Located on the Ilha de Faro, towards the south-west side of Faro is Praia de Faro or Faro Beach; the city’s main beach. An island, Praia de Faro has a lagoon on one side and the sea on the other. The beach is popular amongst locals and tourists for its soft white sand and crystal-clear water. While the beach on the seaward side is quite beautiful and offers a wide variety of activates like windsurfing, kite surfing, jet skiing and sailing, the lagoon side is even more attractive. The lagoon water is great for swimming and is ideal for other water activities, like canoeing and kayaking, too. Visitors to the beach will also be able to find a variety of good cafés and bars, as well as gift shops in the area surrounding the beach.
Throughout the day
Around 1 hour or more
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children
Muslim visitors to the Praia de Faro will not be able to find prayer facilities. They will therefore have to visit the only known mosque in the city of Faro; the Mesquita de Faro. Muslims visiting the attraction may also be able to find a secluded area on the beach to offer their prayers.
As mentioned above, locating a restaurant or café near Praia de Faro will not prove to be a problem. Visitors will be able to find a good selection of food outlets in close proximity to the beach. Muslim tourists will also be able to find a few Halal restaurants in the city of Faro. Two restaurants in the city known to serve Halal food include Garrett Snack Bar and Horus Snack Bar.