| | |

Best Time to Visit Faro Portugal (Weather & Tourist Seasons by Month)

DISCLOSURE: This post may contain affiliate links. We only recommend products that we truly feel will bring value to our audience. If you click on a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These commissions go towards improving our blog and creating a better experience for you. We really appreciate your support!

Faro is a beautiful place to visit but if you’re planning a trip there you’re going to want to know when is the best time to visit Faro Portugal.

Depending on the time of year that you choose to visit Faro will vary on which activities you can take part in and how to make the most of your time.

Generally speaking, Portugal is hot pretty much all-year round with some colder spells during the winter.

How Many Days in Faro?

In general, Faro is a pretty small town within the Algarve so you won’t need to spend too much time there to be able to make the most of it.

If you’re looking for a relaxing break away then you may want to spend a week or two. This is so that you can leisurely wander around, enjoy the beach, sunbathe and of course drink plenty of cocktails.

The Old Tavern, one of our favourite restaurants in Faro. You can see the beautiful cobblestones that make up Faro and then the tables outside for the Old Tavern.

However, if you’re visiting Faro purely to explore the sights that it has to offer then we would recommend spending around 2 days in Faro.

You will be able to see the majority of the sights in this short period of time so Faro is perfect for a weekend trip. For anyone that wants to enjoy more of a relaxing pace, we would suggest spending around 4-5 days in Faro. This is especially if you’re planning to take a trip to the infamous Benagil Caves.

Why Should You Visit Faro?

There are so many reasons why Faro should be on your Portugal bucket list but we’ve narrowed it down to 3 of our favourite reasons to visit.

1. Reasonably priced

Don’t get us wrong, during the peak season it can be a little more expensive but generally speaking Faro is well priced for what it offers.

Not just that but it is also an upcoming tourist destination so head out there to be a trendsetter! You can also find plenty of great deals on the boutique hotels in Faro depending on the season you’re travelling.

Whilst you’re there, you will find that the food is not too expensive and depending on the time of year that you travel to Portugal, you will often find cheap flights with low budget airlines.

One of the most beautiful beaches in Faro. You can see some of the small fishing boats ready to go out and get their catch.

2. Great Food

Portuguese cuisine is one of our favourites and no doubt something that you will really enjoy too. We in particular really enjoyed a restaurant called the Old Tavern in Faro Portugal. The food was absolutely delicious and the tapas was a great way to try lots of different dishes!

Different regions of Portugal will bring you new foods to try. Where you will find plenty of Pastel de Natas in Lisbon, there are few in Faro.

In the Algarve region, you will tend to find more meat-based dishes and you will find lots of different fish dishes. Being so close to the coast, you will have lots of fresh fish to try. In particular, one dish that is very come in Faro is Cataplana which is a form of stew.

3. Winter Sun

One of the best reasons to visit Portugal is that the weather is generally quite warm throughout the year. If you’re looking to jet away and enjoy some winter sun then Faro is a perfect destination to do just that!

Whilst it won’t be complete sunbathing weather, it will still be warm enough to wander around and enjoy the sights. Also, if you’re from the UK like us, it will be much warmer than it is here!

One of the beautiful lagoons in Faro.

Faro Portugal Weather by Month

In this breakdown, you will be able to choose which month you’re planning to visit Faro Portugal and you can see the weather that you can expect whilst you’re there.

We’ve included some information on the different sea temperatures you can expect, how busy the season will be etc so that this can help you plan ahead.

Faro Weather in January

January is one of the colder months to visit Faro but compared to where we live in Scotland, this is like a Summer break for us!

Generally speaking you can expect low temperatures reaching around 8 degrees / 46 degrees Fahrenheit which can be a little chilly so make sure you bring some warm clothes with you especially for the evening.

January temperature in Faro showing the high temperatures of 16 degrees / 61 degrees Fahrenheit, low temperatures of 8 degrees / 40 degrees Fahrenheit, average water temperature of 17 degrees / 63 degrees Fahrenheit and low tourist season.

