globe. No matter what their level, golfers revel in the opportunity to play some of the best-designed, well-tended courses available in the warm heat of the Portuguese sunshine. Faro is home to the Algarve’s […]

Shop Your Way Around

Shop Your Way Around

Visitors to Faro are well catered for with the city’s many shopping facilities. Whether you are looking for food and drink to help make your self-catering holiday go with a swing, clothing from designer boutiques and high street names or traditional arts and crafts as mementos of your trip to Portugal, you will have little […]

Taste Local Nightlife

Taste Local Nightlife

Faro’s nightlife is a reflection of this charming Portuguese city’s mixed heritage, an exciting combination of sedate eateries and lively bars, traditional entertainment and modern upbeat sounds. As a university city Faro has an active nightlife all year round, making it the perfect location not just for high-summer hedonism but also for off-season visitors looking […]

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Best Hotels and Accommodation

Ria Park Garden Hotel Almancil

Ria Park Garden Hotel Almancil

The Ria Park Garden Hotel makes the perfect location for your getaway in southern Portugal. Nestled in the pine forests of the famous Vale do Lobo golf and beach resort, the hotel is a fine example of Moorish-inspired modern Portuguese architecture. The Vale do Lobo in Almancil is set within the famous Ria Formosa Natural […]

Quinta Jacintina

Quinta Jacintina

The Quinta Jacintina Hotel, also known as “My Secret Garden Hotel” is one of the most exciting and delightful hotels in the Almancil area of the Algarve. Ideally positioned just 15 minutes from Faro International Airport, it offers easy access to some of the Algarve’s most famous and challenging golf courses and is just two […]

Pousada de Faro – Estoi Palace

Pousada de Faro – Estoi Palace

The five-star Pousada de Faro – Estoi Palace Hotel is one of the jewels in the crown of the hotel scene in Faro, southern Portugal. Incorporated into the famous Pousadas de Portugal portfolio in 2009, this sympathetically restored nineteenth-century palace formerly belonged to the Viscount of Estoi, José Francisco da Silva. The renovation project was […]

Monte da Quinta Club

Monte da Quinta Club

Monte da Quinta Club is a four-star hotel, golf and leisure complex located in the Quinta da Lago resort, close to Faro on Portugal’s eastern Algarve coast. The resort is the perfect base for golfers or families looking for comfortable accommodation with high quality facilities and plenty of variety. The accommodation includes a range of […]

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Recommended Restaurants

Faz Gostos

Faz Gostos

Faz Gostos Restaurant has become a national favourite in Portugal, yet it has not forgotten its roots in Olhão, east of Faro and nestled in the protected area of the Ria Formosa Natural Park. The restaurant became something of an overnight success, courting unprecedented attention of the national and international media for its modern interpretation […]

Camané

Camané

Faro, on Portugal’s Algarve, is famous for its fish and seafood dishes and its leading restaurants certainly do justice to this reputation. Camané Restaurant is located right on the waterfront, perched on one of the sand spits that separates the mainland from the rolling waves of the Atlantic Ocean. It is one of a number […]

Sui Generis

Sui Generis

Since its inauguration in 2007, the Suigeneris Restaurant has become one of Faro’s favourite leisure destinations, located right on the beach between the Praia de Faro and the Ria Formosa Natural Park. Laid out over three floors, Suigeneris comprises a restaurant, bar and terrace, all in a modern, contemporary building. The décor is minimalist and […]

Ria Formosa

Ria Formosa

Run by acclaimed chef Alberto Carvalho, the Ria Formosa Restaurant is located on the fourth floor of the Hotel Faro right in the centre of the city. The sweeping terrace provides unmatched views out over the rooftops and spires of the historical Old Town in one direction and across the idyllic marine setting of the […]

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Useful Information

Map of Faro – Portugal

Map of Faro – Portugal

Below you can find a good map of the city of Faro, including all the major touristic sites and attractions, which will certainly be a precious ally to find your way around. Although the town is reasonably small, this will be a precious time saver. This map is provided by the local tourism office and […]

Weather in Faro

Weather in Faro

Temperatures in Faro are warm and pleasant all year round, as it is considered to be of the sunniest places in Portugal and even in Europe. The weather in Faro throughout the rest of the year is still very enjoyable and boasts plenty of sunshine.

Faro Airport Information

Faro Airport Information

Faro, the capital of the Algarve, in Portugal, is well served by its International Airport. Located just 7km to the west of the city, Faro Airport welcomes a high volume of air traffic every day from all over Europe. Domestic flights arrive several times daily from Lisbon, connecting from other Portuguese cities, while many other […]

How to Get to Faro

How to Get to Faro

Faro, Portugal, is Algarve’s most well-known city and also the district’s capital. Located in the heart of the southern coast, Faro is the ideal place to roam the beautiful golden beaches and perfect blue sea, with its sunny, warm weather and historical sights. Read below for directions to Faro from Lisbon and other ways of […]

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