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 4,394 holiday rentals near Faro. From 643 Houses to 1,812 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 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 rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Faro:

  • Laranjeira: 3,615 holiday homes
  • Goldra de Cima: 28 holiday homes
  • Vale de Seixos: 31 holiday homes
  • Benatrite: 44 holiday homes
  • Quinta das Raposeiras: 50 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, 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 when travelling to Faro?

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

  • Algarve Stadium: 7,814 holiday rentals
  • Ria Formosa Natural Park: 4,872 holiday rentals
  • Modelo Supermarket: 6,169 holiday rentals
  • University of Algarve: 7,668 holiday rentals
  • Santa Barbara de Nexe Church: 7,645 holiday rentals

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 Houses in Faro?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 643 Houses in Faro. Our other popular types of Faro holiday rentals include:

  • Villas: 1,812 holiday houses
  • Condos/Apartments: 1,718 holiday houses
  • Bungalows: 74 holiday houses

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Faro?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 3,263 holiday homes with pool available in Faro. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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