The great city of Faro is the hub of activity and parties in the gorgeous and sun-drenched Algarve region of southern Portugal, offering an unforgettable weekend spent bar hopping, exploring history or letting your worries slip away as you stretch out on beautiful beaches. A weekend break based in Faro is excellent for getting to the best spots easily, and a stroll through the Old Town, with a stop for some grilled sardines and wine, makes for a magical afternoon. The nearby area known as Vilamoura offers Roman ruins as well as glamorous bars at its chic marina. Falésia is a beach sitting below stunning cliff formations and surrounded by long stretches of exquisite forestland. Quarteira is excellent for short boat tours on a weekend trip. For a stylish weekend of golfing and sunning, the exclusive Vale de Lobo, 'Wolf Valley' resort is ideal. Finally, head to the historic centre of Albufeira for a Portuguese beer or two at its tavernas and nightclubs before your weekend draws to a close.