Natural Feature

Ilha de Faro

22 locals recommend,

Tips from locals

Michael
March 14, 2022
A fairly long walk through the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve or along the pristine beach from QDL will take you to Faro Island where you can enjoy great grilled seafood at local prices. Or sign up with AMAR for surf & watersports classes. Very popular with locals for a Sunday walk and lunch. Extremely busy in summer
Claudia
January 7, 2022
For those arriving from the west, Ilha de Faro or Praia de Faro is the first island-barrier that separates the sea from the Ria Formosa estuary marking the beginning of the Natural Park. Accessible by car over the narrow bridge that connects with the main road to Faro, the Beach is thus in close proximity to the international airport. This inhabited island is not only home to many of the best restaurants for tasting the wonderful razor clam rice dish, one of the best appreciated local dishes, but also a full range of support infrastructures for its huge expanse of sandy beach.
For those arriving from the west, Ilha de Faro or Praia de Faro is the first island-barrier that separates the sea from the Ria Formosa estuary marking the beginning of the Natural Park. Accessible by car over the narrow bridge that connects with the main road to Faro, the Beach is thus in close pro…
Emilie
June 17, 2020
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
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…
Vahid
September 1, 2018
faro's beach name is ilha de faro or praia de faro, you can reach there from the downtown by boat fairy and also bus, faro town by itself doesnt have any beach!
Tânia
July 16, 2017
Catch a ride on a boat or bus 16. You´ll find desert sands if you walk trought east.

Unique things to do nearby

Dolphin Watching with Marine Biologists
From Price:$54 / person
A honest walk through the hotspots
From Price:$17 / person
Sunset Ria Formosa Boat Trip
From Price:$22 / person

Places to stay nearby

  1. Entire home
  2. 3 beds
Traditional Beach house in Faro beach
  1. Private room
  2. 1 bed
Caribya Room, Faro Beach Feeling, By the Sea!
  1. Private room
  2. 2 beds
Oceanya Room, Faro Beach Feeling, By the Sea!
  1. Entire home
  2. 5 beds
Ria Formosa shelter
  1. Entire home
  2. 3 beds
Your House on the Beach
  1. Private room
  2. 3 beds
Levantya Room, Faro Beach Feeling, By the Sea!
  1. Shared room
  2. 1 bed
Single bed in shared hostel Faro Beach
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  1. Private room
  2. 1 bed
Private Double Room - Wax Hostel - Faro Beach
  1. Private room
  2. 1 bed
Double Room in suite, Faro Beach
  1. Entire home
  2. 2 beds
Beach Dune House
  1. Private room
  2. 1 bed
Stellya Room, Faro Beach Feeling, By the Sea!
  1. Private room
  2. 1 bed
Havanya Room, Faro Beach Feeling, By the Sea!
  1. Shared room
  2. 1 bed
Shared Room Bed Wax Hostel Praia de Faro
  1. Entire villa
  2. 8 beds
Faya Villa, Amazing Faro Beach Feeling, By the Sea

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Location
Faro, Faro District 8005