Faro is the capital and largest city in Portugal’s southern region known as the Algarve, and the listings here are really for the whole region rather than just for Faro itself. This is primarily a sunshine beach resort with not much in the way of cultural offerings, although during summer it is known as a party destination. If coming from Lisbon, you’ll likely change trains in Faro, though that might be a good reason not to stay here.
|Airports||Faro Airport (FAO)|
Food and drinks are modestly priced in Faro compared to most other European beach resort areas. Since this is really a string of small towns and beach areas, the range is wide and some sections are quite pricey.
|Budget breakfast||If you eat outside of your hotel, you'll be pleasantly surprised at the cheap options available. Some cappuccinos run as little as €1.50 a cup.||$3.48 - $6.30|
|Budget lunch||There are many cafes, eateries, fast food establishments, restaurants and more that serve local food options as well as international dishes.||$5.71 - $10.33|
|Budget dinner||Typical local cuisine is found at most dinner restaurants. Keep in mind that some do not accept credit cards so it's best to bring cash just in case.||$10.33 - $19.57|
|Beer (.5L)||Nightclubs, bars and restaurants all serve beer at decent prices.||$2.50 - $4.35|
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Located on the southern tip of Portugal, Faro serves as a great all year travel destination with consistently pleasing weather. Throughout the year, visitors will be met with mild temperatures and cool breezes.
Summers are generally rain free with temperatures in the 60s to 80s. Winters receive the most rain out of the whole year mainly between the months of October and January.
July and August are great months for relaxing in the sun and on the beach.
The booming Algarve region is lined with newer hotels, and that has kept prices very reasonable, even during peak summer months. There are about 20 all-inclusive resorts in this region, in addition to about 250 other hotels and resorts. The beaches are lovely and the weather is among the best in all of Europe, so value here is quite good. English is widely spoken, which isn’t true at some of Spain’s similar resort area.
The winter months serve as the off season but still provide plenty of fun in the sun. If you travel during other parts of the year, summer especially, you’ll find that hotel prices rise a bit, right along with the heat.
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|Hostel Bed||18.48 - 27.17|