However, you can also expect high temperatures of 16 degrees / 61 degrees Fahrenheit too so you can feel some comfortable temperatures too.

There will be around 5-6 days of rain in Faro in January so it is always worth having an umbrella handy just in case.

If you’re planning to visit Faro to enjoy snorkelling, diving or water activities then the water temperature is only 17 degrees / 63 degrees Fahrenheit so it may be a bit too chilly this month for that.

On the plus side, if you’re wanting to enjoy some sightseeing with less crowds then January is a great month to visit because it is a low season for tourists in Faro.

Faro Weather in February

The weather starts to warm up a little in Faro for February with high temperatures of 17 degrees / 63 degrees Fahrenheit.

It is still a bit of a chilly time to visit the Algarve but it is still perfectly warm enough for anyone that is visiting to mostly enjoy sightseeing.

You will expect low temperatures of around 8 degrees / 46 degrees Fahrenheit so you will still need some warm clothing for the evenings.

February temperature in Faro showing the high temperatures of 17 degrees / 63 degrees Fahrenheit, low temperatures of 8 degrees / 46 degrees Fahrenheit, average water temperature of 17 degrees / 63 degrees Fahrenheit and low tourist season.

However, as it is still a low tourist season, this is a great time to visit Faro and make the most of the sights without lots of people crowding around.

If you’re looking for a cute weekend getaway for Valentine’s Day then Faro is a great spot to visit in February.

Once again, the sea temperature is around 17 degrees / 63 degrees Fahrenheit so it is definitely not the warmest for water activities. However, each to their own and if you’re brace enough to get into the water then you go for it!

Faro Weather in March

March is where the weather really starts to heat up in Faro now. If you’re looking for warm comfortable temperatures then this is a great month for you to visit.

The evenings start to get a little warmer and you can expect low temperatures of 10 degrees / 50 degrees Fahrenheit. For us, we would still be packing a light jumper for the evening but the temperatures are definitely much more pleasant.

March temperature in Faro showing the high temperatures of 19 degrees / 66 degrees Fahrenheit, low temperatures of 10 degrees / 50 degrees Fahrenheit, average water temperature of 17 degrees / 63 degrees Fahrenheit and low tourist season. If you're wondering when is the best time to visit Faro well March is definitely it!

Our sun worshippers will be happy to know that you can now expect high temperatures of 19 degrees / 66 degrees Fahrenheit. This is a really comfortable temperature for exploring around Faro and evening sitting outside and enjoying some of the beautiful restaurants in Faro’s Old Town.

Similar to January and February in March, you can expect around 17 degrees / 63 degrees Fahrenheit so it is still a bit cool for water activities.

During March, you can expect around 3 days of rainfall during the whole month so you won’t need to worry about an umbrella too much!

March is still a low season for tourists too so you can enjoy plenty of things in Faro without crowds and other tourists cramping your style!

Faro Weather in April

April begins to get a little bit more busy for tourists in Faro. Whilst it is still a low season, tourists tend to visit Faro a little more in April than March.

In April, the high temperatures start to hit 20 degrees / 68 degrees Fahrenheit so it is really starting to heat up. This is a really great month to visit Faro and the Algarve in general. You might even come away with a nice little tan too!

Low temperatures in April for Faro tend to hit around 11 degrees / 52 degrees Fahrenheit so it will be a little less chilly in the evenings. We would recommend still packing a light jacket or jumper so that you’re prepared and comfortable.

April the high temperatures of 20 degrees / 68 degrees Fahrenheit, low temperatures of 11 degrees / 52 degrees Fahrenheit, average water temperature of 17 degrees / 63 degrees Fahrenheit and medium tourist season.

Similar to March, there is usually around 3 days of rainfall in Faro during April and the sea temperatures stay at 17 degrees / 63 degrees Fahrenheit.

Overall, it is a really good month to visit Faro and the Algarve especially if you’re looking for some early summer vibes.

