Faro – The Itf circuit does a relaxing stop in the heart of Algarve

THE TOURNAMENT: ITF MEN Faro Future Portugal #2

From 03/06 to 03/12

Surface: Hard outdoor

Money prize: $ 15,000

Tournament location: Centro de tenis de Faro – Urbanização do Montebranco, Gambelas, Faro, 8005-201, Portugal

How to get: Cenro de tenis is situated in a very comfortable location at 6,2 km (10 minutes driving) from Faro Intl Airport and just 1200 mt from central station that is about 15 minutes walking.

Main players: Jonathan Eysseric (Fra) – Ricardo Ojeda Lara (Esp) – Marc Sieber (Ger) – Kamil Maichrzak (Pol) – Germain Gigounon (Bel) – Sam Barry (Irl) – Petr Michnev (Cze) – Pedro Martinez Portero (Esp) – Joao Domingues (Por) – Antal Van Der Dium (Ned)

Nr.1 of entry list Jonathan Eysseric
THE TOWN: Faro is a city in the Algarve region of Portugal. A popular destination for sun-seekers from northern Europe, it has a reputation as being an overrun party beach town for much of the year. Visitors often use it as a base to explore the more remote areas of the Algarve

Lonely Planet introduces Faro with these words: “The Algarve’s capital has a more distinctly Portuguese feel than most resort towns. Many visitors only pass through this underrated city, which is a pity, as it makes for an enjoyable stopover. It has an attractive marina, well-maintained parks and plazas, and a historic old town full of pedestrian lanes and outdoor cafes. Its student population of 8000 ensures a happening nightlife, and its theatre scene is strong. Marvellously preserved medieval quarters harbour curious museums, churches and a bone chapel. The lagoons of the Parque Natural da Ria Formosa and nearby beaches, including the islands of Ilha de Faro to the southwest and Ilha da Barreta (aka Ilha Deserta) to the south, add to Faro’s allure.

TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS IN FARO:

  • Ilha da Barreta (aka Ilha Deserta) 


  • Old Town


  • Faro Cathedral


BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • Hotel Sol Algarve. Located in the heart of Faro, just 5 minutes walking from central station, this simple but cozy ** hotel, rated 7.9 on Booking, offer the free wifi and breakfast included. A little 12 mq2 twin room costs just 55€ per night.
  • Faro Boutique Hotel. Excellent *** hotel rated 8.7 on Booking and situated 3 min-walk from Old Town and its movida. It features a rooftop bar, free wifi and modern rooms. The price for a superior double room starts from 72€ per night which become 85€ with free cancellation and breakfast.
  • Hotel Eva. Very good **** hotel directly located in Faro Old Town and rated 8.5 on Booking. It features a rooftop pool, an health club and a panoramic restaurant with fantastic views on Marina. A standard 20 mq2 double room costs 90€ per night with free cancellation, wifi, parking and breakfast.

The panoramic Harune Restaurant of Hotel Eva

USEFUL LINKS:

Tournament Info

Faro on Algarve Tourism Official Site

Accomodations 


Enjoy!!!


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