What's there to see in Faro, Portugal? Plenty, if you know where to look. Here, we'll check out some of the best tours and attractions that Faro has to offer.
This mysterious grotto is filled with intriguing caves, many of which can only be accessed by boat. Local tour guides offer excursions in the grotto, guiding visitors across its crystal-green waters in small, out-board motored boats. If you'd prefer, you can rent a kayak and explore on your own instead.
There are many horse-mounted tours available in Faro, but those who are in the know tend to rate this one most favorably. Daily excursions take guests along the picturesque beach, up the sand dunes, and down to the grottoes. If you've ever dreamed of galloping down a sandy shore aboard a majestic steed, you won't be disappointed after this tour.
When you're opening a bottle of wine, you probably don't give the cork much thought. But one visit to Novacortica will change that quickly. You'd be surprised just how interesting the cork manufacturing process really is. A visit to a cork factory might not sound like a fun way to spend an afternoon, but trust us: it is.
The Algarve is home to many festivals, but this one is unique. The exhibition is open to visitors from the months of May through October, so if you happen to be in the Faro District during that time, you should definitely check it out. Each year's festival has a different theme, so there's always something new to see. A truly magnificent festival.
Who doesn't love dolphins? These majestic, intelligent creatures are always worth seeing. At Zoomarine Algarve, you'll encounter porpoises, sharks, seals, sea lions, and tropical birds. You'll get a wet and wild thrill ride, sliding down the water slides at the Zoomarine's world-class water park, Zoomarine Beach. When the Portuguese sun is beating down, this is definitely the place to go when you want to beat the heat.
Visitors to the Faro Archaeological Museum say wandering the whitewashed, Moorish-influenced building that houses the exhibits is worth the price of admission on its own, but there's so much more to see here. The collection of 16th-century Portuguese paintings is quite impressive, and the Mosaic Room frequently inspires oohs and ahhs. There are also rotatifarng exhibits, so be sure to check the website to see what's currently exhibited.
You can think of the Teatro Lethes Theatre as "La Scala" in miniature scale, and you won't be far off. It might be a small venue, but it's no less majestic for its diminutive stature. Depending on when you visit, you may be able to catch a stirring dramatic or musical performance from some of Portugal's finest performers. But even if catching a show isn't in the cards, the theatre alone is still worth the visit.