Praia da Luz Weather July Averages, Portugal
What's the weather like in Praia da Luz in July
July is right in the heart of summer in Portugal, and the many coastal resorts are now bustling with tourists enjoying the beautiful sunny weather and high temperatures, happy to soak up the rays and grab that envious tan to take back home.
Whilst holiday prices do take a slight rise as the month goes on, usually to coincide with school holidays commencing, there are also many deals to be found during the first half of the month, so it's worth shopping around to be sure.
This time of year is probably best avoided for those who don't like too much heat or sun, as the average temperature is 21°C, which rises to an average high of 25°C during the hotter times, usually mid-day, and then falls again during the evening, to an average low of 17°C. If you are offered air conditioning in your hotel, it is probably best to accept them on their offer, as can feel a little 'stuffy' during the night. Despite that, walks at sunset and during a full moon are a wonderful experience along the coastline, and a popular activity to try.
We mentioned sunshine, and there is plenty of that on offer, with 13 long and glorious hours of sunshine to enjoy on average throughout the month, the highest amount experienced in the year, alongside August.
Rain is virtually non-existent, with 2mm of precipitation expected throughout the month, affecting just 1 day, to the point where you will not even notice that 2mm of rain has fallen! You won't need an umbrella, that's for sure.
Because of the plentiful sun and high temperatures, beaches in and around the resort are packed, including nearby Albufeira. The average sea temperature at this time of year is a wonderful 24°C, very similar to the air temperature, and makes for a wonderfully refreshing cool down during a beach day, or for the plentiful water-sports on offer.
Praia da Luz Hotels in July
Club House CVL
Club House CVL is a popular holiday home in Praia da Luz, which offers double rooms and apartments, with a large on-site pool to enjoy in the high temperatures. This feels like a holiday complex, and really does give you the opportunity to relax and forget everything.
Albergaria Rosa Montes
Alternatively, Albergaria Rosa Montes is a top class hotel, including a large pool, barbecue area and terrace. Rooms are countryside or garden view, and one bedroomed, with breakfast served daily on the terrace in the July sunshine.
Villa Paz is another villa choice, where you can feel chilled out to the max. The private pool means you can enjoy the sun without crowds, and your apartment is fully equipped with everything you need to make your holiday go without a hitch.
Praia da Luz Beaches for July
Heading out of Praia da Luz and over to Lagos is a great way to explore the area fully, and the beaches here are equally as beautiful. Check out Meia Praia to see what we're talking about, with its curved sandy expanse, and sand dunes which kids will love exploring. There are a few beach restaurants around here, and on the whole the beach never feels crowded because of its size.
Bars and Restaurants
The Snug Bar
The Snug Bar is an excellent nightclub open on the Algarve. It has a great selection of sangria, beers and summer cocktails. They have plenty of entertainmentverything from dominoes, cards, and backgammon. Join them on Saturday for the horse races.
If you want to sit right on the beach and enjoy your lunch then certainly check out Bar Habana the International Café. Here you can literally sit on the sand and enjoy some delicious traditional snack food, such as local soups and sandwiches, as well as more international choices.
Hugo Beaty is a great choice for an evening with the family, with a play area for children and a pool table for teens. Food here is large in portions, authentic, and great value for money, with something for everyone on the menu.
Things to do in Praia da Luz in July
Arte Doce Fair
The Arte Doce fair is held in the nearby resort of Lagos in July and is a must for foodies or anyone in the catering business. During this event, a food competition and fair is held with a wide selection of traditional Portuguese sweets produced in an artistic style on display. Even if you don't have a sweet tooth, this fair is a fantastic event to attend, just to see the incredible sugary creations.
One of the best ways to explore the scenery of the area is to head off on a jeep safari. This will show you the best of the countryside, heading through small villages, stopping off to eat authentic food for lunch, before speeding through some thrilling off road adventure ground. Kids will love it, as will adrenaline junkies!Adventure Algarve offer a variety of different tours.
If you want to learn a new skill whilst you're away then there can be nothing more impressive than learning how to sail a boat! Learn2Sail in Albufeira, about half an hour's drive away from the Praia da Luz, offer many different courses for those who want to learn this wonderful and useful skill, including 'skipper for the day'. Check them out if this is something of interest to you.