Faro Weather in May

May is a really warm month to visit Faro with high temperatures of 22 degrees / 71 degrees Fahrenheit. The temperatures are still really comfortable to explore and find plenty of things to do in Faro. You will find that during the day you will want to take a break and enjoy some cocktails in the sunshine before going off to explore again.

If you’re someone that is looking for sunshine before the peak season in Faro and to relax then May is definitely the best time to visit Faro. It really is a great time of year to relax on the beach or around the pool and enjoy a good holiday.

Faro evenings begin to become a lot warm with low temperatures of around 13 degrees / 55 degrees Fahrenheit so you won’t need to worry about as many extra layers.

May temperature in Faro showing the high temperatures of 22 degrees / 71 degrees Fahrenheit, low temperatures of 13 degrees / 55 degrees Fahrenheit, average water temperature of 19 degrees / 66 degrees Fahrenheit and medium tourist season.

The sea temperature starts to warm up to 19 degrees / 66 degrees Fahrenheit for Faro in May. We would say that this is a really good time of year to enjoy some water activities without worrying about being too cold. Even if the sea temperature is a bit cooler than you would like, when you get out the water, the air will be quite warm so you will warm up quite quickly.

May is a bit of a higher season for tourists in Faro but it is still fairly quiet so you won’t need to worry too much. You may find that popular attractions such as visiting the Benagil Caves is a bit busier so you may want to go there early to not having loads of tourists in your photos!

You will also be pleased to know that May is the last day of rainfall in Faro so far. There are usually only 2 days of rainfall in Faro for May so you will unlikely have any issues with this.

Accommodation will also start to increase in price so make sure to look into where you’re going to stay in Faro in advance to avoid paying high prices.

Faro Weather in June

June in Faro brings a lot of sunshine and you’ll be happy to know that there is no rain expected at all.

The temperature begins to warm up and you can find high temperatures of 25 degrees / 71 degrees Fahrenheit. For some people this may be a little too warm so if you’re looking for cooler temperatures then you may want to visit at the start of the year instead of in June.

Low temperatures reach around 17 degrees / 63 degrees Fahrenheit so this is a large jump in temperature from May. You will definitely not require any additional layers to keep warm in the evenings when you’re in Faro in June.

June temperature in Faro showing the high temperatures of 25 degrees / 71 degrees Fahrenheit, low temperatures of 17 degrees / 63 degrees Fahrenheit, average water temperature of 21 degrees / 70 degrees Fahrenheit and high tourist season.

If you’re planning to visit Faro for snorkelling, diving or any other water activities then June is a great month to do so. The sea temperatures reach around 21 degrees / 70 degrees Fahrenheit so it will be warm enough for you to be comfortable in your activities.

June does become a bit of a busier month for tourists so if you’re looking to get some snazzy photos in Faro without tourists photobombing you then this probably isn’t the right month for you.

Don’t get us wrong, it is still possible to get some amazing snaps in Faro but it will be much harder due to it being a higher seasons for tourists.

Overall, if you’re looking to enjoy some relaxation, sightseeing and plenty of sunshine then June is a beautiful month to visit Faro and the Algarve.

Faro Weather in July

July is one of the hottest months to visit Faro and it is also one of the busiest too. If you’re looking for some quiet relaxation then July probably isn’t the best time for you to visit Faro.

However, if you’re like us and really enjoy hot temperatures then you will be pleased to know that the weather for Faro in July reaches highs of 28 degrees / 82 degrees Fahrenheit.

July temperature in Faro showing the high temperatures of 28 degrees / 82 degrees Fahrenheit, low temperatures of 19 degrees / 66 degrees Fahrenheit, average water temperature of 22 degrees / 72 degrees Fahrenheit and very high tourist season.

In the evening, you will find low temperatures reaching around 19 degrees / 66 degrees Fahrenheit. This is a really warm time of year so when choosing where to stay in Faro you want to find somewhere that has air-conditioning so that you’re not uncomfortable at night.

It is one of the busiest months in Faro so it is a peak season for tourists. Due to this, it can sometimes not be the best time for exploring as you will find that the tourist attractions can be a bit crowded at times.

