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. Usually, 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. This September has so far been very warm with warmer sea temperatures too, making for perfect beach days!

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 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 12th to the 15th September. The BPM Festival is just one of many great festivals in the Algarve all year round. 

If you like your music a little smoother, then head to Vale do Lobo on 21st September for a concert by the OJA 5tet who bring you innovative renditions of favourite movie soundtracks. The OJA 5tet concert starts at 19:30 at Vale do Lobo Parque do Golfe.

For something totally different, join the fun of Oktoberfest at VILA VITA Parc's Biergarten from 26th September to 6th October. Beer, bavarian food and an oompah band! Every day, between 3pm and 6pm it's Beer Happy Hour -  three beers for the price of two! Find out more about Oktoberfest at the Biergarten. 

The round the world Clipper Race is in Portimão from 12th to 15 September. The first layover on an around the world race set to end in August 2020, you can visit the fanzone and explore the amazing clippers during the open days. Visit above and below deck to get an peek into life aboard the special boats, designed for the grueling challange of round the world sailing. Get details of the Clipper Race Fanzone and Open Days.

Also in Portimão, the Morgado do Reguengo golf course hosts the Open Portugal, part of the European Challenge Tour, from 12trh to 15th September.

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.