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Faro, Distrito de Faro, Portugal

How much does it cost to travel to Faro?

You should plan to spend around $143 (€133) per day on your vacation in Faro. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $39 (€36) on meals
  • $10 (€9.52) on local transportation
  • $160 (€149) on hotels

A one week trip to Faro for two people costs, on average, $2,008 (€1,867). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
    $143
    133
  • One Week Per person
    $1,004
    933
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    $2,008
    1,867
  • One Month Per person
    $4,302
    4,000
  • One Week For a couple
    $2,008
    1,867
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    $4,015
    3,734
  • One Month For a couple
    $8,604
    8,001
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Faro cost?

A one week trip to Faro usually costs around $1,004 (€933) for one person and $2,008 (€1,867) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Faro on average costs around $2,008 (€1,867) for one person and $4,015 (€3,734) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Faro will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Faro on average costs around $4,302 (€4,000) for one person and $8,604 (€8,001) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.




Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Faro has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Faro expensive to visit?

Prices in Faro are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Faro is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Leiden or Kemi.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Faro Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Faro?

The average Faro trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Faro travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.


Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 149 ($160)
Local Transportation 1 9.52 ($10)
Food 2 36 ($39)
Entertainment 1 9.41 ($10)
Alcohol 2 2 - 5 ($2 - 5)
Accommodation Budget in Faro
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Faro is $80 (€75). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Faro is $160 (€149). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    $80
    75
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    $160
    149

Hotel Prices in Faro

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Faro based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $80. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Faro
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Faro is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $10 (€9.52) per person, per day, on local transportation in Faro.


  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    $10
    9.52

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Food Budget in Faro
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Faro can vary, the average cost of food in Faro is $39 (€36) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Faro should cost around $15 (€14) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Faro is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food2 Meals for one day
    $39
    36

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Entertainment Budget in Faro
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Faro typically cost an average of $10 (€9.41) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.


  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    $10
    9.41

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Alcohol Budget in Faro
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about $3.36 (€3.13) on alcoholic beverages in Faro per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
    $3.36
    3.13

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Water Budget in Faro
Average Daily Costs

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  • On average, people spend $8.79 (€8.17) on bottled water in Faro per day. The public water in Faro is considered safe to drink.


  • Water2 Bottled water for one day
    $8.79
    8.17


Faro on a Budget
Faro Faro, Portugal
Faro (or sometimes Faros) is the capital city of the scenic Algarve Region of Portugal, located at the edge of the Ria Formosa National Park. This is a fantastic place to experience the beauty, culture, and traditions of Portugal in laid back atmosphere, away from the hustle and bustle of the larger cities. Faro offers everything from ancient architecture to beautiful beaches all while being surrounded by the natural beauty of the Algarve Region.

Faro has a Mediterranean climate, meaning hot and sunny summers with temperatures ranging from 85-95° Fahrenheit from May-September. Although temperatures rarely dip below 50° F, Autumn through Spring tends to get more rain and cooler temperatures.
Sights
Faro is known for its ancient architecture, which can be seen throughout their Old Town which is encircled by an ancient Moorish stone wall. Wander around the perimeter of the wall and you'll find the Porta do Sol gate, one of the original entrances into the city. In the center of the Old Town, there is a clock tower which you can climb to get incredible views of the surrounding area. Here, you'll also find the Faro Cathedral which dates back to the 14th century with an interior decorated in beautiful carvings and the famous azulejos tiles. Just outside of the Old Town is the Capela dos Ossos, an old bone chapel which makes for a strange and intriguing sight to behold. The chapel was built in the 16th century when cemeteries became overcrowded so they decided to incorporate the bones into the designs of the chapel!
Neighborhoods
Faro (official tourism website) is essentially divided between old town and new town. Old Town is located on the southwest tip of the city, right on the coast. This walled section of the city is home to ancient architecture and some of the top sights. Outside of the walled area is the newer area of Faro, including the Porta Nova Pier, the marina, and pedestrian streets full of shops and restaurants.

Praia de Faro beach is located twenty minutes outside of the city and has its own small village on the beach called Ilha de Faro. This is where you'll find many of the bars and cafes that serve beach goers.

Right outside of Faro is the small village of Estoi which is home to the stunning Palacio de Estoi, a pink palace, and the Milreu Roman ruins.

Activities
The Ria Formosa National Park, located on the edge of Faro, is a fantastic place to spend a day getting lost in Portugal's natural beauty. The Park features saltwater lagoons, mudflats, and excellent bird watching opportunities. You can either tour the Park on foot, or catch a boat from the Porta Nova pier in Faros and enjoy the scenery on the water. No stay would be complete without visiting the beautiful Praia de Faro beach which is features golden sands and dazzling blue waters. You can lay on the sand, go for a swim, or even go scuba diving with the help of one of the scuba companies located on the beach. That's one of the reasons why Faro, and the Algarve in general, make for a great honeymoon destination in Portugal.
Food and Dining
With their close proximity to the sea, it's no surprise that Faro's specialty is fish and seafood! You'll find the freshest seafood prepared in traditional ways in restaurants throughout the city, with grilled sardines being one of the most popular fish dishes. Another common dish is Couvert, which is a tray of bread, olives, sardine pate, and olive oil that is served at the beginning of your meal. It is common for this to be placed on the table as you arrive, but it is not complimentary, so if you don't want to pay for it, ask the waiter to take it away.

There are cafes, restaurants, and bars scattered throughout the area, most of which serve traditional Portuguese cuisine, although there are a few serving international fare. Keep in mind that many of these restaurants are aimed at Portuguese customers, so do not expect your waiter to speak much English.

Transportation
Faro is home to the Faros International Airport, which is located just 5 miles southwest of the city. There are trains and buses that run directly from the airport to Faros.

There is cheap and reliable public transit throughout Faro and the entire Algarve Region, making it easy to navigate the city and surrounding area. When touring the city itself, you can easily get around on foot.
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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.