Praia da Luz Weather September Averages, Portugal
What's the weather like in Praia da Luz in September
Just like nearby resort, Praia de Rocha, Praia da Luz begins to cool down in September, when the summer season comes to a slow close. Whilst it is still possible to enjoy beach days and holiday fun in October, this is the final month of the best weather on offer. As with the earlier months of the season, it is possible to grab some deals at this time of year, particularly towards the end of the month.
During this time of the year, temperatures can reach up to 25°C at the hottest point of the day as an average high temperature, which is ideal for enjoying lunch al fresco in one of the resort's many restaurants. Temperatures can drop to a mild 17°C after sunset as an average low temperature, which can get a bit chilly if there is a sea breeze in the air simply remember a light cardigan or jacket for those beach-front nights out. On average, however, temperatures are around 21°C during the day.
Rain, though rare as we are still in summer, begins to be more frequent as the season draws to a slow close. You can expect an average precipitation rate of around 16mm throughout the month, which although minimal is up on the previous month's level, and this falls on around 5 days throughout the month to some degree or another, matching the precipitation experienced in June. Whilst you won't be needing an umbrella to any huge degree, it's worth being aware that a downpour may occur at some point during your holiday.
If you are a beach lover, then be sure to make the most of the last few weeks of the summer season. The average sea temperature is around the 23°C mark, which means you can take part in many water-sports, boat trips, fishing expeditions, and general beach activities before the summer waves goodbye for another year.
Praia da Luz Hotels in September
Maison Face a l'Ocean
Staying in a holiday home has many advantages, not least the fact you have total privacy, with the chance to relax completely. Maison Face a l'Ocean offers beautiful views of the ocean, with a large balcony to enjoy the sight. This particular property is only 350 yards from the beach, and close to local amenities.
Salty Jack's Apartments
Alternatively, the rather cutely named Salty Jack's Apartments offers twin or double rooms, with a large swimming pool to cool down at the end of the day. Breakfast is included in the price, so you can fill your belly before a day heading out and exploring the resort.
Mayer Luz Beach Apartments
Mayer Luz Beach Apartments is a great self-catering choice, which is situated centrally in the resort. You can rent a studio apartment, 1-3 bedroomed apartment, or a townhouse, depending on the number in your party, and whichever you opt for, you will find your accommodation is very well stocked and spacious. This gives you a great home away from home feel to your September holiday.
Praia da Luz Beaches for September
Praia Dona Ana
Praia da Luz's main beach is still rather busy at this time, although a little less so, and if you don't want crowds, with the need to explore, head to one of the most beautiful beaches in the country Praia Dona Ana. You will no doubt have seen this beach in brochures and on postcards, as it is one of the most photographed in Portugal. This is a very pretty beach with two main coves, and caves to explore; there are also other coves you can reach at low tide. For something wild and untouched, this beach is perfect.
Bars and Restaurants
The Bull Bar & Restaurant
If you're missing a good old British pub then The Bull Bar & Restaurant is like a slice of home, with traditional pub grub and low cost pints of beer. This is the ideal spot of an evening chilling out, when you don't feel like dressing up too much.
Alternatively, for a stunning view over the sweeping beach whilst you dine, check out The Galley, and their large menu of international food. Of course, if you want a steak, you're going to be spoilt for choice in Praia da Luz, but Novo Malhao offers a large choice of that particular dish. On top of this, you can find traditional stews, soups, and salads on this large menu.
Things to do in Praia da Luz in September
Food fairs are held throughout the year in the Algarve, and September is no exception. The Fisherman's Festival is held in Praia dos Pescadores during this month, when the region celebrates the hard work of the local fishermen, with wonderful fresh fish dishes for everyone to enjoy. This is a great chance to try something different.
Grand Prix of Portugal Powerboat P1
The Grand Prix of Portugal Powerboat P1 Championship in Portimao also takes place in September and is a must for anyone interested in powerboats or racing.
Feel the wind rushing through your hair as you watch aquatic mammals frolic in the sea on board a whale and dolphin watching trip with Seafaris. At the Lagos Marina you'll find several boats that sail daily, offering a variety of itineraries, however this particular company are experts, and you will be able to learn much from the guide onboard about what you are seeing. The boats are small and only allow a small number of people onboard too, which means you can get closer to the whales and dolphins, if you do see any.
If you'd like to get out and about for a bit of exploring, book a day tour, or longer with Algarve Bike Holidays. Offers a range of cycling tours, promising incredible views, wonderful experiences and memories which will last a lifetime. This is a great way to see the scenic area around the resort, as well as the coastline views as you cycle over the clifftops.