Your ideal Faro city break might mean exploring the old town's Moorish and medieval remains. If you're looking for somewhere peaceful, relax on a quiet beach east of Faro in cobbled Tavira. Or head west of Faro for a golfing city break in Quinta do Lago and nights out in lively Albufeira.
Start your Faro city break with cold Sagres beers or a coffee in Faro's old-town cafes. Join locals lingering over lunches of fresh fish skewers and young vinho verde green wine. Or head to resorts near Faro on your city break for spicy piri-piri chicken and world cuisine from Italian to Indian. In Vilamoura Marina and exclusive Quinta do Lago you can splash out at Michelin-starred restaurants, a treat on your Faro city break.
On your city break in Faro, stay in the city centre to spend time discovering its narrow streets of white-washed houses. You'll find Faro is also a good base for exploring the Algarve with easy access to the motorway, trains and buses. Book a hotel east of Faro for quiet resort towns like Tavira or go west for golf resorts, partying in Albufeira and Vilamoura Casino. If you're with kids, you might prefer sheltered Falsia or Carvoeiro.
Start your Faro city break in the old town, following the medieval city walls to the ninth-century Faro Castle. Then admire Faro Cathedral's original 13th-century doorway and Baroque interior. Take a break from central Faro and travel down the coast to play golf at the Vale do Lobo resort, lie on the sandy beach at Quarteira and drink late into the night in Albufeira.