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Old Town Faro Questions & Answers

Preston, United Kingdom

Is Faro suitable for 5-day city break? Is there enough to do?

8 months ago Answer

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Dublin, Ireland
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Faro is a great place to stay. You can get to the beach and visit the old town. There is the new MAR shopping centre near Loule and Loule town is a great place to visit

8 months ago
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Hi i would say no unless you venture along coast or inland to small villages. if weather good boat trips great and can spend all day on the island with lighthouse.

8 months ago
Tavira, Portugal
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Yes in and around Faro.

You can take the train west and take the train East.

Wonderful places to see.

8 months ago
Durham Uk
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Don’t think so. Small city not really geared for tourists. Public transport poor.

8 months ago
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Definitely, when you include the surroundings and nice villages in the area. The beaches are beatiful when you take the coast route. So sightseeing, walks along the beach and the food is delicious.

8 months ago
Teignmouth
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Yes there is plenty to do and see, but you would need to take train and bus trips and a boat trip to fill your days.. It’s a destination for food lovers and people who love history. Not really a place for clubbing. If you are interested in bird watching, it’s a great destination too

8 months ago
Marbella, Spain
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I would definitely say yes...so much to see, places to visit, boat trips, train trips, learn a little Portuguese, try different foods including octopus and take it at a gentle pace. Its southern Europe and that how people live! Boa Viagem..

8 months ago
Suzhou
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Hallo Helen

I would say that 5 days is maybe a little bit too long, but if you include the surrounding, like having a beach day or go visiting the market and old town of Loule close by you will be busy for 5 days.

8 months ago
Bath, United Kingdom
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I’d probably say no... certainly stay a night or two as it is an interesting city, and the wetlands are beautiful. Prob best to do that then move further up the coast to another town like Lagos or something.

8 months ago
Colchester, United Kingdom
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Yes there is enough for 5 days, longer and you may need to go a little further. Its very nice, in fact charming would be appropriate.

6 months ago
Mumbai, India
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A day or at the most 2 is what I would suggest

7 months ago
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Faro is lovely and a good point to see the Algarve coast as well as other parts of southern Portugal, Lisbon is only a train ride away! To stop just within the city for 5 days I would think you would get bored

7 months ago
Durham, United Kingdom
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Not if you don't venture away from Faro 2day max .... train and bus station on the door step

7 months ago
Brighton, United Kingdom
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I think you might struggle!

8 months ago
Hereford
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The ancient walled inner city is wonderful with its narrow streets, cathedral (well worth a visit and superb views from the tower too) and nice eateries. The pedestrianised boutique area is nice, literally right outside the inner city walls which also has nice cafes and restaurants and, if you fancy some spa/gym time, there is one right near the marina (but the marina itself isn't a smart one - head to Vilamoura (40 euros each way by taxi or hop on a bus or train) or Albuferia if you like swanky marinas). It feels very safe in the ciity which was lovely ... in fact the Algarve all felt very relaxed and safe when we were there in December/January. We can recommend a great little bistro called Crepe & Roll owned by a lovely french girl right near the boutique area. It's a city which is often overlooked because the tourists just flock straight to the Algarve via the airport (which is about 10 minutes by taxi out of town) but we enjoyed its quaintness and whilst there isn't a lot to do there, as other members have said, if you hop on a train or boat after spending a day or so exploring the little streets, you'll easily fill your 5 days.

8 months ago
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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Plenty to see and do, if you like a concrete jungle and the airport noise.

We won't use Faro airport again or one of the car hire companies (a), treat the whole coast as a multiplex of golf courses sprinkled with the occasional highlight found in a Michelin or rough guide book.

Very unimpressed and we won't return.

8 months ago
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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No I wouldn't stay there more than a couple of hours! It's shabby, old and forgotten. There are nicer places to stay further along the coast. We're aged over 55, don't know how old you are or other responders.

8 months ago
Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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If you're using Faro as a base then you could easily fill 5 days. There are plenty of excursions to keep you occupied....especially the day trips to the deserted island by catamaran!!! Faro is full of fascinating alleyways and stunning architecture so you're never short of something to discover. Id

8 months ago
Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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If you're using Faro as a base then you could easily fill 5 days. There are plenty of excursions to keep you occupied....especially the day trip to the deserted island by catamaran!!! Having said that, Faro is full of fascinating alleyways and stunning architecture so you're never short of something to discover. Id

8 months ago
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