Visiting the Algarve in September and October
High season in the Algarve certainly has its perks, including more reliable weather and a busier events schedule, for starters. However, while peak season means tourists descend upon the region in droves, once the rush of August is over, the Algarve welcomes a different type of tourist. One that enjoys a quieter life, balmier temperatures, and kicking back to enjoy the last of the summer sun.
In fact, the weather in Southern Portugal stays warm until Halloween, so while there may be a few hours of clouds or a sprinkling of rain, chances are you’ll be able to get in a good few beach days. But what else is there to do in the Algarve in September and October, and how will a stay at LUX MARE luxury villas in Lagos be sure to tick every box?
Read on to find out!
Lagos, Algarve in September/October
General consensus is that for exploring Lagos, mid-season is best thanks to milder temperatures making it easier to wander around the city centre’s cobbled streets. As tourist numbers dip, the city gets back into its normal rhythms, feeling more Portuguese with every day that goes by. Bright, sunny days promise pleasant walks around a city with a surprise around every corner. Then there’s the selection of gorgeous beaches hemmed in by dramatic rock formations, no longer packed with tourists from all four corners of the globe.
With summer activities still available, from kayaking over the waves in search of hidden sea caves to an outdoor cinema, an off-peak stay can also include touring Lagos’ impressive historical locations. Think a city museum, slave museum, and science centre or a beachside fortress, city walls and castle.
Then there’s the food. Popping into the small local bakery “All Things Dough” behind the town hall for fresh homemade bread and a wonderful cappuccino in the early morning, then stopping by fabulous local butcher “Talho Lusitano” to grab something to throw on the BBQ later. Perhaps a stop at MOSTO in the afternoon/evening for a wine-tasting experience and a bite? And then there’s opting for a true neighbourhood experience at the lovely family-run French restaurant in Porto de Mós, “Amorizade Restaurant”, serving slow French cooking in a homely atmosphere.
Things to do in the Algarve in September/October
Notorious for being a top beachside destination, the Algarve runs at full speed in August, but the region’s resort towns only close at the end of October. Tourist attractions are also open into September and October, with the added bonus of avoiding peak season crowds. From Zoomarine’s sea life displays to Aquashow’s impressive selection of slides and a close-up look at the wildlife at Lagos Zoo and Krazy World, September and October visits promise to be a quieter, cooler, more relaxed experience.
Finally, for wine lovers, there’s one thing you won’t want to miss: visiting a winery where the grape harvest will be in full swing.
The Perfect Accommodation for your Late-summer Getaway
When escaping to the Algarve to catch some of the summer’s last rays, you’ll want to select accommodation that meets your every desire. LUX MARE luxury villas in Lagos do just that, allowing you to take part in every seasonal activity available. All you need to do is let our concierge know what you fancy, and they’ll take care of the rest, ensuring everything you need is at your fingertips.
A tour of the town? They’ve got it sorted. A home-cooked meal with organic, seasonal ingredients? A private chef is on their way! Wellness treatments to end a day spent exploring the cliffs? They’ll be booked before you know it. Then there’s the option of simply lazing by your private pool, looking out at the azure ocean, and breathing in the sea air. That’s what a trip to the Algarve in September or October promises. Are you ready to book your stay?