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Vale d'Oliveiras Quinta Resort & Spa
Vale d'Oliveiras Quinta Resort & Spa
Barranco Fundo, Apartado 79, Carvoeiro
5.0 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

This family-friendly Carvoeiro hotel is located near the beach, within 3 mi (5 km) of Studio Bongard, Slide and Splash Water Park and Angrinha Beach. Sao Joao ...

€105

€105
Tivoli Marina Portimao
Tivoli Marina Portimao
Marina Portimao, Portimao
4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (7 reviews)

This family-friendly Portimao aparthotel is located on a river, within 1 mi (2 km) of Portimao Marina and Rocha Beach. Continente Shopping Center and Portimao ...

€116

€116
Hotel Eva
Hotel Eva
Avenida da Republica, 1, Faro
4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (40 reviews)

With views over Faro's glamorous waterfront, Hotel Eva is a 5-minute walk from the lively Old Town. Guests can take a boat to Ria Formosa National Park and watch ...

€107

€107
Real Marina Hotel & Spa
Real Marina Hotel & Spa
Av. 5 de Outubro, 1, Olhao
5.0 out of 5.0
3.5 out of 5 (6 reviews)

This family-friendly Olhao hotel is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of Olhao Municipal Market, Parque Natural da Ria Formosa, and Olhao Harbour. ...

€94

€94
Grande Real Santa Eulalia Resort
Grande Real Santa Eulalia Resort
Praia De St Eulalia, Albufeira
5.0 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (16 reviews)

Located in Albufeira, this beachfront hotel is next to a golf course and within a 15-minute walk of Parque Aventura - Albufeira and Santa Eulalia Beach. Maria ...

€114

€114
Vila Gale Ampalius
Vila Gale Ampalius
Avenida Praia Da Marina, Vilamoura
4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (6 reviews)

This aparthotel situated between Vilamoura's marina and casino faces Marina Beach from across a parking lot and lies 400 meters (437 yards) from the town ...

€107

€107
Belmar Spa & Beach Resort
Belmar Spa & Beach Resort
Estrada do Porto De Mos, Lagos
4.0 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Lagos apartment is located by the ocean, within 2 mi (3 km) of Porto de Mos Beach and Dona Ana Beach. Lagos Living Science Center and Camilo ...

Four Seasons Vilamoura
Four Seasons Vilamoura
Rua da Holanda, 507, Vilamoura
4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (7 reviews)

This family-friendly Vilamoura apartment is located near the beach, within 2 mi (3 km) of Vilamoura Tennis Center and Vilamoura Marina. Falesia Beach is 1.9 ...

€128

€128
Vila Gale Lagos
Vila Gale Lagos
Estrada da Meia Praia s/n, Lagos
4.0 out of 5.0
5.0 out of 5 (2 reviews)

This family-friendly Lagos hotel is located on the waterfront, within 1 mi (2 km) of Lagos Marina and Meia Praia Beach. Dona Ana Beach is 3.1 mi (5 km) ...

€108

€108
Real Marina Residence
Real Marina Residence
Avenida 5 de Outubro 2, Olhao
5.0 out of 5.0
5.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

Located in the heart of Olhao, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Olhao Municipal Market, Olhao Harbour, and Parque Natural da Ria Formosa. Carmo Church ...

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Your Faro holiday

Due to the Ria Formosa’s location and diverse ecology, many early human occupants migrated to the area of Algarve. One of the first settlements to arise from the here was Ossonoba, a crucial town during the Roman occupation that developed into modern-day Faro.

The Visigoths lived here from the 3rd century BCE until the Moors took over in the 8th century. At this time, Faro was the most important port city in the region. The town took on the name Harun, which is where the current name Faro gets its name.

In 1249, the Moors’ reign ended with the defeat of King Alfonso III in 1249, when the region became part of Portuguese territory.

The city thrived as the economic port city of the Algarve region, and in 1596 the Earl of Essex invaded the town and captured the library of the Bishop of Faro. The books taken were later relocated in the University of Oxford’s library.

Despite its prominence, Faro did not become capital in the area until after the 1755 earthquake destroyed nearby Lagos. Faro was protected from a destructive tsunami by the sand banks of Ria Formosa lagoon.

Today, Faro has established itself as the primary location in the region with an international airport built in 1965 and prominent educational institutions like the University of the Algarve and the Music Regional College.

Due to its rich art and culture as well as its agreeable climate and location, Faro has developed a strong tourist economy.

The warm months are the best time to spend a weekend in Faro, a historic and attractive beach destination on Portugal´s southern coast.

Visitors can choose between great shopping locations, reading in street-side cafes, visiting some of the famous monuments, or taking a water taxi to some of the various islands and their picturesque beaches.

So don´t wait and book the next flight to Faro before it is too late.

Prices reflect the lowest "base rate" found over the next 30 days. Rates are subject to change and may not include taxes and fees, hotel service charges, extra person charges, or incidentals, such as room service. Converted rates are provided for your convenience. They are based on today's exchange rate, but the hotel will charge you in the local currency. Local charges may apply