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The Faro Airport Information Guide blog provides news and updates on Faro Airport, including new flight information and more. Faro Airport Information Guide can help you find out everything you need to know about the airport before you travel. This includes up to date information on all the shops, services, facilities and more.

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    Iberia resume flights to Faro and Funchal from Faro Airport

    Spanish airline Iberia have announced that flights between Madrid and Funchal will be resumed. The airline is expected to be operating at least four weekly flights between Faro Airport and Madrid. Daily flights will also be operated between Funchal and Madrid over the course of the summer schedule. According to Iberia, by reintroducing these routes… Read more about Iberia resume flights to Faro and Funchal from Faro Airport The post Iberia resume flights to Faro and Funchal from Faro...

    Spanish airline Iberia have announced that flights between Madrid and Funchal will be resumed. The airline is expected to be operating at least four weekly flights between Faro Airport and Madrid. Daily flights will also be operated between Funchal and Madrid over the course of the summer schedule. According to Iberia, by reintroducing these routes they aim to further strengthen the offer of seats and improve on the number available during the previous year.

    Iberia are aiming to offer 145 per cent more seats on flights to and from Faro Airport compared to last year. The flights operated over the summer months will use A320 planes, which have a larger capacity of seats available. These planes will be able to seat between 141 and 200 passengers, allowing more people to travel to Faro and other destinations. The four-time weekly flight schedule from Madrid to Faro will continue until 26 October, with the potential for five flights in July and eight in August.

    The continuation of flights to and from Faro Airport comes as part of Iberia’s plans to offer more flights to different destinations and to increase the number of seats available. The newly resumed route from Madrid to Funchal, for example, will be taking place twice a week and began on the 13th of this month, three months ahead of the start of the summer season. The number of flights is expected to increase in the peak summer season. Iberia have estimated that this will increase capacity by 64 per cent compared to the previous summer season.

    Currently, Iberia operate 132 weekly flights between Faro, Funchal, Lisbon, Porto and Madrid. The company is aiming to offer more than 1.10 million seats on flights between Portugal and Spain in 2019. This represents 7.56 per cent more than the total number of flights in 2018.

    For more information on flights to and from Faro Airport, take a look at our dedicated flights page. We also have live information on arrivals and departures to help you plan your journey before you travel.

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    5 Portuguese delicacies you must try while you’re there

    One of the best things about travelling to new places is getting to try delicious new delicacies. If you’re a food fan planning a trip to Portugal, then you’re in luck. Faro and the Algarve have a number of fantastic foods to try, from savoury meals to sweet treats. Take a look below at some… Read more about 5 Portuguese delicacies you must try while you’re there The post 5 Portuguese delicacies you must try while you’re there appeared first on Faro...

    One of the best things about travelling to new places is getting to try delicious new delicacies. If you’re a food fan planning a trip to Portugal, then you’re in luck. Faro and the Algarve have a number of fantastic foods to try, from savoury meals to sweet treats. Take a look below at some of the great traditional Portuguese delicacies you must try while you’re there.

    1 – Bacalhau

    Bacalhau is a very popular, traditional Portuguese dish that you’ll be able to find no matter where you go in Portugal. It can also be cooked in a wide variety of styles, so there’s even more for you to try! Some say that there are nearly a thousand ways to serve it. Bacalhau itself is salted cod, and can be prepared as a full meal or also as snacks and appetisers. Take a look around and see how many different versions of bacalhau you find. If you’re a seafood fan, you’re bound to find a recipe you love.

    2 – Caldo verde

    Caldo verde is a simple, traditional Portuguese soup made with onions, potatoes and kale, and also cooked with garlic and olive oil. It is typically served with a slice of smoked pork sausage known as linguica. This is a very popular soup in Portuguese cuisine. Similar to bacalhau, it can also be cooked in a number of different ways.

    3 – Arroz de bucho

    If you fancy something a bit different to bacalhau and caldo verde, you could try arroz de bucho – a blend of rice and pork often served with salad and vegetables. Interestingly, arroz de bucho is cooked and served inside a pig’s stomach and usually served in slices. Don’t be put off though: arroz de bucho is well known for its great taste.

    4 – Leitão

    If you like meat but don’t particularly like the sound of arroz de bucho, why not give leitão a try? Leitão is a Portuguese version of suckling pig, typically spit-roasted in an oven and known for its rich fatty flavours. While cooking, leitão is continually basted with garlic, pepper, salt, bay leaves and pig fat. Leitão is also commonly served as part of a celebration or a special occasion.

