Even being the capital of southern Portugal’s Algarve region, Faro is an underrated resort city that most visitors in the country are missing. One of the greatest things that make this city so peculiar is its wonderful lagoons of the Parque Natural da Ria Formosa and its nearby beaches and islands. Only for this, the place is worth a visit and in this article, we’ll look at 8 great accommodations nearby the seafront and the Faro’s lagoons for a mesmerizing stay close to nature in this wonderful part of Portugal.
Read on to find out about the best places to stay in Faro, Portugal:
Hotels near the seafront:
Looking for luxury just a few steps away from the beach? The Hotel Quinta do Lago is the only seafront 5-star unit in Quinta do Lago in the Ria Formosa Natural Park, where you’ll access the beach in a little 9-minute walk. As a guest of the hotel, you’ll furthermore enjoy having access to an exclusive sandy beach for a quiet and calm sunny bath far from the rush of the touristic and crowded places. Featuring elegantly decorated rooms, marble bathrooms, private balconies and all the other conveniences, the spacious hotel also offers outdoor and indoor heated pools, a spa, golf courses, a magnificent garden and several restaurants where guests will enjoy traditional Algarvian, fine Venetian cuisine and champagne or a cocktail on an open-air terrace with panoramic views in an intimate atmosphere.
Hotel Quinta do Lago
Address: Quinta do Lago, 8135 - 024 Quinta do Lago, Portugal (see map)
Price: from 391 USD
About 15 minutes away from The islands of Armona, Culatra and Farol, the 5-star Real Marina Hotel & Spa overlooks the Ria Formosa Nature Park and Marina with its sandy beaches and nature. Offering luxurious fully-furnished and well-decorated rooms, the hotel features gym, indoor and outdoor pools with panoramic sea views coming along with a Real Spa Therapy, which features 10 treatment rooms, a hot tub, a sauna, and a Turkish bath. Moreover, the Real Marina Hotel’s restaurants will please you with their local and international gourmet dishes while two bars will bring you a wide variety of drinks and light snacks.
Real Marina Hotel & Spa
Address: Avenida 5 De Outubro, 8700-307 Olhão, Portugal (see map)
Price: from 167 USD
Airbnbs by the beach:
This room consisting of a bedroom itself equipped with a double bed and a shared bathroom is located on the ground floor of a building literally by the sea and has almost direct access to the wonderful Faro Beach. Here, up to two people will enjoy nice vacations in a comfy and quiet place featuring a rooftop terrace for sunny lunches with an amazing view. Furthermore, being close to the beach doesn’t mean you’ll be far from all the conveniences (such as restaurants, supermarket, cafes and beach facilities) that are just around the corner of the place. If you’re looking for surf, windsurf canoeing or simply pure relaxation by the sea; this is the place for you!
The Joaos' room
Price: from 61 USD
Number of Guests: 2
Directly located on the dune, 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) away from the end of the beach and 30 meters (98 feet) from the Ocean, the Kasia’s house offers to its guests, beautiful sea view from the upstairs bedroom from where you’ll feel like at the edge of the world. Here you’ll explore the island as after the little fisherman’s village is only empty dunes with natural vegetation where you can enjoy being alone. Far from the rush of Faro, the cozy house is nonetheless a 25-minute drive away from the city center and at a short distance from grocery stores and bars. This accommodation is definitely the one for those looking for calm and relaxing vacations in harmony with the surrounding nature.
The Kasias' house
Price: from 111 USD
Number of Guests: 5
Located in the Natural Park of Ria Formosa, only 10 meters (32 feet) from the sea you will not find a better location where you could taste the perfect tranquility of the Faro Beach. Easily accessible by the airport, train, or bus station, you’ll appreciate staying in this great accommodation far and close to everything at the same time! This cozy apartment consists of a living room, one bedroom with a double bed, and a sofa bed in living room, kitchen, and bathroom, for a pleasant and comfortable stay for up to three guests.
The Apartement Bandaya
Price: from 156 USD
Number of Guests: 3
Located in the village Bordeira, just 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) from the beautiful beach of Faro, Yvette’s cottage is quietly situated on a hill of the Portuguese Algarve and has stunning views of the cities of Faro, Olhão, the surrounding hills and the ocean. Here, you’ll appreciate being cut off the outside world for a calm, peaceful and relaxing holiday surrounded by nature (the nearest house is around 100 meters (328 feet) away).
The Yvettes' accommodation
Price: from 50 USD
Number of Guests: 4
VBRO accommodations on the coast:
The renovated and totally equipped house is located by the seaside and can host up to three guests in well-furnished rooms. The accommodation, consisting of a living room, two bedrooms, a kitchenette and a bathroom, also features two balconies with terrace tables and chairs for great friends and family meals while enjoying the amazing view of the Ria Formosa Natural Reserves and the ocean just 15 meters (50 feet) away.
Amazing beach apartment
Price: from 86 USD
Number of Guests: 2
Located in Fuseta, a beautiful village 10 kilometers (6 miles) away from Faro, this 70 square meters (753 square feet) apartment with panoramic views over the whole area can accommodate up to four people. The house contains two bedrooms with double bed, a bathroom with bath, living room and a kitchen, this is the ideal accommodation for nature lovers looking for leisure walk in the lagoon as the natural park is only a 5-minute walk away, as the many shops, markets, restaurants, pharmacy, beaches, and other conveniences.
Apartment in Fuseta
Price: from 87 USD
Number of Guests: 4
Enjoy staying nearby the ocean!
With these 8 accommodation deals located just a few steps from the Atlantic ocean and the wonderful Ria Formosa of the Faro’s surroundings in southern Portugal, you’ll be delighted to have a privileged and intimate access to the rich and beautiful nature that makes this region worth a holiday!
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