What's The Weather Like In The Algarve In July?
July Is The Sunniest Month In the Algarve
How Hot Is The Algarve In July?
The daytime temperature reaches an average high of 29°C, and falls to an average of 19°C overnight. The average temperature is a pleasantly warm 24°C.
Although temperatures mostly stay close to the long-term average, major heat waves occasionally crop up and temperatures in excess of 40°C have been recorded.
How Much Does It Rain In Algarve In July?
Rainfallis very rare in July. On average there is only one day per July with measurable rainfall at Faro, amounting to a total of just under 2mm. On the very rare occasions that it rains, the rain is generally heavy, thundery and short-lived.
Is The Algarve Humid In July?
Humidity levels at this time of year are generally low, with the driest month actually being July. The relative humidity drops below 50% three days out of four, making it very comfortable. Compared to January where humidity levels can exceed a very humid 85%.
How WIndy Is The Algarve In July?
Wind speeds in July are also generally low, even though the Algarve is located next to the Atlantic Ocean. Over the year typical wind speeds vary from calm to moderate breezes.
How Warm Is The Sea In The Algarve In July?
The sea temperatureoff the coastline continues to rise at this time of year, and averages about 20°C, so this is a good time of year to try swimming or diving off the Atlantic coast.
Hotels for Algarve in July
Hotel Belavista da Luz
There are many good accommodation options in the Algarve, including some luxurious options, while those on a tight budget are also well catered for. Hotel Belavista da Luz at Praia da Luz, Luz, is a luxurious beach hotel, and offers luxury 5-star accommodation, and also golf packages, while the eateries at the hotel are well-received by customers.
Dunas Douradas Beach Club
Another good beach resort hotel is the Dunas Douradas Beach Club at Sitio do Garrao, Almancil, which has many luxurious apartments.
Villa Monte Resort
The Villa Monte Resort at Sitio Dos Calicos, Moncarapacho is a less expensive option, which has golf facilities and a spa pool.
Winniehill Bed and Breakfast
A good bed and breakfast option in Faro is the Winniehill Bed and Breakfast, which also boasts good views around the B&B premises.
Quinta das Palmeiras
Those who would rather be self-catered also have good options, including Quinta das Palmeiras in the Lagos area. This is a two-bedroom apartment, which offers an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, making it a perfect option for a family holiday to the Algarve.
Beaches for July for Algarve
Praia de Falesia
July and August are the most popular months of the year for tourists, so the beaches can get quite crowded, but on the other hand there is often entertainment provided to accommodate the tourists. The Praia de Falesia between Vilamoura and Albufeira has good nightlife, as many bars on the beach start partying after around 7pm, while the beach also offers good opportunities for relaxation and sunbathing.
For a quieter experience, Deserta Island, located at Ilha do Cabo de Santa Maria near Faro, is a 35-minute boat ride away from Faro, and tends not to get crowded. It contains numerous sand dunes, and the only building of note is a restaurant.
Restaurants and Bars for Algarve in July
The Algarve also boasts numerous good restaurants, with options to cater for most tastes.
The Wander Inn
For a British-style cuisine option, The Wander Inn at R. Alexandre Herculano, 8200-908, is a family run business situated just off the main strip in Albufeira. They strongly believe in fresh and quality ingredients at a reasonable price.
The Birds Nest restaurant at Tenoca Boliqueime, Loule, serves food mostly with a Mediterranean theme, while British-style Sunday dinners are also served.
Steps Bar at Rua 5 de Outubro, 2, Albufeira is a live music bar which is served by a guitarist and singer, who frequently produces musical performances in the bar.
Things to Do in Algarve in July
July is quite a good time to try surfing, as the sea breezes can get quite strong at this time of year, and the weather is usually reliable. Kitesurf Eolis which is based at Cabanas de Tavira, Tavira, is a good organisation to try for those into kite surfing.
It offers a wide range of training courses for beginners, and there are also kite buggy trips in which you use a kite to ride on a buggy, and kite surfing tours are also offered.
FilSurf Surf School
Surf enthusiasts can also consider the FilSurf Surf School at Lagos, which offers surf lessons, surf rentals, and also accommodation options.
Alvor Boat Trips
If your stay coincides with a spell of relatively modest heat, July may be a good time of year to take a boat trip. At the resort of Alvor, Alvor Boat Trips offer a wide range of boat trips and fishing trips, free transport is provided from your choice of hotel.
Trigana Sailing Adventures
Another good option is Trigana Sailing Adventures, also based based at Alvor Harbour, and these trips also offer opportunities for fishing.
Boat Tours Ria Formosa
Those who would like to sail to islands off the coastline can try Boat Tours Ria Formosa, which offer regular afternoon tours to three islands off the coastline, and bird watching, fishing and snorkelling opportunities are offered.