Faro International Airport is the easiest way to reach the Algarve. Located only 4 km west of Faro city, the capital of Algarve, it’s a convenient travel hub from which to start your Algarvian adventure.
By booking a hotel near Faro International Airport, you‘ll gain immediate access to explore one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe, the Algarve. You are sure to find several hotels near Faro International Airport to fit any budget to cater to your individual travel requirements.
Faro is the largest city hub in the Algarve and possesses the main infrastructure and public services of the region, like the University of Algarve.
Faro offers centuries of history and access to a wide range of beautiful cities along the coast such as Lagos, Albufeira, Vilamoura and Tavira. From great seafood to historic villages, from excellent golf resorts to golden sandy beaches, Algarve is one of the world’s best holiday destinations.
Things to do
Faro is a picturesque, medieval city with pedestrian cobbled streets, cafés and a natural park with lagoons. For those looking for more than just sun and beaches, this peaceful, whitewashed city, with friendly people, good food and bright sunlight is perfect for a change of pace.
Walk the streets of the Old City or ‘Cidade Velha’ of Faro where you’ll find Portuguese and Moorish-influenced architecture dating back to the 18th Century. Enjoy the views from the rooftop of the Cathedral of Faro, also known as Sé, with decorations from the 17th Century. Take a look at the amazing hand-painted tiles in the Town Hall, the Bishop’s Palace.
Head to the Marina and hop on a ferryboat from the Porta Nova Pier to the Natural Reserve Ria Formosa, the beautiful barrier islands. During the ride you can enjoy the views and relax. If you don’t want to take a ferry, there’s also a road connection from Faro Beach.
Ilha da Culatra, home to the beautiful Santa Maria lighthouse and Ilha Deserta are probably the two most attractive islands in Ria Formosa. Great for bird watching.
Restaurants and Nightlife
Faro is home to about 8000 students, so there are plenty of places to drink, eat and enjoy the nightlife. Seafood lovers can find midrange restaurants in squares such as Praça Ferreira de Almeida.
Hit the Rua do Prior and Rua do Castelo at the weekends. These are the popular party areas in the city and are the places to go for drinks and dancing.
Places to Visit Nearby
Don’t miss the sandy offshore Islands of Tavira in the Eastern Algarve as well as the central Algarve areas like Vilamoura, Albufeira, Armação de Pêra and Lagos. In the western Algarve, there is Sagres, where rocky cliffs are bordered by beautiful sandy coves.
Find budget-friendly hotels near Faro International Airport and be sure to enjoy the beach and city lifestyle, while creating memorable experiences of your holiday in Portugal.