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A beach nearby Faro in Portugal

Faro – A Lively Resort, Perfect for Families

Faro is a popular holiday resort that appeals to families, couples and groups of young travellers. The rich history of the resort is one of the main attractions of a Faro holiday with a wide range of historic buildings and traditional customs to discover.

As the airport is located in Faro, visitors will benefit from a very short transfer time to their accommodation, enabling you to begin your Faro holiday almost immediately! The beach in Faro is long and narrow, covered in white sand that leads to clear waters. There is a wide range of things to see and do during holidays in Faro with sports facilities and excellent sightseeing opportunities.

The accommodation is varied with something to suit all tastes and budgets, the hotels tend to range between 3-5 stars and there is a great selection of self catered apartments.

A holiday in Faro is perfect for anyone looking to enjoy more than just a typical beach break. The resort offers a whole host of exciting attractions and activities that suit visitors of all ages and tastes. There are fantastic deals available right now on cheap Faro holidays so why not book your break today?

Faro – Explore the Spectacular Lagoon

There is a wide range of exciting sightseeing opportunities to keep everyone occupied during Faro holidays. One definite must see is the impressive cathedral along with the many traditional white washed buildings and museums that Faro offers. Both the Archaeological Museum and the Maritime Museum are ideal for spending time in during holidays in Faro.

Faro is located next to the famous Ria Formosa lagoon, a beautiful nature reserve that spans over 170 square kilometres. The lagoon is a great place to observe the hundreds of different species of birds that migrate to the area during the migration season. There is a wide range of excursion opportunities available for visitors to try during holidays in Faro. A trip to explore the remains of a Roman villa is one of the most popular along with shopping trips into the nearby village of Almancil.

Faro is home to a wide range of exciting celebrations and sporting events including the Faro International Motorcycle Rally that is renowned throughout Europe as being one of the biggest festivals of its kind.

Faro – a Wide Range of Restaurants, Bars and Shops!

Faro offers a wide range of restaurants, bars and cafes to suit all culinary tastes! Whether you fancy trying some of the traditional Portuguese delicacies or grabbing some fast food you can find everything you need during holidays to Faro. It is recommended to head to one of the local restaurants to sample some authentic Portuguese cuisine, many of the menus feature a wide selection of seafood especially shellfish.

The nightlife in Faro is fairly vibrant with bars and nightclubs that offer everything from live music to karaoke. Shopping in the resort is popular as there is a wide selection of shops from department stores to souvenir markets to explore. There is a convenient large bus station located in Faro next to the harbour ideal for anyone wishing to explore the nearby resorts in the Algarve area. Taxis and car hire services are also available in Faro.

Faro - Weather and Climate

Faro holidays are ideal for anyone looking for a sun filled break. The summers are long and dry with clear skies and high temperatures especially during July and August. During the peak summer season visitors can enjoy an average of 12 hours sunshine per day along with refreshing coastal breezes that sweep across the resort.

The winter months are still mild with temperatures staying at a great temperature for anyone wishing to enjoy a winter break. The resort does not see much rain fall however if showers do occur they tend to clear up very quickly leaving you free to enjoy your Faro holiday.

Where is Faro?

Take a look at this map of Faro before you go. Click to view an interactive version.

Map of Faro
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