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Image of sunset over Mediterranean Sea in Faro, Portugal

The Algarve is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world and it's not difficult to see why. Flying to Faro, the provincial capital known as the 'Gateway to the Algarve', will land you within easy reach of a whole range of great places to visit within Portugal's fabulous Algarve region.

Principal attractions

Famous for its cultural and maritime history, Faro is home to several great museums. For some fascinating archaeological finds, visit the Museu Arquologico (2 euros) at Largo Dom Afonso III. Alternatively, the Museu Etnografico features many traditional art displays and historical exhibits. Located at Praca da Liberdade 2, this museum is open Monday to Friday (9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.).

Alternatively, if golf is your passion, Faro has some of the finest courses in the entire region, all of which are surrounded by glorious landscape scenery.

Image of traditional Portugese street in Faro The Weather

Whatever time of year you choose to take advantage of the availability of great cheap holidays in Faro, you can be sure the weather will not disappoint. The region famously enjoys warm and sunny weather just about all year round.

Events

Faro holidays can often involve some great events. Highlights include the Procisão do Enterro do Senhor - a Good Friday religious procession - the International Music Festival (Apr - May) and the Feira de Arte e Artenasanato, which is an arts fair featuring local handicrafts that is held in June.

The good news is that there are flights to Faro available daily from the UK. The flight will take a mere two hours and forty minutes from London and is less than three hours wherever you are flying from in the UK. From the airport you will be just a twenty-minute journey away from the centre of Faro. If you are planning a trip to Faro this year and need some help, read our fact file below and use TravelSupermarket`s search tool to find the cheapest deals.