Faro and Algarve
Faro is a city that belongs to the portuguese Algarve, in the south of the country and very near from Spain border. Is worthwhile to rent a car at Faro Airport and drive the car across the bord and visit the city of Huelva in Spain.
It has an area of about 5000 kilometres squared and a population of just over half a million. In the municipality of Faro you will enjoy of more than half of a dozen seaside resorts, each with three common caracteristics; Sun , beaches , tourism and nautic Sports.
In the portuguese side of Faro we’ll find villages such as Loulé where you can enjoyo f Vilamoura resorte, one of the most popular tourist complexes in this area; Albufeira , Tavira ,Castro Marim, Portimao, Lagos , Lagoa , Vila Real de Santo Antonio and the resort of Monte Gordo, Olhao and Vila do Bispo and others.
The District of Faro at the same time is near to other localities of importance in the spanish border such as Huelva, as well as the Atlantic Ocean.
The beaches of Lagos, Portimao, Albuefeira and Tavira with an island as the main attraction, things to do and see such as the monuments and churches, admire the beautiful cliffs and the different area fiestas, gastronomy, events and aquatic esports like windsurf or kitesurf in Alvor Beach
Beaches are just perfect is Faro and one of ti´s main atractions for the tourists. The beaches of Lago, Vilamoura, Monte Gordo, Tavira and Portimao are all different but with a common denominator…golden sands and clear waters.
Also in the Algarve you will enjoy of urban beaches, semi-urban, untouched beaches as well as nudist beaches.
Aquatic Sports in Alvor
Alvor is very famous all over the wold because of a wide range of nautical competetions take place, whether it be motor boats or sports such as , windsurf, kitesurf or surfing, all kinds of aquatic sports to practise.
Things to do in Faro
There are lots of things to do and to see during a holiday in Faro, Algarve. To start with, you can make an excursion and visit the incredible portuguese district, from east to west or vice versa. A good idea to move around is to rent a car at Faro Airport to visit the area.
Faro is highly advisable to see for it´s great beaches, villages gastronomy, monuments, and natural reserves such as the Ria Formosa Lagoon.
Also this region has an important quantity of attractive activities to chose from. Whether it be day or night you´ll always have something fun to do or see to enjoy your holidays. In towns like Albufeira or Vilamoura there is great nightlife with a lots of bars, restaurants and clubs to chose from and where you´ll enjoy great live music and even better portuguese and International food.
Day tripo to Vila Real of Saint Anthony
Vila Real of Saint Anthony is a village near Faro, in Algarve. This is the most eastern point bordering with the spanish province of Huelva.
Vila Real has a population of about 20,000 inhabitants scattered through it´s nearby towns like Monte Gordo or Castro Marim. It´s nice views of Guadiana river and the Atlantic Ocean are incredible, as well as it´s monuments.
Ria Formosa natural park
Ria Formosa is one of the most important natural Parks of the Algarve area. In this park you will see and enjoy sand dunes and a wide range of fauna and flora.
You will enjoy a lot going and eating out in Faro. There you can find lots of restaurants, bars and clubs in towns such us Albufeira´s Beach promenade. Is worthwile to taste the portugueses dishes in the wide range of portuguese restaurants you will find.
The celebration of April 25th is one of the most important dates in Faro. Gastronomy, Music, Dances, concertsa and concerts, dances, lots of partying and fun during some days in April.
We also would like to mention other nice festivity to see: the Festivity of Ria Formosa which celebrates gastronomy. The perfect festivity to enjoy and taste the portuguese gastronomy . There you can enjoy and taste a lot of samples of exquisite dishes. Don´s miss this festivity Turing July.
In Agust takes place the folklore festival in Faro, and later on comes the Patron Saint festivities of this locality in September.