The largest city in southern Portugal, Faro is an often-overlooked gem with a rich history, culture and wide array of tourist opportunities. Most travelers generally use the Faro International Airport as a gateway to southern Portugal, but visitors who spend time here experience a truly captivating city with an abundance of Portuguese charm and so much more to enjoy. By chartering a boat from here, you’ll have access to this incredible city along with the many fantastic destinations in the region.
A Different Taste of Algarve. Algarve is Portugal’s southern region and a tourist hub known for its countless seaside resorts and on the standard tourist track for both Americans and Europeans on summer holiday. Since most people just transit through the city, it is much calmer and gives you a more authentic taste of the area than some of the other holiday destinations in the region. It’s a local style city with plenty of open-air cafes, markets and charming old buildings that form the perfect backdrop for its lovely, mild summer weather.
Access the Hidden Beaches. The best beaches of Portugal can only be accessed one way and that is by boat. Not far from Faro’s marinas, you can unlock some of the most charming beaches in the country and more often than not, have your own private escape even in the height of tourist season! The best thing is to head to the Praia de Faro Beach and continue heading out on your adventure from there.
Get Ready for Some Mediterranean Fun. Faro offers a fun alternative to the more touristy beaches of both Portugal and Spain. Since the region is quieter, you can find much better spots for a little fishing, snorkeling, diving or just adventure. Heading along the coast, you discover some coves and inlets which make the perfect place for a little nap in the warm, Mediterranean sun.
A Taste of Portugal and So Much More. Faro is a mixing point of many cultures. Located close to Spain, Morocco and along the sailing routes of the Mediterranean, its cuisine offers a unique blend of local and international flavors. You can try the regional specialty Feijoada, a thick bean stew with bacon, pork and sausage and have a truly hearty meal or enjoy Cataplana which is a light clam dish with Moorish influences. With so many great ingredients, Faro is a food lover’s paradise and you’ll have access to it all when you charter a yacht and explore the best of what Portugal has to offer.