Faro is located next to the Ria Formosa lagoon, a nature reserve of over 170 square kilometers and a stopping place for hundreds of different species of birds during the spring and autumn migratory periods. The beach is roughly seven kilometers from the city and consists of a long sandy spit reached through a bridge.
Particularly attractive is the old part of the city surrounded still by the Roman walls which date back to the 9th. An interesting building is the home of the city’s archaeological museum.
The golden church of Nossa Senhora do Carmo Quinta do Lago and Vale de Lobo are five star holiday areas and they are located west of Faro.
Today, the Yacht Charter resort is a very well established town, with its own university, an international airport, a seaport and a marina. The holidaymakers go here from all corners of the European continent.
It is claimed to be the best example of gold-leaf woodwork in southern Portugal. The municipal council has an active cultural department organizing different and various events during the year.
Near to Faro is the small town of Almancil and to the north of this village is the town of Santa Barbára de Nexe with a bronze age hilltop fort nearby.
The travel by water is made possible via the town’s two harbors which are Portimao and Faro. There are extensive marinas with modern facilities. There are ferries traveling around the coast and in the lagoon, which has become a Yacht Charter attraction.
The old town of Faro has lots of great attractions from its long history but many Yacht Charter visitors fall in love with the old cars that parade around the city streets. When going shopping, you must head out to the Rua Santo Antonio or Rua Francisco Gomes which are in the center of town.
The restaurants in Faro serve a mixture of local Portuguese cuisine, international and seafood menus. For the Yacht Charter gourmets, there are select locations that serve only Italian or French dishes.
Most of the nightlife in Faro is centered on the Rua do Prio. There, the Yacht Charter sailors can find cafes, bar, pubs and dance clubs