If your travelling to or from Faro I can highly recommend the forum shopping centre. It’s a very close to the airport and has a large array of shops and a great big supermarket. Open until 11pm. It takes about a hour from the airport to arrive in Isla Canela.
The shopping centre is located on the western entrance of Faro, just 5 minutes from the airport, Forum Algarve is one of the largest shopping centres in the region. There are 120 shops, including 20 restaurants and 5 cinema screens, a Hypermarket and a parking area for 2.250 cars, it is a landmark that has rapidly become a stop for many thousands of local shoppers, as well as tourists.
Forum Algarve’s architecture was inspired by the regional lifestyle, in an open-air space that makes the best of the Algarve’s sunny days. The building materials used reflect Faro’s history and traditional style. The shopping center has prestigious brands with well known names like Mango, Gant, Zara, Cortefiel, Sportzone, C&A, Nespresso, Fnac, Samsung and GMS Apple Store, as well a medical clinic and a pharmacy. The Cinemas NOS have 5 screens with the most modern sound and image technology, and the movies are all displayed in the original language. The Shopping Center restaurants are ready to satisfy many different tastes, from international fast-food to typical Portuguese cuisine.
Also provided is a flight information service connected to Faro Airport, a check-in point to print the boarding pass for free, train and bus tickets and lockers for luggage.