When I was in Spain, I constantly thought about crossing over to Portugal. I blame Megan McCormick for this. I had seen her travels to Portugal on Globe Trekker and she got me really interested in seeing the Azores, Porto, Faro and many other places in the country. I imagine Faro, for one, to be a lot like the Andalucian locales with its own unique offerings of course. I definitely want to see the Ria Formosa lagoon. Since I love bird watching, a good time to go would probably be in spring or autumn so I could catch sight of migratory birds that make their pit stop there. The architecture would also be part of the appeal as well as places like the university and the beaches. Portugal, being part of the Iberian Peninsula, has various seaside offerings, all of them fascinating and special. If you are into motorcycles, then you might want to your visit coincide with the Faro International Motorcycle Rally. I myself would probably go for the students’ festival. The Faro airport is not far from the city proper. You can go for a faro airport car hire so you don’t have to worry about getting to your hotel or lugging your bags while you look for a hotel.