Destination guide

Make memories in Faro holiday lettings

Faro is the gateway to the Algarve. The capital of the region and home to one of its busiest airports, it's likely to be the first place many travellers see before making a beeline for the beaches along the coast. Few leave disappointed. Handsome medieval architecture mingles with ice-cream-coloured merchant mansions in the gorgeous Old City, a place to trace Moorish invasions and more amid cobblestone streets. The marina bustles with student cafes and bobbing boats, while the untouched riverways and oyster beds of the Ria Formosa beckon nearby. There are loads of reasons to pick Faro holiday rentals this year.


Historic sites near Faro holiday homes

Faro is a beautiful spot for a couple’s retreat. Holiday homes are available near romantic locations like the Cathedral of Faro, a medieval church dating back to the 13th century with religious relics and objects, and Arco da Vila, a neoclassical archway with the remains of a Moorish wall. You’ll also enjoy Castle of Silves, a hilltop sandstone castle with Moorish construction and sweeping coastal views.

Things to do

Sightseeing near Faro holiday lettings

Aside from Faro's Old Town – a living museum of centuries-old Portuguese architecture in itself – there are plenty of other institutions to help you get that fix of Algarve heritage here. The Municipal Museum is a good place to start – it unravels the tale of the place from the days of Roman imperialism through the Arab settlers in the Middle Ages. Then you could immerse yourself in reconstructed historical streets and shops at the Algarve Regional Museum, a fine intro to the culture of southern Portugal, finishing with a trip to the intriguing Faro Jewish Heritage Centre.


Things to do near Faro holiday homes

Faro's pristinely preserved Cidade Velha is up there with the most authentic historic areas in the Algarve. You could bag yourself Faro holiday rentals in the Old Town to sleep between medieval cathedrals and towers. Or you could engage a local guide and tour the cobbled lanes spying out Moorish mansions and ornate architecture as you go. The marina of Faro is a gateway to another, more natural, wonder – the Ria Formosa. Hop aboard boats and delve into that web of rivers to see rare aquatic birds and swamp-like wetlands running down to the sea.


Climate during your stay in Faro holiday homes

It's no secret that most travellers head to Faro to enjoy the warm summer months promised by the Algarve. With temperatures that sit in the high 20s, cooling ocean breezes and oodles of sun pretty much guaranteed from June to August, it's easy to see why Faro holiday rentals with pools or proximity to the beaches are in such high demand then. It's also possible to get good weather in spring or autumn, with months like May and September offering better rates and fewer crowds.

Natural features

Rivers meander around Faro

Although many a sun seeker will make straight for the long, dune-backed Praia de Faro, the capital of the Algarve isn't actually located on the coast. Instead, it's wreathed in the wetlands and waterways that feather off from the wide Ria Formosa. They are all protected under the Ria Formosa Natural Park. With its unique birding habitats, saltpans, tidal plains, alluvial banks and countless little islets, it's considered to be one of the natural jewels of all Portugal.


Top beaches near Faro holiday homes

The beaches of Faro are one of its biggest attractions. Holiday homes can be found near stunning beach locales like Culatra Island, a small island with a lighthouse and sandy beaches near a lagoon, and Tavira Island, an island with scenic white-sand beaches and clear waters for swimming. You could also visit Praia da Ilha do Farol, a seaside beach with a relaxing atmosphere.

How to get there

Transport to and around Faro

Fly into Faro (FAO-Faro Intl.), the closest airport, located 2.1 mi (3.3 km) from the city centre.

If you're travelling by train, the main station is Faro Station.

How many holiday rentals are available around Municipality of Faro?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 4,271 holiday lettings around Municipality of Faro. From 1,686 villas to 660 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 Municipality of Faro?

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

  • Santa Bárbara de Nexe: 1,649 holiday homes
  • Estoi: 716 holiday homes
  • Murta: 41 holiday homes
  • Quinta das Raposeiras: 50 holiday homes
  • Laranjeira: 3,481 holiday homes offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Municipality of Faro! 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 Municipality of Faro?

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

  • Montenegro: 3,922 holiday lettings
  • Sé: 2,633 holiday lettings
  • Quarteira: 7,001 holiday lettings
  • Almancil: 2,689 holiday lettings
  • Boliqueime: 6,049 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 Municipality of Faro? offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Municipality of Faro. From travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Faro Old Town: 7,101 holiday rentals
  • Algarve Living Science Center: 7,111 holiday rentals
  • University of Algarve: 7,932 holiday rentals
  • Forum Algarve Mall: 7,303 holiday rentals
  • Faro Town Hall: 7,072 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Municipality of Faro listed on 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 Municipality of Faro

Faro Old Town
7,101 holiday rentals
Algarve Living Science Center
7,111 holiday rentals
University of Algarve
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Forum Algarve Mall
7,303 holiday rentals
Faro Town Hall
7,072 holiday rentals
Algarve Regional Museum
7,069 holiday rentals
Estoi Palace
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Hermitage of Nossa Senhora de Guia
7,105 holiday rentals
Santa Barbara de Nexe Church
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Ria Formosa Natural Park
5,079 holiday rentals
Old Town Square
7,105 holiday rentals
Faro Marina
7,117 holiday rentals
Parque Natural da Ria Formosa
7,353 holiday rentals
Antonio Sergio Park
7,108 holiday rentals
Faro Cathedral
7,104 holiday rentals
A Companhia de Teatro do Algarve
7,097 holiday rentals
Hospital Faro
7,069 holiday rentals
Faro Jewish Heritage Centre
7,028 holiday rentals
Sao Miguel Peak
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Sao Francisco Church
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