Faro Weather February Averages, Portugal
What's the Weather like in Faro in February
February marks the last full month of winter in Faro, Portugal. The Mediterranean climate keeps temperatures cool but mild with a slightly higher average than January. The end of February would be the best time to visit with spring around the corner.
The average temperature for February is 13°C (55°F). Highs can reach 16°C (61°F) with lows going down to 9°C (48°F). Temperatures are coolest at the start of the month, and experience a slow increase with warmest temperatures occurring at the end of the month. The high exceeds 20°C (68°F) or drops below 14°C (57°F) only one day out of ten. The low falls below 5°C (41°F) or exceeds 13°C (55°F) one day in ten.
February has the fourth most average rainfall of the year with 70mm. This translates to about rain every 1 in 3 days with a total average of 8 rain days. Moderate and light rain is most likely at the beginning of the month, drizzle is likely towards the middle of the month, and thunderstorms most likely towards the end of the month. The average daily humidity for February is 80%.
The average sunshine hours slightly increases in February to six. The sunshine hours gradually increase throughout February with the most occurring at the end of the month.
Average sea temperatures stay rather consistent January-April with an average of 17°C (63°F).
Faro Hotels in February
Looking to have a luxurious holiday? Why not stay at Pousada de Faro. This incredible five star hotel was an 18th century palace and is located in the village of Estoi about two miles north of Faro. The hotel offers a health club, which includes a Turkish bath, sauna, tropical showers, a whirlpool and best of all an indoor heated pool. Be sure to request a high floor for your own private balcony that looks over Faro and the sea.
A good alternative is the smaller boutique Quinta Jacintina Hotel. Also known as "My Secret Garden Hotel" this boutique has ten luxurious rooms and is located in the heart of Algarve's Golden Triangle, just 15 minutes from Faro airport and within minutes of golf courses and beaches. It is known to have a friendly, relaxing, and charming atmosphere which when combined with its great facilities, makes this the perfect hotel.
Faro Beach for February
If you're looking for an interesting day trip, head to Praia Gale Beach. It is near the resort of Albuferia, about 15 miles west of Faro. This beach has many different rock formations, caves, and grottoes, perfect for the family to explore on a nice day! The area in general is much less developed than what you find in other Algarve resorts and serves as a nice change of pace. If you wander along the coastline you can see the different beaches that make this one of the best spots in central Algarve.
Bars and Restaurants
There is an abundance of restaurants in Faro to suit all tastes and budgets. So be prepared to try something modern, traditional, and everything in between.
A great place to try Portuguese cuisine is Portas de Sao Pedro. In this family run restaurant you will find mainly Portuguese tapas. There is also a menu of the day where you will find items such as fried squid, chorizo with eggs, and several rice dishes. Due to the small, open kitchen as well as popularity with locals, there is a great vibe at this restaurant. This also translates to a wait, but it will be worth it!
For those wanting something other than Portuguese, try Belle Epoque, an Argentinean steakhouse and recipient of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2014. Don't let the rustic appearance fool you, the food and service are excellent. It is child friendly and can cater to larger groups. The house specialty is a "Soup and Steak" dinner, be sure to try it!
Things to do in Faro in February
With the average temperature being 13°C (55°F), chances are you will have a cool day on your holiday. Take this opportunity to see the "Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Carmo" & "Capela dos Ossos" in the Old Town part of Faro. The church was completed in 1719 and is gilded inside with Brazilian gold. The chapel's name translates to "The Chapel of Bones" and is quite literal. Inside this 19th century chapel you will find the walls lined with skulls and bones of the dead. Entrance to the church is free and entrance to the chapel is 1.
After seeing the church and chapel, be sure to check out the "Arco da Vila". This archway leading into Old Town commemorates a gateway to the city and was constructed by an Italian architect, Francisco Xavier Fabri, in 1812.
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