Fuseta (also known as Fuzeta) is a small parish of 2,000 people, which is situated 10km along the coast from Olhao. Despite its small size, tourism in Fuseta is on the rise – thanks mainly to its great location so close both Olhao and Faro, as well as its beautiful beach and laid-back atmosphere. If you are seeking a peaceful, seaside location in the south of Portugal for your next holiday rental choice, you can do far worse than take a closer look at Fuseta.
Despite its close proximity to the big cities, Fuseta lies in a semi-rural location, and is the perfect spot for a relaxing family break or a romantic holiday. The accommodation in the Fuseta is generally of a high standard, and many visitors are content with spending large chunks of their time sitting around the pool, enjoying a glass of local wine and taking in the relaxing views of the surrounding mountains and sea.
Another popular option for visitors to Fuseta is to hire a mountain bike and head off into the nearby hills. The Ria Formosa Nature Reserve is literally on the doorstep of Fuseta, and is a great place to explore on two wheels. It also has a number of nature walks and hiking trails to be followed, as well as options for bird watching and wildlife spotting.
Fuseta is also the home of an excellent beach and lagoon, and water sports are particularly popular in this part of the Algarve, with a range of sailing and windsurfing options on offer. Fuseta itself is a friendly market town, and has all of the bars, cafes, shops and restaurants that you need to enjoy a relaxing and memorable holiday in the Algarve.
Fuseta benefits from its prime position near to both Olhao and Faro. Olhao (10km) is the largest fishing port in the Algarve, and has a number of tourist attractions as well as a good infrastructure and amenities, whilst Faro (20km) is one of the most instantly recognisable Portuguese holiday destinations, being the capital of the Algarve region and an attractive Roman city. Aim to spend at least a day or two in both of these destinations during your stay in Fuseta.
A Mediterranean-Subtropical climate means that spring and summer are warm and sunny in Fuseta, whilst winter and autumn are mild, with heavier rainfall. The busiest months to visit are July and August, when the mercury can often rise above 30C and precipitation is almost non-existent.
Faro Airport (FAO) is busy with tourists throughout the summer, and receives a number of flights from the UK. Options for this route range from budget flights through to first-class seats on luxury aircraft, so you will never be short of choice. The airport is 3km outside the city of Faro, and 23km from Fuseta.