Anytime is a great time to visit Algarve. While the hotels in Algarve are at their fullest during the warm summer months, there are plenty of things to do the rest of the year. The great news for those visiting during the offseason is that it is often easier to find cheap flights to Faro airport when crowds are fewer. Deciding on which activities are the most important to you allows you to choose the best time to visit the Algarve.
The middle of December to mid-March is winter time in the Algarve, but it may be hard to think about Christmas when you are running around in t-shirts and shorts. While this area enjoys 300 days of sunshine annually, guests visiting the Algarve during the winter need to make plans for 20 minute downpours although the rest of the day may be very sunny. This is a great time to visit the region’s famous castles because climbing the hills where they are located is much more comfortable. Additionally, this is a great time to see the region from the seat of a bike. January and February are often the coldest months when a strong north wind often blows, but most people find they are very comfortable in just a light sweater.
Spring is t-shirt and shorts weather in the Algarve. During your Faro transfers, you are likely to see beautiful fields filled with wildflowers. The month of March is the most unpredictable in the Algarve, so make sure to bring a rain poncho with you although you may be leaving it in your suitcase your whole trip. Spring is a great time to visit the beaches because you escape the summer crowds while the water is still warm enough for snorkeling, diving, surfing and other fun activities.. It is also a great time to hike the region’s many hiking trails. When it rains or on cooler days, consider visiting the region’s museum which are fabulous.
Summer is the height of tourist season in the Algarve. Hotels in Algarve often fill up so make sure to make your reservations early. The region has many different watersports, and playing these will help keep you cool in the summer. Alternatively, escape the heat of summer by going caving. Nonetheless, strong Atlantic winds can blow, so guests may want to bring a light jacket for cooler evenings with them. Consider dining on the outdoor patios or pack a picnic and enjoy it under a shade tree.
Many people find the best time to visit the Algarve is in the autumn. Cheap flights to Faro airport are usually easier to find. On your Faro transfers make sure to watch for the area’s beautiful migratory birds. This time of year is still a great time to wear your t-shirts and shorts. The fall wildflowers put on a beautiful show, so hiking in the cooler temperatures is a fabulous way to spend the day. Like the spring, many people find the water is still warm enough to play in during the fall. Most places are still open, but they may have shorter hours.
The best time to visit the Algarve is anytime that you can get away with each season offers its own reasons to visit. Winter is a fabulous time to visit the region’s caves and go hiking. Spring is a beautiful time to visit with fields blooming with wildflowers. The busiest time to visit the Algarve is during the summer with the area’s beaches making a great place to work on your tan. Cooler temperatures in the autumn make it a great time to go on a hike to see the migratory birds. We make that easier by offering Faro transfers all year long. Contact us today if you are coming to the Algarve.