    5 – Portuguese cheeses

    Portugal has a fantastic selection of cheeses to enjoy, such as Queijo de Azeitão and Serra da Estrela.  Queijo de Azeitão is popular in Portugal and produced in Azeitão, from where it takes its name. It is easy to find in shops and restaurants, and is known for its creamy texture. Serra da Estrela comes from the Serra da Estrela mountains and is known for its strong smell and equally strong flavour. This cheese is made from sheep’s milk and is a gooey, delicious treat.

    Of course, these are just some of the fabulous foods and treats that Portugal has to offer. Depending on where you go, you might even get a chance to try something else. If you’re planning a trip to Faro and the Algarve, take a look at our handy area guides to find out more before you travel.

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    New flights to Faro Airport with Ryanair and Norwegian

    Ryanair and Norwegian, two hugely popular airlines, have announced new flights to Faro Airport this summer as well as several other destinations across the world. Norwegian recently opened a new air base at Denmark airport and have announced that there will be 14 extra weekly departures. The new routes to Faro are scheduled to operate… Read more about New flights to Faro Airport with Ryanair and Norwegian The post New flights to Faro Airport with Ryanair and Norwegian appeared first on...

    Ryanair and Norwegian, two hugely popular airlines, have announced new flights to Faro Airport this summer as well as several other destinations across the world. Norwegian recently opened a new air base at Denmark airport and have announced that there will be 14 extra weekly departures. The new routes to Faro are scheduled to operate on Sundays and be launched on 11 May. The new Norwegian air base has already opened, having started operations there on 1 April.

    The summer flight schedule at Cork Airport includes a number of routes added by Ryanair, as well as Aer Lingus, as both airlines continue to expand their operations.

    Cork Airport managing director Niall MacCarthy welcomed the new routes operated by both airlines. “We are delighted to see our two biggest airline partners, Aer Lingus and Ryanair, expand their route network from Cork Airport this summer. The new routes are among the top requested destinations from our passengers. Their addition to Cork Airport’s 2019 summer schedule gives holidaymakers choosing to fly from the south of Ireland even greater destination choice this holiday season.”

    For more information on flights to Faro from Ryanair, Norwegian, Aer Lingus and other airlines, take a look at our dedicated flights information page. We also have live updates on arrivals and departures to help you plan your flight.

     

     

     

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    Essential camping info on the Algarve

      There are a number of fantastic campsites across the whole of the Algarve that are perfect for any camper. Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly holiday park, a smaller campsite or a more comfortable glamping option, you’ll find something that’s right for you. The Algarve is also an incredibly beautiful camping destination, so you’ll… Read more about Essential camping info on the Algarve The post Essential camping info on the Algarve appeared first on Faro...

     

    Atlantic rocky coast view Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal

    There are a number of fantastic campsites across the whole of the Algarve that are perfect for any camper. Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly holiday park, a smaller campsite or a more comfortable glamping option, you’ll find something that’s right for you. The Algarve is also an incredibly beautiful camping destination, so you’ll be able to enjoy stunning scenery no matter where you go.

    The Algarve is known for its fantastic weather, with over 300 days of sunshine per year. This makes it all the more ideal for camping although, of course, you will need to keep the time of year in mind. Naturally, the temperature is different throughout the year.

    During the summer, particularly in July and August, temperatures in the Algarve can often reach 40° Celsius and the area typically remains warmer in the evenings. There is also very little rain between April and October, meaning you can stay nice and dry. In winter, the evenings can often be much colder, with daytime temperatures typically reaching 20° Celsius. In the later months, particularly November and December, the temperature at night can often drop to 10° Celsius or below. Remember to keep all this in mind when planning your camping trip and what to take with you.

    Campsites across the Algarve

    As mentioned, there are loads of campsites across the Algarve that are very popular with campers and tourists. One example is the campsite in Ria Formosa, a stunning natural park of wonderful beauty. The campsite here is family-operated, with space for bungalows, mobile homes, tents and caravans, so you have plenty of choice. Ria Formosa also has free Wi-Fi, a swimming pool, a gym, a supermarket and more.

