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8 days / 7 nights
DepartingSat, 28 Sep 2019
RIA Terrace
28 Sep 2019 - 05 Oct 2019
From £228 per person
Monte Do Afonso
28 Sep 2019 - 05 Oct 2019
From £244 per person
City House
28 Sep 2019 - 05 Oct 2019
From £254 per person
Seaview Guesthouse
28 Sep 2019 - 05 Oct 2019
From £261 per person
8 days / 7 nights
DepartingSat, 05 Oct 2019
Residencial Dandy
05 Oct 2019 - 12 Oct 2019
TripAdvisor rating 3.0
From £194 per person
Pine House - Faro Airport, Beach and City Center
05 Oct 2019 - 12 Oct 2019
From £199 per person
ALAMEDA EXCLUSIVE HOUSE
05 Oct 2019 - 12 Oct 2019
From £202 per person
Casinha Grande
05 Oct 2019 - 12 Oct 2019
From £202 per person
8 days / 7 nights
DepartingSat, 02 Nov 2019
Vilamoura Golf Hotel e Apartamentos
02 Nov 2019 - 09 Nov 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.5
From £112 per person
Balaia Atlantico
02 Nov 2019 - 09 Nov 2019
TripAdvisor rating 3.5
From £117 per person
McCaigs Holiday Apartments
02 Nov 2019 - 09 Nov 2019
From £120 per person
Cheerfulway Acqua Maris Balaia
02 Nov 2019 - 09 Nov 2019
TripAdvisor rating 2.0
From £122 per person
8 days / 7 nights
DepartingSat, 21 Dec 2019
Stay Hotel Faro Centro
21 Dec 2019 - 28 Dec 2019
TripAdvisor rating 3.5
From £394 per person
Real Marina Hotel & Spa
21 Dec 2019 - 28 Dec 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.5
From £390 per person
ibis Faro Algarve
21 Dec 2019 - 28 Dec 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £348 per person
Monaco
21 Dec 2019 - 28 Dec 2019
TripAdvisor rating 3.0
From £464 per person
8 days / 7 nights
DepartingSat, 29 Feb 2020
Hotel Faro & Beach Club
29 Feb 2020 - 07 Mar 2020
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £320 per person
EVA SENSES HOTEL
29 Feb 2020 - 07 Mar 2020
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £335 per person
Hotel ibis Faro Algarve
29 Feb 2020 - 07 Mar 2020
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £210 per person
Pousada Palacio de Estoi – Small Luxury Hotels of the World
29 Feb 2020 - 07 Mar 2020
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £432 per person
3 days / 2 nights
DepartingFri, 27 Sep 2019
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Algarve Gardens
27 Sep 2019 - 29 Sep 2019
TripAdvisor rating 3.0
From £124 per person
Hotel Atismar
27 Sep 2019 - 29 Sep 2019
TripAdvisor rating 3.0
From £156 per person
Velamar Boutique Hotel
27 Sep 2019 - 29 Sep 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.5
From £167 per person
Praia Sol
27 Sep 2019 - 29 Sep 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £140 per person
3 days / 2 nights
DepartingFri, 04 Oct 2019
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Apartments Vale de Carros
04 Oct 2019 - 06 Oct 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £102 per person
Hotel Pinhal do Sol
04 Oct 2019 - 06 Oct 2019
TripAdvisor rating 3.5
From £97 per person
Aquashow Park Hotel
04 Oct 2019 - 06 Oct 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £135 per person
Hotel Sao Sebastiao de Boliqueime
04 Oct 2019 - 06 Oct 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.5
From £103 per person
3 days / 2 nights
DepartingFri, 18 Oct 2019
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Baixa Terrace Hostel by My Choice Algarve
18 Oct 2019 - 20 Oct 2019
From £153 per person
Well'Come! to The Backyard House
18 Oct 2019 - 20 Oct 2019
From £155 per person
Alojamento Local Bela Vista
18 Oct 2019 - 20 Oct 2019
From £155 per person
The Story Guest House
18 Oct 2019 - 20 Oct 2019
TripAdvisor rating 3.5
From £155 per person
3 days / 2 nights
DepartingFri, 29 Nov 2019
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Well'Come! to Algarve Hostel
29 Nov 2019 - 01 Dec 2019
From £85 per person
Well'Come! to the Boulevard Nook
29 Nov 2019 - 01 Dec 2019
From £85 per person
Faro Cosy Guest House
29 Nov 2019 - 01 Dec 2019
From £88 per person
Rialgarve
29 Nov 2019 - 01 Dec 2019
TripAdvisor rating 3.5
From £89 per person
Hotel ratings in Faro
Vale de Carros
Albufeira
From £141 per person
Excellent
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
Aug 26, 2019
London, United Kingdom
Dom Jose Beach Hotel
Quarteira
From £138 per person
End of summer break.
TripAdvisor rating 4.5
Sep 21, 2019
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Parque Mourabel, Oásis Village, Pé do Lago
Vilamoura
From £91 per person
Better than expected
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
Sep 14, 2019
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Flight and hotel Faro

