Faro Airport is located 4 km to the west of Faro, Portugal. The airport opened in July 1965. A total of 5.6 million passengers used Faro airport in 2011.
Faro Airport is the only airport along Portugal’s popular Algarve coast and in relative terms it’s quite a small provincial airport. Having said that, there has been significant growth in passenger numbers at Faro Airport this year with 42.5% more passengers using the airport between January and April 2011. The biggest markets for growth came from travellers from the UK, France and Spain.
The airport is located just 4 kms from the main city area and although it is small, Faro City is certainly worth a visit and is often (sadly) overlooked by many visitors to the area. Most people tend to head east along the Algarve to the main resorts of Quinta Do Lago, Vale Do Lobo, Vilamoura, Albufeira, Portimao and Lagos.
Algarve Tourist Attraction.
Faro City is just a 15 minute drive from Faro CACirport and is a rather small city which you can get around in a few hours. There are some lovely architectural buildings, churches, port area, childrens play area and also some lovely little coffee shops and restaurants. You can read more information on places to visit and the history of Faro City. We have visited the city numerous times and always enjoy wandering around for a couple of hours and feeling like we are in real Portugal rather than many of the Resorts along the Algarve. On arrival, trying to park, you may be asked for money by people hanging around in the car parking areas. Like in many places, you don´t have to pay them, but it´s a case of using your own initiative as to whether it´s worth giving a euro or not.
Faro has a endless list to do for every one family, kids, couples from shopping, Golf, amazing
sandy beaches and many many more.
When driving in Portugal, we recommend you make sure you have your driving licence with you at all times.
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