    Then there is Parque de Campismo Orbitur, a campsite on the western coast which is close to the beach. If you prefer glamping, there are quite a few options available such as Algarve Safari Lodge and The Walnut Tree Farm, both of which offer a pleasant rural retreat. In addition, there are a few naturist campsites in the Algarve. Wild camping, however, is illegal in Portugal in order to avoid the risk of fires during the dry summer months.

    Stocking up on supplies

    There are a number of places to buy camping supplies across the Algarve. This includes larger supplies such as tents, which can be helpful if you don’t have enough space to bring one with you. Most of the larger campsites will also have a supermarket where you can stock up on food and other supplies needed for camping.

    Want to find out more?

    If you’re looking to find out more about Faro and the Algarve before your holiday, you’re in the right place. We have a number of handy area guides to help you plan your holiday. Of course, we also have plenty of information on Faro Airport itself, helping you to find out all about the shops, services and facilities at the airport before you fly.

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    Essential Portuguese phrases you should know before you go

    If you’re planning on travelling to Portugal for your next summer holiday, it can be extremely useful to try to learn at least a little bit of the language before you go. It’s always friendly and polite to know a few basic phrases, and they can come in handy when you’re moving around the sunny… Read more about Essential Portuguese phrases you should know before you go The post Essential Portuguese phrases you should know before you go appeared first on Faro...

    If you’re planning on travelling to Portugal for your next summer holiday, it can be extremely useful to try to learn at least a little bit of the language before you go. It’s always friendly and polite to know a few basic phrases, and they can come in handy when you’re moving around the sunny shores of Faro and the Algarve. Take a look below at our advice on some of the essential Portuguese words and phrases you should know before you go.

    Hello and goodbye

    These are probably some of the easiest Portuguese phrases to learn, but are still key parts of many conversations. For hello, you would say “Olá” and to say goodbye it is “Tchau”, “Adeus” or “Até logo!”. Tchau” and adeus both mean goodbye, although adeus is typically used as a more formal way of saying goodbye. Até logo is used more casually, and actually translates to “see you later”.

    Depending on the time of day, you may use a couple of different phrases to greet someone. For example, if you want to wish someone a good morning, you would say “Bom dia”. If you were meeting someone a little later in the day, you would instead say “Boa tarde”, which means good afternoon. If you wanted to say good night to someone, it would be “Boa noite”

    Also, if you’re meeting someone for the first time you may say “Muito prazer em conhecê-lo”, which means “I’m pleased to meet you”. You could then continue with “Me chamo…”, which means “My name is…” If they haven’t introduced themselves, you could ask “Qual é o seu nome?”, which means “What is your name?”

    Let’s recap:

    Hello: Olá

    Goodbye: Tchau or Adeus

    See you later: Até logo

    Good morning: Bom dia

    Good afternoon: Boa tarde

    Good night: Boa noite

    Muito prazer em conhecê-lo: I’m pleased to meet you

    Me chamo: My name is… (Don’t forget to add your name!)

    Qual é o seu nome?: What is your name?

    Remember your manners!

    Politeness goes a long way no matter what country you’re in, so don’t forget your please and thank yous! In Portuguese, please is “Por favor” and is often used in the same way that you might use “Excuse me” in English to get someone’s attention. If you wanted to say excuse me, you could also say “Com licença”. There are two different ways of saying thank you, which are “Obrigado” and “Obrigada”. Obrigado is the masculine phrase, and is used by men. Obrigada is the feminine version, and is used by women.

    There are two common ways of saying sorry in Portuguese, “Desculpa” and “Desculpe”. Note that desculpe is typically a slightly more formal version of apologising. You could also say “Perdão”, which means “Forgive me” or “Pardon me”.

    Time for a recap!

    Please: Por favor

    Excuse me: Com licença

    Thank you: Obrigado / Obrigada (masculine and feminine, respectively)

    Sorry: Desculpa / Desculpe

    Forgive me / Pardon me: Perdão

    Some more helpful phrases

    Now that we’ve got the basics down, let’s take a look at some more handy phrases to help you on your holiday:

    Uma cerveja por favor: One beer please (Very handy if you’re going out for a drink.)

    Você fala inglês: Do you speak English? (Learning a language can be tricky, but nobody expects you to know everything. Nevertheless, it’s always good to try to learn as much as you can.)

    Eu compreendo / Não compreendo: I understand / I do not understand

    Onde fica a casa de banho?: Where is the bathroom?

