Things to do in
Faro

The Algarve’s capital charms explorers with its walled old town, eclectic architecture, and nature reserve.

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Planning Your Visit

  • How many days to spend in Faro?

    You could spend up to one week or even 10 days in the area. Faro is a great place to base yourself, in order to explore not only its cultural riches but also those of the region. Miles of beaches and a unique natural reserve are at your fingertips.

  • Getting around

    It's very easy and fun to explore Faro's old town. If you plan to explore the surrounding region, it's best to have a car and enjoy your independence. You can also find affordable train connections, however, to towns in the surrounding area.

  • Where to stay in Faro

    There are accommodations just outside Faro's old city walls. Though, if you're looking to stay seaside, you'll find hotels in small towns along the Algarve coastline.

  • Getting to Barreta Island

    There are four daily departures by boat to Barreta Island. It takes about 1/2 an hour to reach it and costs only 10€ round-trip.

Good to know

  • Language
    Portuguese
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+00:00)
  • Country Code
    +351
  • Best time to visit
    The weather is warm enough to swim from April to October, so planning when to go depends on how hot and crowded you want the city to be. July and August offer hot temperatures, but also bigger crowds.

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What people are saying about Faro

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 4,804 reviews

My wife and I both thought this was a really enjoyable experience. Our tour started at 1000hrs and as we were relative novices with regards to the Segways our guide talked us through the various procedures and before we knew it we were off and running. Our guide certainly knew his stuff and we stopped at various places where he would discuss the relevance of its importance to Faro For anyone having doubts in their ability to operate a Segway just go for it It's really easy to operate and once you realise how simple it is to operate it becomes a very enjoyable experience and your only regret will then be asking why you didn't try it earlier

Absolutely LOVED this wine tour. It was the highlight of my trip in Algarve. Absolutely beautiful vineyard and very informative tour of wine making. The ticket is such good value with 4 glasses of wine and free bread & olive oil. I can’t recommend this enough!!

The guide Jose was very friendly, informative and seemed to enjoy himself. Made the trip very relaxing and fun. He was fluent in English and French. The entire process was very well handled.

Was a beautiful trip and Richard was an excellent host. Thank you for an amazing experience

Great time spent with family. The children were delighted. Very clean place.