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A popular destination for sun-seekers from northern Europe and the UK, Faro has a reputation as being an overrun party beach town for much of the year. Visitors who use it as a base to explore the more remote areas of the Algarve in the off-season will experience much more of what southern Portugal has to offer; but those looking for no more than a tan and cocktails won't be disappointed. In winter, it is a beautiful, peaceful corner of Southern Europe with plenty of sun bleaching the white-washed town with colonial and Moorish-influenced architecture. The people are more friendly than other parts of Europe. Many speak a bit of English, but are very appreciative of any attempts at Portuguese.
Faro has its own international airport (http://www.ana-aeroportos.pt/ANAIngles/Faro/HomePage.htm) with many package tour and discount airlines arriving from the UK and Europe.
The Old City, or, "Cidade Velha" is a well-preserved section of town off the harbor with cobblestone streets and 18th century Portuguese and Moorish-influenced architecture. It is great place for a peaceful and almost private walk back in time in an area that has been virtually untouched and uncorrupted by modernity.
Faro has a thriving trade in both package deal hotels and short-term apartment rental. If that fails, locals have become very comfortable renting out every scrap of space in their homes to desperate travellers. Book months in advance for the high season and note that many places are closed during the low season.
The Hotel Eva is a 4-star hotel overlooking the harbor and the Cidade Velha. It is by far the best hotel in Faro and usually costs the same as a 2-star hotel in other parts of Europe. It is walking distance from everything and is well worth the few extra euro.