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  • Faro / Algarve / Portugal

About Faro


Faro is the administrative centre for the whole of the Algarve region with a population of approximately 60,000 inhabitants spread over 210 km2, of which 30% are integrated in the Ria Formosa Natural Park.


The Ria Formosa lagoon, a 19 km long system of barrier islands that communicates with the sea through six inlets, forms three main islands, which can be reached by boat, and are excellent places to enjoy pleasant days in contact with nature, enjoying boating, biking or walking.


The local cuisine, typically Mediterranean, the white sand beaches and balmy waters awarded with the “blue flag”, in some places inhabited only by migratory birds, are aspects to discover on the islands of the Ria Formosa, with a high potential for nature tourism.


Faro is a millenary city to be (re)discovered (see routes here). The pre-roman town called Ossónoba was one of the most important urban centres in the south of the Iberian Peninsula.


Faro is rich in natural and cultural heritage and invites you to discover it. See the official brochure here.


If you wish to see and/or know a little bit more about Faro city, please click on the following links:


Accessible Faro

Cultural heritage guide

Algarve regional cooking

Algarve Map

Tours & Trails

Discover the hidden Algarve

Algarve Treasures

Other useful links:

Faro International Airport







You can travel to Faro by plane, train or bus. Faro International Airport is served by several major airlines. The distance between Faro International Airport and the city is about 6,2 km. The city can be accessed by taxi or by bus. Faro bus and railway stations are located 2-5-minute walk from the city centre.


From Faro Airport to the city


You can take a taxi, a Uber, rent a car or take a bus.

Bus lines 14 and 16 operate from Faro Airport from 05h00 to 23h00. The 20-minute bus ride to Faro is frequent and affordable. For more information, visit www.proximo.pt.


If you need to book a transfer, please contact the conference secretariat.