Beaches and Islands

For those who like sand, sun and sea, Faro offers a long chain of dunes, which separate the sea from the Ria Formosa, an authentic paradise that gives the visitor the opportunity of getting a sun tan in real islands and of isolating himself in these several kilometres of beaches.

Ria Formosa Natural Park

Faro is situated in the very heart of the Ria Formosa, one of the most important wetlands of Portugal, with an incomparable heritage. Classified as a Natural Park, the Ria Formosa covers an area of 60 km, from the Municipality of Loulé to Vila Real de Santo António.