Vilamoura Weather July Averages, Portugal
What's The Weather Like In Vilamoura In July
July marks the peak of summer in Vilamoura, Portugal, and the temperatures reach their highest point in the year. It can be stiflingly hot if you are not used to the Portuguese sun, so make sure you regularly load up with a high SPF suncream and seek out shade during the hottest parts of the day. It's important to keep hydrated in the heat, too, so drink plenty of water and other liquids.
The hot weather draws in crowds of tourists at this time of year and it's the start of the summer holidays, too, which means that the resort will be much busier than other times of the year. If there are any activities you want to do or restaurants you want to eat at, it's best to book in advance to avoid disappointment.
Daily average temperatures in July are a warm 24°C, often rising to over 30°C at the hottest part of the day. Even at night the temperature rarely falls below 18°C, creating pleasant, balmy evenings. Temperatures continue to climb throughout the month the average high temperature of 26°C at the start of the month soars to 30°C at the end, and the average low temperature of 17°C at the beginning of July rises to 20°C by the end.
Pack lots of lightweight clothing and a hat to keep the pesky sun at bay. Luckily, you can leave your umbrella at home as the chance of rain during July is very unlikely an average of 1mm falls throughout the month.
At this time of year, the beach is often overrun with sunbathers and swimmers. The sea is a mild 20°C perfect for cooling off and chilling out in the waves. With a slight coastal breeze, the beaches are the coolest places to be during July, but get down there early to secure your sunbed.
Once you're on the beach, you can pretty much stay there all day, as the resort sees around 12 hours of sunshine per day. There's plenty of time to soak up the sun and explore all that the resort has to offer.
Vilamoura in July is hot and busy, but if you're a true sun-worshipper the beach is the best place to be. If you're not a fan of the heat, there's numerous other activities to get stuck into and a handful of waterparks perfect for cooling off in.
Vilamoura Hotels In July
Hilton Vilamoura As Cascatas Golf Resort and Spa
The 5-star Hilton Vilamoura As Cascatas Golf Resort and Spa is the perfect place to treat yourself. Situated on five acres of landscaped gardens, guests can enjoy the six large pools and poolside bars, the two golf courses, the facilities at the in-house 7Seven Spa (the largest spa in Vilamoura) and sample delicious Portuguese cuisine at one of the 3 on-site restaurants.
Old Village Apartments
If you're looking for a mid-range hotel, check into the Old Village Apartments, a selection of self-catering accommodation in a well-kept complex in the heart of Vilamoura. Every room has a lounge area, kitchenette, and dining space perfect for all the family. There's also 3 outdoor swimming pools, an on-site supermarket, 3 restaurants, and 2 bars.
Bargain-hunters will love the Rio Apartments situated in central Vilamoura. Every self-catering apartment has its own kitchenette, dining area, and seating space, with a heavy emphasis on functionality and practicality. There's also a restaurant and bar and an on-site swimming pool to dip into.
Vilamoura Beaches For July
The beaches are at their busiest in Vilamoura during July, with the influx of tourists seeking the hot, summer sun. Luckily, the resort has enough surrounding beaches for everyone, but it's best to get down early to secure a spot.
Praia do Forte Novo
Just along the coast from Vilamoura in Quarteira, Praia do Forte Novo offers a huge sprawling beach with public parking. It's characterised by soft-white sands dotted with rugged tufts of greenery and uninterrupted views across the sparkling, blue waters of the Atlantic. There are also numerous bars and restaurants surrounding the beach for you to refuel in.
Praia do Almargem
Further down the coast from Praia do Forte Novo there is Praia do Almargem, a beautiful white-sand beach with an unusual lagoon set behind it. The wide beach is dotted with rows of sunbeds and is surrounded by lush greenery. In addition, there are several beach bars and restaurants lining the sands for your refreshment.
Bars And Restaurants
For a luxury dining experience, book a table at Restaurante Mayflower in Vilamoura Marina. The stylish, modern design is the perfect backdrop for any occasion, and the menu is filled with a large selection of fish dishes, like grilled swordfish, medallions of monkfish, and grilled scallops, as well as a wide range of steaks, duck breast, and Portuguese style lamb chops.
The Michelin guided Emo restaurant in the Tivoli Hotel serves up a delicious array of creative cuisine giving traditional dishes a twist. There's an expansive menu featuring quirky treats like octopus confit, strawberry gazpacho, and guinea fowl breast, as well as a luxurious set menu for 80 per person.
Craving some steak? Head to Art's Grill in the Marina for a laid-back experience. There's a full menu of steak dishes, from fillet and rib-eye to T-bone, as well as delicious non-steak dishes like grilled prawns and lamb. In addition, there's an expansive selection of cocktails and the Grill regularly plays live sporting events.
Things To Do In Vilamoura In July
Quinta Quads is a great way for adventure seekers to explore the hills of the Algarve. Kitted out in safety gear, the guides take you through the beautiful scenery of the area, relaying information and fun facts whilst you get to enjoy the Algarve from a different perspective.
Algarve Seafaris' Sunset Cruise
Departing from Vilamoura Marina, the Algarve Seafaris' Sunset Cruise allows you to soak up the rugged coastline landscape whilst it's bathed in the soft glow of the dying sun. On the two-hour trip, you pass quaint fishing villages, stunning cliff scenery, and the lively town of Albufeira City, before heading back to the Marina once the sun has gone down.
Visiting a water park is a great way to cool off in the July heat, and Aqua Land is one of the best in The Algarve. There are numerous slides and flumes for all the family, including the crazy leap, the kamikaze, and rapids. In addition, Kids Paradise features a large, children-friendly pool filled with fun water-based activities and smaller slides.
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