Fly from Aberdeen Airport to Faro, Portugal from May to October 2018.
Praia da Marinha
One of the most beautiful beaches in Portugal, the Praia de Marinha is renowned for its outstanding natural qualities – including spectacular cliffs, high quality water and rock outcroppings. The beach constantly features on tourism advertising campaigns promoting Portugal, and for good reason!
The Zoomarine Algarve water theme park is described as ‘oceans of fun’ and that’s no exaggeration! Swim with dolphins, experience a 4D sea turtle adventure, learn about sea lions aside a pirate ship and take a dip in an animated wave pool! It’s a great day for family fun.
Vale do Lobo Royal Course
Portugal is well-known for its golf courses, and Vale do Lobo Royal Course is one of the best. Test your skills against the almost island green on the 9th hole, and the 16th with cliff-top carryover. The course is amongst beautiful pine trees and lakes that shine in the Portuguese sunshine – well worth a visit for beginners and pros alike.
Cathedral of Faro
Take a walk on the narrow and quiet streets of Cidade Velha, the oldest part of the city, to the Cathedral of Faro which is a national monument of Portugal. It is worth taking a look inside to see the impressive decoration from the 17th century; some elements even originate in the 13th and 14th century.
Estói and Milreu
Take a day trip to Estói and experience a quiet and traditional atmosphere. Have a walk through the garden of the Palacio de Estói and visit Milreu. Located on a hill surrounded by orange groves, the ruins of the Roman villa complex shows detailed mosaics and gives interesting insights about the people who once lived in the building.