For great quality car hire in Faro book online with National. Our inclusive package takes the hassle out of car hire and allows you to enjoy your holiday with peace of mind.
Situated on the south coast of Portugal, Faro benefits from a North African climate and a Mediterranean lifestyle. The nearby coast is lined with kilometres of golden sand beaches, which rarely get crowded, even at peak tourist season.
One of the town's most unique features in the surrounding Ria Formosa lagoon, formed by a natural barrier of islands creating a wildlife-rich environment, which has been formally protected as a nature reserve.
The lagoon plays host to thousands of bird spotters, who travel from around the world every year to see its huge variety of species. The unique location and sheltered environment make it an ideal spot for migratory birds and even the casual visitor is likely to encounter a wide range of wildlife. Most impressive are flocks of flamingos, which can often be seen in the marshes, or further along the coast.
Another side effect of the natural lagoon is that is has attracted settlers to its shores for millennia, with historians showing that people have lived in the area since the Palaeolithic age. More recent Moorish architecture can still be seen around the town, especially in the harbour area.
Faro makes an excellent base from which to explore southern Portugal, and if you hire with National you will be able to get out of the heat in the comfort of your air-conditioned rental car.