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The Faro Airport Information Guide blog provides news and updates on Faro Airport, including new flight information and more. Faro Airport Information Guide can help you find out everything you need to know about the airport before you travel. This includes up to date information on all the shops, services, facilities and more.

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    Everything you need to know about Lagos

    Lagos is a beautiful coastal town in the south of Portugal’s Algarve region, well known for its historic tourist towns, beautiful beaches, natural formations and more. There is also an excellent range of hotels and restaurants, and the central location of the city makes it a perfect place to stay while visiting other towns, beaches… Read more about Everything you need to know about Lagos The post Everything you need to know about Lagos appeared first on Faro...

    Lagos is a beautiful coastal town in the south of Portugal’s Algarve region, well known for its historic tourist towns, beautiful beaches, natural formations and more. There is also an excellent range of hotels and restaurants, and the central location of the city makes it a perfect place to stay while visiting other towns, beaches and other attractions throughout Lagos and the Algarve. If you are thinking of travelling to Lagos for your next holiday, keep reading to find out everything you need to know before you go.

    Things to see and do in Lagos

    Lagos Beach

    Whether you are looking for a city break or some time spent enjoying the sea and sand, Lagos has it all. If your preference is for golden sands and beautiful beaches, pay a visit to Meia Praia, the largest beach in the Lagos region – very popular with tourists, especially in the summer months. If you want somewhere a little more private, head to Praia Porto de Mos (the second largest beach in Lagos). It is one of the most visually stunning natural features in the whole Algarve and also home to some of the most stunning rock formations in Portugal.

    The old town is also perfect if you are a fan of history and culture. One of the biggest attractions in Lagos, the old town is home to historic piazzas, churches and cobbled streets and is surrounded by walls dating to the 16th century. There is also the Santo Antonio church, Mercado dos Escravos (Europe’s first slave market), 17th century Bandeira Fort and much more to explore.

    Cost of food, travel and accommodation

    You will already know that hotels across the world can vary wildly in price, depending on where you stay and what rating the hotel has been given. In Lagos, a typical room in a three-star hotel will cost approximately €33 a night. For this price, you will tend to get pleasant, comfortable rooms with double beds, private bathrooms, Wi-Fi and free breakfast – ideal for relaxing after a long day of exploring Lagos.

    If you are looking for something a little cheaper, there are many hostels throughout Lagos where you can stay. They will typically cost around €9 each night for a dorm in a centrally located hostel. If you want a bit more privacy, you can have a private room with twin beds for approximately €30 a night. Many hostels in Lagos offer free Wi-Fi and breakfast, although of course this will not be the same everywhere. Always check before you book your accommodation.

    Food and transportation is readily available all over Lagos. Like hotels, restaurants will vary in price depending on where you go. If you are looking for fast food, snacks or light meals, you can easily find these for close to €7 (or just €2 for a snack). For eager tourists looking to get around the city, you can use the public bus system, or walk to where you are going if you feel up for some exercise.

    How to save money in Lagos

    There are plenty of ways to save money on your holiday… here are a few quick tips to help you out:

    1 – Museums and attractions

    Lagos is home to several excellent museums, most of which tend to charge throughout the week. If you are an avid fan of history and culture, but don’t have the time or money to go during the week, don’t worry: most museums in Lagos are free on Sundays. Take a look online before you go, or give them a call beforehand.

    2 – Look for different forms of accommodation

    Hotels and hostels are usually great places to stay, but if you are travelling in the summer months the prices will often increase. Lagos is a popular tourist destination, so it’s not unexpected for hotels to charge more during summer. If you are looking to save money, why not try alternative accommodation, such as Airbnb or another similar service? Local homes and apartments are usually listed, and often at a cheaper price than hotels in Lagos.

    3 – Restaurant advice

    If you are enjoying a meal out, we have a handy tip to help save you a little money. Bread and olives will often be brought to your table before the meal. Though this may seem like a wonderful gesture, they are not free! You can, of course, say no, saving you money on your bill.

    Are you looking to find out more about Lagos? If so, click here to check out our handy area guide full of information on Lagos and the surrounding area. We have also put together several area guides on fantastic holiday destinations throughout the Algarve to help you plan your holidays.

