Weather at the moment
Weather all year round
The Algarve weather has a strong character. In Faro, the average temperature is 12°C in winter, 16°C in April, 26°C in August, 19°C in October and 13°C in December, with rainfall from November to February. Average temperature of the Algarve over the year: 18 °C. The west is sunny most of the year with very pleasant temperatures until the end of November. Sea surface temperature: 15 to 16°C in January, and 22 to 25°C in August.
All Portuguese people say it: the Algarve is an expensive region. The fault of an excessive tourist attendance in some areas in the summer. But this cliché is not without hiding strong disparities, even within cities known as "expensive" such as Albufeira or Faro. There is always a way to find cheap addresses with an excellent price-quality ratio. The small villages in the interior of the Algarve will undermine the clichés.
No visa is required to travel to the Algarve for nationals of the European Union and Switzerland: an identity card or passport is sufficient. For unaccompanied minors, an authorization to leave the territory is required (forms in town halls or police stations). A visa is not required for Canadian nationals if their stay in the Algarve is less than three months
Necessary documents for those coming by car: national pink three-part driving licence (not to be forgotten also if it is planned to rent a car or motorcycle on site) or international licence. Green card insurance.
No major risks to report when leaving for Portugal. No vaccine is recommended to travel to the Algarve. It may be useful, however, to check to see if yours are up to date. Before leaving, take your health card with you and go to a Social Security ATM, ask for the provisional European health card. The paper that will be given to you immediately serves as a card until you receive the official card, valid for one year. If you are ill, your medical expenses at the hospital will be covered, as well as in the event of an accident. As for drinking water, we will avoid drinking tap water in the Algarve. Prefer mineral water bottles