boats suspended

Faro - Farol island




To know more

where is it

Farol Island is located in a paradise of southern Portugal: the Ria Formosa Natural Park. The island is famous for its long beach of fine white sand and calm, temperate and translucent waters.

A paradise in Algrave

On the island, there are no cars, no traffic, no stress. To get there only by boat. There are only a few houses. Time is suspended in a unique atmosphere of tranquility and relaxation.

what to visit 

On the island you can see some of the birds of the Ria and maybe see some dolphins. But the best thing is to visit the Cabo de Santa Maria Lighthouse, built in 1851. The view from the top of the lighthouse is amazing.

where to eat

On the island there are several cafes and restaurants with local cuisine.

restaurant á do joão
snack bar cais aqui
mar de santa maria


sun loungers and sunshades hire
Beach prohibited to dogs


where to sleep

There are no hotels, guesthouses or campsites on the island. Only local accommodation, houses or rooms that can be rented. 

how to get - farol island


To go to the island is only possible by boat.
Car parks near Faro Pier - Portas do Mar:
- Largo de São Francisco (free)

GPS coordinates: N.37º07´44.1´´ W7º56´9.8´´