Praia da Luz Weather March Averages, Portugal
What's the weather like in Praia da Luz in March
With spring making an appearance, the weather continues to improve in Praia da Luz, just like in the capital, Lisbon, and the country as a whole. This is evident in the flowers opening up around the countryside, and the greener look to the resort overall; the blooming of spring is a wonderful sight to see.
It's all good news as far as the weather is concerned, and during the day, temperatures can rise up to a pleasant 17°C at the hottest point, cooling down to around 11°C after the sun sets - be prepared and pack warmer clothes if you are heading out in the late afternoon or early evening. On average however, March experiences an average air temperature of around the 14°C mark overall, which is mild indeed, and is more likely to hit the higher temperature bracket as the month progresses, April arrives and summer moves a little closer.
Rain is reduced as the third month arrives, however it is still present, affecting around 12 days out of the month, to a level of 57mm overall. Downpours at this time are unlikely to be prolonged, which means you simply need to remember an umbrella if you're out and about exploring the resort and surrounding countryside or towns.
This is made even easier because the sun shines for around 8 hours per day now spring has arrived, which again shows that summer will not be too long either.
Despite all this, water-sports and swimming are still a little too early to enjoy, as the average water temperature sits at a chilly 14°C for the third month in a year. If you're heading off diving or snorkeling, basically any water-based activity which involves a wet-suit, then you will be fine to do so, however swimming or splashing will leave you a little on the cold side!
Praia da Luz Hotels for March
Estrela da Luz
A great base during your March holiday is certainly Estrela da Luz, located centrally, within very easy reach of the beach and centre of town. There are three swimming pools on site, including one heated indoor pool, ideal for your February break. You are also treated to a Jacuzzi, beauty salon, and gym amongst many other facilities on-site. This is a great budget choice for families and couples.
Reserva da Luz
Alternatively, check out Reserva da Luz, with its beautiful seafront location and Mediterranean décor. This is a villa complex which is a home away from home kind of vibe, including an infinity pool for total luxury. Self-catering is easy with the amount of restaurants nearby, and you can make it a truly relaxing base for your holiday.
Quinta do Mar da Luz
Quinta do Mar da Luz is certainly an idyllic choice, with modern décor and comfortable surroundings. The hotel rooms have everything you will need, and the on-site facilities include a tennis court, three swimming pools, a kids' pool, and a garden terrace for those warmer days and eating al fresco.
Bars and Restaurants
If you fancy a spot of Italian cuisine whilst you're away, as many of us do from time to time, then check out Restaurant Alloro, where you will find a huge range of pasta and pizza dishes on offer. The restaurant itself is quite quirky-looking from the outside, which adds to its appeal, and inside you will find a very laid-back affair on offer.
Continuing with the international theme, Saffron will cater for your Indian cuisine needs, with a huge range of dishes to choose from, all cooked to the spice level you prefer. This is hugely popular restaurant, and you will find many ex-pats and locals heading here during the weekends in particularly.
Fontaleza a Luz
Fortaleza a Luz is a fun lunch and dinner restaurant, with superior sea views, perfect for a sunny April day, of which you will find many. The fun breaks out on Thursday nights with live music, and the Jazz Sunday Lunch during evening summer hours. This is a place many of the locals go, which is always a stamp of approval.
Things to do in Praia da Luz in March
Praia da Luz
Although it may be a bit too cool to sunbathe, March is a fantastic time for a stroll along the beach in Praia da Luz. The golden stretch of sand seems to go on for kilometres and is a very calming place to enjoy an afternoon stroll in the sunshine. It's also too chilly at the present time for water-sports, but you can enjoy a picnic on the sand if you like, and you will find many locals doing exactly that, as well as fishing too.
Hot Bread and Fresh Cheese Festival
Foodies won't want to miss the chance to take part in the annual Hot Bread and Fresh Cheese festival, held in Vaqueiros, just a short drive away from the resort itself. Hiring a car is a fantastic way to see the local area, and you can combine a spot of culture and history with your road trip adventure. This particular event attracts hundreds of visitors each year and is a fantastic place to sample various types of bread, cheese, smoked products and traditional Portuguese sweets. You could also buy a few items to take back home and wow your friends and family.
One of the most popular attractions in the area for families, and simply those who love wildlife, is a trip to Lagos Zoo. You can throw in a few extra hours in Lagos for good measure, but the zoo itself is enough to fill a full day, with a wide selection of plants and animals in residence, including monkey's big cats, birds, reptiles and many more.