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Algarve Jeep Safari Slide and Splash Full-Day Tour
"Start the tour from your hotel in Western Algarve and begin with a tour briefing. Continue with a short drive towards the Algarve mountains using narrow roads passing by typical villages and off-road trails that take you to breathtaking landscapes and vi pools and roller coaster and also see the shows with exotic animals.The journey ends with the return at your hotel.""""This Jeep Safari Slide and Splash tour provides the best of the Algarve in just one Day. By traveling through narrow roads you will see typical villages and off-road trails that will take you to breathtaking landscapes and viewpoints. Continue with a fantastic stay at the Slide and Splash theme park for adrenaline and lots of fun. One of the best family choices in the Algarvtitle=Highlights&1=A+full-day+Jeep+safari+and+AquaShow+Park+experience+in+the+Algarve&2=Explore+the+Algarve%E2%80%99s+rustic+beauty+in+a+4x4&3=See+traditional+Portuguese+villages&4=Splash+in+the+pools+at+the+family-friendly+AquaShow+Park&5=Bring+the+whole""
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Vilamoura to Quarteira Bike Tour
"With Roman origins dating back to the first Century Vilamoura could not be better situated for exploring the sea resources and commercial routes. This area was also occupied by Arabs whose influence can still be seen in Vilamoura. To better understand the history visit the Cerro da Vila Museum.Visitors can enjoy the Marina bars restaurants quality hotels leisure facilities
From EUR48.00
 
Environmental Park Bike Tour from Vilamoura
"The bike walk through Vilamoura’s Environmental Park lies between Vilamoura and Açoteias. The tour begins in Vilamoura. Presentations made we depart towards Vilamoura Marina. Once we leave it behind we move into the Nature. Cross a little bridge over Quarteira’s creek and if we look back we can contemplate Vilamoura. Climb down the bridge and keep pedalling over unpaved roads. It’s time to awake your senses smell listen watch and feel the nature around you. During the tour you will have a short stop. Food and drink not included. Your guide will provide information in an interesting and relaxed way. Your questions are more than welcome."""
From EUR48.00

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WHERE TO GO at Faro?

The Tourist Information Algarve office is located next to the old city gate Arco de Vila at: -Rua da Misericórdia 8-12 -8000-269 Faro Telephone: +351-289-803604
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Francisco Gomes de Avelar Statue

In the heart of Faro's old town there is a statue of Francisco Gomes de Avelar. He was born January 17, 1739 and became bishop of Faro at February 3, 1789 until his dead on December 15, 1816. The...
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Alfonso III statue

On the Praça do Afonso III there is a statue of this first Portuguese King who ruled the country in the 13th century. He lived from 1210 till 1279. He was a ruler who had an eye for the middle class...
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Brazilian Consulate

The Brazilian Consulate in Faro opened in 2012 to give more service to the many Brazilians living in the area. The consulate is housed in a National monument and has the local colours at the outside:...
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Dr. Silva Nobre statue

João da Silva Nobre was born in 1878. He studied medicines at The Lisbon University. He later had a doctor's office in Faro and was loved by the locals, because he helped poor people. He stayed in...
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The Bird statue

The Bird statue at Praça Ferreira de Almeida is a bit tucked away behind a bus stop shelter at a restaurant entrance. It's not clear what the real name of this bronze sculpture is, as there is no...
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Post Office

The main postoffice CTT is located at the Largo do Carmo 18 next to the famous Igrehja do Carmo church. Here also is the tele-communicaton center and a MEO office, the company that is one of the...
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Tourist Information Office

If you require the assistance of the local tourist information office you'll find it on the left of the archway leading from the main square into the old city. I never had need to use it myself but...
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ATM Faro

You will find ATM's at several locations in Faro. They are well advertised and all banks have these machines. These serve Cirrus, Maestro. MasterCard, Visa, V-Pay, JCB, American Express and UnionPay...
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Faro Harbour

In contrast to the Faro Marina, that is nicely located in town, the Faro harbour is not a tourist attraction. Also the location at a peninsula two kilometers South of the old town does not make it...
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Menu Dourado

...or an early beer! This is where I enjoyed my first Portuguese beer having bumped into a bunch of fellow VT'ers who, like myself, had stopped off for a day or two in Faro before heading onwards to...
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Street Maps

Faro is quite a spread-out city but most of the tourist interest bits are within easy walking distance of the centre and just randomly wandering is a delight. However if you are looking for someplace...
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Mermaid sculpture

You'll find this sculpture of a mermaid at the Faro Marina at the Praça Dom Francisco Gomes square. in fact it's a sculpture of a water nymph. It's a bronze statue and I have seen pictures that is...
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Whelk statue

The Whelk statue is a sculpture of a large seashell (murex brandaris) with a bird on top of it. The design was by local artist José Luís Costa and in the 1980-s was made by him together with Miró da...
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Av da Republica 1, Faro, Algarve, 8000-078, Portugal
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Apartado 1299 - Vale do Covo - Praia do Carvoeiro, Carvoeiro, Algarve, 8401-911, Portugal
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Praca D Francisco Gomes 2, Faro, Algarve, 8000-168, Portugal
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20 Rua General Teofilo da Trindade, Faro, Algarve, 8000 356, Portugal
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Rua Infante D Henrique 52, Faro, Algarve, 8000-363, Portugal
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Rua de Portugal 17-19, Faro, Algarve, 8000, Portugal
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Top Things to Do in Faro

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Old Town

One of the things you can see next to the major buildings at the Largo da Sé square, are the inner courts and gardens. There still are fruit trees, like bananas and oranges within the city, I was...
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Igreja do Carmo

The Capela dos Ossos (Bone chapel) is a 4 by 6 meters building behind the church in a small garden. The inner walls and ceiling are covered with 1245 skulls and bones and in the floor their are...
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Cathedral

This is a small Roman Catholic cathedral where entrance is free but to climb the tower and gain entry to the cathedral costs €3.50 - expensive but worth it for the wonderful views over the town and...
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City Walls

Faro has been a walled city since Roman times when it was known as Ossonoba. Little remains of the Roman structure since the Moors further fortified the city and then following the Portuguese...
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Ria Formosa - Nature Reserve

If flying into Faro you can't help but notice the elaborate labyrinth of islands, sandbanks and channels off the coast of the city and surrounding areas. This is the Ria Formosa Lagoon, a designated...
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Marina

Beyond the Jardim Manuel Bivar lies the marina. The latter is almost completely landlocked, as the railway line runs on its far side, separating it from the estuary beyond. All boats entering the...
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"Much more than an airport …"
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"Faro - Capital of the Algarve"
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"So Far(o) , So Good"
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