Cheap flights to Faro
Faro is the gateway to the Algarve, a wonderfully sunny area of Portugal welcoming thousands of tourists every year. With year-round sunshine, miles of beautiful sandy beaches and flower-decked, whitewashed villages it’s not difficult to see why Faro is such a popular holiday destination.
Head to towns like Albufeira and Lagos to explore historic Portugese streets and stop a while in one of the region’s many restaurants to sample the mouth-watering local cuisine; Faro is not a place to head to if you’re on a strict diet. Venture along the beach-lined Atlantic coast to find resorts to suit every need, from the activity-filled child-friendly Lagos, Albufeira and Praia da Rocha to the luxurious marina at Vilamoura, and the historic towns of Silves, Tavira or Sagres.
The market town of Loulé is famed for its Festa da Mãe Soberana, starting with a procession welcoming a statue of the patron saint on Easter Sunday and finishing with a grand feast two Sundays later. There are more festivities throughout June, when most towns in the Algarve celebrate the Santos Populares of António.
Vilamoura, which hosts the Portugual Masters in October, also has two fabulous beaches either side of a plush marina packed with luxury yachts. The west side of the marina runs various boat trips up the coast, including tours that offer the chance to spot dolphins.