Known internationally has having some of the best beaches in the world, the southern coast of Portugal is always a popular holiday destination. That is why there are plenty of flights Faro bound because Faro is the region’s capital and therefore the most obvious place to fly into.
In fact, three of the top 10 beaches in Portugal are on the Algarve along the coast where Faro is situated almost in the middle. For easy flights Faro is the perfect place to land to explore the town, the rest of the coast, and also inland which is much less developed.
Faro is the southernmost city on mainland Portugal and is the capital city of the Portuguese Algarve region. The city is served by Faro International Airport, a seaport, marina, railway & inter regional bus service which makes it one of the most accessible cities in Europe and a perfect cruise location. Whether you're holidaying in Faro or using it as a meeting point for a cruise, we have the perfect flight package available right here.
Some things to know before you go:
- Faro has a Mediterranean climate meaning long, hot, warm summers and mild winters.
- The city is located near the Ria Formosa Lagoon, a nature reserve covering over 170 square km.
- The official holiday for Faro is the 7th of September.
- If you're visiting in July, you may want to check out the Faro International Motorcycle Rally.
Information on the sorts of flights Faro accommodates
For bargain flights Faro is the place to go; it is such a busy destination that many budget and charter airlines use it as their base on the Algarve. For international flights Faro has an international airport, the only one in the south. For last minute flights Faro is a good option, especially during the summer months when volume of flights Faro bound are high and turnover is quick.
Once you have landed from your flight Faro is a mere four miles away and is easily reached by local buses, which takes about 25 minutes. If you prefer a more private journey into town after your flight Faro taxi drivers and car rental companies will oblige. After your flight Faro airport can offer the conveniences of a cash machine, bank, post office and tourist centre.
The beaches of Faro
This is why most people come - to lie on, turn brown and spend their days relaxing on. After your flight Faro beaches seem so welcoming with the sun blazing down and the cool waters of the Atlantic ready to embrace you.
The town beach, Praia de Faro, is a long stretch of golden sand with the advantage of being both sea-facing and with a more sheltered lagoon side. However being a town beach, it is very close to all amenities and also to the airport so you are likely to see and hear the flights Faro bound overhead.
For a quieter retreat, catch a ferry over to Farol to a sandbar beach. Alternatively there is a longer boat journey of over two hours to Ilha Deserta, part of the Parque Natural da Ria Formosa and the most southerly mainland point of Portugal. Here is a glorious stretch of sand, perfect for a picnic as there are not so many amenities. For a proper day trip, make the effort to get to Ilha de Tavira, a 10 mile beach backed by sand dunes.
For ease of flights Faro could not be simpler; it is in a great situation and offers the holidaymaker everything they could ask for in a summer holiday. But do not forget winter time too when flights Faro bound could be even cheaper.
Things to see and do in Faro
As well as being the perfect sun holiday destination, Faro also has a unique history and and architectural presence. Some of the sights below are well worth checking out during your stay in this breathtaking part of Portugal.
- Faro Marina
- The statue of King Afonso III
- Deserta Island
- Hidroespaco - for the diving enthusiasts out there!
- Old town Faro
- Teatro Lethes (theatre)
- Cape of St. Mary
- Faro Archaeological Museum
- Faro Cathedral
Flying from the United Kingdom to Faro
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