Visit Algarve, Faro District, Portugal (with Map & Photos)

Algarve - the main resorts and areas, excursions and attractions, museums, map and photos, reviews of tourists about the Algarve, Portugal.

If the Lisbon Riviera is first of all a rich "excursion", and only then the sea, then in the Algarve the opposite is true. The local pastime is rather a beach vacation with periodic excursions.

Algarve Portugal
Algarve Portugal

The Algarve is an almost continuous strip of beaches stretching from east to west from Monte Gordo to Lagos (about 150 km) and protected from the northern winds by mountain ranges. The western part of the coast is famous for its amazingly beautiful rocky beaches, and the eastern part is rather gentle, with excellent sandy coasts. The Algarve is a suitable place for active and beach holidays. Popular here are golf, tennis and all water sports, as well as horse riding and athletics.

Transport


The cities of Lagos and Faro are connected by regular buses, they also go to the neighboring Spanish cities, Seville and Huelva. A one-way ticket from Faro to Seville will cost 15-24 EUR , travel time is 3 hours.

Algarve Portugal
Algarve Portugal

Algarve in summer


It is really hot in the south of Portugal in summer. The average monthly temperature reaches 30 ° C, and there is no precipitation at all.

Algarve Portugal
Algarve Portugal

Summer lasts a long time, so by August the water in the ocean warms up quite well. But it should be borne in mind that it is never warm "like fresh milk". Swimming in the Atlantic is always cool.

Algarve in autumn


The beginning of autumn is very warm and mild. In September, you can still swim, and the temperature is kept at around 25 ° C. It usually rains in October, and the degree drops to 22 ° C. It gets cooler by November (around 18 ° C) and it can rain almost every day.

Algarve Portugal
Algarve Portugal

Anyone who travels to the Algarve in the fall should take a warm jacket for the evening.

Algarve in spring


Spring comes early in the south of Portugal. Even in winter February, the climate is already absolutely spring: everything is blooming, the sun is shining, and the air warms up to 19 ° C. In March, there is usually a little more rainfall, but by April the rains stop, and the temperature is rapidly warming up and reaches 23 ° C.

Algarve Portugal
Algarve Portugal

Spring in the Algarve is amazing: wildflowers, vibrant trees, intoxicating scents!

Algarve in winter


In winter, the Algarve is cool (by Portuguese standards) and damp. The average monthly temperature does not drop below 15 ° C, it rains, but there is no snow.

Algarve Portugal
Algarve Portugal

But in January, an amazing thing happens in the region: white shrubs bloom, which quickly crumble to the ground. And these petals are romantically called the "snow of the Algarve".

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