would like to go to Algarve in Jan

Discussion in 'Portugal' started by racezJona, Dec 7, 2010.

  1. racezJona

    racezJona New Member

    Im thinking about going to Algarve in early jan since I wasn't able to getaway this year. Would the Algarve not be a good time to go in Jan? is weather ok for swimming?
  2. Jenna

    Jenna Moderator

    It is a bit cold for swimming in the water or getting a tan. If you're planning to do water sports that involve you going in the water, you won't find great temps for this I am afraid. However, you can do other activities like sailing, canoeing, biking, rock climbing and horse riding.

    January is also a great time of the year to catch Algarve carnivals such as the Festival of the Smoked Sausage where you'll be able to sample good local cuisine.

    Even if weather isn't as great for swimming, it's still warm enough to enjoy it a great time there. Also, hotels in Algarve will be at a bargain on January:)
  3. Rhode2Hawaii

    Rhode2Hawaii New Member

    Algarve is cold in Jan

    this is true about the weather in the algarve in january...dont expect it to be like in the summer. We made the mistake to take a beach vacation in the algarve in the winter and we had to depend on gas bottles in our villa because it got very cold at night! Weather is warmish in the day but as soon as the sun drops so do the temperatures!
  4. wanderer

    wanderer Moderator

    If you want to go swimming, what about getting a hotel with a heated pool? It's not quite the same as swimming in the open water, but it's still fun and you don't have to worry about being too cold.

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