Destination guide

Take in the waterfront beauty of Faro

The area's history and monuments are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Faro. This city is welcoming and romantic, recognized for its restaurants, shopping and bars. Carmo Church and Loule Castle are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Activities and attractions in Faro

Do you want to find top things to see and do while you're in town? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Faro a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Algarve Living Science Center (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
  • San Lorenzo Golf Club (4.5 mi / 7.3 km)
  • Pinheiros Altos Golf Course (4.8 mi / 7.7 km)
  • Royal Golf Course Vale do Lobo (7.8 mi / 12.6 km)
  • Ocean Golf Course Vale do Lobo (7.8 mi / 12.6 km)
  • Karting Almancil (8.3 mi / 13.3 km)

Seasonal weather in Faro

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your vacation, July, August, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 83°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Faro

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Faro. These are some of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Falesia Beach (12.8 mi / 20.5 km)
  • Barril Beach (15.2 mi / 24.4 km)
  • Antonio Sergio Park (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Faro Island Beach (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Cabo de Santa Maria Island (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Ilha da Barreta Beach (3.7 mi / 5.9 km)

Transportation to and around Faro

Fly into Faro (FAO-Faro Intl.), the closest airport, located 2.1 mi (3.3 km) from the city center.

If you're traveling by train, the main station is Faro Station.

Where to stay around Faro?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 4,044 holiday lettings near Faro. From 608 Houses to 1,655 Villas, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Faro for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Faro?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Faro. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Santa Bárbara de Nexe: 1,583 holiday homes
  • Goldra de Cima: 28 holiday homes
  • Quinta das Raposeiras: 47 holiday homes
  • Gorjões: 42 holiday homes
  • Poço do Mouro: 33 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Faro! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Faro?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Faro with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Agostos: 2,849 holiday lettings
  • Olhos de Água: 6,499 holiday lettings
  • Vale Formoso: 3,839 holiday lettings
  • Vaqueiros: 177 holiday lettings
  • Moncarapacho: 650 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Faro?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Faro. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • University of Algarve: 7,504 holiday rentals
  • Santa Barbara de Nexe Church: 7,534 holiday rentals
  • Forum Algarve Mall: 6,863 holiday rentals
  • Algarve Stadium: 7,714 holiday rentals
  • Ruins of Milreu: 6,619 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Faro listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

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