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The Algarve in April and what it's like

Considering a trip to the Algarve in April? Determining whether this month suits your travel plans hinges on your desired experience. Personally, I adore the Algarve in April, and there are several reasons why this period stands out as the ideal time to explore the region. Let's dive into why April makes for an unforgettable visit.

What is the algarve like in April
April in the Algarve

The weather in April

While you might assume that April in the Algarve mirrors March, you'd be pleasantly surprised. In fact, April often boasts significantly warmer temperatures. With an average of around 19 degrees Celsius, daytime temperatures can easily soar into the mid-twenties or even exceed 25 degrees Celsius. Although mornings and evenings can be slightly chilly, the midday and afternoon hours beckon beach enthusiasts with inviting warmth. Packing for varied temperatures is essential; ensure you bring along a jumper, a light jacket, and, of course, beachwear!

Moreover, April in the Algarve showcases vibrant greenery and is in my opinion the most beautiful month. Nature bursts into life during this month, offering an exquisite display of springtime beauty.


Things to do in the Algarve in April

If you're a fan of swimming, brace yourself for a refreshing experience as the ocean remains delightfully chilly, with an average water temperature around 17.3 degrees Celsius. 😉 It's the perfect excuse for a revitalizing dip, so don't forget to pack your bikini for those relaxing beach moments and pool hangs.

April sets the stage for a range of outdoor activities, from invigorating hikes to exhilarating climbing adventures, even under the midday sun. And fear not, it's not too cold for water sports enthusiasts either. Whether it's stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, or surfing, there's no shortage of exciting options to explore in the Algarve!

To get around and discover the Algarve to the fullest, I highly recommend renting a car. Trough discover cars renting a car and comparing prices is super easy! Check out my personal favorite car rentals.


Where to stay

Wondering where to stay on your April trip? You're in the right place at To the Sea Stories. I've actually written several blogs that are very useful if you're looking into the most beautiful part of the Algarve, beachfront hotels and beach towns! I've also written lists with my favorite luxury boutique hotels, beautiful hotels in nature and places to stay on the beach! Check it out. 👇

If you love going out and trying bars and restaurants, I would recommend staying in one the following towns:

Caneiros Luxury Suites, Ferragudo,  Algarve
Caneiros Luxury Suites, Ferragudo, Algarve

Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa - for kids
Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa



  • With an average temperature of around 19 degrees Celsius, though feeling much warmer during daylight hours, expect temperatures to easily reach the mid-twenties.

  • Pack a variety of clothing suitable for fluctuating weather conditions, including a jumper for cooler moments and beachwear for sun-soaked days.

  • April in the Algarve is perfect for outdoor pursuits such as surfing and hiking, thanks to the inviting weather.

  • While the ocean water remains quite cold for swimming, it's ideal for refreshing dips.

  • Enjoy the serenity of the Algarve in April, as it's typically less crowded.

  • Marvel at the stunning beauty of nature, which flourishes during this time of year.

April in the Algarve
The Algarve in April


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