Summer-like weather, golf, hiking by the sea and birdwatching are just some of the Spring-like activities you can enjoy in Portugal’s southern coast at the turn of the season.
If you’re wondering where to go during Spring Break, torn between the lively and the safe, the family and the fun… think no more.
In Portugal’s southernmost coast, there is a place where Spring feels like Summer, and the warm, tranquil waters welcome visits every day.
The Algarve’s mean temperature during the months of Spring varies – but is seldom less than 20 and often close to 30 degrees Celsius. This means you can actually enjoy a beach holiday from March onwards – with the added advantage of lesser crowds and cheaper flights.
World Class Golf Courses
And for those of you looking for a bit more action, you mustn’t forget the golf. Come sunshine or, well, sunshine, golf is the preferred sport of the Algarvian native.
With over 30 golf courses in the region, most of them tucked away nicely inside luxury resorts, you will feel like the whole world has emptied just for you viewing put.
But because golf isn’t for every member of the family, you can always go on long hikes by the sea, in famous trails like the Telheiro Beach Trail, the Cordoama Beach Trail, the Castelejo Trail and the Pontal da Carrapateira Trail.
For those more of an introvert nature, who appreciate the fine things in life and the quiet of their own thoughts, bird-watching is the name of the game.
The Algarve is the best region in Portugal for bird-watching, because it is the one which homes the greatest diversity of avian species. In total, there are close to 400 different birds species and all of them keen on sunshine and warm weather, which makes bird-watching trips pleasant and often rewarding.
The bird-watching hotspots of the region include Cape St Vincent, Alvor Estuary, Cabranosa, Quinta da Rocha, Salgados Lagoon, Castro Marim Nature Reserve and Quinta do Lago in the Ria Formosa.