Faro Airport – Things To See And Do

"faro airport attractions"Faro airport is the gateway to the Algarve and is the only major airport to serve the region. Most people using the airport will simply arrive and depart with ease but if you are waiting to pick someone up from the airport or find yourself in the airport with time to spare then what can you find to do?

Faro airport may not be the largest airport in the world but it has a certain charm and a very friendly atmosphere for anyone visiting it.

There have been many developments in recent years and the new parking and road system has made it easier than ever to pick up and drop off passengers for arrivals and departures.

Outside the main terminal building you can now grab a coffee and a cake in an open air café and either soak up some final rays of sunshine before leaving the Algarve or sit and relax while you wait to enter the main airport itself.

If you are looking to do a spot of shopping at Faro airport then there is a good choice of shops both on the arrivals and departures sides of the airport.

There is a branch of Sunglasses hut on the departures side, a shop called Travel & Business selling bags and accessories, a newsagents, Mr Blue menswear shop, Just Luxury clothing and accessories, Football Gate for well known brands of clothing, footwear and accessories and Fashion gate for general clothing all in the departures area.

If you are looking to pick up a last minute gift direct from Portugal then try the Feitora shop in departures for traditional products and gifts or for a sweet treat you can visit Cores Doces in the departures area.

The main attraction in departures art Faro airport has to be the Duty free shop where you can buy cut price perfumes, gifts and watches as well as tobacco and alcohol to take home and the best part is that you don’t have to jam everything into your hand luggage usually!

There are areas for children to have fun on the departures side while there is also a smoking area for anyone who doesn’t want to wait until after the flight.

If you are hungry or thirsty at Faro airport then visit one of the cafes or restaurants. Coffee shops include Costa Coffee, Delta Café as well as the airports own café and restaurants where you can find everything from a sandwich to a full meal to fill you up before a flight.

Works at Faro airport are still underway but there is still plenty to see and do at the airport for anyone looking to fill in time before their flight!

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