Faro, Faro Airport (FAO), Portugal

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Surrounding area Faro, Faro Airport (FAO), Portugal

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    Passengers requiring wheelchairs or assistance should inform their airline at the time of booking. Lifts and disabled toilets are located throughout Faro Airport. Disabled passengers can park in reserved spaces in the car park opposite the terminal building.

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    Facilities & infrastructure


    There are ATMs in the arrival and departure concourses. A bank branch and a bureau de change are located in the public arrivals hall.


    A post office is located in the public concourse. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the airport, with rates charged after a 30-minute period – internet access points for non-Wireless enabled devices are available at various points. Public telephones are positioned in key areas.


    There are several snack bars, cafés and bars at Faro Airport, both airside and landside. These include a burger and grill restaurant and a pizza outlet in the boarding area.


    There are newsagents in the public area and more in the departures concourse where there is a large selection of shops, from fashion boutiques and gift retailers to a delicatessen selling Portuguese food products. Duty-free and tax-paid outlets at Faro Airport offer a wide variety of goods.


    There is a lost property desk near the meeting/information point (tel: (0289) 800 688). Lockers are available for baggage storage. Porters are on hand to assist with luggage.


    Other facilities at Faro Airport include several travel agencies and a pharmacy.

    Conference & Business

    A conference room with space for up to 65 delegates is available for hire in the terminal building,. Passengers wishing to use the CIP Lounge (tel: 0289 800 787) should enquire at the information desk. Two small meeting rooms are available at the nearby Hotel Ibis Faro (tel: 0289 893 800;

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    General Information

    Airport code: FAO

    Number of Terminals: 1


    There is an information desk (tel: 0289 800 617) in the public area of the terminal building, which has details of flights, disabled facilities, opening hours and public transport timetables. Tourist information is available from the Portugal Tourism desk (tel: 0289 818 582) in the arrivals hall.

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    Visa & Immigration

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    Hotels in Faro


    Faro doesn’t boast the finest hotels in Portugal, but there are a few smart boutique options in and around the historical centre, as well as some larger resort-style options along the coast.

    Palácio de Estoi 

    Rua São José
    8005-465 Estoi
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    Category: Expensive

    Based in an astonishing 18th-century palace 10km from Faro, this is one of the best hotels in the Algarve.


    Praca Dom Francisco Gomes 2
    8000-168 Faro
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    Category: Expensive

    Stridently modern, this isn’t the most soulful of hotels, but offers terrific views and spacious rooms.

    Santa Maria

    Rua de Portugal 17
    8000-381 Faro
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    Category: Moderate

    A 60-room hotel that’s handsome and comfortable, Santa Maria boasts a fine sixth-floor terrace.

    Hotel Eva

    Avenida da República 1
    8000-078 Faro
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    Category: Moderate

    A charming and luxurious hotel, Eva overlooks the port, providing great views of the city from its many balconies.

    Sol Algarve

    Rua Infante Dom Henrique 52
    8000-363 Faro
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    Category: Cheap

    This good-value hotel features some wonderful Roman artefacts uncovered during its restoration a decade ago.