Faro: Ria Formosa and Airport
View over the Ria Formosa towards the nearby Faro International Airport. On board of a plane you can enjoy great views of this unique lagoon landscape.
Ilha de Faro: Bridge
A one lane bridge is connecting the island with the mainland near the airport.
Ilha de Faro
View over the lagoon towards the International Faro Airport opposite the island.
Ilha de Faro: Cottages
View to the western part of the island and the lagoon of the Ria Formosa. In the background you can see Quinta do Lago.
Ilha da Culatra
The lighthouse (port. farol) marks the passage between the island and the neighbouring Ilha da Barreta, the only way through for boats to Faro. The light can be seen by afar at hight. This part of the island is also called "Ilha do Farol", and the name of the popular beach on the sea side is Praia do Farol.
Ilha da Culatra
On the left side you can see the small harbour and the landing stage of for the ferry boat. On the opposite side the small sandy stripe of the sea side beach Praia da Culatra-Mar comes into view.
Ria Formosa: Ilha de Faro
View over the lagoon near Quinta do Lago to the Ilha de Faro. This is a popular area for locals to collect mussels during the tidal flat.
Quinta do Lago: Bridge
The wooden bridge over the lagoon of the Ria Formosa near the hotel Quinta do Lago is one of the area's landmarks.
Quinta do Lago
The outer part of the name-giving lake (port. lago) of the world famous golf and holiday resort.
Vale do Lobo Resort
Vale do Lobo was founded in 1963 as one of the first developments at the Algarve and since then evolved into one of the finest golf and holiday resorts in Europe. Conveniently situated on the Algarve coast and only 20 km from Faro airport, it is located in the so called Golden Triangle of the Algarve between Quinta do Lago and Vilamoura.
Vale do Lobo: Royal Course
Hole 16 of the Royal Course with a spectacular drive over the cliffs is said to be one of the Algarve’s most photographed motifs.
The golf courses and the international marina are the economic and social centre of this resort, located in the Golden Triangle of the Algarve, next to Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Lago. At the upper right corner you can see the beach Praia de Vilamoura, stretching from the marina to the neighbouring town Quarteira.
Sta. Barbara de Nexe Church
Milreu: Roman Villa
Situated only a few kilometres from Faro, close to Estói, Milreu Ruins are amongst the most important remains of the Roman presence in the Algarve and now form an imposing archaeological site, which has been classified as a national monument.
The palace of the viscount of Éstoi has been built at the end of the 18th and the beginning of the 19th century . This beautiful Rokkoko building, originally used as a pleasure seat, has been transformed into a Pousada (hotel).
Pousada de Faro, Palácio de Estoi
The Pousada de Faro is situated on the outskirts of the village of Estoi, surrounded by a peaceful countryside.
Square in front of the church