Discover the Scenic Drive from Faro Airport to Salema

The beachfront of Salema

If you’re planning a trip to the Algarve, the picturesque village of Salema should be at the top of your list.

Known for its stunning beaches and charming atmosphere, Salema is a hidden gem waiting to be explored. The delightful drive from Faro Airport to Salema can be a great start to your holiday.

Starting Your Journey: Faro Airport

Upon landing at Faro Airport, you’ll find it easy to pick up a rental car, we recommend Lagorent. With a well-signposted route, getting on the road is a breeze. From Faro Airport, you’ll head west on the A22 which is the Algarve’s principal motorway, also known as the ‘Via do Infante’. It was named after Henry the Navigator who was a key figure in the 15th century Portuguese empire. Following the signs for Lisbon and Portimao, this road offers a smooth and quick drive across the Algarve, allowing you to soak in the region’s beautiful rolling hills.

The Scenic Route: Exploring the Algarve

As you drive from Faro Airport to Salema, you’ll pass through some of the Algarve’s most captivating landscapes. Consider a brief detour to Lagos, a historic town with stunning cliffs and beaches. The Praia Dona Ana and Praia do Camilo beaches are particularly noteworthy for their crystal-clear waters and dramatic rock formations.

Arriving in Salema: A Beach Lover’s Paradise

After passing passing Praia da Luz, Espiche, Almadena and Burgau you will arrive in Salema, a tranquil fishing village that has retained its authentic charm. Its beach, Praia da Salema, is one of the best-kept secrets in the Algarve. With golden sands and clear, blue waters, it’s the perfect spot for sunbathing, swimming and relaxing.

The village itself offers a variety of seafood restaurants and local shops, making it a delightful place to unwind after your journey. Whether you’re looking for a peaceful retreat or an adventure-filled holiday, Salema and its beautiful beach are sure to impress.

A Taste of Paradise

Driving from Faro Airport to Salema is more than just a transfer; it’s the start of your Algarvian adventure. The scenic route showcases the region’s diverse beauty, setting the stage for a memorable beach getaway. Pack your bags and set off on a journey to discover the enchanting village of Salema and its stunning coastline. One of our luxury villas would be the perfect place to base yourself.

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