Praia da Luz Weather October Averages, Portugal
What's the weather like in Praia da Luz in October
Autumn has arrived in Praia da Luz, and in the resorts around the coastline and the cities in Portugal you will see slightly more in the way of rain, but still very mild temperatures throughout the month. October is still a great time to enjoy a holiday in the resort, and there are still many hotels and restaurants open until around the last week of the month, and many last minute deals to be found.
You can expect an average temperature of around 19°C, which is still very mild, and the resort will still feel like summer in many ways. The average high temperature can reach a very warm 22°C at the warmer times of the day, and falls to around 15°C as an evening low temperature a cardigan or jacket will be needed at this time, as you will notice a chill in the air as the night progresses, especially closer to the sea.
The sun still shines for a huge 8 hours per day, which proves that although autumn has arrived, the sun doesn't want to leave the Algarve. On the other hand, rainfall is increased quite dramatically from the previous few summer months, especially when you look at the non-existent levels of July.
You can expect around 58mm of precipitation, which affects around 10 days of the month to a certain degree. Despite this increase, you are unlikely to see prolonged downpours, and any rain experienced will leave behind clear skies.
If you want a beach day or two, this is still very possible in the resort and the surrounding area. The average sea temperature reaches a mild 21°C, and you will see people enjoying water-based fun for much of the month, and beaches remain quite busy with sun-worshippers until at least the middle of the month.
Praia da Luz Hotels in October
Cascade Wellness & Lifestyle Resort
The quieter season in October means less in the way of accommodation in Praia da Luz itself, but nearby Lagos has plenty of options, with very quick and easy transportation into the resort. Check out Cascade Wellness & Lifestyle Resort for a truly relaxing holiday. The on-site spa will fulfill your chill out needs, and the large pool makes the resort feel like a private complex. You can choose from pool or resort view, it depends on your needs.
Belmar Spa & Beach Resort
Alternatively, Belmar Spa & Beach Resort also has an on-site spa with plentiful treatments, whilst also being on the beach, with stunning views. The a la carte restaurant offers many options for dining, as well as the delicious continental breakfast.
Boutique Hotel Miranda
Boutique Hotel Miranda is a colourful option, with a huge swimming pool and an amazing setting. This is a great choice for families, as they do a family room, and the four-star rating basically says it all.
Bars and Restaurants
If you're in Lagos for the evening then be sure to check out some of the fantastic restaurants and fine dining options the town has in abundance. Café Odeon is a great middle-ground restaurant, almost a diner in essence, with a slight twist on many usual menu options. This is a family run restaurant and the staff are friendly and welcoming, so great for travelling with children.
If you do want to enjoy a fine dining experience then certainly head to Restaurant Vivendo. Here you can enjoy Mediterranean food at its best, with some of the freshest ingredients you will find. The hotel almost looks like a villa, and it is a truly special experience. Alternatively, Arc'da Velha is another must-visit for a special occasion, with a rustic setting, and fantastic Portuguese, Spanish, and Mediterranean dishes on the menu.
Things to do in Praia da Luz in October
Santa Iria Fair
The Santa Iria Fair in Faro is a wonderful place suitable for the whole family to enjoy. This impressive fair is over 400 years old and features a number of stalls, fairground rides and loads of entertainment. You will find a truly authentic vibe at this particular event, as well as being able to explore the wonder of Faro itself.
In October, the sea still retains its heat from summer, making it a wonderful time to enjoy a swim. A selection of water-sports, including windsurfing, pedal-boats, canoes, and water-skiing, are available to try from the Praia da Luz beach throughout the year.
Wine lovers will be thrilled to find out that Praia da Luz offers a selection of wine tasting tours. With Adega do Cantor, you can experience an exclusive tour of the winery and vineyards at Quinta do Miradouro, and enjoy a few cheeky samples at the end. If you like what you're tasting, you can buy a few bottles to take back home with you.
October is the last chance to see the incredible sand sculptures on the coast in Pera. This event is organised by Fiesa, a company which comes up with fun and interesting new themes each year. This is a fantastically quirky event to explore and experience.