Tourist and resident information on Portugal, Madeira and The Azores

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Located in the southern part of Portugal, Faro is the capital of Algarve and is located near the Ria Formosa Lagoon - a natural reserve.

The population of the city is 41,934 however the number of people living in the entire municipal area is 58,305.

Faro, Algarve

Faro's most famous event is the Faro International Motorcycle Rally, which is very popular in Europe. There are other famous places and services include the University of Algarve, a public university, Faro airport, the seaport, railway station and the local bus service.


Faro Airport is around 2.6 km from the city of Faro. The Algarve has a very moderate temperature which makes Faro airport a very busy airport throughout the year; however the peak season is from March to October.

According to the data available approximately 5.4 million people boarded their flight from Faro airport in 2008. Ryanair based 7 aircraft in March 2010 at Faro airport. Even though it is a small airport, it handles a huge number of flights from the UK and other countries. There are a lot of food joints, gift shops and coffee shops at the airport. The two other closest airports are in Lisbon (capital of Portugal) and Jerez (in Spain). There are no trains at the airport but there are a lot of taxis and cars to be hired. Check out Hire a Car Faro Airport

Faro, Algarve, Portugal.


Portugal is a beautiful place and exploring the area around Faro can be best done by hiring a car which gives you the liberty and freedom to reach different places that public transport will not be able to take you to. If you hire a car, you can enjoy the exotic beaches in Lagos, Alvor, Luz and Carvoeiro. There are certain things that you should take care of when hiring a car like driving on the right hand side, having a valid driving license, wearing a seat belt all the time and no cell phone usage while driving. Check Hire a Car Portugal

Hotel Sol Algarve Faro.

Accommodation in the Algarve

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