Faro (Portugal)

Faro is a smaller city in the southern part of Portugal at the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. The city's climate is between subtropical and Mediterranean and in summer the temperatures can reach up to 40 C. The winters are mild with an average temperature of 10 C. Rain falls in this area mostly between November and February. The city is mainly popular among British tourists, who come to this region to celebrate and tan. The city also has a small historic city center.

Population: 64,560
Beach : Yes
Mountain : No
Popular destination: No
Official language: Portuguese
Skill level of the English language : Moderate
Emergency numbers: 112 (the police, ambulance, fire brigade)
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Electric plugs: C, F
Voltage: 230 V
Tipping in a restaurant: It is customary to tip 10% for good service.
Time in destination: Dec 9, 2019, 10:13:02 AM

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Weather Forecast

Mon
09.12

Partly cloudy

64°F

Tue
10.12

Partly cloudy

63°F

Wed
11.12

Partly cloudy

64°F

Thu
12.12

Partly cloudy

61°F

Fri
13.12

Partly cloudy

63°F

Sat
14.12

Partly cloudy

63°F

Sun
15.12

Partly cloudy

61°F

Monthly Weather Conditions

Month Average Temperature °F High Temperature °F Low Temperature °F Rainy Days Rating
January 53.1 61.0 45.1 6
February 54.5 62.2 46.8 7
March 57.0 65.7 48.6 4
April 59.4 68.0 50.9 5
May 63.7 72.3 54.9 3
June 69.3 78.1 60.6 1
July 74.5 84.2 64.8 0
August 74.7 83.8 65.3 0
September 71.6 80.4 62.6 1
October 65.7 73.6 57.7 5
November 59.7 67.5 52.0 6
December 55.8 62.8 48.7 8

More information: Faro forecast and weather conditions monthly

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Price Level

Compared to prices worldwide, Faro is an average price destination.

On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $47.80, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.

On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $139.80, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.

Estimated prices:

  • Hotel (2 stars): $45.59
  • Hotel (3 stars): $46.65
  • Hotel (4 stars): $87.32
  • Hotel (5 stars): $151.94
  • Taxi ride (3 miles): $6.07
  • Taxi ride (6 miles): $8.68
  • Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $2.00
  • Meal, McDonalds: $6.66
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $8.88

More information: Faro price level

Destination Map

Destination map in full scale: Faro destination map

Safety

Faro has been classified as safe with security classification 4/5.

Safety index values (higher is better):

  • General: 73.8 (better than United states average 48.8)
  • Walking alone during daytime hours: 88.5 (better than United states average 68.9)
  • Walking alone at night: 59.6 (better than United states average 41.2)

More information: Faro safety

Car Rental

Things which affect the renting of the car:

  • Driver’s license: In the European Union / Schengen a driver's license from an EU country is sufficient, although for North Americans it is recommended to carry a separate international driving license, in addition to the American driving license.
  • Direction of traffic: In Europe the traffic is mainly right-handed. The exception is Great Britain, which is left-handed traffic.
  • Insurance: In Western Europe, all rental cars include some kind of insurance, so additional insurance policies are often unnecessary (unless you are going to Russia or Eastern Europe).
  • Driving abroad: You can drive a rental car almost everywhere within all countries of the European Union / Schengen territory without additional fees. Eastern European countries and Russia are the exceptions and you should always ask the car rental company in advance about the rules.

More information: Car rental Europe