What to do in the Algarve in the Winter

If you think the Algarve is exclusively a Summer destination, you are mistaken.

Boasting over 360 sunny days per year, the Algarve offers you the ideal conditions to enjoy moments of pure relaxation all year long. In the Winter you have the advantage of being able to enjoy all of the region's beautiful natural attributes, away from the crowds that usually flood the Algarve during the Summer months. Discover below some of the activities that you may do this Winter, in the southernmost region in Portugal.

Getting lost in the green inner Algarve


Photo by Travel in Portugal

Drive towards the Serra de Monchique or the Serra do Caldeirão, and get lost in its lush green sceneries. Discover the inner Algarve and its most typical products and traditions.

Go on a boat ride in the Ria Formosa

The Ria Formosa is one of Portugal's most charming natural areas. This natural park extends over 60kms, reaching the cities of Loulé, Faro, Olhão, Tavira and Vila Real. Discover it on a boat ride where you'll be able to observe the countless bird species that inhabit it in the Winter. 

Take advantage of the region's countless golf courses

The Algarve is a true haven for golfers from all over the world. Boasting over 46 golf courses spread throughout the region and a mild climate that offers sun practically all year long, the difficult part is only choosing the one that suits you the most.

Surf some of Portugal's best waves

In the Winter, the Algarve welcomes some of the year's best waves, ideal for surfing. Wether you're learning how to surf, or just looking to perfect your technique, this is the perfect destination for you. 

Explore its diverse gastronomic offer

Dish from Ocean restaurant (VILA VITA Parc)

Did you know that the Algarve is the region with the largest concentration of Michelin star restaurants in Portugal? Discover some of the best gastronomy in the world while also taking the opportunity to indulge in the delicious Algarve typical cuisine.

Go Birdwatching

Over 386 different bird species have been identified in the Algarve, making it a paradise for birdwatchers from all over the world. Some of the most popular areas for birdwatching in te region are Ria de Alvor, Lagoa dos Salgados, Ria Formosa or Costa Vicentina.

VILA VITA Parc offers several different tours for you to discover the best of the Algarve with full comfort. The resort's hospitality team will be happy to tailor-make any tour so that you have the best possible experience, according to your tastes and preferences.