Faro Airport is just 4 km away from the town of Faro, in Portugal’s Algarve region. Faro is busiest in summer months with holidaymakers from the UK and Europe, who come for the golden sandy beaches and incredible golf courses. Due to the Algarve’s glorious weather, it is a year round destination and a great place to explore with car hire in Faro.
Faro Airport has just one terminal at ground level that is used for both departures and arrivals. There are ATMs and a currency exchange booth for all your money needs and a tourist information office for any enquiries you may have about the area. Wi-Fi is available for surfing the internet whilst you wait and there is a business centre too. If you get hungry, head for the food court where there are plenty of cafes and bars to choose from including Air Tasty and Costa Coffee. Vending machines are situated around the terminal, if you just need a quick snack. There are options to shop at the airport too, whether you are looking for the latest beach gear at Billabong or some new shades at Sunglass Hut or some gifts and souvenirs to take home. For local products take a look at Casa dos Sabores de Portugal and essentials for your trip at Relay.
Faro is the capital of the Algarve and there is much to see there. Start at the 18th century old town and explore the winding cobbled streets for outdoor cafes and unique shops. Here you will also find Faro Cathedral and see amazing panoramic views from the roof of the Bishops Palace. Take a boat trip from the old jetty nearby, to the Rio Formosa lagoon and nature reserve for a taste of island wildlife or just relax and enjoy the beautiful beach of Praia de Faro. Out and about with your car hire in Faro, you can explore the picturesque Monchique mountain villages and discover history and culture in Lagos and Silves. Enjoy the lovely beaches and isolated coves at Albuferia and the modern marina at Villamoura.
There is always something for everyone in Faro, if beaches and golf are not your style, you can enjoy adventure sports such as kayaking and mountain biking as the area has great terrain. The Algarve’s natural beauty can be captured through photography and painting and food lovers will love the rich pastries and spicy piri-piri dishes.