Quick facts about the Algarve

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  • Algarve region: 5,417 km2
  • Capital: Faro
  • Population: 410,000
  • Main holiday destinations: Albufeira, Faro, Lagos, Loulé, Monchique, Sagres, Silves
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Currency: Euro
  • Time zone: GMT [CET -/- 1 hour]
  • Coastline: This region has over 150 kilometers of the coastline

Climate in Algarve

The climate in Algarve is very mild. During the summer the temperature can reach up to 35 degrees Celcius, and with basically no rainfall. In winter the average temperature in the Algarve is 15-18º Celcius.