A favorite amongst golfers, Vilamoura experiences hot and dry summers, and winters which remain pleasantly warm.
Vilamoura weather averages and climate information
Data obtained from Faro Airport weather station, 12 km to east-south-east
When is the best time to visit Vilamoura?
Temperatures remain pleasant throughout the year in Vilamoura. Those visiting in the winter months should expect temperatures around the high teens, though rain is a possibility. To enjoy the freeways of the region in the dry, tourists should visit during the summer months, where they will enjoy long hours of sunshine and temperatures in the high 20s.
Spring in Vilamoura sees comfortable temperatures, with March experiencing average daily maximums of 19°C. There is an average of 46mm of rainfall in March, though rain becomes less likely throughout spring, as May receives an average of 27mm. April is the windiest month, with an average wind speed of 8.3mph. In May daily average highs are at 23.1°C and tourists can expect around 9 hours of sunshine per day.
Summer visitors are unlikely to need their umbrellas, as July sees an average rainfall of just 1mm. As well as being the driest month, July also experiences the highest average temperatures, with daily maximums of 29.1°C. August is also hot, with average daily maximums of 28.5°C. Vilamoura receives around 11 hours of daily sunshine throughout the summer months. The average wind speed in July is 7.4mph, so tourists can enjoy the relief of cooling Atlantic sea breezes.
Average daily temperatures remain high into September with highs of 26°C. Rain is more likely in autumn, with October seeing 56mm on average. In November, temperatures remain pleasant with maximums in the high teens. Sunshine hours drop significantly, with November seeing 6 hours of sunshine per day.
January sees the coolest temperatures, with average daily highs of 16.2°C. December receives the highest levels of rainfall, with an average of 96mm. December also sees the least hours of daily sunshine, at just 5 hours per day. In January and February, this rises to around 6 hours. In February, temperatures increase to average daily maximums of 17°C.
Vilamoura tourist information
Like many other resorts in the Algarve, golf is one of the major draws here. There are a number of famous courses and the more renowned venues do require a handicap certificate. The Oceanico Old Course is possibly one of the most renowned while the Oceanico Millennium Course, the Laguna Course and the Pinhal Course provide credible alternatives.
Anyone visiting Vilamoura needs to note that there are some beautiful beaches which can easily be overlooked in favour of the temptations of the marina. The Praia da Rocha Baixinha beach leads directly onto the Praia da Falesia, which has wonderful cliff top views and an idyllic stretch of sand for those days when you want to relax in the sun. Praia da Falesia provides a good alternative to the Marina Beach.
Water sports such as paragliding and windsurfing are popular here and the ocean breeze makes for ideal conditions. Vilamoura does have something of a sporting heritage, having been host to the world famous Almond Blossom Cross Country until just a few years ago.
Vilamoura is one of the most luxurious holiday destinations in southern Europe and a paradise for golfers looking for first rate courses and summer sun.