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Beautiful beach

We took the morning ferry from Faro - ticket price 5 euro per person ( there and back ).The beach... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
alexandra3m6
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Letterkenny, Ireland
Great getaway

The faro beach is pretty busy this time around so we took the ferry to ilha do farol. For 5 euros... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Weekend_traveler_87
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“beach bar” (7 reviews)
“water taxi” (4 reviews)
“other islands” (2 reviews)
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Olhao, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We took the morning ferry from Faro - ticket price 5 euro per person ( there and back ).The beach is beautiful, you can find a quiet place for yourself away from the crowd. Several restaurants and bars with drinks and good food . I...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The faro beach is pretty busy this time around so we took the ferry to ilha do farol. For 5 euros you get a return ticket with the ferry that takes about 30 min. This is oké! The taxi is quicker but also more expensive...More

1  Thank Weekend_traveler_87
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The ferry ride to Farol was chaotic but we had a great time at the beach. Visited the A do Joao restaurante famous for its fresh fish food but got the shock of our lives. They charged €73.60 for a part of a grilled Garoupa!...More

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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed visiting Farol Island, we took the ferryboat from Faro and it costs €5 return ticket. There are lovely houses and the beach was very clean, with clear water. You can find all amenities: sunbeds, toilets etc. It was a really nice bar next...More

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Reviewed 24 May 2018

Ferry to Farol via Culatra takes about 50 minutes then just a short walk to this increasingly popular beach and its wonderful beach bar.

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Reviewed 12 February 2018

And of course the actual lighthouse. Many people think that Faro means lighthouse and would arrive in Faro looking for one. In fact, the word for lighthouse in portuguese is Farol, hence the lighthouse on the island. The locals are really honest and direct fishermen...More

Thank Yavor R
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Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

One hour wait time. Cold food. Very uniteresting food. Only two fish dishes. Really a joke of a restaurant.

1  Thank poult731
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

Probably the busiest beach in Olhao as it is getting more popular each year, sunbeds for hire now and lifeguards on duty. Walk along the beach and you will come to a less busy stretch of this stunning beach. Take time to walk around the...More

1  Thank johnhp702
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

Visited here last year on an island hopping excursion, so promised ourselves we would return for a full day. We took the 10.30am ferry from Faro which took about 30 minutes, and had a long walk around; we noticed a newer stretch of beach being...More

2  Thank 186337Alan
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

Amazing Island, beautiful beach, great experience, cheap, awesome tan, Super fun, Great weather, absolutely loved it!

Thank Beatriz C
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ShazziB
21 June 2018|
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Response from Jessica M |
Only if the dog is in a kennel. You can take a dog in a water taxi though without them having to be in a kennel. :)
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millymollymandyCork
20 April 2018|
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Response from Linda B |
The ferry goes from the harbour - past the fish market. You can get a water taxi from the Real Marina - €30 approx
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