Having originally thought we may stay a couple of nights in Almancil, we decide to move on to Faro. The ‘nature based’ aire at Almancil was really a bit ramshackle and too far from both the beach and the township.
It only takes 20 minutes including a quick ice stop before we roll into Faro and the paid aire situated half way between the city and the airport. It’s all well laid out and we get some shade for our €10 per night.
Map of Faro, the icon on our parking spot
The manager provides a map with direction to Praia de faro (the beach) and the city. So we unload the scooter, level the Hymer and set off to find the beach.
Next morning we breakfast whilst planning our day in Faro. Faro is the provincial capital of the Algarve, has a large university population and according to our guide book less touristy than the rest of the Algarve. Back on the scooter again we take the slightly more complex route into the city, but we are parked and on foot within 15 minutes.
So we have done Faro as best we can. Making our way back to the scooter and then the Hymer. We have a very late lunch a rest, then go back to the beach to spend an hour relaxing. Given the late return we dabble with going out for dinner again, but weaken to a drink and a toasty.