Discover a selection of 5,000 holiday rentals in Faro that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo holiday homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including pool and private pool. Prices start at £ 75 per night, and villas and houses are popular options for a stay in Faro. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Make memories in Faro holiday lettings

Faro is the gateway to the Algarve. The capital of the region and home to one of its busiest airports, it's likely to be the first place many travellers see before making a beeline for the beaches along the coast. Few leave disappointed. Handsome medieval architecture mingles with ice-cream-coloured merchant mansions in the gorgeous Old City, a place to trace Moorish invasions and more amid cobblestone streets. The marina bustles with student cafes and bobbing boats, while the untouched riverways and oyster beds of the Ria Formosa beckon nearby. There are loads of reasons to pick Faro holiday rentals this year.

History

Historic sites near Faro holiday homes

Faro is a beautiful spot for a couple’s retreat. Holiday homes are available near romantic locations like the Cathedral of Faro, a medieval church dating back to the 13th century with religious relics and objects, and Arco da Vila, a neoclassical archway with the remains of a Moorish wall. You’ll also enjoy Castle of Silves, a hilltop sandstone castle with Moorish construction and sweeping coastal views.

Things to do

Sightseeing near Faro holiday lettings

Aside from Faro's Old Town – a living museum of centuries-old Portuguese architecture in itself – there are plenty of other institutions to help you get that fix of Algarve heritage here. The Municipal Museum is a good place to start – it unravels the tale of the place from the days of Roman imperialism through the Arab settlers in the Middle Ages. Then you could immerse yourself in reconstructed historical streets and shops at the Algarve Regional Museum, a fine intro to the culture of southern Portugal, finishing with a trip to the intriguing Faro Jewish Heritage Centre.

Activities

Things to do near Faro holiday homes

Faro's pristinely preserved Cidade Velha is up there with the most authentic historic areas in the Algarve. You could bag yourself Faro holiday rentals in the Old Town to sleep between medieval cathedrals and towers. Or you could engage a local guide and tour the cobbled lanes spying out Moorish mansions and ornate architecture as you go. The marina of Faro is a gateway to another, more natural, wonder – the Ria Formosa. Hop aboard boats and delve into that web of rivers to see rare aquatic birds and swamp-like wetlands running down to the sea.

Weather

Climate during your stay in Faro holiday homes

It's no secret that most travellers head to Faro to enjoy the warm summer months promised by the Algarve. With temperatures that sit in the high 20s, cooling ocean breezes and oodles of sun pretty much guaranteed from June to August, it's easy to see why Faro holiday rentals with pools or proximity to the beaches are in such high demand then. It's also possible to get good weather in spring or autumn, with months like May and September offering better rates and fewer crowds.

Natural features

Rivers meander around Faro

Although many a sun seeker will make straight for the long, dune-backed Praia de Faro, the capital of the Algarve isn't actually located on the coast. Instead, it's wreathed in the wetlands and waterways that feather off from the wide Ria Formosa. They are all protected under the Ria Formosa Natural Park. With its unique birding habitats, saltpans, tidal plains, alluvial banks and countless little islets, it's considered to be one of the natural jewels of all Portugal.

Beaches

Top beaches near Faro holiday homes

The beaches of Faro are one of its biggest attractions. Holiday homes can be found near stunning beach locales like Culatra Island, a small island with a lighthouse and sandy beaches near a lagoon, and Tavira Island, an island with scenic white-sand beaches and clear waters for swimming. You could also visit Praia da Ilha do Farol, a seaside beach with a relaxing atmosphere.

How to get there

Transport to and around Faro

Fly into Faro (FAO-Faro Intl.), the closest airport, located 2.1 mi (3.3 km) from the city centre.

If you're travelling by train, the main station is Faro Station.

Can I find a vacation rental around Faro?

Yes, our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 4,548 vacation rentals near Faro. From 1,940 villas to 2,743 houses, 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 Vrbo.

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