Flight and hotel in Faro
Presentation of Faro
Portugal's most southerly city is the perfect spot to enjoy the best the Algarve has to offer. Despite a population of only around 60,000, there's plenty to do on package holidays to Faro, and lots to see in the surrounding region. People have lived in the area since pre-Roman times, and Faro was an important church centre in the Byzantine era. Our holiday packages to Faro will allow you to explore the legacy of its 500 years under Moorish rule. Today, it's the administrative centre of the Algarve region, and a flight to Faro will take you right to its heart. At eDreams, we'll help you get there with ease.
Things to know before visiting Faro
There aren't too many formalities to worry about when you visit Portugal after booking our holiday deals to Faro. You'll need a valid passport, but unless you're staying for more than three months, that's all. You don't need a visa for tourist travel to the area. Carry a copy of your passport's data page at all times; the police have the power to ask to see the original, but this rarely happens. Faro Airport is extremely convenient for the city as it's just three miles from the centre. Often used for cheap package holidays to Faro, it's one of the busiest airports in southwestern Europe, and we're ready to take you there!
What is the weather in Faro?
Although on the Atlantic coast, the city has a Mediterranean-style climate. That means on a holiday to Faro, you'll find summers hot and sunny: from June to September, most days reach the upper 20s. With over 3,000 hours of sunshine annually, a flight from London to Faro will definitely see your world brighten. The summer months are also the driest, so if you prefer things a little greener, you may prefer booking discount holidays to Faro in spring or autumn. The sea can be lovely for swimming, with midsummer temperatures of around 22 to 25 degrees Celsius, but only take a dip where it's safe. For more helpful tips, contact us today.
What to see in Faro?
Even though it's a small city, there's no shortage of things to do after a flight from Manchester to Faro. For a taster session, try these:
- Ria Formosa nature park – mudflats and saltwater lagoons that attract an amazing variety of birds.
- Rua do Prior – Faro's liveliest nightlife can be found here, with live music frequently on offer.
- Se Cathedral – a medieval national monument; climb the tower for some of Faro's most sensational views.
- Jardim Manuel Bivar – a lovely green oasis with a relaxed vibe, this is a great spot to take kids.
- Old Town – lovingly preserved city centre with cobbled streets and independent shops to explore.
You'll discover with a flight and hotel in Faro that it's very much a living city, not an artificial tourist construction. So, while enjoying our all-inclusive holiday packages to Faro, make sure you experience some true Portuguese street life! Book with us and we'll make sure you know where to go.
Places to visit near Faro
With our flight and hotel deals to Faro, it's also easy to see the surrounding area. The substantial remains of the Roman villa at Milreu still contain some fine mosaics and can be reached with ease by bus when enjoying package holidays in Faro. Nearby is Estoi, a highly attractive village with an excellent palace of pink rococo. Spend time wandering through its well-maintained gardens. Lagos, on the west coast, has excellent nightlife and many good restaurants. If you're at all into history, don't miss Silves, the old Moorish capital. Whatever you like, we're certain you'll love our great deals and service.
What to eat in Faro?
The Algarve region is famed for its seafood, and rather than go for complex dishes, it's often better to eat simply but well on your holiday in Faro. Grilled sardines may not sound much, but when fresh off the boat, they're often sublime – inexpensive, too, making them perfect for low-cost holidays in Faro. Cataplana is a fish stew that includes chorizo sausage and vegetables, while Conquilhas Abertas are tiny clams cooked in a garlic, olive oil and coriander sauce. For dessert, try Dom Rodrigo, an egg-based pudding topped with cinnamon and almonds. Don't forget a glass of local red wine to wash it all down! Don't miss out; book with us right now, and you can experience this fabulous food for yourself.