Car hire in Faro allows you to explore the region and its charms, from cities to mountain villages and, of course, the stunning coastline.
Picturesque fishing villages, beautiful beaches, the harbour town of Portimao, spa breaks in the Monchique Mountain region, the nation's best golf courses, and charming Sagres, where Cabo San Vicente (Cape St Vincent) marks what was once thought to be the most westerly point of the world (before Christopher Colombus changed that way of thinking) are just the start.
The beaches and bars of Albufeira mark it as a popular Algarve destination. The journey time of 45 minutes from Faro Airport (FAO) makes car hire an attractive alternative to shelling out for taxis, even if you're not planning on exploring what the region has to offer.
The inclination towards going it alone and booking self-catering villa and apartment holidays in this part of the world means that in Faro, car hire is both useful and popular.
Other favoured destinations include Quinta do Lago, Quarteria, stylish Vilamoura, Carvoeiro, Vila do Bispo, the huge cliff-backed beaches of Praia da Rocha, and the city of Lagos.
The Algarve also acts as a magnet for golf lovers and golfing holidays are hugely popular here, with enough golf courses to shake a 9-iron at.
Arranging to collect your car at the airport in Faro will save on the expense of transfers to your final destination in the Algarve, which is an area of about 2,000 square miles. It can also cut the costs of travelling to a host of attractions around the Algarve, such as water parks including Aqualand, near Alcantarilha, and Aquashow, near Quarteira, and marine parks including Zoomarine, near Albufeira.