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The Algarve in February and what it's like

Updated: Jan 23

I get it, it's winter and you're sooo much in need of some sun! The Algarve is one of the sunniest places in Europe but what is the Algarve like in February? Let me tell you! 👇

The Algarve in Februari
Analog photo of Algarve beach

I love spending winters in the Algarve. February is one of the wettest and coolest months of the year but it's still very worth it! Why? Because the weather is still pretty good if you compare it to the cold little country I'm from.


The Weather and what to bring

February is the coolest month of the year in the Algarve but it's still sunny and temperatures don't get really low (in my opinion😉). It's important to pack for different kinds of weather. Bring a bikini but also a jumper, a light jacket and maybe a beanie. The average temperature is around 17-18 degrees but can feel much warmer in the sun. The ocean temperature is a little cold for swimming but it's a great time to visit if you're looking for good surf or anything outdoor! Nature in February is beautiful as between February and June everything is super green.

February in the algarve
Carvoeiro, Algarve

Where to go in the Algarve for good weather

The warmest part of the Algarve is the eastern Algarve. The more west you travel, the colder and windier it usually gets, especially ones you go around the corner at Sagres. I would recommend staying anywhere in between the Spanish boarder and Salema. Sheltered beaches like Praia dos Três Castelos are perfect for February beach days to chill and spend time away from the wind in the sun.

Overall, it's not the best time of year if you want to spend your holiday in a bikini on the beach but if you love outdoor activities and some sun, February is good moth to visit.


My personal hotel recommendations

Looking for the perfect place to stay? Make sure to check out my other blogs:

For rent in February
My beach flat in Burgau (200 meter from the beach) for rent


Summarizing the Algarve in February

  • The average temperature is around 17-18 degrees

  • Temperatures can feel much warmer during daytime but chilly in early mornings and evenings.

  • Bring clothes for all kinds of weather

  • Its great weather for outdoor activities

  • Look for sheltered beaches to enjoy a nice beach day

  • Stay anywhere in between the Spanish boarder and Salema for the best weather

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