Seize the Day! Delightful Daytrips from Faro

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There are plenty of reasons that every year discerning tourists make the trip to Faro, in Portugal’s Algarve region, over some of the better-known areas like Lisbon and Lagos. What is so enticing about this historical city is not just its beautiful architecture, beaches and wide-ranging culture, but also the convenience of its location. It makes a great base to explore around the region, through Portugal and even across the border to Spain. With Faro Airport transfers making travel even more accessible than ever there’s just so much to discover!

Praia da Quinta do Lago: Sand and Flamingos

Praia da Quinta do Lago is an area of beautiful sunny coastline, backed by a huge stretch of natural wetland that’s home to a host of Portugal’s abundant wildlife. Chief among these creatures is the famous flamingo and this dazzling species makes for the perfect colourful tinge to your holiday snaps. If you’d rather spend your days swimming and relaxing, the beach here is lovely and rarely gets busy. With a beach bar and restaurant there’s plenty to do on a day out to this delightful spot.


This beautiful little town in the heart of the Algarve (easily accessible via a Faro airport transfer if you’re planning on staying) is a stunning example of the history and culture of the region. The town lies on the Gilão River and features pretty old churches, cobbled streets, and some nice little restaurants and bars. It may not be the most exciting place you’ll go on your holiday, but if you’re looking for authenticity and peace it is certainly not one to miss.


This one is a bit of a way from Faro but certainly worth the effort if you’re itching to see the renowned Barbary apes – the last wild monkeys left in Europe. These curious creatures reside on the area’s famous Rock and it’s a real experience to encounter them – but watch out for their wandering hands as you make your way up to the summit, as they’re known to steal food, hats, lunchboxes and even cameras if left unattended.

As a British territory, Gibraltar also boasts a unique blending of cultures, bringing the British lifestyle to a place just a few miles from the North African coastline. But if you go for any reason (other than the cheap alcohol!) go for the extraordinary views from atop the Rock of Gibraltar.

How to Get There

Once you have landed, the most convenient option is to simply get a Faro airport transfer straight to your accommodation - or even straight to any of the many brilliant destinations in the surrounding area. Remember to pre-book your Faro airport transfer before you leave home and you’ll be able to make sure your holiday gets started smoothly.

It’s always good to have a holiday with variety, mixing unforgettable days out with wonderfully relaxing days in. Faro is a great base right in the centre of the Algarve region and it’s perfect for exploring one of Europe’s most intriguing cultures.
About author: Desiree Michels

Lukas Johannes is a driver for Shuttle Direct, the number one provider of shared and private airport transfers in various countries across the globe. If you’re looking for an affordable Faro airport transfer, Lukas and his colleagues can make sure that you get to and from the airport swiftly and safely.


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