Faro Airport

Faro Airport Car Rental

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Most visitors to the Algarve will fly in through Faro Airport, which has developed into a busy international airport since its opening in 1966, and now welcomes over 6 million visitors a year. Faro Airport is ideally situated not only for the nearby city of the same name, but also for the rest of the Algarve, the southernmost region of Portugal, with its glorious beaches, and golf-courses which attract enthusiasts during the winter months. Car rental from Faro Airport is easily arranged through GoCarRental.com, and collecting your vehicle from the rental area on your arrival gives you the freedom to explore the region at your leisure. Faro itself is a lively and modern city, with an attractive centre, and glorious beaches, as well as a thriving nightlife.

Things to Do in Faro

Faro’s old town, the Cidade Velha, nestles behind high defensive walls, and is a network of small squares linked by attractive narrow streets. Sample some of the regions’s delicious seafood dishes in one of the small restaurants that line the squares. The Praia de Faro is a pretty beach within driving distance of the town, and offers beach bars and cafes as well as long peaceful stretches of sand where you can relax and enjoy the sun.

Top 3 Must See: Faro

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One of the joys that the Algarve offers is the drive along the coast, where west of Faro you can stop off every few miles to find a glorious beach, or enjoy exploring towns such as Vilamoura, with their gleaming white houses, marinas, and endless entertainment. West of Faro the resort towns of Lagos and Albufeira offer wonderful beaches and lively nightlife, as well as a coast that is dotted with small bays and rugged cliffs. Inland the Algarve also offers attractive small market towns like Loulé and Silves, whilst the region around Faro is a paradise for golfers. Benamor and Quinta do Lago are two of the most popular courses in the area. Top Three Attractions Cidade Velha, Faro Praia de Faro Quinto do Lago golf course

Driving Around Faro

If you have arranged car rental from the airport, the city of Faro is just a 4 ½ mile drive away. Faro Airport is also close to the A22 autoroute, which runs parallel to the coast, and provides easy access to the resorts and coastline of the Algarve, from Lagos in the west to Altura in the east. If you are tempted to explore further afield, Lisbon is a 2 ½ hour drive away on the A2. Portuguese autoroutes are usually tolled, so remember to take the necessary change, but if you avoid rush hour, you will generally find them much less busy than motorways in the UK.

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