    Que horas são?: What time is it?

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    Five-day excursions from Faro

    Faro is a fantastic holiday destination, and the perfect place to visit if you want to explore the Algarve. There is plenty to see and do no matter what you’re interested in, with cities rich in history and culture, great places to eat and spend a night out, and beautiful beaches with golden sands and… Read more about Five-day excursions from Faro The post Five-day excursions from Faro appeared first on Faro...

    Faro is a fantastic holiday destination, and the perfect place to visit if you want to explore the Algarve. There is plenty to see and do no matter what you’re interested in, with cities rich in history and culture, great places to eat and spend a night out, and beautiful beaches with golden sands and clear waters. We’ve put together a list of five of the wonderful places across the Algarve that are easy to reach if you’re staying in Faro.

    Ria Formosa Natural Park

    Ria Formosa Beach Portugal Image

    The Ria Formosa Natural Park is a beautiful collection of three sandbar islands, canals, islands, swamps and sandbanks that can be seen as you fly to Faro Airport. This incredible destination was voted one of the seven natural wonders of Portugal, and is also home to birds and wildlife including flamingos, cranes and much more.

    You can explore the waterways of the Ria Formosa on one of the many boat tours, or discover the beautiful beaches and sandbanks. The boat trips usually leave from Faro harbour. Thanks to its proximity to many towns and cities across the Algarve, the Ria Formosa Natural Park is easy to get to and is approximately 10 minutes away from Olhão.

    Ilha Deserta Beach

    Faro Portugal Ilha Deserta Beach Image

    The Ilha Deserta beach (also known as Ilha da Barreta) is another stunning example of the Algarve’s beaches. As well as being a beautiful place to soak up some sun, the Ilha Deserta has a unique attraction – it is the only uninhabited island close to the Ria Formosa. Nobody lives on the island, and the isolated location means the beach is much quieter than mainland destinations. The name itself (Ilha Deserta) actually translates to “Deserted Island”. Ilha da Barreta is the name of the island, but Ilha Deserta is a popular nickname given to it by the locals.

    This does mean that you will need to take a boat to get to the island, but the trip is not a long one. Make sure you keep an eye on the time though, as the last boat from the island leaves at 5.30pm and you’ll be in for a tricky time getting back to the mainland. There is a restaurant that serves food and drinks, but there are no other facilities on the island. If you’re planning a trip to the Ilha Deserta, make sure you come prepared!

    Historic Town of Loule

    Old market in Loule Portugal

    As well as beautiful beaches and great scenery, Faro and the Algarve is home to fantastic towns and cities that are rich in history, culture and traditional architecture. Loule is one of the most popular places to visit in the central Algarve, home to a number of historic monuments including a Moorish-inspired covered market, the Museu Municipal museum, a castle and the beautiful Conceição chapel.

    There are also great restaurants, hotels, shops and cobbled streets to explore. Thanks to its compact size, Loule is an ideal place to spend the day and is only 40 minutes from Faro by bus. If you want to see the covered market, make sure to go on a Saturday. If you like to hike, there is also the Nossa Senhora da Piedade church that offers panoramic views when you reach the top.

    Tavira

    Tavira Portugal Image

    Tavira is another historic Moorish town close to Faro and is often considered one of the prettiest towns in the Algarve. It is also referred to as “The Venice of the Algarve” thanks to its beautiful waterways and renaissance churches. There is a large Roman bridge and an old castle on a hill that overlooks the town. You can explore the cobbled streets of the old town by foot, or go kayaking on the river.

    The town is easily reachable from Faro, making it a perfect destination for a day out. Tavira is approximately three kilometres inland, and takes just half an hour to drive to from Faro. There are also train and bus services available, with some routes taking up to an hour.

    Lagos

    Lagos

    Lagos is a popular historic city situated on the western end of the Algarve coastline and known for its picturesque town centre, restaurants, buzzing nightlife, beaches and more. The old town is home to historic churches, cobbled streets and 16th century town walls, as well as a number of other historic sites.

    The city is one of the most visited cities in the Algarve, and it is easy to see why. Lagos is just over 90 kilometres from Faro Airport and takes approximately one hour to reach by car. Public transport is available but limited, so it is often suggested that you drive there and hire a car. Buses and trains to Lagos are available, but there are limited daily departures and the journey takes close to two hours.

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