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Faro Holidays Overview
Faro is the capital of the Portuguese Algarve, and is located on the country’s south coast. It is an attractive town with a marina and several parks and squares, and the nightlife is lively with a well established theatre scene. Faro has a medieval walled old town, or Cidade Velha, with peaceful winding cobbled streets and a variety of museums, cafes and churches.
There are some superb beaches within easy reach of Faro, including the Ilha da Barreta, known as the Ilha Deserta or deserted island, which is a long sandy island in the beautiful Rio Formosa National Park.
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Held in late August at various locations around the city, Faro’s folk festival attracts both local and international folk groups. As well as music, the week long festival features dancing and street parties.
Festival do Marisco
Held in Olhao, a fishing port east of Faro, the Festival do Marisco is a seafood festival held during the second week of August. As well as delicious fresh seafood, the festival features folk music, and takes place in the Jardim Patrao Joaquim Lopes.
holidays - How to Get There
Flying from Australia to Faro takes around thirty to thirty two hours. British Airways provides a route via Singapore and London, and Cathy Pacific and British Airways operate a route via Hong Kong and London.