Is September the best month to visit the Algarve?

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Top reasons why you should visit the Algarve in September

What is the best month to visit the Algarve? Right now, we think its September! Here are our best reasons why September is a great month to visit the Algarve. There's nothing wrong with the other 11 months, but September is special....

Top Reasons why September is the Best Month to visit the Algarve

1. The weather
There are no guarantees of course, but the weather in the Algarve in September is generally fabulous. It is not quite as hot as July and August, when it can get well up into the 30ºs. You can expect day temperatures to hover around the high 20ºs to low 30ºs at the begining of the month and to settle around the mid to low 20ºs by the end of the month. Nights are cooler than peak summer but still mellow and perfect for enjoying some great outside dining.

2.  Fewer crowds
The summer buzz is fun but may not be to everyone's taste. September in the Algarve is less hectic. There is less traffic on the roads, so roadtrips to explore are a great option. See top scenic drives in the Algarve. The beaches are less crowded too, even the beaches at popular resorts like Albufeira, Vilamoura and Praia da Rocha. You can find pristine stretches of sand just for you. The sea is inviting too. It is not unusual for the sea temeprature to be more appealing in September than August.

Another advantage to there being less crowds is that you can more easily get great tables at restaurants. There are so many restaurants with fabulous views, you're going to want to be in the frontline.

3. Excellent events
There are parties galore in July and August all across the Algarve. However, September is also a month with a full calendar of events. Coming in September 2017 is the huge BPM Festival. Said to be one of the best electronic music festivals on the planet with world-class artists from across the globe, this non-stop party is being held at several venues in Praia da Rocha from the 14th to the 17th Septembr. See the full BPM Portugal programme.
If you like your music a little smoother, then the Smooth Jazz Festival is for you. VILA VITA Parc hosts top names in jazz, soul and funk for a weekend of outstanding music with multiple Grammy stars. Find out more about the Algarve Smooth Jazz Festival.
For something totally different, join the fun of Oktoberfest at VILA VITA Parc's Biergarten from 27th September to 8th October. Beer, bavarian food and an oompah band! Read about Oktoberfest at the Biergarten
September is also the month to enjoy the famous Rota do Petisco (Tapas Route) in Portimão, Lagoa, Silves and Monchique. You can sample small portions of a huge variety of savoury food for a tasty €3, including a drink, or dessert and a drink for €2. See the full list of participating restaurants, courtesy of Sul Informação.

Bonus Reasons to visit the Algarve in September
It is more likely you will find holiday deals and value airfares in September. There is a great choice of airlines flying into Faro airport - shop around for the best deals. 
If you prefer your travel to be child free, in September there are fewer families on holidays as the school year gets underway. 
And as a particularly nice bonus, while there may be a few more clouds in the sky in September, they do make for amazing sunsets.