January in the Algarve

January in the Algarve
January in the Algarve

January in the Algarve

The stunning Algarve is the perfect holiday destination, and while January in the Algarve may be out of season, there are many reasons why this is a great month to visit. Flights are cheaper and you can get good deals on villas.

With miles and miles of truly breath-taking coastline, bustling cities, pretty towns and villages and plenty of arts, cultural and entertainment activities there is much to see and do here. The Algarve in January really has something for everyone, and whether you are looking for a relaxed family holiday, an active and action packed break, or a place where you can enjoy tourist attractions by day, and bustling bars and clubs at night, the Algarve offers all this and more.

Almond blossom Algarve
Almond blossom Algarve

So what is there to do in the Algarve in January?

While the temperature will drop in the winter months, the sun should still be shining in the Algarve in January. You can expect the temperature to remain around 16-20 degrees in the shade, though temperatures do drop at night so make sure you have layers packed in your suitcase.

Because of the warm climate, there are plenty of fantastic outdoor activities that you can still enjoy if you head to the Algarve at this time. While it may not be warm enough to swim, you can still enjoy the beautiful beaches in the Algarve region, and for a fun day out why not take a boat trip out along the coast? If you are lucky you may even spot a dolphin or two! Other seaside activities that you can enjoy in the Algarve in January are surfing, sailing and many other water sports, or simply take a walk along its edge and admire spectacular views. Families will enjoy one of the theme parks in the region, and you can also take a jeep safari and explore the local countryside and wildlife this way.

January in the Algarve, spring is truly on its way and the spring flowers should be in full bloom, covering the landscape in a rainbow of colour. Check out the cliffs at Ponta da Piedade in Lagos which are stunning at this time of year.

January Events in the Algarve

Jazz in the Algarve
Jazz in the Algarve

Jazz in the Algarve

Jazz in the Cellars
Silves hosts a great programme of live Jazz with wine tasting
  Sat Jan 13th 2018 to Tue Apr 17th 2018

If you enjoy Jazz music, then you’ll not want to miss Silves’ great programme of Jazz in the Cellars.

Between January and April 2018, there will be live Jazz music concerts held in the cellars of various Silves wine producers.

There are eight sessions in all (two per month), the first of which will take place on the second Saturday of January.

Here’s the progarmme:
13th Jan: Low Tech Groove, Quinta João Clara, Alcantarilha
20th Jan: Jazz à Capela,  Convento do Paraíso, Silves.
10th Feb: Chustinatra, Quinta do Francês, Silves.
24th Feb: Power Trio, Quinta do Barradas, Silves
10th Mar: P.L.I.N.T, Quinta do Barranco Longo, Algoz
17th Mar: Badalo Quarteto, Quinta da Vinha, Silves
7th Apr: Alexandre Dahmen Trio, Quinta do Outeiro,Silves
14th Apr: Yanina Mantuano, Quinta da Malaca, Pêra.
All concerts start at 9pm.

If you want to go along you need to reserve a ticket.
The ticket for each session costs 10€, which includes the concert, wine tasting by the producer, voucher to visit the Castle and Municipal Museum of Archeology and a bottle of wine.
What a great deal!

You can reserve tickets one month before the date of each session (over 18s only).

For more information and bookings contact the Tourism office at Silves Câmara – Tel (+351) 282 440 800 or email turismo@cm-silves.pt
OR visit the website.

Sausage Festival Querença

Sausage festival Agarve
Sausage Festival

The Festival of “Chouriças” (sausages), which is otherwise known as the Festival of S. Luís, the patron saint of animals is held in Querença on the 21 January this year. Festivities usually begin with a night of Fado (a traditional evening of music and song). During the day there is a religious procession through the streets followed by more music, sausage tasting and a local auction for the prize sausage or ‘queen chouriça.’


Visiting the Algarve in January may not be a typical beach holiday, but can be lots of fun, and with cheaper flights and holiday deals, and a quieter ambience, January could be the perfect time to visit especially if you like golfing, hiking and other activities.

This article is brought to you by Algarve Housing, the villa rental company for better holidays in the Algarve with unique propertys.

Warm wishes,


Algarve Housing

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