Faro is the main city of the Algarve region of Portugal, a sun-soaked and beautiful corner of Europe. It makes a fantastic starting point for exploring the rest of this gorgeous part of the country.
The best beaches of the Algarve
5 star hotels in Faro are a great way to appreciate the best the Algarve has to offer, with a number of excellent beaches at the doorstep. The main hotspot is Faro Beach which can be easily reached from the city by car or taxi. The area is also famous for its island beaches, with many more secluded spots reachable by ferry.
Culture and history in Faro
Aside from the beaches and bars around Faro, visitors can also spend a pleasant few days exploring the cultural highlights of this sunny and friendly city. Faro Cathedral dates from the 13th century and is an excellent example of the stunning blend of Southern European and Moorish architecture throughout town. In Carmo Church is the distinctive ‘Bone Chapel’, truly a unique historical sight.
Exploring the wider Algarve region
Setting up base in one of Faro’s splendid 5 star hotels means travellers can take day trips to the towns and countryside surrounding the city. Silves has a stunning castle and is a great place to appreciate traditional Portugal. Sagres features amazing scenery and is excellent for nature lovers. These smaller towns are ideal for relaxing with great food and drink away from the bustle of the city.