5. Faro

Faro’s beaches and the Ria Formosa, where flamingos soar into the air, mark the border to the sea. On the flat terrain beyond, are Faro’s houses and buildings, green vegetable gardens that thrive on the fertile land, and water wheels that once served to extract water from the ground – another reminder of the city’s Moorish heritage. In the distance, a semicircle of rolling hills and their fruit-covered slopes framed the landscape. Villages where life goes on at the same pace as in the past centuries, where the humble churches hide works of astonishing beauty, with traces of the grandeur of the Romans in the fields. These are the charms of Faro and its community, an ideal starting point for exciting discovery trips.