Among the best places to visit in Europe many times we find ourselves quoting the beautiful country of Portugal, a lovely place bordered by the Atlantic Ocean including Madeira and the Azores, islands which are also part of the country. To the south of this country we find Faro, which is the biggest city of the Algarve region. Faro is the administrative centre for the whole of the Algarve.
This beautiful place has attracted a great deal of tourists due to the fact that it has many peculiar characteristics, there are old-fashioned buildings and many landmarks that make this an unique place to visit. Particularly attractive is the old part of the city surrounded still by the Roman walls which date back to the 9th. Inside a spacious open square that was once the site of the Roman Forum is a 13th Century Cathedral that faces the 18th Century Episcopal palace.
Faro is also the home of the Ria Formosa lagoon, a nature reserve of over 17.000 hectares and a stopping place for hundreds of different birds during the spring and autumn migratory periods.
The most effective way of transportation used by visitors who want to get to know this region is the car, specifically car rentals. Portuguese car rentals are ranked among the best in Europe due to the fact that the vehicles are of the best quality, in fact most of them are manufactured within European countries, which are in one way or another related to the car manufacturing business.
If you are planning to visit Portugal and would like to discover the hidden treasures of the country then finding a cheap rent a car in Faro is of the utmost importance. Car hire companies who offer pick up and drop off locations in the major cities of Portugal are quite convenient for obvious reasons, and even if you are planning to take a plane to Faro and fly home from another airport these car rental companies even provide drop-off locations at the three most important locations, Faro airport, Lisbon airport and Porto.
Booking car hire at Faro airport is a great way to make the most of your holidays on the Algarve. The streets of Faro are very interesting because even they tell stories of not only this region but of the country itself. One place you should definitely visit is downtown Faro because the streets are paved with cool looking tiles, they have different designs and change from street to street. The typical tiles are not only found within the downtown area but are actually everywhere in Faro, you will find them in historical places and old constructions which are relevant to local history. The well-known developments of Quinta do Lago and Vale de Lobo, both five star holiday areas are located west of Faro. Together they provide 7 top quality golf courses, tennis centres, riding schools, hotels, holiday resorts and villas.