Destination guide

Take in the waterfront beauty of Faro

The area's history and monuments are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Faro. This city is welcoming and romantic, recognised for its restaurants, shopping and bars. Carmo Church and Loule Castle are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Activities and attractions in Faro

Do you want to find top things to see and do while you're in town? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that makes Faro a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Algarve Living Science Center (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
  • San Lorenzo Golf Club (4.5 mi / 7.3 km)
  • Pinheiros Altos Golf Course (4.8 mi / 7.7 km)
  • Royal Golf Course Vale do Lobo (7.8 mi / 12.6 km)
  • Ocean Golf Course Vale do Lobo (7.8 mi / 12.6 km)
  • Karting Almancil (8.3 mi / 13.3 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Faro

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Faro. These are some of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Falesia Beach (12.8 mi / 20.5 km)
  • Barril Beach (15.2 mi / 24.4 km)
  • Antonio Sergio Park (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Faro Island Beach (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Cabo de Santa Maria Island (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Ilha da Barreta Beach (3.7 mi / 5.9 km)
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.

Where to stay near Faro?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 4,269 holiday rentals near Faro. From 629 Houses to 1,737 Villas, find unique holiday homes 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 are the most popular destinations to visit in Faro?

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

  • Laranjeira: 3,542 holiday rentals
  • Goldra de Cima: 26 holiday rentals
  • Vale de Seixos: 26 holiday rentals
  • Benatrite: 43 holiday rentals
  • Quinta das Raposeiras: 47 holiday rentals

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Faro! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Faro?

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

  • Laranjeira: 3,542 holiday homes
  • Palhagueira: 3,285 holiday homes
  • Agostos: 2,837 holiday homes
  • Fonte da Murta: 2,335 holiday homes
  • Albufeira: 8,015 holiday homes

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Faro?

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

  • Algarve Stadium: 7,669 holiday rentals
  • Ria Formosa Natural Park: 4,750 holiday rentals
  • Modelo Supermarket: 6,655 holiday rentals
  • University of Algarve: 7,499 holiday rentals
  • Santa Barbara de Nexe Church: 7,524 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Faro listed on HomeAway 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 homes.

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