Tavira Weather July Averages, Portugal
What's the weather like in Tavira in July?
During your July holiday in Tavira, part of Portugal, you can expect hot temperatures and barely any rainfall. This is the hottest month of the year, with an average daily temperature of 24°C (around 75°F).
The high and low averages are some of the highest for the year too, with the lows dropping down to only 18°C (about 64°F) and the highs getting up to a very warm 29°C (around 84°F). You'll definitely want to bring along short-sleeved shirts, shorts, sandals, and swimsuits, of course. During the hottest parts of the day, you may even want tank tops to stay cool while out in the sun.
Thanks to the warm temperatures, it's an ideal time of the year to hit the beach and splash around in the water, experiencing swimming in the Atlantic and watersports. The ocean temperatures hit the highest of the year this month, topping out at 22°C (about 72°F), plenty warm for getting in.
With over 14 hours of sunshine each day, you'll have more daylight than night-time hours to soak up all the area has to offer. Bring along sunscreen to protect your skin from the sun's rays and avoid a vacation-ruining sunburn. The chance of sun on any given day is 67 percent and the chance of rain is only 20 percent.
Don't worry about bringing along an umbrella or poncho, as only a scant 1 mm of rain falls during the month of July. There are some July's where no rain falls at all.
Looking at extreme temperatures for the month, the highest recorded temperature for this part of Southern Europe was an unheard of 45°C (about 113°F). The lowest temperature dropped down to a chilly 12°C (around 54°F). Fortunately, you won't have to endure such intense temperatures, but rather, you'll be treated to pleasant and warm temperatures.
Hotels in Tavira in July
Herdade da Corte
Escape the tourist crowds and head to the countryside with a reservation at the Herdade da Corte. This country home is perfect for visitors who want to unwind and take in the natural side of the resort. Several room configurations, including five junior suites, are available to choose from at this country home. The Herdade da Corte has terraces overlooking the beautiful surrounding scenery and also has a pool to enjoy during the warm July sun.
Vila Gale Tavira
Offering a first-class experience, Vila Gale Tavira is a wonderful choice for young couples, families, or anyone who wants to have a holiday with all the bells and whistles. This resort offers indoor and outdoor swimming pools, on-site spa, Turkish bath, free Wi-Fi, balconies, modern amenities, and complimentary breakfast to its guests. The Vila Gale Tavira is removed from the town so you can hike through Algarve and bird-watch from right outside the hotel.
Hotel Porto Nova
The Hotel Porto Nova, part of the BlueBay family of hotels, is a lovely choice for an affordable stay in the area. It sits up on a hillside above the town and is considered one of the best values in the area. Porto Nova has low rates but luxurious amenities like a rooftop bar with views, pool, free Wi-Fi, and comfortable accommodations. The 134 guest rooms and three suites all have large windows that provide panoramic views of the town and surrounding hillside.
Beaches in Tavira in July
Terra Estreita Beach
The Terra Estreita Beach is located near the village of Santa Luzia, just west of Tavira. It's on one of the narrowest points of Tavira Island but is one of the most beautiful beaches in the area. Like Tavira Beach, you can access it via ferry from the mainland. While enjoying the sun and warm ocean water here, which reaches up to 22°C (about 72°F), you'll also have access to amenities. Helpful amenities include rental loungers, bathrooms, bar, lifeguards, water sports, and accessibility for disable persons.
Bars and Restaurants
Kohinoor Indian Restaurant
For a little change of pace from Portuguese fare, head into Kohinoor Indian Restaurant. The establishment serves up authentic Indian dishes like chicken dansak, naan bread, and lamb. It also has some of the best curry in the country. The prices are reasonable and the portions are huge, making this a good choice for budget travellers looking for a good value. The comfortable dining room invites you to sit back and enjoy your meal with friends.
From the beautiful décor of whites and blues to the exquisite dishes, Gastronomy consistently ranks high as one of Tavira's best restaurants. The interior dining room features large picture windows providing panoramic views of the salt pans, beaches, and Atlantic Ocean. Diners indulge in Mediterranean dishes like lamb, beef, steak, and lots of fresh seafood and fish. The chefs serve the dishes with thoughtful presentation, making the food look as good as it tastes.
Things to Do in Tavira in July
Enjoy a view of the entire city by climbing the Tavira Tower. Up to 18 people are allowed up at any time to see the panoramic view of the city and the surrounding landscape. While up there, use the Camara Obscura to get an even better view of the area thanks to its magnification powers. The tower is open year round with extended hours during the summer months. You can reserve your tickets on the website before you go to guarantee a spot.
Pego do Inferno
If you're feeling adventurous, make the trek to the Pego do Inferno, a waterfall and swimming hole outside Tavira. The main path to the area was destroyed by a massive fire in 2012, but visitors have created alternative routes to reach it. The swimming pool it feeds has bright, turquoise coloured water surrounded by rocks and trees that is the perfect place to take a cool swim in July's heat. The beautiful waterfall just adds to the beauty of the area.
Algarve Aquatic Adventures
Head to the high seas and explore the Atlantic Ocean waters on an Algarve Aquatic Adventures fishing tour. Depending on the time of year, on the six to seven hour tours, you can catch marlin, sea bream, horse mackerel, sole, and moray eel. The well-equipped boats come with all the needed fishing gear and safety equipment; you can also bring along snacks and drinks. If you're not an experienced fisherman, the guides can help improve your skills.