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    4 reasons to visit the Algarve

    Portugal is a beautiful country with a rich culture, attractive beaches, fantastic food and stunning scenery no matter where you go. Every year, thousands of tourists travel to popular places across the country, including Lisbon, Porto and the Algarve. Tucked away in the far south of Portugal, the Algarve is well-known as an excellent holiday… Read more about 4 reasons to visit the Algarve The post 4 reasons to visit the Algarve appeared first on Faro...

    Portugal is a beautiful country with a rich culture, attractive beaches, fantastic food and stunning scenery no matter where you go. Every year, thousands of tourists travel to popular places across the country, including Lisbon, Porto and the Algarve. Tucked away in the far south of Portugal, the Algarve is well-known as an excellent holiday location for tourists from around the world.

    If you are planning a summer holiday or wondering where to travel next, why not think about taking a trip to the Algarve? We’ve put together a list of just four reasons why you should visit the Algarve, although we can definitely think of many more! Have a look below to find out more…

    1 – Beautiful Beaches

    Ria Formosa Beach Portugal Image

    If you love soaking up the sun or spending time in the sea, then you are in luck. The Algarve region is home to many spectacular beaches with golden sands, as well as some incredible nature reserves and fantastic coastal getaways. Tourists and sunseekers love the beaches all across the Algarve, especially in the summer months when the temperatures are at their finest. If you like a quieter spot away from the crowds, you are still likely to find somewhere that fits your requirements. The beaches of the Algarve share a 115-kilometre stretch of beautiful coastline, with the eastern side being well-known for its quieter ambience.

    If you are interested in finding out more, take a look at our guide to the best beaches near Faro Airport. If you are travelling further afield than Faro, we have also written about some of the great beaches and other sites to visit. Click here to check them out.

    2 – Stunning Scenery

    Atlantic rocky coast view Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal

    If beaches aren’t your thing, or maybe you just fancy some time away from the sea, you should travel further inland. You don’t have to go far into the Algarve to see the amazing sights that the area has to offer, including incredible natural parks, verdant hills, valleys, olive groves and beautiful little towns. The luscious landscapes of the Algarve’s countryside will make you fall in love with the region. If you are a fan of wine, or just want to see what the Algarve has to offer, why not take a journey across the Algarve wine route?

    3 – Lovely Towns and Cities

    Old market in Loule Portugal

    The Algarve is home to several historic cities, towns and villages that offer a friendly and unique atmosphere. For example, Loule is one of the most popular places to visit in the central Algarve area. The town itself features a magnificent mix of traditional Moorish architecture, cobbled streets and historic monuments. There are also plenty of places to eat, shop and stay. Tavira is another historic town in the Algarve, not far from Faro and known as “The Venice of the Algarve” thanks to its beautiful renaissance churches and picturesque waterways.

    4 – Culture and History

    Silves castle

    As mentioned above, many of the towns across Faro and the Algarve are home to an incredible array of historic monuments. Portugal as a whole, and specifically the Algarve, has been ruled by the Romans, Moors and Christians, and historical traces remain to this day. Faro is the capital of the Algarve, and is a fantastic example of the region’s rich history and culture. If you are interested in finding out more, click here to take a look at our previous blog post where we highlighted Faro’s interesting historic facts.

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    What is Fado?

    If you are travelling around Portugal, you are likely to come across fado – especially if you are spending your holiday in Lisbon. If you aren’t sure what fado is, don’t worry. Keep reading to find out more. Fado itself is a unique type of folk music said to have first been played in Lisbon.… Read more about What is Fado? The post What is Fado? appeared first on Faro...

    If you are travelling around Portugal, you are likely to come across fado – especially if you are spending your holiday in Lisbon. If you aren’t sure what fado is, don’t worry. Keep reading to find out more.

    Fado itself is a unique type of folk music said to have first been played in Lisbon. Traditional fado features guitars and mandolins, as well as a singer known as a fadista. The lyrics are usually mournful, with themes of love, loss, death and sadness.

    However, fado isn’t always so melancholy, with some fadistas adding in a bit of humour to spice up their act. Interested in finding out more? Here are a few key facts about fado…

    Fado is from the 19th century…

    The history of fado can be traced to Lisbon in the 19th century, although nobody is certain of the exact year it began. Most records trace its origins to the 1820s. Rui Vieira Nery, a fado historian, once noted, “The only reliable information on the history of Fado was orally transmitted and goes back to the 1820s and 1830s at best. But even that information was frequently modified within the generational transmission process that made it reach us today.”

