Visiting the Algarve in April

Algarve in April
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The weather in April can be very unpredictable both in the Algarve and across the whole of Portugal. Although most weather reports don’t record a noticeable increase in rain, April is known for being a wet month. There’s even a Portuguese saying for it: em Abril águas mil (literally: in April, a thousand waters).  If … Read more

Visiting the Algarve in March

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As winter loosens its grip and the whispers of spring fill the air, the Algarve begins to awaken from its tranquil slumber. March marks the start of a vibrant season as the region slowly sheds its winter coat. In this enchanting time of year, places that have been closed throughout the colder months begin to … Read more

Visiting the Algarve in February

Algarve in February
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Visiting the Algarve in February offers a delightful escape from the winter blues common in the rest of Europe and North America and a chance to embrace the region’s unique charm during its quieter season. As the Algarve gently awakens from its winter slumber, visitors can revel in its temperate climate, serene landscapes, and enchanting … Read more

8 Hotels Nearest to Faro Airport

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Sometimes you just need a comfortable, convenient airport hotel that means you can hop out of bed in the morning and be at the airport in a few minutes. While Faro Airport doesn’t have an on-site airport hotel, there are a few hotels nearby.  Some of these hotels you can get to on foot, and … Read more

Visiting the Algarve in January

Algarve in January
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Flights to Faro are the perfect way to beat the January blues, and don’t worry about this trip breaking the bank: January in the Algarve is very affordable, and perfect for post-Christmas budgets. The weather remains relatively mild compared to many other European destinations, with daytime temperatures averaging around 15°C (59°F) when it’s sunny. While swimming … Read more

Cost of Living in the Algarve: The Breakdown

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The Algarve is a great place to live. More than 300 days of sunshine, beautiful beaches, and a laid-back culture making it a popular place to move to. The cost of living in the Algarve is also very affordable, particularly when it comes to food and drink. It’s possible for a couple to live in … Read more

Algarve New Year’s Eve Guide

Family watching fireworks together over a town

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Celebrating New Year’s Eve in the Algarve, Portugal, is a vibrant and unforgettable experience that combines the beauty of this coastal paradise with lively festivities. While the parties may not be as big as those in Lisbon or Porto, there is plenty happening across the whole of the Algarve. From spectacular fireworks lighting up the … Read more

Visiting the Algarve in December

Visiting Algarve December
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You may be dreaming of a white Christmas, but if you’d prefer Santa to bring you blue skies and sunshine then flights to the Algarve should be top of your Christmas list. As winter unfurls its milder embrace, the Algarve emerges as one of Europe’s sunniest getaways, offering a warm retreat from the cold and … Read more

Rescuing a Dog in the Algarve

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I don’t have pets of my own. If I could I would, because I’m absolutely mad on animals. The problem is I’ve chosen a nomadic lifestyle for myself, and travelling with a big slobbery mutt might be a little bit hard. Sometimes not having a pet can be a bit distressing: especially when you meet … Read more

Visiting the Algarve in November

Feira de São Martinho in Portimão

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As autumn paints the landscape with warm hues and summer’s vibrant crowds gradually recede, November unveils a different, more tranquil side of Portugal’s Algarve region. With its mild, Southern European climate still gently embracing the coastline, November in the Algarve offers a unique blend of tranquility and pleasant weather, making it an ideal time to … Read more