Faro Island, Ilha de Faro
Faro Island (Ilha de Faro), Faro Portugal, is a popular holiday destination. It is located near the Ria Formosa Natural Park, a protected area important to migratory birds with its feeding grounds and habitats for specialist marine life. The island is connected to the mainland by a single road bridge and is not far from Faro airport. Faro is a city in the Algarve region in the south of Portugal.
Faro Island has a beautiful five kilometres long beach (Praia de Faro beach), clear cold sea water (even in the summer) and is very suited for relaxing and getting a tan or watersports, like windsurfing, surfing, kitesurfing, sailing, stand up paddling (SUP) and kayaking. Other activities that can be done are: (mountain) biking, quad tours, tuk tuk or trike tours, horse riding and diving.
The Praia de Faro is the best beach in the Faro region and also suitable for families, in summer the popular parts of the beach are supervised by life guards. The boardwalk and beach have nice bars and restaurants and ther are a few low rise hotels on Faro Island.
The Praia de Faro has a relaxing and easy-going atmosphere, most visitors are Portuguese tourists, and it’s very different to the rest of the hectic Algarve.
Monuments, churches and interesting places to visit near Faro Island: Old Town Faro, Faro Cathedral, Palácio de Estoi, Carmo Church, Nucleo Museologico da Villa Romana de Milreu, Rua Dr. Francisco Gomes, Igreja da Ordem Terceira do Carmo, Capela dos Ossos, Faro Walls, Estadio Algarve, Statue of Dom Afonso III, Arc of Repouso, São Pedro Church, Arco da Vila Interpretative Center, Mesquita de Faro and Portas do Mar.
Where to stay on or near Faro Island
• Four star hotels in and near Faro and Faro Island (Ihla de Faro): Hotel Faro & Beach Club, Hotel Eva and Hotel Monaco.
• Three star hotels in and near Faro and Faro Island (Ihla de Faro): Stay Hotel Faro Centro, Faro Boutique Hotel, Hotel 3K Faro Aeroporto and Best Western Hotel Dom Bernardo.
• Apartment hotels, B&Bs, apartments, bungalows, Pousadas, villas, campings, resorts, seaside resorts, guesthouses, hostels in and near Faro and faro Island (Ihla de Faro): Apartamentos Barracuda (Ihla de Faro), Luxury Beach Guest House (Ihla de Faro), Aeromar (Ihla de Faro), Baixa Terrace Hostel, Aqua Ria Boutique Hotel, Hospedaria Frangaria, Guest House Sao Filipe, Hotel Alnacir, RIA Terrace, 1878 Hostel Faro, Faro Central - Holiday Apartments, Hostel Casa d'Alagoa, Well'Come! to Algarve Hostel, Hostal Algarve Manoel, Well'Come! to The Pocket Pillow, Le Penguin Hostel, BellaVita City Faro, Casa da Madalena Backpackers Hostel, Hostel 33, HI Hostel Faro- Pousada de Juventude, Apartamento Algarve Holidays, Guerreiro's House, Faroway Hostel, Well'Come! to The Tiles House, Monte da Ria Guest House, Well'Come! to The Backyard House and TLC Experiences Luxury Villa Beach & City.