Algarve Weather May Averages, Portugal
What's The Weather Like in The Algarve in May?
May is an excellent time to visit the Algarve if you're looking for reliably dry and sunny weather.
Is The Algarve Hot In May?
Does It Rain In The Algarve In May?
The average rainfall at Faro in May is just 22mm, and rain falls over an average of seven days.
Is The Algarve Windy In May?
Over the course of May, wind speeds vary from calm to moderate breeze, rarely exceeding a strong breeze of 11 m/s.
Sunshine In The Algarve in May
May is a reliably sunny month with an average of ten hours per day. The coastline is generally the sunniest part of the Algarve region.
How Warm Is The Sea In The Algarve In May?
The sea temperature off the coastline continues to rise at this time of year, with a May average of about 17°C, but this is still rather cool for swimming.
Hotels for Algarve in May
Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel
The accommodation options to choose from in the Algarve are many and varied. The Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel at Urbanizacao Quinta do Martinhal, Sagres, is the ideal outlet for a special occasion or romantic retreat, offering high-quality five-star accommodation, a spa and also offering easy access to the nearest beach.
Lake Spa Resort
Lake Spa Resort at Avenida Cerro da Vila, Vilamoura, as well as offering 5-star accommodation and spa pools, is handy for the golf courses around Vilamoura.
Dom Manuel Hotel
Romantic retreats are also numerous, for example the Dom Manuel Hotel at the Vila Praia D Ana at Lagos.
Those after budget accommodation can consider the Hotel Frentomar, which is a reasonably priced beach hotel with good rooms and good views over the sea front.
Atlantida Algarve Holiday Home
Self-catering options include the Atlantida Algarve Holiday Home in Vilamoura, which is a one bedroom apartment that offers a communal outdoor swimming pool.
Beaches for May for Algarve
Praia de Falesia
May is quite a good time of year to visit the beaches in the Algarve, for the weather tends to be good for relaxing and sunbathing, while the main crowds of tourists tend not to arrive at the Algarve until July and August. Praia de Falesia, between Vilamoura and Albufeira, is a Blue Flag beach and tends to be quiet most of the time, while it overlooks some spectacular cliff formations.
Praia da Marinha
Olhos de Agua Beach at Olhos de Agua, Albufeira is also good for relaxing and sunbathing, while there are also numerous facilities nearby including restaurants and a pharmacy. If you're looking for another secluded option you may want to try Praia da Marinha also known as 'Navy Beach'. This beach is so spectacular and peaceful it has been named as one of the top 100 most beautiful beaches in the world.
Restaurants and Bars for Algarve in May
The Algarve boasts a range of good restaurants, and most tastes are well catered for. For something expensive and luxurious and a little out of the ordinary, Restaurante Ruccula at Rua Poeta Joao de Deus, Alvor, Portimao is a good choice.
Tasquinha do Rossio
A Tasquinha do Rossio at Rua Dr. Santos, Albufeira, sells a range of seafood with a mainly Portuguese theme, and offers good value for money.
There are also numerous good pubs in the region. The Tunes Bar at Praca Miguel Bombarda 32, Albufeira, serves a variety of traditional pub food including cooked English breakfasts, and those who wish to view important sporting events are also well covered thanks to numerous TV screens across the bar.
A reasonable nightclub is Libertos Club at Travessa Antero de Quental 59, Albufeira which has a good disco area for dancing, and music is played well into the early hours of the morning.
Things to Do in Algarve in May
The Mountain Bike Adventure Day Tours
With the heat not as excessive as in the summer months, and the weather generally reliable, May is a good time of year to try mountain biking. The Mountain Bike Adventure Day Tours at Lagos offer a range of cross country and mountain trips, and also offer all-inclusive holidays. Bike hire is available, or users can bring their own mountain bikes. These trips offer opportunities to see spectacular scenery that visitors would not normally find while driving around or visiting the main tourist hotspots.
For motor racing fans, Algarve Racing at Mexilhoeira Grande, Portimao offers a wide range of racing-related options. These include packages for watching racing events around the race track at the establishment, going on holiday tours in the surrounding areas, going karting, and going for a drive or passenger ride in a Touring Car.
Autodromo Internacional do Algarve
The Autodromo Internacional do Algarve, situated at the Sitio do Escampadinho, Portimao is the main alternative, which is good for go-karting facilities.
Algarve Indoor Kart Centre
Karting enthusiasts can also consider the Algarve Indoor Kart Centre at Ria Shopping, Olhao, which is one of the largest karting centres in Europe and makes karts available for rental.