Algarve Holidays in May 2018

algarve holidays in May

Algarve Holidays in May

Today it is already the first day of May, Labour day, in Portugal a public holiday. The Portuguese go out and have a picnic with family and friends, and eating fresh caracois (snales). So if you are on holiday in May in the Algarve, or planning your Algarve Holiday, Algarve Housing like to share with you a few of the many things to do in May in the Algarve.

Temperatures in May in the Algarve

The temperatures in May are slowly getting higher, this is the last month you can enjoy all the flowers blooming and the nice smells and scents of the Algarve. The end of May nature will slowly change due to the higher temperatures, and less rainfall.

4-13 May

International tournament and world cup rhythmic Gymnastics, Portimao

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The week-long event opens on 4th May at Portimao Arena and will see gymnasts from 34 countries competing at international level.

5 May

Spice Workshop Lagos

Information, see picture:

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9-16 May

Soul in the Algarve, Alvor

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700 Soul Music Lovers from the UK & rest of the world travel to the Algarve to join in this fantastic Soul Music holiday that is Soul in the Algarve SITA

One of the highlights of the week in the SITA Carnival on Sunday 13th May, with all those attending dressing up in colourful costumes and parading through the cobbled streets of the beautiful fishing village of Alvor – an amazing atmosphere and not to be missed event for your Algarve holidays in May.

10-12 May

Festa da Espiga, Salir

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Festa da Espiga is an annual traditional festival held in Salir, Loule, on the Feast of Ascension – 40 days after Easter. It’s a lively three day event with music, dancing, food and drink.

Fantastic local festival, discover the real Algarve. Festa da Espiga  local farmers, show their local produce and traditions like bee keeping, cork extracting and bread making. All to celebrate the start of the harvest season! A nice festival in the Algarve where local handy crafts will be sold and villagers will show off with music and folklore of the Algarve. Discover the real Algarve, go to Salir, just north of Loule, central Algarve.

18-20 May

Power Boat Races Portimao

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F1 racing on the water. But instead of cars, the drivers race in powerful and lightweight catamarans. The F1H2O people themselves put it a bit more poetic: “Highly competitive, fascinating, intensely challenging, risky and entertaining, Formula 1 Powerboat Racing is the ultimate adrenaline rush and regarded as one of the most spectacular and exciting sports in the world.”

25-27 May

Feira Terra do Maio, East Algarve

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Another traditional Festival where you can discover the real Algarve. This time in the East of the Algarve in Azinhal, which is between Odeleite and Castro Marim.

Enjoy and taste local and traditional produces like sea salt, goats and wine, combined with music, animal exhibitions and other entertainment.

I came accross this nice video of happy guests in the Algarve. This video shows among others some nice beaches in the Algarve in May, local produce and a lot of happiness!

Algarve Housing, is a holiday rental company.

Contact us for more information regarding things to do during your Algarve holidays in May, and Algarve holiday properties.

Warm regards,


Algarve Housing

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