Faro is the capital of the popular Algarve region in Portugal . Chosen by many as a holiday getaway, you will find that many people return year after year to enjoy the culture and the fantastic beaches!
Pick up your car hire in Faro and explore lovely sandy beaches perfect for relaxing or building sandcastles! From the marina you can catch a ferry to the more secluded beaches. Try Ilha da Barreta where you can spot flamingos and other wildlife.
You can enjoy a wide range of nightlife action. Maybe you prefer the small cafe bars or authentic restaurants? Down by the marina you will find great seafood restaurants where you can sample the days catch! For those of you who like to dance the night away there are plenty of places to choose from.
Faro has a mix of it all so this lively university town is definitely worth a try! Visit the ‘Old City’, close to the town’s harbour you can stroll the cobbled streets and admire the Portuguese buildings. The most visited tourist attraction is a macabre one at the Igreja do Carmo, which features a chapel whose walls are decorated with the bones of more than 1,200 monks disinterred from the neighbouring cemetery.
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