Destination guide

Take in the waterfront beauty of Faro

The area's history and monuments are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Faro. This city is welcoming and romantic, recognized for its restaurants, shopping and bars. Carmo Church and Loule Castle are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Activities and attractions in Faro

Do you want to find top things to see and do while you're in town? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Faro a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Algarve Living Science Center (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
  • San Lorenzo Golf Club (4.5 mi / 7.3 km)
  • Pinheiros Altos Golf Course (4.8 mi / 7.7 km)
  • Royal Golf Course Vale do Lobo (7.8 mi / 12.6 km)
  • Ocean Golf Course Vale do Lobo (7.8 mi / 12.6 km)
  • Karting Almancil (8.3 mi / 13.3 km)

Seasonal weather in Faro

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your vacation, July, August, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 83°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Faro

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Faro. These are some of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Falesia Beach (12.8 mi / 20.5 km)
  • Barril Beach (15.2 mi / 24.4 km)
  • Antonio Sergio Park (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Faro Island Beach (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Cabo de Santa Maria Island (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Ilha da Barreta Beach (3.7 mi / 5.9 km)

Transportation to and around Faro

Fly into Faro (FAO-Faro Intl.), the closest airport, located 2.1 mi (3.3 km) from the city center.

If you're traveling by train, the main station is Faro Station.

Where to stay near Faro?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 4,134 house rentals near Faro. From 585 Houses to 1,749 Villas, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Faro for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Faro?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Faro:

  • Laranjeiro: 15 vacation rentals
  • Gorj천es: 48 vacation rentals
  • Telheiro: 33 vacation rentals
  • Rio Seco: 68 vacation rentals
  • Gambelas: 16 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Faro?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Faro. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Algarve Stadium: 7,472 home rentals
  • Faro Island Beach: 6,946 home rentals
  • Forum Algarve Mall: 6,653 home rentals
  • Ilha da Barreta Beach: 4,909 home rentals
  • University of Algarve: 7,269 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Faro listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Faro?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 585 Houses in Faro. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Faro include:

  • Villas: 1,749 lodging choices
  • Condos/Apartments: 1,604 lodging choices
  • Bungalows: 76 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Faro?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 3,037 vacation homes with pool available in Faro.

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