Faro

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A tourist city on the southern coast of Portugal set back from the sea by the large lagoon-nature park bordered by a long peripheral sandy beach stretching several kilometres.




"Faro ( FAR-oh, Portuguese: [ˈfaɾu] (listen)) is a municipality, the southernmost city and seat of the district of the same name, in the Algarve region of southern Portugal. With a population of 118,000 inhabitants in 2011 (with 64,000 inhabitants in the city proper, making it the biggest city in the Algarve and one of the biggest in Southern Portugal), the municipality covers an area of about 202.57 km2 (78.21 sq mi)." Wikipedia









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Faro

Faro is well known with sailors around the world as a great place to safely anchor while waiting for the right weather to transit down to the Canary Isles or into the Med. It also has a great DIY boatyard and good prices if you need to come out of the water.

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Formosa Boatyard
1 . Formosa Boatyard

A busy boatyard with no lifting crane. Tends to cater for motor boats.





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Faro
1 . Faro

A large local harbour for motorboats due to the low railway bridge near the entrance. A large number of boats anchored in the shallow Faro canal to the west.

Olhao
2 . Olhao

A series of pontoons with no marina facilities, but close to a large number of restaurants and shops including a supermarket.

Quarterira
3 . Quarterira

A fishing port and harbour with no facilities for visiting yachts.

Vilamoura
4 . Vilamoura

A large marina with 14 pontoons with a quayside buzzing with restaurants and bars. two supermarkets close by. Good facilities.

Albufeira
5 . Albufeira

A harbour with a field of buoys for local boats only.

Albufeira
6 . Albufeira

A large marina with seven long pontoons within a holiday complex west of the main holiday town. A 20min walk east to the supermarket and a further 20min to the sandy beach around which many restaur...

Santo Antonio
7 . Santo Antonio

A marina on the western bank of the Guadiana river forming the border with Spain. Eight short pontoons with a long outer visitor pontoon. Basic facilities. Close to restaurants and shops and severa...

Guadiana
8 . Guadiana

A fishing harbour with a dry-dock storage for some yachts.

Ayamonte
9 . Ayamonte

A marina on the eastern bank of the Guadiana river with eight pontoons and basic facilities. A supermarket 5min walk east of the marina and a number of restaurants around the other side of the mari...

Portimao
10 . Portimao

A large marina with 10 pontoons on the western bank of the Arade river. The southern end of the marina is close to the large sandy beach that leads west through a popular tourist area full of shops...

Sao Francisco
11 . Sao Francisco

A small harbour for local boats only. No vistor facilities.

Isla Canela
12 . Isla Canela

A small marina with four pontoons tucked inside the western bank of the Carreras river. Close to a long strip of holiday resorts and opposite a small town with a few restaurants and a supermarket.

isla Christina
13 . isla Christina

A small marina on the eastern bank of the Carreras river with four pontoons. A short walk south and east to a number of restaurants. Supermarket 20min walk north-east.

Alvor Lagoon
14 . Alvor Lagoon

A small and shallow lagoon accessed through a channel cut through the long sandy beach. Some buoys and a jetty for access to nearby restaurants. 25min walk east to supermarket.

Lagos
15 . Lagos

A large and mature marina with good facilities. A popular stop-over for visiting yachts needing to prepare for longer crossings. A footbridge south of the marina provides access to town and a shor...

El Rompido
16 . El Rompido

A marina with five pontoons and a long outer visitor pontoon in the river Piedras behind the long sand bank creating a natural harbour. A long jetty connects the pontoons to the shore and from ther...

Rio Piedras
17 . Rio Piedras

One of four marinas with on the northern bank of the river Piedras behind the long sand bank creating a natural harbour. Two restaurants 15min walk east.

San Miguel
18 . San Miguel

One of four marinas with on the northern bank of the river Piedras behind the long sand bank creating a natural harbour.

Nuevo Portil
19 . Nuevo Portil

A marina with six inner pontoons in the river Piedras behind the long sand bank creating a natural harbour. A couple of restaurants 15min walk east.

