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The Algarve in October

So fall just started and if you're from a cold country like me, October is the perfect time to extend summer and head down south. Time to discover the true nature, warmth and beauty that the Algarve has to offer. The beaches are still warm, the sun is shining, the surf is beautiful and it's not too busy.

So what is the Algarve like in October? Well, let me tell you!

Weather in fall in the Algarve

The weather in October, and even November, is usually really great and it can even still be pretty hot. The average temperature in October is 22 degrees but feels much warmer during the day. Perfect to escape the cold windy wet weather and soak up some Portuguese sun. The Algarve is one of the sunniest places in Europe but chances of a storm or some rain are higher in fall. However, overall it is still a great time to travel to the Algarve.

One of my favorite things about the Algarve in October, and especially November, is the blossoming bougainvillea and moon rises. The sky and flowers are absolutely my favorite this time of year.

The Algarve in October
October sky in Carvoeiro, Algarve

Fall temperatures by month

Even though the average temperature doesn't seem too high, always remember it's usually much warmer during day time. If you find a nice sheltered beach, October and November (and if many times also December) are still great for beach time!


27 degrees


22 degrees


​18 degrees


15 degrees

Things to do in October in the Algarve

It all depends on what you want to get out of your trip, but October is perfect for activities like surfing, hiking, road trips, supping, coasteering and exploring beaches. Want to know more about what to do in the Algarve? I've got you!

The Algarve in October
To the Sea Retreat in October

Where to stay in October?

One of the great things about October and November are the low season prices. You get a lot value for your money in these beautiful months down in the Algarve.

Retreat yourself to some luxury and have a look at my favorite hotels in region! Oh, and don't forget to check out our barefoot luxury surf and yoga retreat this fall!

All together, this is what you need to know about the Algarve in October:

  • Temperatures in the Algarve are great year around. It's not uncommon to have excellent beach weather in fall!

  • The blossoming Bougainville it beautiful in October and November.

  • October and November (and even December) are great for outdoor activities.

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