Faro has a great climate with warm summers from June to September when temperatures average between 25 °C and 30 °C. Nights are around 20 °C. Occasionally, temperatures hit 40 °C. Winters last from December to March, when daytime temperatures are between 15 °C and 19 °C and nights around 10 degrees. Most of the rain falls during the wintermonths while summers are very dry.
Faro Airport (FAO) is about 2.5 kilometres from Faro. It's one of the busier airports in the summer season from April to October, though much quieter the rest of year. Quite a few airlines, including many charter airlines and some budget airlines serve the region.
Over 10 car rental firms are located at the airport. The airport is also close to the A22 toll free highway, with connections throughout the Algarve and direct to Lisbon and Spain.
|Casa Charneca||Sitio da Charneca 502a||Guesthouse||-|
|Faro Hotel||Praça D. Francisco Gomes 2||Hotel||-|
|Faro Youth Hostel||Rua da PSP, Edificio do IPJ||Hostel||84|
|Frangaria||Estrada do Aeroporto, E.N.125/10 - Apartado 322||Hotel||89|
|Hospedaria São Filipe||Rua Infante D. Henrique,55-1o||GUESTHOUSE||87|
|Hotel Santa Maria||Rua de Portugal, 17||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Monaco||Rua João Batista Severino Urb. Monte da Ria - Montenegro||Hostel||88|
|Quinta dos Poetas||Sitio da Arretorta Pechão||Hotel||-|
|Residencial Dandy||Rua Filipe Alisto, N 62-1||HOTEL||79|
|Low Cost Inn Faro||Rua Teófilo Braga no38/40/42||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Hotel Sol Algarve||Rua Infante D. Henrique no 52||HOTEL||91|
|Faro Lounge GuestHouse||Av. da Republica no 72||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Pension Bicuar||Rua Vasco da Gama 5 Olhão||GUESTHOUSE||89|
|Best Western Hotel Dom Bernardo||Rua General Teofilo da Trindade, 20||HOTEL||87|
|Residencial Alfonso Iii||Rua Miguel Bombarda 64||Hostel||-|
|Residencial Madalena||Rua Conselheiro Bivar,109||Guesthouse||-|
|Colina Verde Golf and Country Club||Sitio da Maragota Moncarapacho||Hotel||-|
|Winniehill Bed and Breakfast||155- Z Alcaria Cova Estoi||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Hotel Aeromar||Avenida Nascente 1 Praia de Faro||HOTEL||83|
|Casa d'Alagoa||Praca Alexandre Herculano 27||Hostel||93|
|Faro Easy Sleep||Rua Teofilo Braga 15||Guesthouse||-|
|Residencial Condado||Rua Goncalo Barreto 14||GUESTHOUSE||84|
|Blablabla' Faro||rua M Bombarda, 12||HOSTEL||90|
|Azothea B&B||Rua Baptista Lopes, 40||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Sleepin Faro||Largo da Estacao 5||HOSTEL||-|
|Faro Downtown Hostel||Rua Conselheiro Bivar 105||HOSTEL||-|
|Villa Saunter||Urbanizacao Vale das Almas, lote 13||APARTMENT||-|
|Rialgarve||Rua Diogo Tavares lote 1 Montenegro Faro||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Hostel 33||Rua Miguel Bombarda Nº 33||HOSTEL||-|
|Alecrihm||Rua Jose Estevao, Faro||GUESTHOUSE||-|
Wifi is common in many places in Portugal, including hotels, restaurants and coffee bars. Free wifi along the Algarve coast is available in many places. Internet cafés can still be found in most larger cities and tourist areas though.
See also: International Telephone Calls
Portugal's international telephone code is 351. The general emergency number is 112.
Each provider offers a variety of prepaid (Pré-Pagos) and contract (pós-pagos) SIM cards, both of which are available to foreigners. It generally means much lower rates for calls and especially internet. Be sure to switch off data roaming if you don't buy a local SIM card, as prices for internet are very high.
CTT is the national postal service of Portugal. It has relatively fast and reliable services and it takes several days to over a week for your post to arrive within other European countries, more so if you send post to North America or Australia. Post offices (correios) have varying opening hours, but in general post offices are open on weekdays from 08:30am-6:00pm and on Saturday mornings until 12:30. More information about offices, costs and other details can be found at the CTT website. It's a relatively efficient but also relatively slow postal service. If you want to send packages overseas, you'd better use international companies like FedEx, DHL, TNT or UPS, as they are competitively priced, fast and very reliable.
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