Faro Park is situated in the area at the western end of Playa Blanca, overlooked by Montaña Roja (the ‘Red Volcano’) and not far from the Faro de Pechiguera Lighthouse. Technically, Faro Park is an urbanisation of luxury villas, however the whole zone around Calle Irlanda has become colloquially known as Faro Park.
Despite the ‘residencial’ tag, the majority of the properties in the area are used either as holiday homes or are let to holiday-makers. The phases ‘La Goleta’ and ‘Faro Park I & II’ have communal pools, though the majority of properties in the area have their own private pools anyway.
In the immediate vicinity there are two smallish supermarkets as well as some bars, cafés and restaurants (some of which offer free Wi-Fi to their customers). While none of the local restaurants are likely to gain any Michelin stars any time soon, they do offer very good value and a perfectly acceptable breakfast, lunch or family meal. The bars are small and friendly affairs, but if you are looking to party, then you should probably head into the centre of Playa Blanca.
The Centro Comercial La Mulata (just under 2km to the east of Faro Park) offers some more upmarket restaurants and a cocktail bar.
There is a small beach at nearby Playa Burgado, but the sand is generally washed away during the winter and it does not have any facilities, it does, however, offer good snorkelling. The nearest family-friendly beach is at Playa Flamingo (currently having its breakwaters repaired), a 10 minute bus journey away.
A bus service operates between Faro Park, Playa Blanca Centre and Las Coloradas (at the far eastern end of Playa Blanca) every half hour between 06.48 and 22.18 and costs €1.15. Taxis are also readily available, costing about €5 between Faro Park and the centre of town.
Distance from the Airport: 36km