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Visitors taking a flight to Faro will discover that it is also the gateway to Portugal's sun-kissed Algarve region, an area of spectacular natural beauty. Summer or winter, holidays in the Algarve cover all bases, from family-friendly attractions to stunning beaches and renowned golf courses. Visitors can also enjoy miles of sparkling coastline and scenic countryside dotted with villages offering oodles of history. One of the other highlights of the area is its wine production, and tours and tastings can be organised at a variety of vineyards. The area is also exceptionally rich in delightful natural beauty making travel in this region of Portugal highly addictive.
From nearby natural attractions, such as the Algarviana Nature Trail and Serra de Caldeirao, to historical towns of the area including Lagos and Tavira, a trip to Faro can never be dull. In the city of Faro itself, visitors can soak up the atmosphere of the old town, as well as admire 16th and 17th buildings and the city's attractive marina. Faro also offers a vibrant night scene thanks to its university. Whether you decide to base yourself there or explore the surrounding area, you will find it is ideal for people of any age or inclination.
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Faro Airport is the only airport that serves the Algarve region of Portugal, located just outside the city of Faro. The airport is at its busiest during the summer months.
Faro Airport is located under three miles from the centre of Faro, in the southern Algarve region of Portugal.
The best way to get between the airport and Faro and explore the Algarve region is by car. There are many rental agencies located just outside the arrivals hall. The airport is connected to the region by the A-22 / IP1 toll road. Several buses, including the Airport City bus lines 14 and 16 connect the airport with Faro city centre and the train station from where there are many regional and national connections. Taxis are available outside arrivals.