Faro provides peaceful atmosphere and traditional charisma, centred around the beautiful walled Old Town. Located on the edge of Ria Formosa national park, its series of saltwater lagoons and mudflats are a haven for migratory birds and wildlife. Beyond the Ria Formosa national park are the three sandbar islands. Here travelers can find Faro’s beaches, some of the least developed in the area. Its historic monuments and buildings, a shopping area, open-air cafes are other reasons to visit this town.