Weather Averages for Albufeira in July
Averages for Albufeira in July
July is one of the hottest times of the year to visit Albufeira, Portugal, when the average temperature is 23°C, created by highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C. To lower the risk of sunburn and heatstroke, try and avoid sunbathing during the hottest part of the day – between 11.30am and 2.30pm. During July, the resort enjoys an average sea temperature of 20°C and 12 hours of sunshine each day – the most of any month. With only 1mm of rainfall for the whole month, it’s extremely unlikely you’ll experience as much as a shower during your holiday.
Dates for the diary
When it comes to events and activities, July is a very busy month for Albufeira. The three-day BBQ Chicken Festival takes place during this month, when visitors and locals come together to sample the various types of barbecued chicken on offer. Make sure you attend with an empty stomach.
The nine-day Handicrafts Fair is also held in July, with a plethora of stalls displaying and selling handicrafts. Not only a great time to pick up a souvenir or gifts for friends and family back home, this celebration is also a fantastic opportunity to learn about the Albufeira’s musical history, with several concerts taking place during the event.
Things to do
Families travelling with young children won’t want to miss the chance to visit Zoomarine Algarve. Open from 10am until 7.30pm in July, this theme park provides plenty of things to see and do, including a large aquarium, animal shows, water slides, swimming pools, rides and a 4D cinema, so there’s bound to be something for everyone to enjoy. If you’ve always dreamed of swimming with dolphins, now’s your chance. Zoomarine Algarve offers a dolphin emotions programme which includes an educational chat followed by 30 minutes of interaction with a dolphin in the water.
If you fancy signing up for an excursion, how about a Historical Roman Tour? This trip includes visits to some of the most important and interesting Roman sites in Albufeira, such as a ruined settlement in Cerro da Villa, the famous tiles in the Museum of Faro and several cathedrals. The excursions are led by multilingual guides and are available for groups of two or more people.
Hit the beach
Make the most of the fabulous weather and spend the day at Praia dos Salgados – the most westerly beach of Albufeira. The waves at this Blue Flag beach can get quite large, making it a popular spot for water sport enthusiasts who can practise jet skiing, surfing and body boarding. There are plenty of facilities here for everyone to enjoy, including sun loungers, shades, lifeguards, showers, bar and restaurant.
If you want a beach with plenty of space for the kids to run around and play, take a look at Praia do Inatel. Made up of a number of bays, this enormous coastline is lined by a wooden promenade where the tourist train passes during the summer months. This beach can get quite crowded during July, but the further south you go, the quieter it gets. Onsite amenities are numerous and include sun beds, shades, showers, toilets, bars and restaurants.
Where to eat & drink
For elegant dining which won’t break the bank, spend an evening at Invictus. This sophisticated restaurant offers a modern menu with plenty of variety, ensuring something for everyone. Even the kids’ menu is more extensive than most and includes dishes such as fresh salmon and Swedish meatballs.
Carnivores won’t want to miss the chance to dine at A Casa do Chefe, where you’ll find a top selection of steak, lamb, pork and chicken dishes available. Wine lovers will be pleased with their comprehensive list, which includes a number of Portuguese and international bottles. Not only a place to enjoy a hearty meal, this eatery is also known for its fantastic range of homemade desserts.
Matt’s Bar is known as one of the very best nightclubs in the whole of Albufeira. Popular with the younger crowd, this club hosts many lively events throughout the year, with a great number of themed nights, crazy parties and guest DJs during the summer months.
Another popular venue for hardcore clubbers, Kissclub is the place to see and be seen. With gogo dancers, foam parties and celebrity DJs throughout the summer, this nightclub always boasts a fantastic party atmosphere which stretches on until the early hours.
Where to stay
Couples and families searching for all-inclusive accommodation should consider staying at ClubHotel RIU Guarana, where you’ll find a selection of double rooms, family rooms and junior suites. There are numerous facilities for guests to enjoy, including several cafes, bars and restaurants, swimming pools, playground, spa and gym.
When it comes to family-friendly accommodation, it’s tough to beat Alto da Colina Aparthotel. Situated close to the beach, this complex features one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments, each of which provides guests with access to sports facilities, swimming pools, kids’ club, playground and mini water park.
If a spa holiday sounds like you’re thing, take a look at Choromar Apartments. This hotel offers a selection of studios, as well as one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, all of which are equipped with everything you’ll need to enjoy your stay. There are plenty of facilities for guests to enjoy, including large spa, swimming pools, mini market and shuttle bus service.
Hotel Paraiso de Albufeira is the ideal place for families and couples to spend their holiday. Situated in the centre of the resort, this complex features studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments, each of which comes with a complete kitchen, air conditioning and satellite TV. The list of amenities is comprehensive and includes bar, restaurants, shuttle bus, swimming pool, mini golf and sports facilities.
Just 50m away from the beach, Hotel Baltum is one of the most popular hotels in Albufeira, Portugal. Here guests can choose from 51 apartments and six suites, all of which come with private bathroom, air conditioning and satellite TV. There is a handful of facilities available, such as restaurant and WiFi access, with plenty of cafes and bars in the immediate area.