Enjoy fresh seafood at beachside restaurants near Faro, and try the local queijo de figo fig cheesecake in Faro's old town. Sip Superbock beer at marina-front bars in Faro and sing your heart out at an Albufeira karaoke bar with the help of a cocktail. Or join the glamorous Faro holiday crowd for a show at Vilamoura Casino.
Head to resorts along the coast from Faro for pizza in Albufeira restaurants, spicy piri-piri chicken in Portimo or Spanish tapas snacks in Monte Gordo restaurants. Opt for fresh swordfish and grilled sardines at beachfront restaurants. Seek out traditional Portuguese restaurants in Faro, Silves or Loul's backstreets, serving fish stew in a cataplana copper pot followed by fig or almond desserts. For upmarket French or modern Portuguese dining, book a table at restaurants in exclusive resorts near Faro or at Vilamoura Marina.
Look out for half portions at Faro restaurants, as they are usually enough for one. In popular resorts around Faro, you'll find restaurants open all day, but in smaller places restaurants close around 2.30pm and reopen for dinner around 7pm. Closing time is between 10pm and 12am, but bars stay open until 2am and clubs later still.
Cool off with cold Superbock beers at beach bars along the Faro coast. As night falls, head to bars by Faro's marina for port wine aperitifs. Then hit the karaoke bars or lively pubs along The Strip in Albufeira and continue to nearby Praia do Ouro resort's onsite club. Fancy a night of glitz? Opt for a show at Vilamoura Casino and have a flutter in the gaming rooms.