    There are two kinds of fado…

    Depending on where you are in Portugal, you might hear a different kind of fado. There are two types, one that is found in Lisbon and another in the city of Coimbra. The Lisbon style is the most popular and more well-known across Portugal.

    Coimbra fado is linked to academic traditions and has a more classical style. It is also exclusively sung by men, and both the singers and musicians of the Coimbra style dress in the academic outfit of the University of Coimbra: a dark robe, cape and leggings. It is typically sung at night, usually in city squares and streets.

    Interestingly, according to tradition, if you are applauding a fado in Coimbra you should cough as if you were clearing your throat. If you are enjoying a performance in Lisbon, you would applaud as you normally would by clapping your hands.

    Fado is on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list…

    On 27 November 2011, fado was added to the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list. It is one of two Portuguese music traditions added to the list. The other is Cante Alentejano, a genre based on vocal music that was added to the list in 2014.

    Find out more before you fly…

    If you are looking to find out more about Faro and the rest of Portugal, take a look at our handy area guides. We have also written about stunning places in Portugal that are a little further away from Faro, and which you can read about here and here. Our website is kept up to date with news and information on Faro airport, including live flight details for arrivals and departures so you can find out everything you need to know before you travel.

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    Faro Airport achieves successful Airport Carbon Accreditation renewal

    Airport Carbon Accreditation recently announced that Faro Airport is among 10 Portuguese airports to successfully achieve a renewal at Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation. The other airports are: Lisbon Portela Airport Porto Francisco Sa Carneiro Airport Ponta Delgada Joao Paulo II Airport Madeira Airport Horta Airport Santa Maria Airport Flores Airport Porto Santo… Read more about Faro Airport achieves successful Airport Carbon Accreditation renewal The post Faro Airport...

    Airport Carbon Accreditation recently announced that Faro Airport is among 10 Portuguese airports to successfully achieve a renewal at Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation. The other airports are:

    • Lisbon Portela Airport
    • Porto Francisco Sa Carneiro Airport
    • Ponta Delgada Joao Paulo II Airport
    • Madeira Airport
    • Horta Airport
    • Santa Maria Airport
    • Flores Airport
    • Porto Santo Airport
    • Beja Airport

    This renewal confirms that Faro Airport has successfully reduced its C02 output. The Airport Carbon Accreditation is part of an initiative to help airports focus on the environmental impact of their installations. The accreditation also helps airports across the world to manage, reduce and neutralise their carbon footprint.

    The Airport Carbon Accreditation was originally set up in 2009, the result of an initiative launched by ACI EUROPE’s member airports in June 2008 aimed at achieving a landmark resolution on climate change. Members were committed to reducing their carbon emissions with the goal of becoming carbon neutral. For more information, visit the Airport Carbon Accreditation website.

    If you want to find out more about Faro Airport, click here. We have up to date information on the services and facilities that you will find, including live updates on arrivals and departures. We also have information on nearby hotels, as well as the best car hire deals so you can plan your journey in advance.

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    Ryanair release summer 2020 routes early – including routes to Faro

    Ryanair have released some of their plans for the 2020 summer schedule more than 12 months early. The new schedule includes routes to Faro, as well as 13 more of the airline’s most popular holiday destinations. The early 2020 summer schedule offers flights to destinations across Europe, including Portugal, Spain, France, Greece and Italy. Flights… Read more about Ryanair release summer 2020 routes early – including routes to Faro The post Ryanair release summer 2020 routes...

    Ryanair have released some of their plans for the 2020 summer schedule more than 12 months early. The new schedule includes routes to Faro, as well as 13 more of the airline’s most popular holiday destinations.

    The early 2020 summer schedule offers flights to destinations across Europe, including Portugal, Spain, France, Greece and Italy. Flights will be available from several airports, including Edinburgh, East Midlands, Stansted, Luton and Manchester. The later parts of Ryanair’s summer schedule have not yet been released, but they are expected to be available in the early autumn of this year.

    Currently, proposed plans for the early portions of the 2020 summer schedule include Faro, Lisbon and Porto in Portugal, and Alicante, Málaga and Palma in Spain. There will also be flights to Milan, Venice and Pisa in Italy, routes to Marseille, Nice and Toulouse in France, and connections to Athens and Thessaloniki in Greece.

