Algarve Weather February Averages, Portugal
What's The Weather Like in The Algarve in February?
The Algarve region of Portugal is a great choice for some winter sun. It's usually a more affordable time to visit and there are fewer tourists, making it less crowded. The weather is comparatively mild and sunny with a few rainy days.
Is The Algarve Warm In February?
Does It Rain In The Algarve In February?
The weather is often quite changeable during February and rain crops up from time to time, particularly when the jet stream tracks to the south of its usual position. There's an average of 52mm of rain in February, falling on an average total of 13 days.
How Warm Is The Sea In The Algarve In February?
The average sea temperature on the coastline averages 14°C at this time of year, so it is not a good time of year for a dip in the ocean.
Unusual Weather In The Algarve
Severe weather events are rare in the Algarve during February, but on rare occasions when the jet stream is further south than usual, deep low-pressure systems can bring heavy rain, localized flooding and strong winds.
Hotels for Algarve in February
Hotel Belavista da Luz
Accommodation options in the Algarve are many and varied. Those with a lot of cash to spare can consider the Hotel Belavista da Luz at Praia da Luz, Luz, which is close to the Praia la Luz beach and offers golf packages.
The Porto Bay Falesia
The Porto Bay Falesia at Quinta do Milharo, Albufeira offers good 4-star accommodation and is also close to a nearby beach. For a quiet resort with a spa pool, a good option is the Villa Monte Resort at Sitio Dos Calicos, Moncarapacho.
Duas Quintas at Santo Estevao, Silves is a relaxing B&B option which is situated at an old farmhouse, with a scenic outdoor swimming pool. It is possible to stay at an apartment or at the main B&B. For those who would rather go self-catering, there are various good options, including the Charming Villa in Albufeira.
Beaches for February for Algarve
February is not usually a good time of year for sunbathing but the weather is often pleasant enough to make beach trips feasible.
Praia la Luz
Praia la Luz is a pleasant beach which is also adjacent to some restaurants and supermarkets. The town surrounding the beach is peaceful and perfect for eating and relaxing. The beach has a welcoming atmosphere and is suitable for young families and mature visitors.
Camilo Beach at Costa D'oiro, Lagos, has an attractive restaurant nearby and while it can get very busy in the summer months, it is usually quiet at this time of year. The clear blue sea is perfect for swimming and paddling. Make your way down 200 steps among the orange cliffs and you will find this golden sandy beach.
Restaurants and Bars for Algarve in February
The Algarve has a large selection of fabulous restaurants. Those into Japanese cuisine can try Fuji at Santa Eulalia, Albufeira, which serves sushi, sashmi, tempura and sukiyaki, all to a high standard. It is closed for lunch on Mondays and Thursdays but is open at other times.
Alternatively, the Tavira Lounge offer a variety of food which will cater for most tastes- there is good range of snacks, bar meals, Mediterranean and Portuguese cuisine and tapas. Get free wi-fi here too.
Mourisco Cocktail Bar
For bars and nightlife, the Mourisco Cocktail Bar at Alvor, Portimao, offers an impressive range of cocktails to try out. A resident DJ frequently produces musical entertainment on evenings and weekends.
There are some good nightclubs in the region including Kiss Club at rua Vasco da Gama, Albufeira, which plays music throughout the night and has a good disco area for dancing.
Things to Do in Algarve in February
The Algarve hosts a few excellent zoos, Zoomarine Algarve at Guia, Albufeira is a great one to visit. It contains a large range of animal-related exhibitions and also has a amusement park, aquarium and swimming pool. The most popular attractions of this zoo are the various animal-related exhibitions, which include presentations of dolphins, seals and sea lions, which will keep both adults and children entertained.
Zoo Lagos at Barão de S.João is also worth a visit as they have a wide range of animal displays consisting of 120 species. Although it has a reputation for being expensive it is worth going with kids if you're in the Algarve. Krazy World Zoo at Lagoa de Viseu, Algôz is tailored towards children, offering many animals exhibitions, bouncy castles, mini golf and swimming pools.
St. Lawrence's Church
The Algarve boasts some spectacular churches and sites of architectural interest. St Lawrence's Church at Rua da Igreja, Sao Lourenco, Almancil has impressive architecture and carvings. There are a range of church services for those who are interested in religion or just want to see how mass operates within the church.
Church of St. Anthony
The Church of St. Anthony at Rua General Alberto da Silveira, Lagos has a museum as well as some impressive architecture inside. The main downside of both churches is that photographs are not permitted, though photos are already available on the internet.
Casa das Portas
For those after art galleries, Casa das Portas is an attractive one to visit, it's located at Rua Dr Augusto Silva Carvalho, Tavira. It includes a spectacular shop and a flower park.
Alcoutim Castle and Archaeological Museum
You can also visit Alcoutim Castle and Archaeological Museum at Alcoutim, it has an indoor exhibition showing excavations and artefacts.
February events in Algarve
1st February 2020
he LoulÃ© Carnival has been held for more than a 100 years and the town virtually closes down to everything but carnival from each mid afternoon onwards. The parade of huge and beautifully decorated floats, hundreds of dancers and many local groups starts at 3pm daily. The town provides free brochures explaining the origin and design of each float.
23rd February 2020 to 25th February 2020
Loule attracts thousands of people who fill the streets, eager to take part in the Brazil-like carnival celebrations. During the big event, the parade takes place along the Avenida JosÃ© da Costa Mealha, featuring around 15 floats displaying statues of well known celebrities and politicians. After the parade ends, street parties are held throughout the resort, starting in the early evening and going on into the next day. In addition to the parade and street parties, the celebrations also include music concerts, street theatre and food and drink kiosks.
14th February 2020
The Algarve's a romantic destination at any time of year with its beautiful scenery and whitewashed fishing villages on low cliffs overlooking sandy coves. Spending Valentine's Day here with someone special could make it out of this world...
Volta ao Algarve
20th February 2020 to 24th February 2020
Volta ao Algarve (Cycling Tour of the Algarve) is a road bicycle racing stage held each February throughout the Algarve. The race begins in Faro/Albufeira and passes through Lagoa/Monchique, Vila de Bispo/Sagres and Almodovar/Alto do Malhao before ending at Tavira/Vilamoura.