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Cheap flights to Faro Portugal

Sunny plazas, salty seafood and windsurfing
Flights to Faro from
  • 49 GBP per person
  • Flights from London starting at 81 GBP
  • Flights from Birmingham starting at 70 GBP
  • Flights from Manchester starting at 56 GBP

About Faro

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As the gateway to 200km of stunning sandy beaches, Faro's quaint charm and sunny plazas are often overlooked. Stop for a moment! A walk through the cobblestoned streets of the historic Old Town, amongst palm trees and purple jacarandas, will take you back through centuries of history to the times of Romans and Moors.

In the 16th century Faro was ransacked by English troops and set on fire, and they stole Portugal's first printed book!

With its wild natural reserves of Ria Formosa and pristine whitewashed churches, Faro may have the feel of a quiet coastal town, but its growing student population keeps it young and friendly. If you come during the summer, the annual folk festival is a must! Catch an eco-friendly boat ride from the marina and sail to one of the local islands for an afternoon of windsurfing. Reward yourself with a cool draught beer and mouth-watering seafood, picked straight off a fisherman's deck.

Faro's historical centre boasts the 19th century Chapel of Bones, built from the bones and skulls of over 1,000 monks.

How’s the weather in Faro in July?

  • Temperature 19-29 °C
  • Dry days 30-
  • Average rainfall 1 mm
  • Snow days 0

Demographics

  • Population 65K
  • Local time :
  • Currency Euro

What does Faro cost?

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Restaurants

  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: 6.1 GBP

Markets

  • Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle): .68 GBP

Transportation

  • One-way Ticket (Local Transport): 1.63 GBP
  • Taxi Start (Normal Tariff): 2.44 GBP

Sports And Leisure

  • Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult: 36.6 GBP
  • Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend): 9.35 GBP
  • Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat: 5.29 GBP

Clothing And Shoes

  • 1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar): 61.01 GBP
  • 1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...): 28.47 GBP
  • 1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes: 61.01 GBP
  • 1 Pair of Men's Leather Business Shoes: 48.8 GBP

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About Faro

There’s more to Faro than sun, fun and cheap flights. Drag yourself off the beach and find your own adventure in this bustling student town.

For many tourists, Faro will pass in a blur as they’re bussed from the international airport to their air-conditioned hotel resorts. While there’s no denying the appeal of the Algarve weather (or the excellent golf), it would be a shame to miss this small but ridiculously friendly town.

Prices for food and accommodation remain very reasonable, especially if you rent a room or cool, tiled apartment from a local and steer clear of the tourist traps on the marina that offer all-day breakfasts and ‘authentic’ Portuguese food. One specialty you shouldn’t miss is bacalhau, or dried salt cod, washed down with a cold glass of vinho verde - the sparkling ‘green’ wine that tastes even better al fresco.

When you’ve had your fill, take a boat and explore the gorgeous Ria Formosa nature reserve that stretches along the tip of Portugal into Spain. Closer to home, the small but beautifully formed Cidade Velha – the Old Town - is perfect for aimless wandering and people-watching. Don’t miss the macabre Chapel of Bones, to the side of the elegant Carmo Church, where the human remains are piled up to the arched ceiling. Less famous, but equally worth a trip, is the town’s Jewish Cemetery. Like the echoes of Moorish architecture, it’s a reminder of the town’s rich, diverse – and sometimes violent – history.

But Faro isn’t a town stuck in the past. The big student population means that on warm nights the narrow alleys leading off the Rua Conselheiro Bivar and Rua Infante Dom Henrique are buzzing with a young laidback crowd who are never in a hurry to get home. So leave the golf courses and sun-loungers to the blue-rinse brigade, and join the party.

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