June is probably the best summer month to visit the Algarve. It’s warm, but not too warm. It’s still relatively affordable. And, there’s plenty going on.
Reasons to visit the Algarve in June
- It’s warm, and isn’t that one of the main reasons that most people visit the Algarve? Expect temperatures ranging from the early 20s until the early 30s. It’s not unheard of for it to reach into the mid 30s as well.
- It’s not as warm as July and August, and that’s a good thing. It’s not uncommon for temperatures in July and August to reach the late 30s, which can be too hot to do very much.
- June is slightly quieter than the other months. Although plenty of people visit the Algarve in June, it’s nowhere near as busy as it is in August and the end of July.
- It’s still possible to find cheap accommodation (and presumably flights as well) as June is considered mid-season rather than the high-season. On the super-bargain end of the scale, we found this one bedroom apartment near Albufeira for €66 per night. There were also quite a few options for around €100 per night, most with great TripAdvisor reviews.
What’s on in the Algarve in June?
Dia de Portugal
Dia de Portugal (Portugal Day), Portugal’s national day, takes place on June 10th. The day is a public holiday, and celebrations take place all over Portugal. In the Algarve, celebrations are taking place in Albufeira’ Largo dos Paços do Concelho square where a free outdoor concert will take place from 21:30 onwards.
The annual festival of sand sculpture takes place in Pêra from March until October. Every year, artists from all over the world travel to the Algarve to build huge themed sandcastles based on that year’s theme.
Carvoeiro Black & White Night
Carvoeiro’s Black & White Night is one of the most popular summer events in the Algarve. This year (2017), the black and white themed party takes place on June 17th with crowds expected throughout Carvoreiro Town Centre and across Carvoreiro’s beach (Largo da Praia). Expect DJs and summer fun from around 20:00 until the early hours.
31st Handicraft and Ethnography Fair of Alcoutim
Castro Marim Festa da Cataplana (Cataplana Festival)
One for the foodie’s diary, the Cataplana Festival in Castro Marim celebrates this famous Algarve dish. The festival takes place from the 1st until the 30th of June, with restaurants in Castro Marim participating and offering special cataplana-based dishes. A list of participating restaurants can be found here.
Marchas e Santos Populares, Portimão
A traditional festival with parades, costumes, and lots of grilled sardines. This is a fun, local festival that’s worth taking a look at.
Festival MED, Loulé
Festival MED takes place from June 29th until July 2nd. Expect international music, food, and entertainment. More information and ticket prices can be found on the Festival Med Facebook page.
Silves Beer Fest
A relatively small beer festival, Silves Beer Fest takes place at Praça Al-Mutamid in Silves from the 15th – 18th of June 2017. More information at the Silves Beer Festival Facebook page.
Weather in the Algarve in June
Expect temperatures in the mid-20s, but possibly as hot as the early 30s: perfect weather for relaxing on one of the Algarve’s many beaches or by the pool.