Fly from Belfast City Airport to Faro with Aer Lingus from Summer 2013!
The Algarve’s administrative centre, Faro, seems big and bustling, but tune in to the town’s slow pace with a coffee at one of the streetside cafés, admire the views from the old town walls or take a boat trip into the tidal inlets that flank the city, and you’ll find that Faro is truly a capital experience.
Particularly attractive is the old part of the city surrounded still by the Roman walls which date back to the 9th century. The stone paved downtown is home for a large number of interesting monuments such as the 13th century Cathedral and the 18th century Episcopal palace. Another interesting building to visit is the 16th century Convent which nowadays houses the city's archaeological museum and also you must not miss the "golden" church of Nossa Senhora do Carme.
Food lovers can also feast on the catch of the day at the seafood restaurants overlooking the harbour and watch the world go by. Fresh fish is superb and a good example for this is the Cataplana, the dish of the region, a base consisting of different kinds of fresh fish and seafood.
In general Faro and Algarve beaches are spacious, with large and typical sand dunes that stretch along the coast. If you are wishing to evade civilization and hear only wind and water, then you will find in Faro what you are looking for. The mixture of natural landscapes and beaches made of Faro an attractive place to visit in any season!