Find the best place to stay — Faro

Where to stay around Faro?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,864 holiday lettings near Faro. From 1,670 villas to 1,433 apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Faro for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Faro?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Faro:

  • Gorjões: 49 holiday homes
  • Quinta das Raposeiras: 49 holiday homes
  • Praia de Faro: 17 holiday homes
  • Colmeal: 49 holiday homes
  • Telheiro: 34 holiday homes

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Faro?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Faro. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Faro Island Beach: 6,623 holiday lettings
  • Algarve Stadium: 6,997 holiday lettings
  • Ilha da Barreta Beach: 5,179 holiday lettings
  • Forum Algarve Mall: 6,429 holiday lettings
  • University of Algarve: 7,067 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Faro listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent villas in Faro?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 1,670 villas in Faro. Our other popular types of Faro holiday rentals include:

  • Apartments: 1,433 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 543 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 73 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including condos and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Faro?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 2,911 holiday homes with pool available in Faro. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    A welcome to remember from Faro

    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.

    History and handsome country in Faro

    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.

    Museums aplenty in Faro

    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.

    Faro – gateway to the sunny Algarve

    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.

    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.