Averages for Carvoeiro in January

Carvoeiro: January.

A small fishing village in southern Portugal, Carvoeiro is on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. This tourist destination is growing in popularity due to its historic ruins, unique natural formations and idyllic golden sandy beaches. January is the coldest month of the year with temperatures settling between 8°C and 16 °C and 6 hours of sunshine each day.

The daily average temperature for Carvoeiro in January is approximately 12 °C. Li...

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  • Temperature Temperature 12°C 54°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 16°C 61°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 8°C 46°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 4 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 78 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 8 days
  • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 17°C 63°F

Carvoeiro: January.

A small fishing village in southern Portugal, Carvoeiro is on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. This tourist destination is growing in popularity due to its historic ruins, unique natural formations and idyllic golden sandy beaches. January is the coldest month of the year with temperatures settling between 8°C and 16 °C and 6 hours of sunshine each day.

The daily average temperature for Carvoeiro in January is approximately 12 °C. Like many other European destinations, the resort sees some of its heaviest rainfall during the month with an average of 78mm of rain expected. During winter months, the weather is milder than the rest of the year. However, it's still fairly pleasant and taking a jacket on holiday with you is recommended. The highest ever recorded temperature for Carvoeiro in January has been 26 °C with the lowest being zero degrees Celsius. However, temperatures are normally within the averages of the month. Humidity for the resort can reach 79% but the cooler temperatures should ensure that visitors don't feel any discomfort. The weather at this time of the year is still great for taking part in a range of activities, though, you might want to give water sports a miss as the sea temperature is 17°C which may be too cool for some.

Exploring the caves near Carvoeiro. Photo by PortoBay Hotels & Resorts

Where to stay

If the rain is falling outside then enjoy a luxurious stay in the resort of Carvoeiro. The Vale d'Oliveiras Resort and Spa is set on a beautifully manicured property with lavish gardens. With a wide variety of rooms, including suites and townhouses, there is an option for every traveller. This five star accommodation offers suites with self-catering so you can prepare your own meals in the kitchen. The hotel houses the stunning Olive Tree Restaurant which serves both Mediterranean and Portuguese food out on the terrace. If you prefer a small snack or drink then head to the hotels Jasmin Bar. For absolute relaxation, guests can take advantage of the hotel spa. Here, you can have a massage or even a Turkish bath. Those who prefer to stay active on holiday will love the swimming pool, tennis courts, gym and golf course. You can also play darts, rent a bicycle or play table tennis. For children, there is a children's playground and babysitting service so you can enjoy some time on your own without the kids. Each guest can use the free Wi-Fi and visit the on-site beauty shop, mini market and room service. It's just a short jaunt to the local beaches which makes the hotel perfect for those who want to be close to a range of attractions.

Carvoeiro at dusk on a stormy day

Things to do

There are lots of attractions for those visiting the resort. Carvoeiro is home to three museums, including the Portimao Museum. Located on the riverside, this establishment is dedicated to the canning industry in the Algarve. If you want to explore more about the history of the Algarve then this is the place to go. There are small exhibits about the boat industry as well as artefacts and pictures. Despite only being a small building, the museum is an interesting place to visit. There are various opening times throughout the year but it's closed on Mondays.

Take a look at the weather forecast to help decide how to spend your time in Carvoeiro. 

Restaurants and nightlife

If you're craving an authentic Indian meal while on vacation then head to O Indiano. This small Indian restaurant has genuinely helpful waiting staff, generous portions of good food and affordable prices. Even if the menu does not have your favourite item, you can ask the wait staff and the kitchen will likely whip it up for you.

Take a boat excursion around the Algarve. Photo by Oliver Clarke

Another great restaurant to visit is the Bon Bon Restaurante. Enjoy a meal in a beautiful setting with Mediterranean and traditional European foods on offer. Though the menu can be quite pricey, the cuisine is delicious with courteous staff and exquisite attention to detail. It's also ideal for children to eat here with small portion sizes available for them.

If you are looking to warm up after a brisk day exploring the area then have a cocktail or two at the Bar Hervana. This casual, local hangout is located on Estrada do Farol and was created by two Brits that couldn't tear themselves away from the beautiful landscape of Carvoeiro. Though there are no TV's, karaoke or other gimmicks, you can expect reasonably priced drinks in a relaxing and vibrant atmosphere. It's a wonderful way to unwind while on your holiday and as its open until late, you can really enjoy an evening out here before heading back to your hotel.

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