Tranquil beach haven or party paradise sees Faro provide the best of both worlds
The beautiful capital of the Algarve in southern Portugal, is a sun-seeker's mecca. And it has the best of both worlds. Turn away from the lure of the beaches and bars, just for a moment, and you'll discover a town lined with whitewashed, colonial and Moorish architecture, quaint cobbled streets and magnificent sunset views. At certain times of the day, you could hear a pin drop. Then it's back to the beach to work on the tan.