Faro

faroAs the administrative centre for the whole of the Algarve region, the city of Faro is perhaps the most intriguing city in the whole of Portugal. It is a modern, lively city with plenty of shopping facilities, good restaurants and Faro is a modern, lively city with attractive shopping precincts, good restaurants and lively nightlife. It is full of colour and charm and has an interesting history and the feel of a true Portuguese fishing port. For holiday makers looking for something a bit more unusual from a typical beach holiday then a holiday in Faro is the place for you.

Although Faro has got a busy nightlife scene there is so much more to this city than just pubs and clubs. For those who are interested in the nightlife however, Rua do Prior is the place to go. In the heart of this town night cafes, pubs and clubs line the street and start getting busy from around 10:30 pm and stay open until dawn. With a selection of places to choose from including English bars, everyone is guaranteed to have a good night dancing the night away.

 

For those who want to holiday in Faro without a hangover, the Ria Formosa Lagoon is a great place to visit. It is a nature reserve which has over 17,000 and is located on the coast of the Algarve which is close to Faro. The park is one of the area’s most popular tourist destinations and is a wonderful place for nature lovers to spend the day. It is a protected nature reserve, covers 60 km of coastline and has sand dunes, lagoons, small sand islands and much more.

 

There is plenty to do on your holiday in Faro from the old part of the city which is still surrounded by Roman walls which date back to the 9th Century to relaxing on long, sandy beaches. As well as this you can visit the Capela d’Ossos which is a Chapel of Bones. Although a bizarre attraction it is lined with an estimated 1,245 skulls and bones. For something a bit more traditional there is a bus that runs to Praia de Faro where you can water ski, fish or just rent a deck chair and umbrella and lounge in the sun.

 

With stunning beaches, sensational weather throughout the year and great attractions for all the family to enjoy a holiday in Faro will be thoroughly enjoyable for all. Faro is also a popular destination for golfing holidays and is also a great place to go for a family beach holiday or a romantic short break.

Image belongs to: Carla Saliba. Taken from: http://www.flickr.com

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