Praia da Luz Weather April Averages, Portugal
What's the weather like in Praia de Luz in April
Mid-spring is a popular time to visit Praia de Luz as this is a time when crowds are at a minimum, but weather is still very mild indeed, and towards the end of the month the mercury rises even further, as summer begins to peek over the horizon a little more. There are many cheap breaks to be found at this time of year, making it even more popular for the bargain-hunters out there who are seeking early sunshine.
April experiences an average temperature of around 15°C, which can rise even further to 18°C on those warmer days as an average high, again more likely towards the middle to end of the month. Evenings are a little chilly still, but are getting slightly warmer now the year is progressing, with an average evening low of around the 11°C mark. You will still need a jacket, so remember to take one with you when venturing out.
The sun is certainly beginning to shine a little more now too, and you can expect around 9 long hours of sunshine at this time of year, which is great news for those who want to venture out onto the beach during the warmer days.
Despite that, the sea temperature is still hovering around the 15°C mark, which means swimming and water-sports are still going to be a little on the cold side just yet, but this is an improvement on the previous few months.
If you're wondering about the chance of rain, well, it is still possible but it's a little less likely than it was in the previous couple of months, and is reduced down from March's levels. You can expect around 35mm of rain throughout the month, which can affect 11 days overall, however this will be to a small degree, and shouldn't ruin your day out and about around the area.
Praia de Luz Hotels for April
Hotel Luz Bay
If you are visiting the resort with your family for an early season break during April, then check out Hotel Luz Bay. The rooms are spacious and comfortable, with a large range of facilities on offer, including four swimming pools, Wi-Fi as standard, a Jacuzzi and a buffet restaurant. There is also an onsite tennis academy.
Casa da Montanha
If however you want to feel totally secluded, when in reality you're actually not, check out Casa da Montanha, with a rural feel, set in beautiful landscaped gardens. The establishment is well equipped and the large pool is great for the family.
Burgau Beach Hotel
If you prefer a beach-front choice however, then check out Burgau Beach Hotel, just a few minutes' drive away from Praia da Luz itself. There is an outdoor swimming pool, sun terrace, and restaurant on site, with a B&B or half board option to choose from.
Bars and Restaurants
Restaurante Atlantico is the place to go for excellent service and fantastic food. Here you'll find a large selection of international dishes available, ensuring there is something for everyone to enjoy. This is a family run establishment, and that shows in the cozy, warm atmosphere and fantastic service.
Look Steak Cafe
If you are a steak fan, then you will be spoilt for choice in the resort, as you will find plentiful restaurants all claiming to serve the best in town, one which actually does serve a mean steak however is the Look Steak Café. This is a regular haunt for those who visit the resort time and time again, and there is also a large and varied wine list on offer too.
Ice Cream Factory
If however you want a sweet treat on the go, head to the Ice Cream Factory, where you can choose from a massive range of flavours. Kids will love the colourful interior of the restaurant, and you will probably send a good half an hour trying to choose your flavour of choice!
Things to do in Praia da Luz in April
Liberation Day takes place throughout the whole of the Algarve on 25 April, when Praia da Luz comes to life with amazing firework displays, live music and a wealth of entertainment suitable for the whole family. In addition to the liberation celebrations, the Off-Road Championships also take place during this month and are a must for anyone interested in car racing.
Close to the resort itself you will find another coastal town, Albufeira. This is around half an hour's drive away and you will be able to catch the bus there quite easily, with regular services throughout the day. The historic centre of the town is beautiful, with old architecture to check out and small, quaint shops, and coffee shops to enjoy as you people watch, or enjoy the sunshine.
Whilst you're in Albufeira, be sure to check out Zoomarine Algarve. If you are travelling with children then this is a must do, as well as being a great attraction for wildlife fans on the whole. You can catch dolphin shows, sea lions, seals, sharks, tropical birds, birds of prey, as well as a 4D cinema, an interactive T Rex experience, and Zoomarine Beach, for those warmer days. This is certainly a full day out, but it is one which will thrill all the family, and put a big smile on the kids' faces.