Praia da Luz Weather February Averages, Portugal
What's the weather like in Praia da Luz in February
Whilst still in the midst of winter, you can certainly be assured of a mild weather picture in Praia da Luz during the second month of the year. A little improved from January's cooler temperatures, this means outdoor activities are even more easily enjoyed, which is great news for those wanting to partake in the Algarve's many golfing opportunities on offer.
February experiences an average temperature of around 13°C, which can reach up to 16°C on those warmer days certainly pleasant for an outdoor adventure. Evenings are still a little on the cool side however, so if you are heading out into the late part of the afternoon, remember to take a jacket with you, as the temperature will start to fall around 5pm. You can expect an average low temperature of around the 10°C mark, which compared to many other destinations at this time of year, is very respectable and mild indeed.
It might not yet be summer, but the sun still shines in abundance at this time of year, with around 7 hours of sunshine per day on average, which means days seem a little longer than the previous couple of months a sign of rapidly improving weather perhaps.
The downside of the fact it is still winter however is the slightly increased chance of rain, with around 77mm on average throughout the month, which to some degree will affect around 14 days, i.e. nearly half of the month.
If you want to enjoy water-sports and swimming, you would be better off waiting a little while longer yet, with the average sea temperature still hovering at a chilly level, at around 14°C throughout the month. The plus side is that this is the final month of winter and with the arrival of spring comes much better weather on the horizon.
Praia da Luz Hotels for February
Hotel Baia da Luz
Hotel Baia da Luz is a fantastic choice for your February break, and this four-star establishment is located within a short distance to all the main nightlife and shops. Apartments have 1-3 bedrooms and can sleep up to 6-7 people, perfect for larger families or groups. The on-site kids' club is ideal for those travelling with children, and there are many seasonal activities included, such as arts, crafts, and sports.
Luz Ocean Club
Alternatively, the Luz Ocean Club resort is a popular choice, where you can choose between self-catering apartments or cottages. The establishment is within walking distance of everything you need, and the on-site restaurant offers countless different menu options, perfect for families with picky eaters in tow.
If you are looking for a more olde-worlde choice for your accommodation, then check out Vila Valverde. This is a manor house which goes back as far as the 19th century, with many facilities and amenities to enjoy during your stay, including an extensive wine cellar and large heated indoor pool. There are only 15 rooms, so you can be assured total privacy.
Bars and Restaurants
Praia da Luz is full of stylish and cosmopolitan restaurants to try during your stay in the resort, and one very popular choice is Restaurant Yolo, with its large menu of international dishes. The restaurant is situated half way down a hill which leads to the blue of the ocean, and during the day you will see the sea stretching out before you. Food here is large in portion size, and presentation is fantastic, especially for the low price you will pay.
Alternatively, A Fabrica is a beautiful beachfront restaurant, where you can dine in or out depending on the weather on the day. Snacks and cakes are served during the day, but during the evening you can enjoy a full a la carte menu of many different types of cuisine, including traditional choices.
OndaLuz is another stylish choice, with a very contemporary feel, and a very large wine menu! You will need to book ahead for this restaurant as it is very popular, which is evident in the number of customers who return back for the many Portuguese and European dishes.
Things to do in Praia da Luz in February
One of the highlights of the Praia da Luz events calendar takes place in February - the carnival celebrations. During this time of the year everyone takes to the streets in bright, colourful outfits alongside exciting processions, live music and plenty of food and drink. Although it's mainly the locals who take part in this, tourists and visitors are always encouraged to participate and join in with the fun.
Praia da Luz
If you feel like doing a bit of exploring, you can traverse the cobbled streets and discover the hidden buildings of the resort itself. This is a fantastic way to fully explore the culture and lifestyles of the Algarve people, as well as seeing some beautiful sights along the way. Take your time checking out the sights, and stop off for a coffee along the way, striking up a conversation with a local or two to really give you an overview of the authentic way of life in this beautiful part of Portugal.
Of course, we know that the Algarve is famous for its many golf courses in beautiful settings, and golfers will feel right at home as around the resort itself you will find four golf courses, each designed to test and challenge the skills of even the most experienced golfer. Golf dos Alamos is one of the most popular courses on offer, and this is a good time to head there, before the crowds of the peak season. The course is found just north of Portimao, and runs alongside two large lakes, boasting a spectacular clubhouse, complete with bar and restaurant for a true full day out.