The Algarve is known for its vibrant summer agenda, which every year offers something for everyone.
From music festivals and art exhibitions to food and wine tastings, sports competitions, and cultural celebrations, the region presents an incredible lineup of events. Get ready to immerse yourself in a whirlwind of entertainment as we explore what’s happening across the Algarve during July, August, and September, in 2023.
Keep a social distance of 2 meters, wear face masks in a public area, and hygiene like wash your hands regularly.
On daily bases, people ask me how is it to be in the Algarve? To me, it is still heaven! The new normal does not really affect me. You can still go to the beach (plenty of sun lounges to choose from), bars and restaurants are open. Make sure you always have a face mask with you, as when you enter a restaurant, you need to wear a face mask. Once you sit down, you can take it off and enjoy the lovely food and drinks. The sunsets are still stunningly beautiful, the temperature nice, the beaches sandy, and the seawater refreshing!
In March this year, I wrote the article below, but at the same time, the coronavirus hit Europe! It was not a good idea to promote the Algarve. But it is August now, and the Algarve is safe and clean, and with respect to the new normal, we can handle Covid-19 in Portugal! Algarve Housing like to remind you why to visit the Algarve!
Please find below the results of a survey done by the Portugalist, a leading blog about Portugal.
Almost half (48.3%) of tourists who had planned to visit Portugal in 2020 would still visit if travel restrictions were lifted. Of those that plan to visit this year, 52.7% hope to visit Portugal in the autumn or winter compared to 30.4% who hope to visit in the summer.
What is the status of the Corona virus in the Algarve and Portugal?
The latest figures:
Total number of registered infections: 15,472 (plus 1,516). Of these in the Algarve 279 (plus19)
The number of deaths: 435 (plus 26), of which 9 in Algarve.
Number recovered: 233 (plus 28)
Number in hospital: 1,179 (plus 6), of which in IC: 226 (minus 15)
4,509 people are still waiting for test results
In the Algarve, 20 people are hospitalized, 7 of whom are in IC and 3 of whom are ventilated.
The coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) is a new virus for the human species, therefore we have no immunity against it. It is likely that all of us will have contact with this virus in the future.
However, it is the transmissibility that is worrisome. Only a minority of people require hospitalization and, in the most extreme cases, ventilator support (respirators). Now, if many of us get sick at the same time, there may not be resources to treat everyone.
Time for an update, time to give some answers to questions about the Coronavirus. What is the situation in Portugal and in the Algarve? Algarve Housing will do the best they can to help you!
Slowly, the shops are changing their assortment, lights appear here and there, supermarkets start to promote presents heavily and the first Father Christmas dolls make their glorious entrance in the shop windows…Christmas in the Algarve is approaching! Algarve Housing has put some facts of this universal celebration in Portugal in a row.
Christmas in Portugal
Christmas In the Algarve is in the first place, about spending time with family. And about traditions. On Christmas Eve, families will come together and have their Christmas dinner, the “Consoada”, consisting of “bacalhau”, the famous codfish, with boiled potatoes, cabbage and eggs.
There you are, in the Algarve in Portugal. You have one week (or maybe more, lucky you…) to recharge all batteries during your holiday in the Algarve, so you can go home after your holidays feeling ten years younger, ready to lift the world all by yourself. Now is the time to really give yourself some sweet treats, and here are some of the most regenerative possibilities in the Algarve:
August in the Algarve, is a month full of entertainment, so many things to do in the Algarve. The Algarve is alive and kicking! Most beaches are crowded, you see the children’s air castles popping up everywhere, the nets to play ball games, massages at the beach, live music, happy, laughing and dancing people everywhere. Gin tonics and ‘sex’ on the beach….That is the Algarve in August!
Some highlights of entertainment in the Algarve in August not to be missed and minor detail (wink, wink) a nice private holiday villa!
I had a fantastic snorkeling trip near Alvor with Ines and Pedro, owners of Zip & Trip! Both marine biologists and experienced nature guides. They organize among others, snorkelling trips for small groups to non-touristy places. You can add that on your list things to do in the Algarve!
It might be that you wish for a short break to recharge your batteries this spring. Or maybe you’re planning for your family summer holiday in Portugal? Or you might want to surprise your lover on a romantic trip to the Algarve. Whichever the case, here are ten reasons why the Algarve should be your number one choice. Algarve Housing likes to share with you:
February is a bit like January, nature is unfolding with many nice flowers blooming, and spreading nice smells like the Mimosa, the poppies and the daisies. Weather can be nice, very nice, with lots of sunshine, BUT it can be stormy and rainy too. Be aware!
February is the perfect month if you like hiking and biking (watch our next blog!) and playing golf.
‘Algarve host 150 events in January’ I just read at the front page of the Algarve Resident…who think January is a dull and boring month in the Algarve, is completely wrong. Today it is 3 January, and up until today I had every day breakfast and lunch in the sun! Lovely temperatures, and plenty to do in January in the Algarve. Music, art, gastronomy, a variety of cultural events in January. Algarve Housing like to share with you a few events in the Algarve for this month!
We survived the busy summer! Gosh it was busy! Busy in many ways, but with September ahead, we can look back at a successful summer in the Algarve. Personally, I really like September in the Algarve, why?
It is after August
The temperatures are still nice, very nice!!!
The beaches are less crowded
Roads are much less crowded, ideal for a road trip
Algarve Housing rent villas in West, East and Central Algarve. Very often we get asked which part to go, what to do there, any kind of advice. We will make a nice article about each part of the Algarve, so you can read and make up your mind. It is all a matter of taste of course, but, with those articles, we hope to help you a bit to make the right choice.
Today we present The West Algarve. Enjoy, and do not hesitate to contact me for any further details regarding the Western Algarve.
Algarve is certainly one of the most famous regions in Portugal, especially for family holidays!
Every year thousands of tourists come to Algarve for the sun, the beaches, the food and the wide offer of activities. This makes the Algarve a great holiday destination for families. Play at the Beach and in the Sea – Southern Algarve is filled with either small secluded beaches or long rockless beaches, but they have one thing in common: the sea is calm and flat, ideal for swimming, playing at the water, making castles in the sand or just taking a walk by the sea.
What is Medronho? Today Algarve Housing will inform you about a typical Portuguese drink and fruit of the Algarve! It is hard to miss this while you are on holiday in the Algarve. Therefor we like to share a few details about medronho, or firewater in the Algarve!
While up north, in March, Winter has still no intention of making place for its successor, spring in the Algarve, has already installed herself comfortably on the throne.
After the almond trees gave the start signal with their delicate white blossom, one tree after the other follows their footsteps in an explosion of colors and scents, as if exposing their assets in a glorious beauty contest.