Welcome to Faro
A popular destination for sun-seekers, Faro has a reputation as being an overrun party beach town for much of the year. Visitors who use it as a base to explore the more remote areas of the Algarve in the off-season will experience much more of what southern Portugal has to offer; but those looking for no more than a tan and cocktails won't be disappointed. In winter, it is a beautiful, peaceful corner of Southern Europe with plenty sun shining in the town with Iberian and Moorish-influenced architecture. The people are more friendly than other parts of Europe. Many speak a bit of English, but are very appreciative of any attempts at Portuguese.
Top 7 Things To Do In Faro
1. Visit the old town in Faro center
Get lost in the old streets of Faro city center and discover the history in its walls.
2. Visit the old Faro cathedral
The Sé Cathedral of Faro is a catholic cathedral, built on the ruins of a Roman temple and adapted to church in the XIII century to what is today a National Monument of Portugal.
3. Get to know the desert island
Only 15 min by boat from Faro center you will find one of the most beautiful and natural places in Algarve.
4. Tavira Island
Tavira island has beautiful crystal clear and warm waters and is right next to Faro center.
5. Faro's Marina
Scenic marina with night lights & a sculptural “Faro” sign popular with photographers and tourists.
6. Enjoy the natural wonder Ria Formosa
You may find many activities to do in Ria Formosa while watching birds and being among an unique flora.
Faro has a very active night life, specially during the high season. Enjoy a nice drink outside with warm temperatures and fun friends.