Compare Car Hire in Faro
Rates on offer include those with Europcar, Iberent, Goldcar, Auto Jardin, Guerin, Air Auto and Auto Rent.
All vehicles come with unlimited mileage, breakdown cover and the needed insurances.
In Faro and the Surrrounding Area
There are numerous worthwhile destinations in every direction from Faro, all accessible by car. Quality beaches stretch the entire length of the Algarvian coastline, with picturesque fishing villages and towns scattered in between.
Faro is the main starting point, for the thousands of tourists, who flock to this region annually. The reasons are obvious. The easy going Portuguese, the wonderful sunshine, delightful sea food and fine wines, to mention just a few. Faro has retained the charm of a small Portuguese fishing village. This is evident in the old town of Cidade Velha, which oozes charm. The old town of Faro can easily be explored on foot. Entrance is gained through an 18th century gate, and the surrounding medieval walls will ensure you will not get lost.
There are numerous worthwhile destinations in every direction from Faro, all accessible by car. Quality beaches stretch the entire length of the Algarvian coastline, with picturesque fishing villages and towns scattered in between. The town of Tavira, also known as the 'cidade das igrejinhas' (little churches town), boasts a very rich historical past which can be seen in its buildings and in the street planning of the town centre. The area also features the spectacular Tavira Island and the fabulous Ria Formosa Nature Park.
To the west of Faro, Portimao is a pretty city with excellent shopping and fine dining. One of the best streets to shop along is Rua do Comercio, a pedestrian mall which begins from the old market square near the parish church in the highest part of town. The two-kilometre stretch of Praia da Rocha beach to the south of town is typically famous for its weird rock formations. Along a good road 16kms northwest of Faro is the vibrant market town of Loule, set in almond-covered foothills. It is an ancient town, but only remnants of its once Roman, and later Moorish, castle walls remain. The castle walls are in the central area, that is best known among visitors for its craftsmen, old world charm and vibrant nightlife.
Albufeira is the undisputed capital of the beach resorts and it's easy to see why. Enormous pock-marked sandstone cliffs stand over the long golden sweep of Praia dos Barcos beach, which offers every type of water sport. There are a few aqua parks and a combined zoo/marine park just outside the resort for family entertainment. The interesting village of Paderne, with its ruined castle perched on an isolated hill, is a short drive from Albufeira.
Faro Car Rental and Travel
All the companies are local, and all offer low cost car rental, at discounted rates in Faro. Zero excess options are available with all our car rental companies. Cars are also available at Faro Airport, which is the major gateway to this region, with flights from most European cities. Additional charter flights, in the summer months, add to the number of people hiring a car. Faro Airport
will be best transport option, for Faro downtown, and beyond into the Algarve and Portugal.
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Updated 20th December 2014