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0 Reviews on “Faro”

  • Carol Disberry 1 year ago

    We are visiting Faro over the new year, but have read that it’s a ghost town at that time. Will there be anything to do or places to eat

    1. James 1 year ago

      Hi Carol,

      I wouldn’t say a ghost town, but things can be quiet around Christmas and the New Year with New Year’s Eve being a big exception). Faro is quite quiet in winter anyway (although maybe not by Algarve standards – it’s the capital city here).

      Most shops will be open and most of the museums and cultural attractions will be as well (although they might close on the 31st and 1st). If you’re looking for a peaceful and very non-hectic break, it could be a nice time to visit.

      As for restaurants, you’ll have plenty of options most days. The exception is January 1st when most Portuguese restaurants will be shut. You won’t starve though: there are normally 1 or 2 open, and there’s always the back-up option of a Chinese as well.

  • Rhonda Albom 2 years ago

    Faro sounds charming with all the fisherman homes. It is in the region of Portugal we missed, driving north from Seville (Spain) and entering Portugal near Evora. From there we went to the coast, then all the way north to Spain again.

    1. James 2 years ago

      Yes, it definitely has its charms. You’ll have to come back to Portugal again 🙂

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