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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
“Great day out for the kids with animal shows, some slides and an artificial wave pool/beach!”
  • 207 locals recommend
Water Park
“If you want to spend a fun day at a water park this place has rides for all levels of bravery and ability. The workers keep it safe and clean by disinfecting the gear you use for rides. ”
  • 112 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. ”
  • 68 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.”
  • 73 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. :)”
  • 37 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. ”
  • 48 locals recommend
Resort
“Great beach to hire a kayak to explore Bengali cave. Forty five minutes by car from Olhao”
  • 55 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Very special place ! Really great for taking pictures ,enjoying wonderful sunset, walking, relaxing. You can also take a kayak or boat trip to reach it and explore the grottos and caves on the way.”
  • 56 locals recommend
Beach
“A beautiful beach nearby also. Driving required and many steps to go down. ”
  • 66 locals recommend
Museum
“Great Museum, Flows perfectly in the space they got. They show an 18 min video in English\French which takes you on a journey through the whole canning process and Factory regimen. I recommend watching the video before you walk around. It's great for kids and adults.”
  • 56 locals recommend
Beach
“One of most popular beach boulevards in Algarve , busy night life, shops cafes restaurants and miles of beach ”
  • 57 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.”
  • 44 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

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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. ”
  • 68 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.”
  • 44 locals recommend
Restaurant
“In the Marina, a restaurant that offers Fusion Asian and Portuguese food Great views, private pool, upscale beach...”
  • 57 locals recommend
Casino
“For an exciting night out. The casino also offers many events like dinner shows and concerts. Check out their website for the event schedule.”
  • 21 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.”
  • 43 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
“Situated on the beach, the restaurant was built to take full advantage of the breathtaking views over the sea and is reached by exclusive elevator transporting you down the cliffs right into the restaurant. Please go! ;) Extremely romantic. ”
  • 32 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“One of my favourite local restaurants. A busy place loved by locals with very fresh fish and local dishes. In the city by the river underneath a local bridge.”
  • 32 locals recommend

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