Seafood and white wine in Faro

Ria Formosa

  You cannot – unless you are a vegetarian, in which case you are excused – go to Faro without eating seafood. Situated on the Atlantic coast, where the Ria Formosa lagoon protects the town from the worst excesses of the wild sea waves, this is nevertheless a place where shipping, and fish, dominate the local cuisine. Wander down to the marina and you will see hundreds of boats bobbing in the waters. Hop on a ferry to the nearby island of Culatra, and you will see fishing nets piled on the ground or hanging out to be repaired. The …

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