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Perched in Portugal's iconic Algarve region in the south, Faro is the capital and the biggest city in the region with a population of 50,000 people relaxing in cafes in the sunshine, meandering its beaches or haunting its shops. Summers are simply divine and lure Lisbon locals to its shores, whilst during the winter months Faro becomes a shadow of its hot season mayhem. The town is divided into 2 distinct areas: the coastline that is a part of the Parque Natural da Ria Formosa which is considered to be 1 of the 7 wonders of Portugal for its beach that includes the river and a lagoon system forming small islands of sand dunes, peninsulas and islets, plus the "barrocal" area, which is cloaked in valleys and hills. Faro has cobblestoned alleys, the neoclassical "Arco da Vila" that was a part of the original Moorish wall and a 13th century Cathedral where you can say a quick prayer on the way to your coworking venue.
Portugal is rising unshackled from almost half a century of authoritarian rule and is trying to reinvent itself as Europe's leading tech hub. Known for its cheap rents, incredible cultural scene and awesome quality of life, Portugal is promoting the fact that it also has an economy based on knowledge and an entrepreneurial community that is growing by the day. With its change in government, wealth of tech talent and the fact that nearly everyone speaks English, Portugal is seeing the return of many of its youth that had fled to what they perceived to be better startup shores.
Faro, like many other towns in Portugal, is where you can have the perfect life/work balance without breaking your bank account. It's where you can take a break from your coworking venue whenever the fancy takes you and worship the sun on a sand dune, peer at exotic birds through some binoculars or take a dip in crystal clear water when you begin to sweat with excitement.