Albufeira: October Weather Averages
|Sunshine Hours||7 hrs|
|Chance of Sunny Day||32 %|
|Rainfall days||10 days|
|Chance of Rain||25 %|
|Chance of Cloudy Day||14 %|
|Chance of Windy Day||18 %|
Averages for Albufeira in October
The weather continues to cool down in Albufeira, Portugal in October, when the average temperature is 19°C, created by highs of up to 23°C and lows of 15°C. During this month, the resort experiences around ten rainy days, so it’s likely you’ll experience a shower or two during your holiday. Albufeira enjoys an average sea temperature of 20°C, as well as around seven hours of sunshine each day, making it a popular time to visit the beach.
Dates for the diary
The Annual Fair takes place on October 8th in Guia and is suitable for the whole family to enjoy together. This popular event incorporates a traditional folk fair with loads of opportunities to purchase handicrafts, clothing and jewellery. Not just a place to pick up a souvenir, the stalls are fascinating to browse, whether or not you’re interested in buying.
Guia street stalls.
Things to do
Take advantage of the pleasant weather and enjoy a round of golf at Balaia Golf Village. One of the most popular courses in Albufeira, this nine-hole par-three course is made up of well-maintained greens and undulating fairways, creating an interesting game for everyone. Balaia Golf Village also features a comprehensive golf academy with a number of training programmes suitable for golfers of various abilities. Other amenities include a large club house, putting green, chipping green and driving range.
If you’re thinking about going on a boat trip, take a look at what Algarve Seafaris has to offer. This company offers a selection of full-day and half-day tours which explore the best that the Algarve has to offer. Fishing enthusiasts will be keen to go on the deep sea fishing and big game fishing excursions, whereas families will be more suited to the family fishing trip or cave exploration.
Balaia Golf Village.
Hit the beach
The beach at Praia de Santa Eulália is surrounded by golden cliffs, creating loads of interesting nooks and rock pools to explore. There are plenty of facilities for visitors to enjoy here, such as sun loungers, shades, bar, restaurant and numerous water sports. Popular with snorkelers and scuba divers, the waters around this beach are full of interesting things to see, like rock towers, tropical fish, sea bream, nudibranch and octopus.
The Blue Flag Praia Maria Luísa is another great place to spend the day whilst working on your tan. Here you’ll find golden sand and clear blue waters as well as many amenities, such as sun beds, shades, showers, lifeguards, bar, restaurant and water sports. The sea here is usually very calm, providing the ideal conditions for swimming or snorkelling.
Praia de Santa Eulalia, golden sand surrouded by rocky cliffs.
Where to eat & drink
When it comes to authentic Indian cuisine, it doesn’t get much better than The Indian Ocean. This restaurant offers a menu packed with traditional curries of varying heats, as well as many choices of naan breads and rice. Perfect for vegetarians, The Indian Ocean also provides a number of meals based on vegetables or paneer cheese.
O Farnel is considered to be the home of the best steaks in Albufeira. Almost always done to perfection, these hearty steaks are cooked on a charcoal grill which embodies them with a superb smoky taste. There is a great range of homemade sauces to choose from to complement your steak, including béarnaise, mushroom and peppercorn.
If you’re in the mood for some signing, head to D & C Cocktails and Karaoke – the number one karaoke bar in Downtown Albufeira. This bar is open from 10am until late, with karaoke sessions held every weekend at 9pm, hosted by Krazy Jay. There are over 10,000 songs to choose from, with regular additions and updates, meaning there’s something for everyone to sing.
Scenes from D & C Cocktail and Karaoke Bar.
Situated on the Oura Strip, Patcha Cocktail Bar is ideal for those who want an exotic drink and the chance to dance until the early hours. Open from 5pm until 4am, his venue boasts a popular British DJ who plays all the latest UK hits to really get the crowd going. As well as the extensive list of cocktails, Patcha Cocktail Bar also offers a top selection of spirits, beers and wines.
Where to stay
When it comes to beachside accommodation, it doesn’t get much better than Topazio Hotel. Just a short walk away from Aveiros Beach, this hotel provides studios, double rooms, one-bedroom apartments and one-bedroom villas, ensuring something for everyone. The list of onsite amenities is extensive and includes bar, restaurant, free WiFi access, swimming pool and 24-hour reception.
If you’re looking for a boutique hotel during your holiday in Albufeira, take a look at Villa Joya. Offering a small selection of double rooms and suites, this intimate hotel offers numerous facilities, such as swimming pool, Joy Jung Spa and several restaurants.
Couples and families searching for low-cost accommodation should consider Luna Falesia Mar. This three-star hotel is just a short walk away from the beach and features accommodation in the form of one-bedroom apartments, with several board options, including bed and breakfast, half-board, full-board and all-inclusive. There are plenty of amenities to enjoy, such as swimming pools, tennis courts, bar, restaurant and games room.
Vilanova Resort is perfect for holidaymakers who want to be close to the beach during their holiday. Just a short distance away from numerous attractions, this hotel offers studios, one- and two-bedroom apartments, as well as one-, two- and three-bedroom villas, all of which come with balcony with a view. Guests are invited to take advantage of the facilities which include swimming pools, WiFi access, excursion booking and bar-lounge.
Tourists searching for centrally located accommodation should check out Hotel Colina do Mar, which is located close to several beaches, the centre of Albufeira and the marina. This complex offers 30 air-conditioned rooms, all of which provide access to the swimming pool, games room and bar-lounge.
Boutique accommodation in Old Town Albufeira.