CENTRO CIÊNCIA VIVA
In addition to a permanent exhibition dedicated to the sea, the centre offers workshops and science-related activities. (289 890 920; Rua Comandante Francisco Manuel; 10 am – 5 pm; closed on Mondays. Summer opening hours: 10 am – 8 pm.)
TAKE A BREAK IN THE MANUEL BÍVAR PARK
This park lies between the marina and the historic centre. There are plenty of outdoor cafés and the restaurants offer splendid views of the Ria Formosa.
VISIT PALÁCIO DE ESTOI
This magnificent palace – just a few minutes from Faro – boasts excellent views as well as fantastic Versaille style gardens and beautiful rococo style rooms. Ideal for a cup of coffee or a glass of wine . Today this is a Pousada, but you can visit the rooms and gardens. Not to be missed!