The ever popular city of Faro, in Portugal’s Algarve region, is one of the country’s top holiday destinations, and this is reflected in the number and range of great Faro holiday accommodation available here. Known for its long beach, Faro also offers an attractive cityscape dominated by atypical whitewashed buildings, an interesting old city, and plenty of places to wine, dine and let ones hair down!
Most popular during the summer months, many families are attracted by the cheap Faro accommodation on offer, and opportunities for fun in the sun. Faro Beach is located 7 kilometres (4 miles) from the city itself and is several kilometres long, a size which means this beach will rarely get overcrowded. Holidaymakers can choose self catering Faro apartments or villas near the beach, or opt for Faro holiday accommodation in a city setting.
The Old City, known as Centro Historico or Cidade Velha, is a popular destination which has cobbled streets and interesting architecture, set just a short distance from the harbour. Faro Marina is also a pleasant spot to take a stroll by day or night, whilst watching the yachts come and go. Boat trips to Rio Formosa are available for a nice half day excursion from your Faro holiday accommodation. This is a large nature reserve right next to the city where you can see hundreds of different bird species.
Visitors looking for Faro tourist information will find this at the Posto de Turismo de Faro, located in the city centre.
The city and immediate surrounds have plenty of attractions to enjoy from your Faro holiday accommodation, yet if you want to venture out there are many other places to visit too. All along the Algarve coastline there are some great beaches and resorts if you fancy a change of scenery – towns such as Albufeira and Portimao are popular. Or you can journey up into the hills just inland from the coast and visit traditional Portuguese towns and villages. For a complete change of pace, catch a train to the country’s capital, Lisbon, to the north. The high speed train takes just 2.5 hours leaving you plenty of time to explore the capital city.
Faro’s great Mediterranean climate makes this a more popular summer destination than winter. The mild winter weather however gives visitors the advantage of experiencing Faro in pleasant weather but without the hordes. From April to September the dominant weather is sun, sun, sun! Temperatures often rise into the 30’s C in mid summer, and rainfall is rare. December is the wettest month, though temperatures remain mild.
Along with the great range of cheap Faro accommodation there is a great range of cheap flights available to get you there! From the UK you can choose from scheduled airlines, including British Airways; charter airlines, including Thomas Cook Airlines; and budget airlines, including easyJet, Ryanair and Air Lingus.