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What to see in Faro: How to Get the Most out of Your Holiday Experience

The Ultimate Guide to What to do in Faro

Already booked your flight to Faro but have no idea how to get the most out of your holiday experience? We’ve got you covered! Located in the very south of Portugal, Faro is best known for its stunning beaches, clear blue waters, and pleasant year-round weather, but it also harbours a handful of well-kept secrets worth uncovering.

Whether you want to push your boundaries or simply relax by the sea, choosing one of My Choice’s accommodations is the best way to help you plan your holiday while taking advantage of everything the city has to offer. So, here are some of the best things to see and do in Faro to make your holiday fly by, but the memories last a lifetime.


Wander Through Faro’s Hidden Gems 

Don’t know where to start? Why not hop on board one of Faro’s sightseeing trains? Take a stroll around the city’s historic centre? Or head down to the museum to learn more about Faro’s history? But while the city is far from short on sights, we’d be surprised if the Formosa lagoon didn’t also strike your fancy… 


Get Your Adrenaline Pumping in the Ria Formosa 

If you’re looking for something more active, a wide range of options are available for exploring the stunning Formosa lagoon. Ideal for water sports aplenty, you also have the option of taking a boat tour to see the wildlife, hop on a ferry to an island, or even rent a kayak to get a feel for the area and see the coastline. 

If you’re feeling extra adventurous, how about a touch of snorkelling to see stingrays and sea horses? Or even a nature-spotting hike or bike ride in the Ria Formosa Natural Park? 


Visit Faro Islands for Breathtaking Beaches

When it comes to relaxing, there’s no better place than Faro Island, which is reachable by car, so perfect for those looking to get away… but not completely. Well-connected and filled with all the facilities you could need, the beach on Faro Island goes on for miles, meaning you’re sure to find a secluded spot or get the chance to try any number of water sports, whether on the lagoon or in the Atlantic. 

But Faro Island’s only the start of the fun, with boat tours available to all the other islands, from deserted Ilha Deserta to picturesque Armona, tradition-filled Culatra, and quiet Fuseta. With each island boasting its own personality and facilities, there’s no end to exploring if you have your eyes set on the sea, ready to enjoy your own slice of paradise without worrying about crowds.


Eat Until You Drop at the Best Restaurants in Faro

If you’re looking for a good meal in Faro, you won’t have to go far; whether you seek Mexican or meat, Mediterranean or more food than you can stomach, you’re sure to find something to tingle your tastebuds.

Faro has a great selection of restaurants to choose from, whether you’re after a quick bite or a leisurely meal, and for an exceptional dining experience, check out one of the city’s Michelin-starred restaurants. Regardless of your budget or tastes, Faro’s most popular options include the waterfront eateries in the old town, which provide stunning views of the sea as you dine, and traditional Portuguese restaurants serving up hearty dishes such as Caldo Verde and codfish… not to mention fresh fish and seafood aplenty.

Eating is arguably the best part of travelling, so if you’re looking for an unforgettable meal (or 10), you’ve come to the right place!


Convinced Faro is the perfect destination for your next trip? Then book your stay for special offers on just about everything, from activities to experiences to food, and make sure you stay long enough to see and taste it all! 


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