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 4,261 holiday lettings near Faro. From 597 Houses to 1,804 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 is the best area to stay when travelling to Faro?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Faro:

  • Rio Seco: 66 holiday homes
  • Gambelas: 16 holiday homes
  • Biogal: 16 holiday homes
  • Areia: 17 holiday homes
  • Ariolos: 39 holiday homes

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

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

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Faro. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Ilha da Barreta Beach: 4,954 holiday lettings
  • Faro Island Beach: 6,552 holiday lettings
  • University of Algarve: 7,439 holiday lettings
  • Forum Algarve Mall: 6,787 holiday lettings
  • Algarve Stadium: 7,617 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Faro listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Faro?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 597 Houses in Faro. Our other popular types of Faro holiday rentals include:

  • Villas: 1,804 self catering accommodations
  • Condos/Apartments: 1,664 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 74 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Faro?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 3,165 holiday homes with pool available in Faro. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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