Faro, the capital of the Algarve

The largest city on the Algarve, Faro draws millions of visitors every year. The city itself, set on Portugal's south coast, boasts a history dating back over 2,000 years. Today, Faro is a busy and cosmopolitan city, with large shopping centres, museums, galleries and restaurants. Even if your main destination on a Faro weekend is one of the beach resorts to the west of town, it's worth making time to explore the cobbled streets of Faro's Old Town.

Getting to Faro

Any Faro flight and hotel break will start at the large, modern airport to the west of town. All flights to Faro arrive at the same terminal, and airport facilities have been substantially upgraded in recent years to accommodate the flow of passengers. Flights to Faro from London are available year round with traditional scheduled carriers. In summer months, many budget and charter airlines offer flights to Faro from Manchester and Faro package holidays from other regional airports such as Glasgow, Newcastle or Bristol. Jump on one of the regular buses running from the airport to the bus station in the centre of town, or take a taxi for a 15-minute journey. Portugal is in the same timezone as the UK and uses the euro.

What time of year is best for my weekend in Faro?

The Algarve enjoys a mild climate year round, meaning there's really no bad time of year to visit. Spring and autumn are favourite times to visit, with an average temperature of 23°C in September. However, even in January, you can expect temperatures of 12°C and five daily hours of sunshine. Golfing breaks are a popular reason to book Faro package holidays – if you're planning to spend your days out on the course, it's probably best to avoid the height of summer.

What can I do on Faro city breaks?

Faro's position at the heart of the Algarve caters to all preferences. Nature lovers will enjoy the wide open spaces of the protected coastline and marshes, where flamingo are often seen. There are enough historic buildings and museums in the old part of town to delight any history lover, and if shopping's more your thing, Faro has both modern shopping malls with international brands and smaller independent shops. Just a short drive along the coast brings you to famous resort towns such as Vilamoura, Albufeira or Quinta do Lago, with miles of pristine sand, beach bars, watersports and other amenities. Head in the other direction along the A22 motorway, and within an hour, you'll be across the border and into Spain, where the pretty town of Ayamonte is well worth a visit.

Top visitor attractions in and around Faro

Faro city breaks usually start in the oldest part of town, home to narrow cobbled streets, pretty buildings and a huge cathedral. Close by is the Archaeological Museum, housed in an interesting old convent building. Here you'll find artefacts and exhibitions on all eras of Faro's history, from Neolithic to modern times. Kids will love the colourful and interactive Algarve Ciencia Viva Science Centre on the riverside, where they can explore exhibits and learn about science through doing and playing. Many visitors' favourite day out is at Zoomarine, to the west of Faro near Albufeira. It's part water park, part zoo and part theme park. You can even swim with dolphins here, although booking in advance is essential. Ria Formosa Natural Park covers 18,000 hectares of the coast and is one of the most important birdwatching and wildlife areas in Portugal.

Feast on traditional Portuguese cuisine

On a Faro flight and hotel break, you'll likely have dining options available at your accommodations, but it's worth venturing out to try some local favourites as well. One of the region's most iconic dishes is cataplana, a mix of seafood and spicy sausage cooked with wine, garlic and herbs, served with hunks of crusty bread. Spicy piri-piri chicken is also hugely popular, and sold everywhere, from roadside fast food joints to the most expensive beachside restaurants.

Souvenir shopping in Faro

The streets of Faro's Old Town are the best place to look for ceramics, jewellery and other small Algarve souvenirs to take home. Many small towns and villages around Faro have regular weekly markets with stalls selling leather goods, table linen and ceramics – don't be afraid to haggle with stallholders to secure the best price. Forum Algarve, the biggest shopping centre in the city, has a hypermarket selling Portuguese foods of all types and stores selling clothing from both Portuguese and international makers.