About the Algarve
The Algarve is an award-winning destination, boasting stunning beaches, untouched fishing villages, top-of-the-range attractions, A-grade golf courses and more. The region's largest holiday spot, Albufeira, has a lively nightlife and cobbled squares, while Olhos d'Agua is a peaceful fishing village with freshwater springs and rock pools. Sao Rafael is also renowned for its dramatic rock formations and Blue Flag beach.
When to visit
If you're planning a holiday in the Algarve, our top picks for the best time to travel would be January and May
Sunny all year round, January's temperatures are cooler but still pleasant during the day - although you might need to wrap up in the evenings. A perfect time for tennis and golf
Moderate warmth and reliably dry, it's not yet peak season so less crowded. You could try dipping your toes in the Atlantic by surfing at Costa Vicentina or just relax and enjoy the region's slow pace
Weather in the Algarve
Our month-by-month guide to the weather and climate in the Algarve