"Faro - Capital of the Algarve" Top 5 Page for this destination Faro by HORSCHECK
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I travelled through Portugal and Spain with main stops in Lisbon and Marbella in May 2006. As it was almost impossible to get from Lisbon to Marbella on public transportation in one day, I decided to take a 1 day break in Faro at the Algarve, just to get an idea of this popular holiday region.
Faro was one of the destinations where I hadn't booked any accomodation in advance. So after arrival I went to the tourist information. They gave me the address of a fabulous hotel which had rooms for a very special rate, which was even below my planned budget. In the hotel I got in contact with a young-ish couple from Australia and Canada who had also just arrived from Lisbon and were planning to go to Sevilla the next day, which was my plan as well. So it was just a perfect start for my day in Faro.
Faro has about 60.000 inhabitants and is home to the nature reserve Ria Formosa Lagoon. Due to its international airport, Faro is well known by all package tourists who are heading to the Algarve. But the city itself is well worth a daytrip or even more as it has a quaint old town and a lovely seafront.
"Half the fun of the travel is the esthetic of lostness."
--- Ray Bradbury ---
- Pros:Quaint old town and lovely seafront.
- Cons:Faro can be very hot in summer.
- In a nutshell:Capital of the Algarve.
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