Faro, Portugal

With its medieval cobbled streets and pristine, calm beaches, the Algarve’s capital offers an authentic Portuguese holiday. There’s no shortage of activity with an amazing marina, green parks, and a little old town offering shops, cafes, and traditional restaurants


As the gateway to the Algarve, Faro is a historic and culturally rich city with so much to offer, despite it often being bypassed by many tourists. The downtown area is where you will find traditional Portuguese streets sprinkled with local shops, restaurants, and bars. If you have a sweet tooth you simply must pay a visit to Pastelaria Gardy, or stop by Café Aliança, considered to be the third oldest café in Portugal. The architecture is also stunning with majestic churches, spectacular monuments, and a host of cultural activities, tours, and day trips allowing you to immerse yourself in this charming city. Beyond the capital, you can enjoy spectacular scenery, including the Parque Natural da Ria Formosa and even explore the numerous islands scattered just offshore.

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