Faro was not on my plan to travel but I was stuck here one night because there weren't any buses from here to Seville, Spain until the next morning. I am glad I got to enjoy a small town Portgual for 1 night and bought port wine from here.
Capital of the Algarve, Faro offers an historic centre of bygone earas. Faro is also a shoppers haven, with modern designer shops.
I didn't rate Faro as a destination very much but I think that is mainly because it is not designed for tourists such as myself. This is a family place, with large resort style hotels on the outskirts and some fantastic beaches nearby. There is little in the way of culture on the Algarve but plenty to keep children entertained from water parks to zoos. That said, there are some really nice restaurants in the town and the main waterfront square plays host to arts and crafts markets that are nice to explore.
Faro is nestled on the southern coast of Portugal, Faro is the heart of the country's Algarve region, where cerulean waters and mouthwatering cuisine rival those of the French Riviera or Italy's Amalfi coast (Canadian Press, 2013). But unlike some beach towns that are all sun and no soul, Faro is more than postcard-perfect views. There are charming walkways, a walled historic town and pristine islands. Here are some tips for experiencing what the city has to offer.