Punta Umbria Nautico
20 . Punta Umbria Nautico

The most northern and largest of three sets of pontoons on the western bank of the Chate O Ciate canal. Thirteen short pontoons with an long outer pontoon.

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Olhao
1 . Olhao
(Distrito de Faro )

Olhao shares the sea-front nature park with Faro. Home to a sardine fishing port and two marinas.

Quarteira
2 . Quarteira
(Distrito de Faro )

A popular town on the southern coast of Portugal west of Faro home to a series of sandy beach and a large marina.

Tavira
3 . Tavira
(Distrito de Faro )

On the southern coast of Portugal near the Spanish border and home to a military base and many golf courses attracting many tourists.

Albufeira
4 . Albufeira
(Distrito de Faro )

A small pretty city of white buildings in winding streets with a large tourist attraction. The town accommodates a large number of hotel clusters but into the rocky coastline and a large marina acc...

Vila Real de Santo Antonio
5 . Vila Real de Santo Antonio
(Distrito de Faro )

A small Portuguese city on the Spanish border a short distance up the river Guadiana.

Ayamonte
6 . Ayamonte
(Andalucia - Spain )

A town on the eastern bank of the Guadiana river with a ferry across the border to neighbouring town Vila Real de Santo Antonio in Portugal. Home to a large marina and a complicated river and canal...

Portimao
7 . Portimao
(Distrito de Faro )

On the western bank of the river Arade and a very popular tourist destination. Home to a cluster of hotels along the coastline and also a large marina at the river mouth.

Isla Cristina
8 . Isla Cristina
(Andalucia - Spain )

On the south-western coast of Spain close to the Portuguese border surrounded by the river Carreras on the north and The Atlantic sea on the south. The small city is a busy fishing community and a ...

Lagos
9 . Lagos
(Distrito de Faro )

A beautiful small city on the southern coast of Portugal with long sandy beaches lined with palm trees. A major attraction for tourism by land and sea given the security of the large marina from Th...

El Rompido
10 . El Rompido
(Andalucia - Spain )

A small town on the northern bank of the river Piers that runs parallel to the coastline for several kilometres. The river is home to four marinas.

Punta Umbria
11 . Punta Umbria
(Andalucia - Spain )

A fishing town on the southern Spanish coastline separated from Huelva by the salty lagoon and river Odiel.

Palmeirinha
12 . Palmeirinha
(Distrito de Faro )

A small tourist commune set back from the coastline but accessible from the Arrifana beach.

Vila de Sagres
13 . Vila de Sagres
(Distrito de Faro )

The village is found at the south-western Cape St Vincent of Portugal and was historically home to a nautical school.

Huelva
14 . Huelva
(Andalucia - Spain )

A city that grew on local mining near the southern coast of Spain separated from the sea by the Odiel river which runs parallel with the coastline for several kilometres before joining the sea.

Vila Nova de Milfontes
15 . Vila Nova de Milfontes
(Distrito de Beja )

A small town near the mouth of the river Mira along which a sandy beach has formed. Home to a small fishing community and attracting a sporty tourist with its horse riding, diving and land based sp...

Sines
16 . Sines
(Distrito de Setubal )

An industrial town with a large commercial port. A small beach and port is found within the main port.

Chipiona
17 . Chipiona
(Andalucia - Spain )

A large town on the southern coast of Spain that attracts tourists to its long beach and historic architecture that include one of Europe's tallest lighthouses, a castle, and a collection of stunni...

Sanlucar de Barrameda
18 . Sanlucar de Barrameda
(Andalucia - Spain )

A small city on the mouth of the river Guadalquivir overlooking the large Donana National Park full of marshes and sand dunes. Known for its' horse racing on the beach, fine sherry wine and history...

Rota
19 . Rota
(Andalucia - Spain )

A busy town on the southern coast of Spain home to the joint Spainish and US naval base and a marina within study breakwaters. The town is bound on two sides by beaches popular with tourists.

Cadiz
20 . Cadiz
(Andalucia - Spain )

A landlocked historical city on the southern coast of Spain and home to the Spainish navy. The attractive old town is found towards the North-western tip of the city facing off to the large port to...

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