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The Gateway to the Algarve.

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Embark on a journey to the Algarve’s gem - Faro. With convenient flights from Cornwall Airport Newquay, you’re just a short flight away from this captivating coastal haven. Explore the historic city of Faro and venture into its stunning surroundings to experience the best that southern Portugal has to offer. Let’s delve into the delights of Faro and its neighbouring treasures:

1. Faro: A Glimpse into History:

Start your adventure in Faro’s charming old town, where cobbled streets wind their way through centuries-old architecture. The Arco da Vila gate and Faro Cathedral are must-visit landmarks that showcase the city’s rich history. Explore the Archaeological Museum to uncover artefacts from different eras, giving you a glimpse into Faro’s past.

2. Ria Formosa Natural Park:

Nature enthusiasts are in for a treat at the Ria Formosa Natural Park. This unique coastal ecosystem spans lagoons, marshes, and barrier islands, creating a haven for various bird species and marine life. Embark on boat tours to explore the park’s beauty or take leisurely walks along its scenic trails.

3. Quaint Villages:

Venture beyond Faro to discover picturesque villages like Olhão, known for its charming waterfront, colourful markets, and fresh seafood. Tavira, with its historic centre and Roman bridge, exudes old-world charm. Immerse yourself in the slower pace of life as you explore these hidden gems.

4. Gorgeous Beaches:

Faro’s coastline boasts some of the Algarve’s most stunning beaches. Praia de Faro, easily accessible from the city, offers golden sands and crystal-clear waters. For a quieter escape, hop on a short boat ride to the secluded beaches of Ilha Deserta and Ilha da Culatra.

5. Culinary Delights:

Indulge in Algarvian cuisine that’s deeply rooted in fresh seafood and traditional flavours. In Faro, relish in local delicacies like cataplana (a seafood stew) and almond-based sweets. Head to the surrounding villages to dine at waterfront restaurants and savour the freshest catch of the day.

6. Festivals and Traditions:

Experience the vibrant local culture by joining in traditional festivals and events. The Faro International Motorcycle Rally and the Feira de Santa Iria are just a few examples of celebrations that showcase the Algarve’s rich traditions and festive spirit.

7. Golfers’ Paradise:

The Algarve is renowned for its exceptional golf courses, and Faro is no exception. Tee off at renowned courses like Quinta do Lago and San Lorenzo Golf Club, offering breath-taking landscapes and challenging fairways.

8. Day Trips:

Use Faro as a launchpad for exciting day trips. Explore the historic city of Lagos, visit the dramatic cliffs of Ponta da Piedade, or discover the vibrant nightlife of Albufeira.

With year-round flights from Cornwall Airport Newquay to Faro, your Portuguese adventure awaits. Immerse yourself in the charm of Faro’s historic streets, indulge in the region’s culinary delights, and uncover the natural wonders of the Ria Formosa. The beauty of Faro and its surroundings is just a short flight away - start planning your escape today!

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