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Faro – Algarve

The district of Faro limits to the north with Beja, to the east with Spain and to the south and west with the Atlantic Ocean.
It is known as the capital of the Algarve.
It occupies all the south of Portugal, and is characterized by its fantastic beaches of golden sand, crystalline and temperate waters and its wonderful caves.
If we look at the Algarve on the map and divide it into two parts, we would say that the part that borders Spain may be the best to go with children and family, as its waters are quite calm.
Of the second half, limiting and more with the Atlantic Ocean, its waters are colder and braver, and although for beauty, they are even superior to those of the first zone, this second zone is usually frequented by surfers.


The district of Faro is subdivided into the following 16 municipalities:

  1. Albufeira
  2. Alcoutim
  3. Aljezur
  4. Castro Marim
  5. Faro
  6. Lagoa
  7. Lagos
  8. Loulé
  9. Monchique
  10. Olhão
  11. Portimao
  12. São Brás de Alportel
  13. Silves
  14. Tavira
  15. Vila do Bispo
  16. Vila Real de Santo António

Among all, the best known are perhaps Albufeira, Faro, Portimao, Tavira, although the whole Algarve has an immeasurable beauty.


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Faro can be accessed by:

Another option is the car rental.

If you want to use the bus when you arrive at the airport, you can take lines 14 and 16, which are the only ones that operate to get to the center of the city.
The number 16 is the bus that has the most frequency of trips.
Also the number 16 connects the city of Faro with its fantastic beach.





Some of the best beaches in Algarve might be:

  • La Marinha  (Lagoa)
  • La Falésia (Albufeira)
  • Odeceixe (Odeceixe)
  • Tavira island (Tavira)
  • Meia praia (Lagos)
  • Gacela Velha (near Vila Real de Santo Antonio)
  • Arrifana (Aljezur)
  • Amoreira (Aljezur)
  • Rocha (Portimao)

……and many more.

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The typical dish of the Algarve is the cataplana, which is a kind of stew stew based on fish and vegetables, made in a small metal pot and closed. Actually, the cataplana is the name of this kind of pot, but it has been transmitted to the dish that is cooked in it.

On our website you will find a few cataplana recipes.

Besides, you can taste all kinds of fish and seafood.