Alvor Weather June Averages, Portugal
What's the weather like in Alvor in June?
Summer comes to Alvor with excellent starting temperatures, plenty of comfortable heat and sunshine, and a much more welcoming Atlantic Ocean. The average temperature is a lovely 20°C (68°F), while the nights are cool at 16°C, which is still a great improvement from the previous month of April. The hotter days are expected to reach a high average of 24°C, which is nothing but good news for those looking to sunbathe and swim during their holiday in the Algarve. Humidity is also lower, at 68% on average, making the nights dry and offering non-oppressive dew points for the entire month.
The days grow even longer, with up to 13 hours of glorious sunshine, and a wonderful 55% chance of full-on sunny days to work with in June. Chances of clouds are down at a mere 7%, while chances of rain are even lower, close to non-existent at just 3% on average. This easily translates into an entire month filled with sunshine and warmth, and barely a drop of rain on a late afternoon somewhere. Rainfall is not expected to exceed the 5mm average, spread over the course of 2 days.
The predominantly southern and south-eastern winds now slowly begin to die down, with slightly lower average speeds of 4m/s, most of them dry, North African currents from the neighbouring continent. Chances of windy days are lower as well, at 22% chances on average. Combined with the wind speed, we'd be comfortable saying that June is certainly an excellent time for sailing, wind surfing and even kite boarding, as the water temperature reaches a delightful 20°C (68°F), perfect for all kinds of aquatic activities. Remember to pack some sun lotion though, and some goggles the time for snorkelling is upon us!
Hotels in Alvor in June
Pestana Alvor Atlantico
Pestana Alvor Atlantico is part of the upscale and popular Pestana hotel chain, and offers lovely studios for just £76 per night for couples during this period. It's only a 2-minute walk from the beautiful and sandy beach of Alvor, and it overlooks the estuary of the main river as well. Its studios and apartments are fitted with air conditioning, flat screen TV and fully equipped kitchens, and they're designed in a very modern and stylish way.
The aparthotel also features a saltwater swimming pool, a fitness centre and a sauna, the latter also incorporating a splendid Turkish bath. You'll also be delighted to find that there is an indoor heated pool available here as well, along with a smaller one for children.
Yellow Alvor Garden
Yellow Alvor Garden is an all-inclusive resort nestled on the edge of the village of Alvor, and sports delightful twin rooms for £94 per night. This is a beautiful 4-star accommodation featuring two pools (one indoor and one outdoor), as well as a restaurant which overlooks the lush gardens and specializes in modern and traditional Portuguese cuisine, along some popular international dishes.
All the units at Yellow Alvor are modern suites which come fitted with air conditioning, flat screen TV, private bathroom and a spacious balcony which offers breath-taking views of the idyllic surroundings, the river or the North Atlantic Ocean. The hotel features a fitness centre and a modern spa with a Turkish bath.
Luna Alvor Village
You can also pay £94 per night for studios in the splendid Luna Alvor Village, a sumptuous aparthotel that's only minutes away from the city centre. With a modern design and relaxing ambience, this venue offers plenty of lush greenery and two large swimming pools for the guests' enjoyment. The units are all fitted with balconies, large windows for natural light and elegant furnishings to match. Ria Restaurante offers a delicious breakfast buffet and you'll find yourself surprisingly close to the Ria do Alvor Natural Reserve, as well as Alvor's main beach just 1.2 miles away.
Beaches in Alvor in June
Praia do Vau
There are several beaches to explore and enjoy during this first month of summer. They all feature a similar superb geography, mixing giant rocky clusters with smooth golden sands, all tiny underneath a blue sky and framed by the North Atlantic Ocean. Praia do Vau, for example, is right next to Praia da Rocha, and it's a beautiful little beach with a shallow entrance and plenty of natural shade coming from the cliffs on the west side, particularly in the afternoon.
