Reasons to visit the Algarve in October

  • Most of the bars and restaurants are still open, so there’s lots of nightlife. Things start to wind down towards the end of the month in a lot of the coastal towns, and some places will close from November until around the start of March.
  • There are heaps of events in the Algarve during October. Most villages throw festivals to celebrate the harvest, and there are lots of foodie events on the calendar too.
  • Villa Rentals & Apartments are much lower than the summer and even September, yet the weather is still very pleasant. Car rental prices similarly drop which, combined with cheaper hotels, means you can have a great time in the Algarve for a lot less.
  • October temperatures are warm and pleasant, with an average of eight rainy days.

What’s on in the Algarve in October

Feira de Santa Iria, Faro

The city’s biggest festival takes place i0n the 14th -23rd October. It’s a religious festival dating back more than 400 years. Nowadays you can expect carnival rides (Ferris wheels, carousels, bumper cars), live music and stalls selling local produce. Check out their Facebook page HERE.

What’s the weather like in October?

The October climate is warm and mild. During the day the temperature can reach 23°C, and it only drops to 15°C during the night. Heatwaves are more likely at the start of the month, but temperatures of 30°C aren’t that common in October. There’s a 25% chance of rain, but with an average of eight wet days it’s unlikely that you’ll encounter showers.