Faro’s beaches are on small islands, and only one has places to stay. Ilha Deserta is literally deserted, and Ilha do Farol and Ilha da Culatra are small fishing communities. This means that Ilha de Faro is where you should stay if you want to wake up by the beach, without the need to take a ferry. There are no grand hotels, only basic, budget hotels, hostels and guesthouses, but most are highly rated by guests.
- Golden Beach Guesthouse
- Apartamentos Barracuda
- Faro Beach Life Hostel
- Wax Villa
- Aeromar Hotel
This contemporary guesthouse is right on the beach and offers small but comfortable rooms with sea views. After a day at the beach, guests can relax on the rooftop bar.
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Just steps from the sand you find this beach house divided into studios and 1- and 2-bedroom apartments. Some open to a terrace, facing the ocean or the lagoon of the Ria Formosa Natural Park. Each unit has a fully-equipped kitchen, and meals may be enjoyed outside on the terrace.
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A favorite of surfers who know that Ilha de Faro is the only beach in the city with surfing waves, this hostel mostly attracts young travelers. It features a sun terrace, a shared kitchen and living room, and mixed and female-only dorms.
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This highly-rated villa faces the sea and has dorms, a sun terrace, a shared kitchen and lounge, plus a bar and a restaurant.
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All other places to stay on Ilha de Faro are guesthouses or hostels, but this is a standard hotel. It could use an update, but the location couldn’t be better -- right by the beach and close to the bus stop which links you to the airport or the city center. Many of the rooms have balconies with sea views, and there’s also a restaurant of fresh fish and local cuisine.
SEE PRICES, AVAILABILITY AND MORE DETAILS HERE: Aeromar Hotel
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