Praia da Rocha
If you walk another yard or two, you'll be setting foot on the popular and absolutely stunning Praia da Rocha, a huge and sandy beach spreading over acres and acres of fine silica, and lined by a beautiful seafront road overlooking the deep blue ocean. There is a tunnel at the end of this charming giant, and it leads you to yet another beach, this one a narrow stretch of sand, its dry land edges riddled with cliffs and rocky pillars that look like they're about to "spill" into the water.
You'll certainly enjoy taking the long wooden walkway down Praia da Rocha, which is sprinkled with cafes and restaurants. At the very end of the walkway you will find Fontaleza de Santa Catarina, an old fort dating back to the 16th century, and overlooking the marina and the beach itself. It's truly a sight to behold.
Bars and Restaurants
Taverna do Guedes
Taverna do Guedes is known to have some of the best food you could possibly find in Alvor. A local family runs this place in a warm and traditional atmosphere, and it tends to grab you from the moment you set foot inside. The old fashioned fisherman's house décor further compliments the traditional Portuguese cuisine, the menu rich and its dishes prepared with love and locally sourced ingredients.
You can tell from the overall feel of the place that the owner of the restaurant was once a fishing boat captain himself. The service is friendly and professional, and the Fado music just pours into the room while the wines conquer your heart.
El Rei Snack Bar & Restaurant
They serve excellent breakfasts at the popular El Rei Snack Bar & Restaurant, its staff welcoming and friendly. The portions are large, and the food is absolutely delicious, and it's known to serve a fabulous chicken piri-piri with hoe-made chips big and chunky potato wads complete with yummy dips and cold lemonade on the side!
For drinks on a night out, you can stop by the Tucano Bar, at Pestana Hotel Delfim. The staff always put together all kinds of entertaining shows, including improve, live music and of course dancing and plenty of drinking challenges. The wide variety of drinks sports some very friendly prices and access is granted to people outside the Pestana as well.
Things to Do in Alvor in June
Kayak Trip through Ria Formosa National Park
With the weather so warm and the waters so friendly, there is no way you can't take the Kayak Trip through Ria Formosa National Park. This option gives you the possibility to travel down the splendid river and explore its marshlands and lagoon in your own sturdy kayak. This southernmost tip of Portugal is also one of the country's natural seven wonders, renowned for its incredible and rare biodiversity and abundant bird population, and so it only makes sense to get the best out of it with a kayak tour.
A professional guide will paddle along with you, from Faro all the way through the lagoon, where you'll learn how to manoeuver your kayak in a safe and efficient manner. You'll find it tricky to keep your focus on paddling with the amazing variety of birds flying around keep your eyes open, though, and you might even see the stunning flamingos fly by!
Guided Walking Tour
Another great way to explore the secluded parts of the Algarve is by taking the Half-Day Guided Walking Tour through Rocha de Pena. An expert guide will take you on a 3-hour walk through the naturally rugged and superb parts of the Rocha de Pena region.
You'll marvel at the Barrocal limestone hills stretching between the coast and the mountains, and you'll find yourself amazed at the incredible variety of flora and fauna which are endemic to the area, particularly in the multitude of rare birds. You'll get a close view of the Cistus species, an aromatic plant revered by locals, and you'll probably get a chance to see the little whitewashed hamlet of Penina with its quirky charm and inviting smells.
Best Algarve Views by Sidecar
A truly fun way to explore the Algarve is by taking the Best Algarve Views by Sidecar Tour. Your experienced motorcycle rider will set you in his comfy sidecar and take you through some of the greatest parts of Alvor, rumbling through the streets and countryside roads with the wind blowing in your hair and the sun shining down upon you.
You'll get to see a different angle of the city and its surroundings, and spots that many tourists miss out on, and you'll even get to see Portimao, the charming little Ferragudo, Praia da Rocha with its fine golden sand, the long and enchanting riverside of Ria do Alvor and the historical centre of Alvor itself. It's truly an experience you cannot miss!