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Things to do in Faro District

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Theme Park
“Visit Zoomarine in Guia for a great day out for the whole family. Superb facilities, including live shows with sea lions, dolphins and tropical birds, aquarium, swimming pool and dolphin interaction program. We can book the ticket for you!”
  • 192 locals recommend
Water Park
“Slide & Splash is a popular water park in the Algarve. The water park is quite big and offers many fun attractions for the entire family. Next to the water slides you can see live animal shows and in the Aquafeeling area you can enjoy a relaxing massage or fish spa.”
  • 106 locals recommend
Water Park
“Aquashow is the biggest waterpark in Portugal. There is a great diversity of slides for all ages and, each year, they open new attractions. ”
  • 66 locals recommend
Route
“Vilamoura marina is the main centre of activity in Vilamoura with a huge range of restaurants, bars and shops (including many designer shops). Luis Figo's 'Bar Sete' (bar seven) is also on the marina front. During the day, although it can get quite busy, it's really a very peaceful area to stroll around. It gets more lively at night, with everyone coming to eat and try out some of the bars, but is still a very relaxed area. Great for dinner, a walk, coffee or drink after dinner.”
  • 85 locals recommend
Park
“Great for bird watching. Hiking along the salinas and paths.. Can also take boat tours, go diving see dolphins and lost of seahorses other marine life.”
  • 72 locals recommend
Water Park
“The closest water park to the villa. It's a good park and, if you don't want to go further and decide to go there, surely you'll have a fun day with the kids... But, if you have transportation, we recommend one of the other 2 water parks in Algarve: Aquashow or Slide&Splash. :)”
  • 35 locals recommend
Beach
“One of the most gorgeous beaches in the Algarve! Turquoise colour of its water that stands out from among natural slopes. It earned an award from a Spanish magazine Condé Nast in 2013 as the most beautifull beach in the world!”
  • 61 locals recommend
Campground
“Whilst this is not quite on the scale of the big city zoos it manages to pack in plenty of animals among the beautiful landscaped subtropical gardens. ”
  • 47 locals recommend
Resort
“The winds and the waves have joined forces to create a sculpted cathedral worthy of God Neptune. Crowned by a round skylight, the Benagil Sea Cave is a light-filled dome painted in shades of amber that encloses an intimate beach within its layered walls. You’ll find this quite unique natural creation. ”
  • 50 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Out by the lighthouse you will see the classical Algarve with the cliffs. Why not take a boat trip into the "grottos", the caves, and hear the funny story of them by the locals.”
  • 54 locals recommend
Beach
“One of the best beaches in Portugal. The ones you see on postalcards. From there to the right you can explore the cliffs along the coast. That's a 7 km amazing walk but be aware if you have the conditions to do so.”
  • 62 locals recommend
Museum
“Visit the Portimao Museum and learn more about the importance of this fishing centre as well as fascinating underwater findings and archaeological exhibitions. ”
  • 52 locals recommend
Beach
“This will be one of the many reason's you will want to visit Portimão. Praia da Rocha, Portimão is one of the larger beaches of the Algarve region. ”
  • 55 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Large late night indoor shopping centre with a mixture of retailers with large food court of restaurants”
  • 39 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“Popular, cheap and friendly! A bit loud, traditional, big tables. Fried prawns are to die for! Try to get some capturado peixe, fish captured in the sea.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Park
“The landscape of this natural park is marked by steep cliffs that have been given various forms and colouring by centuries of erosion. ”
  • 35 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Water Park
“Aquashow is the biggest waterpark in Portugal. There is a great diversity of slides for all ages and, each year, they open new attractions. ”
  • 66 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“Popular, cheap and friendly! A bit loud, traditional, big tables. Fried prawns are to die for! Try to get some capturado peixe, fish captured in the sea.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The best lounge bar in Praia da Rocha with a great sushi and cocktails selection”
  • 52 locals recommend
Casino
“You have everything in one place.Theater, music, modern musical events, games, bars... ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Located in Lagos with a privileged view, a young and familiar atmosphere, restaurant Camilo is mostly known for its regional fish and seafood dishes.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Great for fish, meat and regional dishes. Right on the beach! Access by car is a little tricky. Check your maps app and towards the end of the directions follow the road closest to the coast.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“The restaurant and bar is set within the cliffs, right on the beach and serves fabulous food (the bar has great snacks and book at the restaurant for a wonderful meal)! They host many parties through the summer so you can dance on the beach until dawn! This place has a great beach so you can sunbathe and pop in for lunch and drinks! Access to Caniço is by an awesome lift, built into the cliff - one not to be missed!”
  • 28 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“If you like fish, this is the perfect restaurant for you! Typical portuguese food. Fresh fish dishes. ”
  • 29 locals recommend

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