    Discussing the new schedule, a spokeswoman for Ryanair said, “We are very excited to launch the best of our summer 2020 schedule with Europe’s most popular routes on sale earlier than ever.

    “Routes to France, Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain are on sale now from the Ryanair.com website, and European customers and visitors can book the lowest fares on their favourite routes more than 12 months in advance.”

    If you are planning ahead or just looking to find out more about the flights and routes at Faro Airport, we can help. We have live updates on all the arrivals and departures to help you plan ahead. We also have plenty of handy guides and information on Faro Airport itself so you can find out everything you need.

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    More day excursions from Faro

    Faro is a great place to start if you want to explore the Algarve and other parts of Portugal, and even Spain. Last time, we took a look at five fantastic locations close to Faro that gave a taste of what the area has to offer – including rich history, stunning architecture, and beautiful beaches… Read more about More day excursions from Faro The post More day excursions from Faro appeared first on Faro...

    Faro is a great place to start if you want to explore the Algarve and other parts of Portugal, and even Spain. Last time, we took a look at five fantastic locations close to Faro that gave a taste of what the area has to offer – including rich history, stunning architecture, and beautiful beaches and countryside to relax in and explore. This time we’ve got a few more amazing places for you to discover…

    Praia da Quinta do Lago

    Praia da Quinta do Lago sunset

    If you are a fan of the beautiful combination of sand, nature and wildlife that Ria Formosa has to offer, you will love Praia da Quinta do Lago. Home to flamingos and other birds, Praia da Quinta do Lago is a beautiful stretch of fine golden sands that is backed up by lovely wetlands with a 1,000-foot (305-metre) long bridge that connects it to the mainland. The beach itself is nice and quiet and has been awarded the EU “Blue Flag” thanks to the high standards of maintenance, water quality, safety and environmental management.

    Praia da Quinta do Lago takes about an hour and a half to get to if you plan on driving there from Faro. Alternatively, if you want to explore the Portuguese countryside by foot, you can walk along Faro’s main beach to get there. If you’re planning on walking, keep in mind that it’s a long walk with very little shade along the way.

    Sevilla

    Seville - Spain

    If you fancy a break from the beaches, why not go for a city trip instead? Sevilla is the capital of Spain’s Andalucía region and is famous for flamenco dancing and a rich history of Moorish culture and architecture throughout the city. There is plenty to see and do in Sevilla – so much so that you might even want to go back for more! If you don’t have time to explore it all, we have a few highlights for you to see. This includes the royal Alcázar palace, which was used as the home of House Martell in Game of Thrones.

    Sevilla takes close to two hours to get to by car, and is about 125 miles (200 kilometres) east of Faro itself. You can also get there by bus for €50 on a round trip (make sure to double-check prices before you go), which takes up for three hours.

    Lisbon

    Aerial view of Lisbon at night, Portugal. Sao Jorge Castle

    As the capital of Portugal, Lisbon is perfect if you want to explore a beautiful city. There’s a great range of places to eat and drink, including bars along the river – fantastic for a drink in the sunshine. You are unlikely to see everything Lisbon has to offer in just one day, so make sure to plan ahead before you go. The Old Town, however, is known to be pleasant for a day trip thanks to its relatively compact size, making it easy to walk around and explore.

    You can get to Lisbon by car or using the high-speed train service from Faro. Both options will take you about three hours in total. Depending on where you are staying, you might be able to arrange a day excursion with a mini-van, with pick-up and drop-off from your hotel.

    Gibraltar

    Rock of Gibraltar in southern part of Iberian Peninsula.

    If you’re up for a longer journey, you could head on to Gibraltar. Don’t forget your passport if you do go, as you’ll be entering and re-entering Spain. Gibraltar is well worth the trip if you can make it there to see the sights, including the famous Rock of Gibraltar, the Moorish castle and the Gibraltar Nature Reserve. You will also get to see the Barbary apes, the last wild monkeys in Europe. The monkeys are extremely cute and definitely draw lots of attention from tourists. It is, however, advised to remain cautious around the monkeys, and not feed them. They have been known to snatch belongings too.

    If you do plan to explore Gibraltar, be prepared for a longer trip. It takes up to a four-hour drive from Faro and there are no direct public transport links. If you don’t want to drive all the way there, you can try to find one of the guided tours from Faro.

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