To do in Faro

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To do in Faro

Gastronomie

A local market, open every day during the week and week end: fresh fish, fresh fruit and legume, ... Coffee after the courses is a best
30 locals recommend
Faro Municipal Market
52 Largo Dr. Francisco Sa Carneiro
30 locals recommend
A local market, open every day during the week and week end: fresh fish, fresh fruit and legume, ... Coffee after the courses is a best
There are markets. And then there are Markets! The market in Olhao is an amazing mix of hustle, bustle, smells and just loads of amazingness! You want to come here on a Saturday because that is when the market is in full bloom. This is where the locals buy their groceries and fresh fish. Locals from the islands are gathering at the market in Olhao The locals are here. They have come from all over Olhao. A boat just arrived from the islands outside of Olhao and people are getting of. Each and everyone is equipped with a trolley. It is time to do some serious shopping. And this is the place where it’s all going to happen. And even if there is a lot of people there – this is still a very well organized market.
54 locals recommend
Olhão Markets, E.E.M.
54 locals recommend
There are markets. And then there are Markets! The market in Olhao is an amazing mix of hustle, bustle, smells and just loads of amazingness! You want to come here on a Saturday because that is when the market is in full bloom. This is where the locals buy their groceries and fresh fish. Locals from the islands are gathering at the market in Olhao The locals are here. They have come from all over Olhao. A boat just arrived from the islands outside of Olhao and people are getting of. Each and everyone is equipped with a trolley. It is time to do some serious shopping. And this is the place where it’s all going to happen. And even if there is a lot of people there – this is still a very well organized market.

Guide des Quartiers

The central location of the apartment will allow you to discover the historic center of Faro on foot. - 1mn from Faro Cathedral, - 1mn from the old port of Faro, - 1 minute from traditional Portuguese restaurants, - 1mn of river boats to visit the Islands of Faro: Ilha Deserta, Ilha de Farol, Ilha de Culatra.
83 locals recommend
Faro
83 locals recommend
The central location of the apartment will allow you to discover the historic center of Faro on foot. - 1mn from Faro Cathedral, - 1mn from the old port of Faro, - 1 minute from traditional Portuguese restaurants, - 1mn of river boats to visit the Islands of Faro: Ilha Deserta, Ilha de Farol, Ilha de Culatra.

Beach

Faro Island Beach: The beginning of the stretch of ‘barrier islands’ separated from the main land by the Ria Formosa! Faro Island isn’t officially an island but is actually joined to the mainland by a narrow road that leads to a small number of parking areas. This is the beginning of the stretch of ‘barrier islands’ separated from the main land by the Ria Formosa. The island has cafés, restaurants and some hotels/B&Bs. There is also a very popular trendy bar with music and wonderful views over the beach and sea. This island, like the other five, is very popular with locals and Portuguese holidaymakers down from Lisbon and the north. Faro Island is incredibly long and, if you have the energy to walk to the far end in the heat of August, you will pass by many kite surfers, jet skiers, and patrons of the school of water sports, to get to a vast area of gloriously deserted beach. A bus runs regularly from Faro bus station to this island all year round
24 locals recommend
Ilha de Faro
24 locals recommend
Faro Island Beach: The beginning of the stretch of ‘barrier islands’ separated from the main land by the Ria Formosa! Faro Island isn’t officially an island but is actually joined to the mainland by a narrow road that leads to a small number of parking areas. This is the beginning of the stretch of ‘barrier islands’ separated from the main land by the Ria Formosa. The island has cafés, restaurants and some hotels/B&Bs. There is also a very popular trendy bar with music and wonderful views over the beach and sea. This island, like the other five, is very popular with locals and Portuguese holidaymakers down from Lisbon and the north. Faro Island is incredibly long and, if you have the energy to walk to the far end in the heat of August, you will pass by many kite surfers, jet skiers, and patrons of the school of water sports, to get to a vast area of gloriously deserted beach. A bus runs regularly from Faro bus station to this island all year round
Ilha Deserta Ilha Deserta is one of the 5 barrier islands in the Ria Formosa Natural Park. A commonly asked question is if the island is called Barreta or Deserta. Barreta is the geographic name of the island, Deserta, which means desert or deserted, appeared as a nickname among the fishermen. Find it. Love it. Preserve it. The shape of Deserta looks like an arrow pointing south, between the Atlantic Ocean and Ria Formosa. The island has been kept pristine for many years, and today still surprises. From birds, to plants and flowers, crustacean, chameleons and others still to be found, Ilha Deserta is a hotspot of biodiversity. One of the most enthusiastic characteristics is the unique scent of the island. Due to lack of air pollution, and especially when a wet atmosphere occurs, Deserta is emerged on a vibrant orchestra of aromas.
33 locals recommend
Barreta Island
33 locals recommend
Ilha Deserta Ilha Deserta is one of the 5 barrier islands in the Ria Formosa Natural Park. A commonly asked question is if the island is called Barreta or Deserta. Barreta is the geographic name of the island, Deserta, which means desert or deserted, appeared as a nickname among the fishermen. Find it. Love it. Preserve it. The shape of Deserta looks like an arrow pointing south, between the Atlantic Ocean and Ria Formosa. The island has been kept pristine for many years, and today still surprises. From birds, to plants and flowers, crustacean, chameleons and others still to be found, Ilha Deserta is a hotspot of biodiversity. One of the most enthusiastic characteristics is the unique scent of the island. Due to lack of air pollution, and especially when a wet atmosphere occurs, Deserta is emerged on a vibrant orchestra of aromas.
Praia da Ilha do Farol Beaches Maritime beach Accessible via regular ferry service departing from Faro, the island of Farol is one of those forming the sandy barrier between the sea and the Ria Formosa estuary and forms part of the Natural Park. The small village of Farol is home mostly to fishermen or cultivators of shellfish in the Estuary. The island itself is a touch of paradise with its endless, practically deserted, sands bathed by a gentle and clear sea.
22 locals recommend
Ilha do Farol
22 locals recommend
Praia da Ilha do Farol Beaches Maritime beach Accessible via regular ferry service departing from Faro, the island of Farol is one of those forming the sandy barrier between the sea and the Ria Formosa estuary and forms part of the Natural Park. The small village of Farol is home mostly to fishermen or cultivators of shellfish in the Estuary. The island itself is a touch of paradise with its endless, practically deserted, sands bathed by a gentle and clear sea.

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Taxi Boat

Speedboats - Island Shuttle - A unique Travel experience We have multiple semi-rigids and speedboats (RIB - Rigid Inflatable Boat) with capacity between 8 and 26 passengers. Ideal for a quick transportation to the Island (15 minutes), for example to have lunch at Estaminé restaurant. We call this transportation the “Island Shuttle”, and we also have a cabin speedboat, for extra comfort during winter time. Available on a regular daily schedule, and for private tours and private transportation. Enquire us to know more. Trip duration: 15 minutes from Faro to Ilha Deserta, same