Faro Portugal Vacations, Best Sandy Beaches, Algarve Vacations, Portugal’s Best Destinations, Europe Best Beaches, Europe Excellent Beaches

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…