A Divine Holiday in Portugal

February 21, 2012 by  
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Faro is a mix of modern and old buildings, and it is really beautiful to see that the buildings built in the different eras can be a perfect match to each other. Aside from the buildings here, Faro is also known as a shoppers paradise, with a great array of restaurants that strive in their own specialty like the traditional or sea food cuisines and for those party-goers, Faro can also be near to your heart as the vibrant nightlife here can be a really tempting reason for you to extend your stay at this city.

Faro is served by an international airport that is undergoing renovation because the airport can barely handle the number of passengers that come to this city every year. A car can be a great asset for your holiday here, and it is easy to find a car to hire at Faro. Car rental Faro is really cheap and affordable for most of the tourists here. Even though there are public transport like the buses and taxis which are quite effective and fast, they do not give total control to the tourists. Make sure that you are accustomed to driving at the right side of the road if you want to drive a car in Faro or any other place in Portugal.

One of the municipalities located inside Faro is Albufeira. Actually, Albufeira comes from an Arabic word, ‘Al-Buharya’ which means ‘the lagoon’. This is because Albufeira really has a beautiful lagoon that is a highlight at this place. Albufeira has a population of around 50,000 people that live in an area of 140 square kilometres. However, this population can grow up to 300,000 people during the holiday season because there will be a lot of tourists who come to this place to have a look at the beautiful lagoon. This is what makes Albufeira one of the main tourism spots in Faro, Portugal.

The Faro Airport is located just 40 minutes away from Albufeira, so anyone who want to come to this city from the airport can come to this place by using the public buses, taxis or rented cars. The architecture of the buildings in the city is a typical one as with other cities in Faro, with narrow streets and tiled houses and shop lots. Most of the structures in the city are painted white, so any structures with colours other than white can be said to be a weird building. All in all, Faro is a great place to know what Portugal has to offer its tourists.

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August 6, 2008 by  
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Ready to discover the capital of the cherished Algarve region, the south of the Portugal? Faro has excellent beaches and fantastic nightlife. The Ria Formosa which is a beautiful natural lagoon can be found in Faro as can the ever-loved pink flamingo, often seen taking off from the different beaches.

World's Best BeachesThere are also numerous islands that are a favourite of visitors. Ilha de Faro is connected to the mainland by road. There are some amenities there such as restaurants, a scattering of beach houses and a few other facilities for travellers. Ilha de Barreta is the most loved of the island with its calm and peaceful atmosphere. There is no ferry connection so tourists must hire a boat to get there but it’s worth visiting this undisturbed location in Faro Portugal even just to have the beach almost to you.

Don’t run to the beach immediately before visiting the main sights. The main sights include: the Cathedral (Roman-Gothic origin), Nossa Senhora da Assuncão Convent (Renaissance), São Francisco Church (16-18th centuries). There are also a number of museums to visit: Infante Dom Henrique, Regional Ethnographic, Ramalho Ortigão.

Europe Best BeachesFaro has many hotel facilities for tourists. Located at the heart of the Algarve just 20 minutes from Faro International Airport and 2 hours from Lisbon and Seville – the Ria Park Hotel and Spa offers an impressive blend of an excellent standard of service alongside comfortable, stylish and relaxing accommodation.

Opened in May 2002, the Vila Galé Tavira is situated in the centre of the beautiful and historical city of Tavira. It has 268 tastefully furnished and excellently equipped rooms, including 6 suites and 1 room for handicapped persons. Hotel Mónaco offers comfort and is ideally located close to Faro Airport, Beach, Faro Shopping area, University and 7km away from Algarve Stadium. Built in 1995, this 3+ Star Hotel boasts a total of 64 rooms spread over 4 floors.

Looking for things to do in Faro? Golfers can practice at the driving range and rent golfing equipment at the Faro Golf Course. Nature Friends Outdoor Adventures offers guided hiking and canoeing tours. Fisheye Lake is stocked with rainbow trout and kokanee, offering a day use area with boat ramp, change rooms, picnic facilities and fire pits. Fishing licenses can be picked up in the nearby town of Faro. The geographic feature attracts birds such as the sand hill crane and other wildlife migrations during the spring and fall.

Spending your valuable time, prefer to be in Faro to taste the real pleasure. Faro city, the most suitable place of your time…