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Cheap Holidays to Faro

The capital of the Algarve, Faro is known as the 'gateway to the Algarve', making it a great option for history fans, golfing greats or beach bums. Faro has many great museums, history buffs will love the Museu Arquologico, an archaeology museum with many interesting discoveries. There's also historic ruins, a 13th century cathedral and an 18th century palace. Faro is surrounded by championship golf courses if you're looking for a golfing holiday. It is wise to look at the cultural calendar before you book your holiday to Faro as there are some great events running throughout the year such as the Good Friday procession and an International Music Festival running from April - May. The great thing about holidays here are that there are daily flights to Faro from the UK and with a flight time of under 3 hours from wherever you are flying from in the UK, you can be enjoying your holiday sooner than you think. 

So, when is best to go on holiday to Faro? Temperatures in summer often reach the 30s and in winter they rarely go below 10C, although be aware that the waters of the Atlantic are cooler than those in the Med, even in summer. 

Faro holidays are a good choice for all types of holidaygoers. For those who like to explore, hiring a car is a great option, allowing you to head along the coast and visit many popular beach resorts like Vilamoura, Praia da Luz, Alvor and Albufeira. At many beaches along the coast you'll get plenty of chances to try out surfing and other watersports, of course, if this doesn't take your fancy there are plenty of stretches of golden sand to relax on.

Looking for a family holiday to Faro? You won't be disappointed with the waterparks in the region such as Aqualand and Slide and Splash, providing plenty of rides and slides for ultimate holiday fun. While those seeking a romantic escape should head inland away from the crowds and busy resorts to some of the towns in the hills such as Monchique, a beautiful and peaceful spa town. Nature lovers should head to Ria Formosa, a nature reserve with a series of lagoons and nature trails that are perfect for bird-spotting. For city lovers, Faro is close to lots of bars and clubs, where young people and party animals can enjoy a great getaway. Book the best value holiday in Faro now with the expert team at Purple Travel.

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Reviews for Faro

Rating so far
2 reviews
(3/5)
02/02/12
Molly
Not the most beautiful place
I would head to other parts of the Algarve again, although the atmosphere is nice in Faro, there are other areas that are prettier in my opinion.

20/10/11
Christopher
Faro for golf
I go back every year to play a couple of rounds every week and have a few beers in the evening. There are a couple of nice courses and the flight is not too long.

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