Faro airport is the gateway for a huge and lovely tourist destination the Algarve. I would like to share one thing with anyone using this airport. Do not use the ground floor catering establishments if you are on a budget. There is a lovely clean spacious canteen up on the first floor above the arrivals area. Unfortunately nothing similar in the departures area ! Go to the extreme end of the building (turn left on entering) and up the escalators or use the lift or stairs. The prices are reasonable for drinks and snacks. There are two areas you get a good view of the arrivals area from the open balcony bar area and of the baggage area from the rear canteen (when this is open). If you cannot find your tour rep when you arrive they are probably up there ! As regular users of this airport we have seen it at all times of the year and the summer season brings the usual pressures on all facilities from the sheer numbers of people that have to be processed. The toilets are clean the parking close by and a very reasonable cost and the local staff usually extremely helpful. It is one of the few airports I know that has functioning electronic passport readers but this has meant that the queues for the conventional desks can be excessively long and tiresome.