Sea temperatures are around 22 degrees / 72 degrees Fahrenheit so this is the perfect time for any water activities.

If you’re planning to visit Faro in July, we would recommend that this month is best suited for families looking to relax at the pool or beach, couples looking for a romantic getaway or solo travellers wanting to enjoy a break away in the sun.

Faro Weather in August

August is also a very busy month for tourists so it can be quite crowded in Faro at times. If you’re looking for a summer vacation then this is the perfect time to visit if you’re not as focused on the sightseeing.

The high and low temperatures for Faro in August are the exact same as July. You will experience high temperatures of 28 degrees / 82 degrees Fahrenheit and low temperatures of 19 degrees / 66 degrees Fahrenheit.

August temperature in Faro showing the high temperatures of 28 degrees / 82 degrees Fahrenheit, low temperatures of 19 degrees / 66 degrees Fahrenheit, average water temperature of 23 degrees / 73 degrees Fahrenheit and very high tourist season.

For anyone that wants to be out in the sun, working on their tan, August is a great time to visit.

It is one of the busiest months of the year for Faro so it is a high peak season for tourists. The sea temperatures are just slightly warmer than July in August reaching around 23 degrees / 73 degrees Fahrenheit.

As August is when children have their summer break from school for most of Europe, this has a large impact and you will find mostly families within Faro and the Algarve itself.

Faro Weather in September

As the children in Europe begin to return back to school, September becomes slightly less busy in Faro. If you’re looking to avoid the busy crowds but still enjoy the sunshine then visiting Faro towards the end of September would be best.

September temperature in Faro showing the high temperatures of 27 degrees / 81 degrees Fahrenheit, low temperatures of 18 degrees / 64 degrees Fahrenheit, average water temperature of 23 degrees / 73 degrees Fahrenheit and very high tourist season.

September is still a really warm month within Faro so you’ll see high temperatures of around 27 degrees / 81 degrees Fahrenheit. You’ll see low temperatures of around 18 degrees / 64 degrees Fahrenheit so you still won’t need to worry about any cold evenings.

This is another great month for anyone wishing to do any water activities. You will experience similar sea temperatures to August reaching around 23 degrees / 73 degrees Fahrenheit.

September is a really lovely time to visit Faro but if you’re wanting to enjoy a bit of a quieter period, it is best to try and visit when the kids have gone back to school.

Faro Weather in October

October is still a busy season for Faro when it comes to tourists but it is much quieter than between July – September. In Europe, there is often a small break for the kids from school during October so if you’re travelling as a family, you will find that it is a bit busier during this period.

There are still a lot of warm days in Faro during October and you’ll find high temperatures of 23 degrees / 73 degrees Fahrenheit. This is a great time of year to visit Faro to enjoy the heat, relax and sightsee.

If you’re visiting Faro in October for sightseeing then you will still find a fair amount of tourists but as it’s not as busy, you will have a great time and not worry too much about tourists.

The low temperatures in Faro for October tend to reach around 15 degrees / 59 degrees Fahrenheit so it does start to get a bit cooler in the evenings. Depending on how used to the cold you are will depend on if you want to bring a light jacket in case it’s a little chilly.

October temperature in Faro showing the high temperatures of 23 degrees / 73 degrees Fahrenheit, low temperatures of 15 degrees / 59 degrees Fahrenheit, average water temperature of 21 degrees / 70 degrees Fahrenheit and high tourist season.

The sea temperatures hit around 21 degrees / 70 degrees Fahrenheit so it is still a good time of year to enjoy some water activities.

October is a really good time of year to enjoy Faro and you’ll find yourself spending the evenings eating some delicious tapas at The Old Tavern and sipping some cocktails or beers.

Faro Weather November

As it gets colder for us in the UK, the temperature begins to drop in Faro too but it is still certainly warm enough to enjoy some winter sun.

November is one of the lowest seasons of the year for tourists to visit Faro so in our opinion, this is one of the best times to go.

