The capital of the stunning Algarve region, take a look at holidays to Faro and prepare to touch down on the south coast of Portugal. With gorgeous beaches, great activities and some of the best weather across the whole of Europe, holidays to Faro from Stansted are a real treat.
Holidays to Faro will see you visiting the North Atlantic coast of southern Portugal. This part of the country offers spectacular natural beauty, while the Algarve’s capital also throws up plenty of authentic Portuguese culture, a charming old town and lovely marina.
Humans have been drawn to this part of the world for many years, and this popularity continues to entice holidaymakers to Faro thanks to the area’s fantastic weather and sublime beaches. The Parque Natural da Ria Formosa and islands such as Ilha de Faro and Ilha de Barreta are stunning spots, while Ilha de Culatra is a large sand bar that can be reached cheaply by ferry.
There are some incredible golf courses in the Algarve and Faro’s Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo are among the pick of the bunch. Golfing is hugely popular in the area, with courses putting the dramatic coastal scenery to excellent use.
The Faro district offers other attractions such as the capital’s cathedral, the Castle of Silves and the impressive Church of São Lourenço in Almancil. Take a look at the events calendar to see what’s happening while you're in town. In October it’s the Feira de Santa Iria, while the Festa da Sardinha in Olhos d’Agua and the Loule International Jazz Festival take place in August. The latter is held in the open-air Cerca do Convento do Espirito Santo.
The local cuisine is proud of its piri-piri chicken and fabulous fresh seafood, while the daily market in Largo Mercado offers plenty of opportunities to shop for trinkets. Sit back and relax on the beach and soak up the best of this beautiful part of Portugal with holidays to Faro from Stansted Airport.