Cork Airport

Destination of the month

Welcome to Faro

Faro is most often viewed simply as the gateway to the well-known resorts of the Algarve but the vibrant university town has much to offer visitors.

Flying to Faro

Aer Lingus flies to Faro from April 2 - October 26, 2019.
Ryanair flies to Farountil October 26, 2019.

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Things to do here

The place to start any exploration of Faro is the old town or Cidade Velha with its cobbled streets and plentiful outdoor cafes, perfect for people watching at any time of the year. Fish is a constant in Portuguese cuisine and some of the best restaurants specialising in seafood are to be found near the harbourfront and marina. Faro also has a significant student population who host a major festival every year in early September and bring a vibrancy to the city's nightlife year-round.

To Eat

  1. Faro e Benfica Restaurant overlooks the harbour, specialises in seafood, and is a favourite with locals and visitors alike. 
  2. For great Portuguese food and a local crowd, try O Gimbras on Rua General Teofilo da Trindade.

To Stay

  1. Hotel Eva at Avenida da Republica - an elegant and modern four star hotel overlooking the marina.
  2. Hotel Faro  - in the centre of Faro with panoramic views of the Ria Formosa, the natural park and lagoon.