November temperature in Faro showing the high temperatures of 19 degrees / 66 degrees Fahrenheit, low temperatures of 12 degrees / 54 degrees Fahrenheit, average water temperature of 20 degrees / 68 degrees Fahrenheit and low tourist season.

You can enjoy some really comfortable temperatures in November with high temperatures reaching around 19 degrees / 66 degrees Fahrenheit and low temperatures of around 12 degrees / 54 degrees Fahrenheit.

As it is a quieter time of year, if you’re looking to get some of the best photos for your travel blog then this is easily done in November for Faro.

It is much colder for water activities with sea temperatures reaching around 20 degrees / 68 degrees Fahrenheit. However, it is still warm enough to enjoy kayaking, snorkelling etc.

Overall, November is one of our recommended times to visit Faro because you will get to enjoy everything that it has to offer without the crowds and still enjoy some of the heat too!

Faro Weather in December

For anyone that is planning to visit Faro solely for sightseeing, December is still a really good time to visit Portugal.

The temperatures are still a bit colder than during the peak seasons but you will still get to enjoy enough of the sunshine to see you through the winter.

You’ll find high temperatures of 17 degrees / 63 degrees Fahrenheit so it will still be warm enough to explore around Faro.

December temperature in Faro showing the high temperatures of 17 degrees / 63 degrees Fahrenheit, low temperatures of 10 degrees / 50 degrees Fahrenheit, average water temperature of 20 degrees / 68 degrees Fahrenheit and low tourist season.

Low temperatures can reach around 10 degrees / 50 degrees Fahrenheit. As the evenings can get a little cold so make sure to bring some warm clothes for later on in the day.

We would not recommend enjoying any water activities in Faro during December as the sea temperatures can be around 18 degrees / 64 degrees Fahrenheit.

For anyone that in particular just wants to explore, sightsee and experience Portuguese culture, December is an amazing time to visit Faro.

When is the Best Time to Visit Faro?

Depending on what you’re looking to get from Faro will depend on the best time for you to visit.

If you’re just looking to sightsee and you’re wanting to enjoy some cooler temperatures then we would recommend visiting Faro between December – March.

However, if you’re wanting to explore around Faro but also appreciate some of the heat without the stress of tourists then November and April are the best times for you to visit Faro.

For any sun worshippers then you will want to visit between June – September with July and August being the hottest months of the year in Faro.

Faro Old Town

Families tend to visit more around July and August because this is the period where the children have a break from school in Europe.

Anyone that is wanting to enjoy the water activities that Faro has to offer, you will want to visit around July – October to make the most of the higher sea temperatures.

Generally speaking, Faro is quite warm throughout the year but during the quieter seasons you can find that the evenings can be a bit cooler.

In our opinion, the best time to visit is either April or November because you get the perk of the hot weather but it is also a lower season for tourists.

Faro really is a beautiful place to visit no matter what time of year you’re visiting. We spent around 4 days in Faro and got to enjoy relaxing in the sun and plenty of sightseeing. If you’re visiting Faro just for the sightseeing then you will find that 2 days in Faro will be perfect before going off to explore more of the Algarve.

If you’re planning your trip to Faro then make sure to take a look at our Faro resources below to help organise your vacation.

Faro Resources

Portugal Resources

Faro FAQs

What is peak season for Portugal?

Portugal can vary with the peak season as you will find that Lisbon is pretty busy all year round. However, generally speaking, the peak season for Portugal can be between May – September. This is often when children in Europe have a break from school so it is often busy with families travelling.

Is Faro a good holiday destination?

Absolutely! Faro is one of the best holiday destinations with so much to offer. Whether you’re travelling solo, as a couple or as a family, there is something for everyone. The weather is often really warm in Faro too.

Is Faro a good winter destination?

Faro is a great place to visit for the winter and to soak up some winter sun. It can get a little chilly in the evenings so it is worth bring some warmer clothes for later in the day. However, you can expect quite pleasant temperatures and it is quite a low season for tourists too.

Save For Later!

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.