The Portuguese city of Faro, with 65,000 inhabitants, is the most important center of the Lusitanian Algarve region, known for its considerably high share of tourism. This city, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, is separated from it by a lagoon. Founded by the Arabs, nowadays it is a fishing port. Every year, Faro attracts thousands of visitors because of its beautiful beaches, its protected areas and the narrow cobbled streets of the old town, where time seems to stand still, giving glimpses of the ancient past. A typical city tour usually starts from its harbour, then into the most lively areas, with local shops, restaurants and bars.
The capital town of Algarve is full of spots that deserve to be visited, besides the charming old town, a must for anyone visiting Faro. We also suggest to visit the Cathedral, destroyed by the earthquake of 1755 and later rebuilt in a mix of different styles; the Ria Formosa Natural Park, a wonderful puzzle of lagoons, little lakes, white beaches and islets with plenty of luscious vegetation; the Maritime Museum, which hosts a large collection of miniature boats, ideal for those who love collecting them.
The only airport here is 7 km west of the city, in the town of Montenegro. It was built in the 60s and nowadays its passenger yearly traffic is around 5,500,000. Tourists mainly come from Germany, UK and Holland, that is why this airport is connected with North Europe by major low cost airlines.
The public transport network of the city covers mainly the connections between Faro and its surroundings. For instance, you can take a train to the town of Tavira and from there, by boat, you can reach an absolutely wonderful island, La llha de Tavira.You can find taxi companies in Faro, however, they only operate shuttle transfers between the airport and the city center.
However, for those who want to relax in this charming region, it is very easy to book a private taxi transfer in Faro using the form on our website. This kind of service has several advantages. First of all, you know in advance the amount you have to pay in cash to the driver, thus avoiding the risk to ruin your holiday because of a possible argument with the taxi driver. Secondly, the transfer will not be shared with anyone else who is not belonging to your same group of friends or family. Third, you will meet your driver outside the terminal, recognizing him by a sign, bearing the name you included in the booking form. A further advantage is that the driver knows where to carry his clients, because he has got all the booking details, a fact that will help all those people who do not speak a word of Portuguese.
Through our booking form, you can also select one or more free child seats. Finally, private car transfers can be money and time-saving, compared to public transport. This is especially convenient for those who travel in group, because they can share the total cost among the participants. Enjoy your holidays!