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Handpicked by a Algarve Local Expert, we bring you our guide to 'Algarve in October Travel Tips'.

Autumn sunshine awaits you in October in the Algarve. Perfect weather for beach walks, playing golf or tennis, or trying padel - the fastest growing sport in the world.
Here's a round-up of some October highlights - from Oktoberfest to Halloween fun at Quinta do Lago and Zoomarine, to suggested walking routes across the Algarve, where to find the best cocktails and special offers on Algarve villas for the mid-term break.
Plus, Aquashow Indoor WaterPark opens this October! Water park fun all year round, with super slides for everybody, from little kids to adrenaline junkies, plus a great spa area with saunas, resistance swim spas, ice baths and more.

Algarve Walking Holidays by Figs on the Funcho

Walking the Algarve - join guided walking holidays by Figs on the Funcho. Explore the gorgeous coast and country from the riverside location at Figs on the Funcho. Daily guided walks and breathtaking scenery. Accommodation and meals are included in the Walking Holidays. The Algarve is known for its fabulous climate, natural beauty and gorgeous scenery. Whether along the coast or inland, there i...

Halloween at Quinta do Lago

What's on for Halloween at Quinta do Lago. Combine the mid-term break with the scary season of Halloween! Quinta do Lago have conjured up an amazing array of ghoulish fun and active entertainment for the whole family. Spooky brunch, scary sunset parties, costume parades and more!  The luxury resort has numerous events planned over several days, with the action happening at the resort's resta...

Halloween at Zoomarine

Portugal's favourite theme park goes full-on scary mode! Enjoy spooky fun at Zoomarine this Halloween! Witches, ghouls and zoombies wander the park with plenty of scary surprises to add to the Halloween fun. Don't miss it! From 17th Oct. to 1st Nov. 2023. Witches, ghouls, zombies and monsters will be lurking everywhere, guaranteed to spook the whole family! Scary street entertainment ...

Best Walks in the Algarve

Southern Portugal, Algarve is a popular year round destination for walking and hiking holidays, and a great location for nature lovers and those who enjoy an outdoor lifestyle. Naturally beautiful, the Algarve offers a variety of landscapes to explore, from the hills of Monchique and the Serra do Calderião near Tavira, to the stunning coastline near Carvoeiro and Sagres, to the wetlands...

What's on at W Algarve

Find out what's on for Christmas and New Year at W Algarve, Albufeira. Enjoy festive parties, DJ sessions, wine-tasting, cocktails, and the first Sunset Party of 2024. Expect fabulous food, fun and sparkle. See the full festive programme here. Life is never dull at W Algarve. The festive season is the perfect excuse to add some glitz and glamour to your celebrations and W Algarve is the place t...

Unusual Things to Do in the Algarve, Portugal

Looking for quirky activities in the Algarve? There are plenty of unusual things to do and see here, ranging from cross-border zip lines to skull-lined chapels of bones and underground salt mines. Here are some of the fun, different and awesome things to do when in the Algarve. One of the top beach destinations in the world, with miles of the most beautiful coastline, there are plenty of things...

The Best Cocktails in the Algarve and Where to Drink Them

Cocktails are good mood in a glass, pairing perfectly with sunshine and seaside. Grey and dreary does not a cocktail make. Magical mixology brings colour, vibrancy and flavour, giving life to our daydreams. Modern-day mixologists are like wizards of old, lifting spirits, creating moods and casting spells with their magical libations. Cocktails are a treat, a holiday vibe, a fun time and a pro...

Half-Term Villa Holidays with Blue Sky Villas

Find super promotions and gorgeous villas in the Algarve for a sunny mid-term break! Blue Sky Villas has holiday homes in Vale do Lobo, Quinta do Lago and Vilamoura waiting for you. Check availability here and treat yourself to some May sunshine. Blue Sky Villas is one of the leading villa rental companies in the Algarve, offering beautiful villas and apartments along with excellent customer ca...

Superbike World Championship

Once again Portimão's racetrack hosts the Superbike World Championship. From 29thSeptember to 1st October the track will welcome top riders from around the globe for another thrilling race weekend. The Autódromo do Algarve (Algarve Racetrack) is one of the most challenging tracks around and is a superb venue for top competitions. Plus the sun is set to shine on all the racing action! This ...

Rugby Camp with Brian O'Driscoll at The Campus

Rugby Camp with Brian O'Driscoll at The Campus, Quinto do Lago. An amazing opportunity to train with Irish rugby legend and Lions Captain in a fun and action-packed training camp in April 2023. Places are limited and sell out fast, so early booking is essential. Join Brian O'Driscoll, former captain of the Ireland and the British and Irish Lions teams, at a junior rugby training camp in Quinta ...

Movie Nights at MAR Shopping Algarve

Movie Night! Enjoy Dinner and a Movie at MAR Shopping for just €9! Offer available Monday to Friday, from 6pm. Vouchers available at the Information Desk, MAR Shopping. Enjoy the classic combo of Dinner and a Movie at MAR Shopping. From just €9 you can enjoy a tasty meal at one of the participating restaurants and also watch a great movie. The offer is available from 6pm, Monday to Friday, ...

Aquashow Indoor Park

Aquashow Indoor Waterpark opens on 20th Oct. 2022! The only indoor waterpark on the Iberian Peninsula promises summer water park vibes all year long. Super slides, wave pools, spa areas for adults only plus adrenaline-busting 26m high slides! All indoors with heated pools.  Something pretty special is coming! If you love the summer fun of water parks, then this is for you. Aquashow opens i...

Rota do Petisco - Tapas Route 2022

The hugely popular Rota do Petisco is back! Join the Tapas Route for tasty snacks plus a drink for just €3.50 at participating venues. The tapas feature Algarve products and flavours and give a little taste of what each venue offers. Grab some friends and follow the tapas trails across the Algarve. The brainchild of Portimão based Teia d'Impulsos (a cultural and social association), the Rota...

Kids Stay & Eat for FREE at The Magnolia Hotel

Special family offer in Quinta do Lago. Families stay at The Magnolia Hotel and kids stay for free. Includes daily buffet breakfast for the family and meals for children under 12 years of age.  Book your perfect family holiday in Quinta do Lago, staying in one of The Magnolia Hotel's cottages and your children can stay and eat for free!   Your family can stay as many nigh...

Oktoberfest at Vila Vita Biergarten

Oktoberfest in the Algarve! Vila Vita Biergarten hosts another super Oktoberfest, featuring a fabulous oompah band, German dishes and plenty of great beer! Dine at the long tables, sing along with the band and have some Bavarian-flavoured fun. Advance table bookings are advised. VILA VITA Biergarten hosts another edition of the Oktoberfest this autumn, from 21st September to 8th October. A fun ...

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