Faro and the Algarve with open arms
Beautiful beaches and the best of summer
The District of Faro
, which corresponds to the region of Algarve
is one of the
into which Mainland Portugal
The Strength of Tourism in Portugal
The entire district of Faro has its economy largely dependent on tourism, its 200 km of coastline filled with beautiful beaches and cities
quiet. Further inland, in the mountains, other peaceful and welcoming cities attract visitors looking for
new discoveries in these sunny lands, with good food and some good wines.
Beach, Algarve © / Images of Portugal
Millions of Portuguese and European tourists, all year round, choose Faro District
) to pass
The amazing beaches
are, without a doubt, the main reason. The sunny climate and
for most of the year helps a lot.
Furthermore, the delicacies of the Algarvian cuisine
reinforce this choice. And, to complete
the conditions for a successful vacation and to live unforgettable moments, the nights offer all the
options for a stay that makes the district and the Algarve
an international destination
of the people of the District of Faro and the Algarve
of the trademarks of this Portuguese region. Come and discover the south of Portugal to prove it!
Learn more: The Best of Faro District
In terms of population, check below the most populous urban agglomerations in the District of Faro
- Portimão (pop. 41,003)
- Loulé (27,506 inhab.)
Quarteira (25,757 inhab.), in the municipality (municipality) of Loulé
has more inhabitants than the city of
Lagos (21,029 inhabitants).
Cidade de Faro, Distrito de Faro, Algarve © RMS / Internet, ilustração
Top Summer Places
Not just from Portugal but from all over Europe, millions of tourists invade the south of Portugal
European summer (from June to September)
. The beautiful beaches, sunny and warm climate, lively nights and
that pleases everyone are the ingredients of this successful recipe.
Check out the top destinations in Portugal below:
Located in the center of the Algarve coast, Albufeira
is the queen of the beaches
of the Algarve
. It's also our favorite!
This old and charming fishing village has become one of the best places on the Algarve coast to
successful vacations: beautiful beaches, lively nights and a paradise for water sports.
Beach in Albufeira, District of Faro, Algarve, Southern Portugal © EK / CC, Illustration
The municipality (municipality) of Albufeira
alone, it represented 11% of the total number of hotel nights throughout Portugal
than the capital, Lisbon
(Jornal Expresso, October 14, 2021).
is another place of
dream: beautiful beaches, lively nights, water sports and everything along the coast
algarvia very sunny almost all year round.
The beautiful Praia da Rocha
, a real postcard of the Algarve
one of the destinations
preferred by both the Portuguese and European tourists.
It is no coincidence that he makes part of this exclusive list: in Lagos
with other beautiful beaches, there is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world and in Europe: Praia da Dona Ana
The beach is not big but it has been voted one of the most beautiful in the world. It is worth checking.
See also: Beaches of Portugal
Praia da Dona Ana Beach, Lagos, District of Faro (Algarve), Southern Portugal © / Images of Portugal
Faro International Airport
Thanks to its International Airport, Faro and the entire Algarve are just a few tens of minutes away from the main cities in Europe. an advantage
of great importance to the region. To rest, have fun, spend a season or live, the Algarve is one of the most popular destinations in
all over Europe.
Algarve, Sun, Beaches and Summer
This is the traditional image of the sunny south of Portugal. Paradise in Europe for lovers of beautiful beaches, sun, summer,
gastronomy and quiet life for retirees in Central and Northern Europe. Heavily dependent on tourism, this framework helps but
it also makes the economy extremely vulnerable to these flows, as demonstrated during the Chinese virus pandemic.
Algarvian cuisine, Faro District, Algarve © / Algarve tourism, illustration
Gastronomy in the District of Faro
In Faro District
, in addition to typical and delicious Algarve cuisine, lovers of good food
and wines have the opportunity to taste the authentic Mediterranean cuisine and the refined cuisine
international service served in the good restaurants of the south of Portugal
Find out more: Gastronomy in the District of Faro
Resorts & Spas
For vacations with refinement and excellent services, this is the right address. All along the coast, establishments
offer every comfort in a setting of rare beauty, both close to the sea and in a green setting where
you can contemplate the beauty of the beautiful landscapes of the region.
Find out more: Resorts and Spas in the South of Portugal
Resorts in Loulé, in the District of Faro, Algarve, Southern Portugal © / Images of Portugal, Illustration
For lovers of busy nights and with many options, the Algarve coast, from Barlavento to Sotavento is the best decision
to ensure the success of your vacation.
The coast of Faro District
offers several world-class golf courses, designed
with great refinement.
Find out more: Golf in the Algarve
Water sports, District of Faro, Algarve, Southern Portugal © / Images of Portugal, Illustration
Another strong point of Faro
is the great existing offer for the practice of
, especially sailing, windsurfing and diving.
Find out more: Water sports in Faro
Faro, technological hub of southern Portugal
The University of Algarve has been playing a role in promoting and supporting companies and innovative initiatives to make the Algarve
an innovative hub in the field of new technologies. In the implementation phase, an important project aims to boost these activities
in the region.
Beach in Albufeira, Faro District, Algarve © / Images of Portugal
Sports in the District of Faro
fans have a wide range of sports to practice in the
: water sports, golf, horse riding, hiking, cycling and athletics,
Find out more: Sports in the District of Faro
Area and Population
With an area of 4,960 km², the District of Faro
(which corresponds to the
), currently has
a population of 467,495 inhabitants (INE, 2021).
According to the previous census, from 2011, the district had a population of 451,006 inhabitants.
In this way, there was an increase in the resident population of around 3.7%.
The Faro District
, the main beach destination in Portugal, is located in the south of the country, in the Algarve. is limited to
north with the Beja District
to the east with Spain, to the south and west with the Atlantic Ocean.
Map of Faro District, Algarve © RMS / Google, illustration
Study in Faro District
The eight faculties of the University of the Algarve (UAlg)
, on its campus in Faro, offer
various courses and attract students from various countries around the world, especially from the CPLP, the Community of
Portuguese Speaking Countries.
Learn more: Study in Faro District
Live in Faro District
For those who study or work in Faro District
choose the capital of Algarve
it's a good choice. The same is valid for retirees (pensioners) who wish to enjoy a good
quality of life
. The fact that there is an international airport
in the city adds to the advantages
has to offer.
See also: Live in the District of Faro
Working in the District of Faro
With an economy heavily dependent on tourism, the District of Faro
offers placements in this sector for all
the chain of related services. The city of Faro
and the entire district offer opportunities
for anyone who wants to work. The seasonality of most of these activities should be taken into account.
Find out more: Working in the District of Faro
The District of Faro
is also the stage for important artistic, cultural and sporting events
and religious. The highlight is the famous Loulé Carnival
(image below). check below
for more details.
Find out more: Events in the District of Faro
Loulé Carnival, District of Faro, Algarve © / CM Loulé, illustration
District of Faro
Municipalities of the District of Faro
- There are sixteen municipalities (municipalities) of the District of Faro