As a popular destination for sun-seekers from all over Europe, the city has a reputation for its party beaches throughout the year. During summer, southern Portugal offers the best experience for anyone looking for simple accommodation in between tanning and enjoying cool exotic drinks.
Those who want to explore southern Europe and the white washed Iberian and Moorish architecture would enjoy the experience as well. Search through the offers from various companies before making a decision. Location always play a big part when looking for the best deals.
Budget and Luxury
Faro offers plenty of options for visitors, so whether your budget allows for a simple hotel room or five star treatment, you have a good selection to choose from. Package deal hotels are quite popular with visitors, and there are plenty of reputable hotels in the area which you can book deals.
Short term apartment rentals are also available, and prices will vary according to location and other features. If that does not work for you, the locals are very happy to hire out every inch of their homes to tourists. However, for that to work, you have to book weeks maybe even months in advance, because cheap accommodation is in high demand in Faro.
Off Season Rentals
If you travel in the low tourist season, then you have a better chance of getting a decent place for a reasonable price. Faro is also known for its clandestine rentals, which seem to interest many people. From solo travelers to a family on a tight budget to the rich and famous, everyone likes to fly under the radar sometimes, but when making such arrangements you have to consider security.
You need to know someone who knows someone connected in the area, so you can ascertain the validity of the rental. The houses should be legal but not everyone sticks to the rules.
Hotels in the Algarve
The Algarve offers a number of posh hotels, which offer that genuine characteristic of the culture and atmosphere of the city. Golf courses are available and they have the best greens for anyone who loves the sport.
You can also hire items you need at most courses. Benamor, the Quinta da Ria golf course and the Monte Rei are available in case you want to take a few swings with your clubs.
Guesthouses/Hostels are available too and they are fairly priced, offering dorms for over ten people; they require prior booking and a deposit. Construction can be a bit chaotic in Faro if you come from a structured and organised city, but after a few days, you get used to it.
There is a huge variety and range of accommodation options, everything from luxury hotels to backpackers’ hostels to self-catering apartments, as well as a staggering array of restaurants, bars and nightclubs in the main parts of the region.