5 Reasons to Visit the Algarve In November


The Algarve is a beautiful destination for a holiday in the summertime, with amazing weather, gorgeous beaches and plenty of sight-seeing to be done. It’s one of the most popular destinations in Europe, with thousands of people flocking to Portugal for guaranteed sunshine ever year. However, it’s also a fantastic option for a winter sun getaway in November. Here are 5 reasons you should visit the Algarve in November:



  • There’s Still Sunshine


It may not be scorching, but the sunshine still hangs about in November. During the day, you could find temperatures reach up to 19°C, above average for many European holiday destinations for that time of year. There is a higher chance of rain in November, but when the sun does shine it’s more like t-shirts and flip flop weather. You’ll just need to pack a jumper for those chilly evenings dining on the restaurant terrace.



  • Great Holiday Deals


Due to the fact Portugal is still underrated as a winter sun destination, you can holiday here for relatively cheap in November. Some prices are almost ¾ cheaper than what they are during the summer, particularly for exclusive resorts and villas. You could save a considerable amount of money holidaying in November as opposed to the summer months.



  • International Christmas Market


For some, November may feel a little early to be embracing Christmas with a Christmas market, but not for the people of Ferragudo. Stalls featuring produce and gift ideas from locals adorn the streets, making it the perfect place to pick up some early Christmas presents. It takes place at the Arade Pavilion in Ferragudo.



  • Amazing Food


There are amazing wineries in the Algarve, as well as delicious restaurants and buzzing bars. You can go on a wine tour sampling the best wines from the region. And why not explore the incredible restaurants with a view? Think cliffside locations and dramatic landscapes.



  • Peaceful Atmosphere


November is a really off-peak season, especially due to the fact that the kids are all back at school. You can enjoy the beauty of the Algarve outside the usual hustle and bustle, getting to spend more time as if you were a local. It’s also the perfect opportunity to visit the beaches on a sunny day, they’ll be virtually empty – but still just as breathtakingly beautiful.

algarve in the winter