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Destination guide

Fun and adventure near Faro District holiday lettings

You'll probably know the Faro District by its other, more popular, name – the Algarve. Crowning the whole length of southern Portugal, it's a patchwork of green hills and gorgeous beaches, whitewashed fishing towns and sun-splashed resorts. In the summer, people flock from all over to laze on its honey-hued sands, surf its rolling waves and kick-back by the pool's edge in Faro District holiday rentals. Stacks of sizzling seafood and a fascinating fusion of Moorish and Iberian culture only add to the draws, while towns like buzzing Albufeira and age-old Lagos promise to enthrall with their castles, coastlines and charming people.

Things to do

Attractions near holiday lettings in the Faro District

Faro District's rich and intriguing past of Moorish invaders and Reconquista knights has left it littered with eye-catching historical buildings. If you're looking for Faro District holiday rentals in Lagos, you could even find yourself sleeping between the walls of a centuries-old medieval castle – the Regional Museum of Lagos can help you make sense of it with its mosaics and arabesque oil lamps and more. The enchanting town of Silves is another fortress-topped must. Its red-hued citadel is backed up by an excellent archaeology museum.

Activities

Things to do near Faro District holiday homes

When you're not soaking up the rays on one of the Algarve's countless yellow-sand beaches or lounging under a palm in the garden of your Faro District holiday rental, you can head out to discover a plethora of things to do in this region. Boats whiz out from the ports promising glimpses of dolphins and other rare sea life. Horse-riding tours delve into wild ranges of hills that rise above the Atlantic Ocean. And there are caves beckoning the underground adventurer and surfing spots for those who like to carve over sculpted waves.

Weather

Climate during your stay in Faro District holiday homes

Faro District's scorching summers are what bring so many people from around Europe to its shores. They start in June and last until early September, bringing regular daily readings in the high 20s and hardly any rainfall at all. That's the perfect time to seek out Faro District holiday rentals with a pool or proximity to the beach. For the history and culture, you can come any time of the year. In fact, jaunts to towns like Lagos and Albufeira will be a whole load more affordable in seasons like autumn and winter.

Natural features

Countless coastal treats in Faro District

A strip of verdant volcanic mountains shelters the Algarve on one side. They represent a rustic and less-visited enclave of the region, replete with chestnut forests, pine woods and terraced vineyards. It's never far from there back to the coast, which runs for 100s of miles from the Spanish border and up around the Atlantic. Get ready for some awesome sands, including the likes of rock-topped Praia da Marinha in Lagos and shimmering Praia de Odeceixe that meets the swells of the ocean. Out at sea is where you'll find the amazing marine life – keep watch for dolphin pods gliding through the water.

Beaches

Best beaches near Faro District holiday homes

Faro District is known for its stunning beaches and array of seaside activities. Holiday homes are available near places like Praia da Rocha, a busy beach with towering rock formations and calm waters, and Praia da Marinha, a scenic beach with cliffs, pit caves and rustic beauty. You'll also like Praia Dona Ana, a scenic cove beach with colourful cliffs and clear waters for snorkelling.

Good for couples

Couples retreat near Faro District holiday homes

Couples can enjoy an array of romantic places in Faro District. Holiday homes are available near places like Tavira Island, a scenic white-sand beach with clear waters and colourful wildlife for swimming and snorkelling, and Armona Island, a bustling isle with beaches, taverns, bars and cafes near the water. You'll also like Três Irmãos, an expansive beach with large rock formations and caves to explore.

How many holiday rentals are available around Faro District?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 15,096 holiday lettings around Faro District. From 4,573 villas to 2,451 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Faro District?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Faro District. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Municipality of Albufeira: 8,095 holiday homes
  • Vilamoura: 1,762 holiday homes
  • Alvor: 4,666 holiday homes
  • Municipality of Lagos: 4,157 holiday homes
  • Carvoeiro: 4,687 holiday homes

HomeAway.co.uk offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Faro District! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Faro District?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Faro District with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Alvor: 4,666 holiday lettings
  • Carvoeiro: 4,687 holiday lettings
  • Luz: 3,414 holiday lettings
  • Quarteira: 7,001 holiday lettings
  • Ferragudo: 4,476 holiday lettings

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Faro District?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Faro District. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Albufeira Old Town Square: 10,213 holiday rentals
  • Vilamoura Marina: 3,109 holiday rentals
  • Albufeira Marina: 10,202 holiday rentals
  • Lagos Marina: 6,025 holiday rentals
  • Vila Sol Golf: 8,550 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Faro District listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Explore destinations around Faro District

Alvor
4,666 holiday rentals
Carvoeiro
4,687 holiday rentals
Luz
3,414 holiday rentals
Quarteira
7,001 holiday rentals
Ferragudo
4,476 holiday rentals
Armação de Pêra
5,923 holiday rentals
Sagres
696 holiday rentals
Monte Gordo
821 holiday rentals
Almancil
2,689 holiday rentals
Boliqueime
6,049 holiday rentals
Porches
3,399 holiday rentals
Ferreiras
6,978 holiday rentals
Lagoa e Carvoeiro
5,541 holiday rentals
Paderne
13,636 holiday rentals
Vila Nova de Cacela
1,286 holiday rentals
Montenegro
3,922 holiday rentals
Estômbar
4,591 holiday rentals
Odeceixe
387 holiday rentals
Quelfes
970 holiday rentals
Marmelete
3,318 holiday rentals