Where to stay around Faro?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 3,948 vacation rentals near Faro. From 1,573 Condos/Apartments to 1,546 Studios, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Faro for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Faro?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Faro:

  • Praia de Faro: 18 vacation rentals
  • Gambelas: 17 vacation rentals
  • Gorjões: 42 vacation rentals
  • Poço do Mouro: 33 vacation rentals
  • Quinta das Raposeiras: 43 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Faro?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Faro. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Algarve Stadium: 7,711 vacation rentals
  • University of Algarve: 7,315 vacation rentals
  • Faro Island Beach: 7,294 vacation rentals
  • Ilha da Barreta Beach: 5,495 vacation rentals
  • Forum Algarve Mall: 6,850 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Faro listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Faro?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,573 Condos/Apartments in Faro. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Faro include:

  • Studios: 1,546 rentals available
  • Villas: 1,344 rentals available
  • Houses: 534 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Hotels and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Faro?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 2,995 vacation rentals with pool available in Faro. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

    Grab a bica in Faro and watch the world go by

    While many of Portugal's coastal towns have fallen victim to rampant development, Faro has retained much of its old-world charm. Lying in the heart of the Algarve, the city teems with centuries-old architecture, most notably the convent, the original section of the Moorish wall and the cathedral. A healthy student population keeps the nightlife vibrant, while the parks offer ample space to laze around and catch an afternoon siesta. If you're lucky enough to score one of the Faro vacation rentals flanking any of the sunny plazas, grab yourself a bica and watch the world go by.

    Sand bars and snorkeling in Faro

    If you can drag yourself away from the cafe culture and boutique shopping along the Rua de Santo Antonio, there's plenty to do near your Faro vacation rental. The little sand bar of Ilha Deserta just south of Faro has no development, bar a small restaurant, and offers miles of uninterrupted golden sand. There's much you can do on the water. Those on a romantic break should consider hiring one of the yachts and skippers for a private sunset sail and sundowner. Alternatively, you can head out during the day to fish for tuna or snorkel with colorful marine life.

    Faro is brimming with history

    Culture vultures won't be disappointed when they stay in a Faro vacation rental. There's a smorgasbord of historical attractions to keep you busy for your entire vacation. Think 16th-century former convents, museums brimming with artifacts and remnants of ancient Roman ruins, not to mention the white-washed Portuguese cathedral. To delve into Portugal's rich ocean-faring heritage, try to swing by the Maritime Museum which houses scale model boats and memorabilia. If you time your visit right, you can join the annual classical music festival, a favorite fixture in the Faro calendar. If you miss it, fear not, there are plenty of festivities year-round.

    Avoid Faro's summer crowds

    Its southern, coastal position draws in the European families on their summer breaks throughout July and August. You can miss the throngs of vacationers and score a deal on a Faro vacation rental if you pick one of the shoulder months. Visit between April and June or September and October and you'll be basking in bright skies and a gorgeous temperature without having to duck and dive along the cobbled walkways in town. It's still plenty warm enough to laze around on the beach and, without crowds, you'll find a peaceful spot.

    Faro is a twitcher's delight

    While wildlife in town is a little thin on the ground, when you stay in a Faro vacation rental you won't be far from the Ria Formosa Natural Park, an important breeding ground for birdlife, some of which are endemic to the region. If you're a twitcher, don't forget your binoculars when you're exploring the maze of marshes and canals that make up the park. You're not going to want to miss sighting one of the 200 recorded species or the 20,000 water birds. As you pass the oyster beds, you'll likely spot waders like grey plovers and spoonbills.