An underappreciated, authentic Portuguese holiday resort, Algarve capital Faro, which is the southernmost city in Portugal, offers a pretty marina, a number of local beaches to explore and parks to shade under a tree if you need a break from the sun, as well as plenty of history and culture, with the Faro Cathedral, Civil Government building, old churches and marina all worth checking out. There are also a number of students in Faro, which gives it a partying and artistic edge, with a renowned nightlife. Faro is prime for café, bar and restaurant culture, so find a spot in one of the squares and enjoy some locals delicacies, which might include locally caught fish and a glass of Vinho da Madeira.
Renting holiday accommodation in Faro
There is a growing trend amongst holidaymakers to book into self-catering accommodation rather than go with a hotel or bed and breakfast. You’ve made a good choice with Faro as your destination, now why not make this holiday even more memorable and rent a Faro apartment or villa with HouseTrip? There are a number of different benefits to booking self-catering, including added privacy, cost effectiveness, independence and more facilities, including a washing machine, private swimming pool, kitchen and added social spaces.
Where to stay in Faro
If you are looking to be in the thick of the action in Faro then consider a central apartment, which means that you are never far away from all of the bars, restaurants and shops. If you feel the need to head home while you are out and out, whether for a change of clothes or simple to relax after a busy day, then you are never far away. If golf is your game then there are a number of properties located close to the Faro golf course, which gives you ease of access to get down and tee off first thing in the morning. There are a number of properties further out of the centre of Faro, which give holidaymakers a much more peaceful experience, while you often have more space and private gardens and swimming pools.
Faro with the family
Take a boat trip to Deserta Island, a practically untouched piece of getaway, which is definitely worth a day trip. Depending on the age of your kids, one of the popular activities to take part in is deep sea diving. There are a number of location across the coast of Faro where you can embark from and different diving companies – do some research and book ahead to avoid disappointment. It is not all ice cream and sandcastles; if you want your kids to get a bit of culture while you are staying in Faro then consider a trip to the Faro Archaeological Museum, which includes everything from a well-preserved Roman mosaic to contemporary Portuguese art. There are also a number of churches and a cathedral.