Algarve Weather October Averages, Portugal
What's the Weather Like In The Algarve in October?
Is It Good To Go To The Algarve In October?
It's still a great time to visit the region as with seven hours of daily sunshine, you'll have plenty of good weather to explore. And as many people have gone back to work or school the beaches will be peaceful. The climate is also appropriate for sightseeing, golf and water sports.
Is It Hot In The Algarve In October?
Temperatures above 30°C are occasionally reported early in the month. But heatwaves in October are unusual. The average temperature at this time of year stays around 19°C which is warm. But it's cooler compared to August where average temperatures stay around 24°C
Does It Rain In The Algarve In October?
The whole of the Algarve receives on average 80mm of rainfall throughout the whole month. This is spread over 10 days out of 31.
Is The Algarve Windy In October?
Typical wind speeds fluctuate between a light to moderate breeze, rarely rising to anything stronger.
Can I Swim In The Algarve In October?
The sea temperature starts to cool off at this time of year but it still averages a relatively warm 19°C during October.
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Hotels for Algarve in October
Accommodation options in the Algarve are numerous, and there are good budget options as well as many luxurious places to stay. For those after luxury, Conrad Algarve at Estrada da Quinta do Lago, Quinta do Lago offers a wide range of good facilities, including numerous pools and a spa pool. The Gusto restaurant, contained within the premises, is particularly well-received by customers.
PortoBay Falesia at Quinta do Milharo, Albufeira is another good beach option which offers good 4-star accommodation.
Those on a tight budget can consider the three-star Velamar Hotel at Olhos d'Agua, Albufeira. which offers a range of good facilities including a swimming pool, a bar and restaurants, at low prices..
Beaches for October for Algarve
October can be a good time of year to visit the beach during fine spells, as the weather during these is often warm and sunny, but bear in mind that it can sometimes be rather wet at this time of year.
Ponta de Piedade
Ponta de Piedade, near Lagos, contains some good wildlife, hidden beaches and coves, and some spectacular cliff formations, making it a good place for both relaxation and exploration, and there is also a restaurant nearby.
Restaurants and Bars for Algarve in October
Restaurants in the Algarve are many and varied, and there are options catering for most tastes.
Agua na Boca
For local cuisine, Agua na Boca in Salema sells a range of high-quality Portuguese food, though bear in mind that it is closed on Wednesdays and that advance booking is recommended.
Restaurante No Patio
Restaurante No Patio, situated at Vau, Alvor, Portimao, is a good option for a general range of high-quality European cuisine.
Joker Bar & Chill Out Bar
For British-style pub entertainment, the Joker Bar at Rua Goncalo Velho, Quarteira also serves British-style pub/bar meals of a high quality, including traditional Sunday dinners, and also offers sports broadcasts and free wi-fi, and the Chill Out Bar at Rua Da Barca, Alvor, Portimao features karaoke nights and pub food.
Things to Do in Algarve in October
October is quite a good time of year to try out one of the Algarve's many adventure parks.
The Parque Aventura, located at Estrada de Santa Eulalia, Albufeira is a challenging course, which includes navigating between trees on ascenders, rope bridges, skateboards and more. For those who find the idea of such a course quite daunting, the complex offers a good alternative in the form of a 2500 square metre paintballing arena.
Two of the main zoos in the region also provide adventure parks. Zoomarine Algarve at Guia, Albufeira contains an amusement park, an aquarium and a limited number of rides, though its main attraction is more the range of animal-related exhibitions that it offers, including presentations of sea lions.
Krazy World Zoo
The adventure park facilities at Krazy World Zoo at Lagoa de Viseu, Algôz are tailored more towards children, and include exhibitions of animals, bouncy castles and mini golf.
Algarve Racing & Autodromo Internacional do Algarve
Those into go-karting are also quite well catered for at the Algarve. There are karting facilities at Algarve Racing at Mexilhoeira Grande, Portimao, ranging from 15-minute trial sessions to organised kart racing events, and the options cater for adults and older children, and also the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve. Both race tracks also offer opportunities to watch motor racing and be taken out for a ride in a Touring Car.
Algarve Indoor Kart Centre
The main alternative for karting enthusiasts is the Algarve Indoor Kart Centre at Ria Shopping, Olhao. Karts are available for rental, and the centre is the largest in Portugal and one of the largest in Europe.