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Jan/Feb stay in Alvor...much open/weather?

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Jan/Feb stay in Alvor...much open/weather?

Hi,

We went to Alvor this Easter for the first time and loved it.

My parents (in their 70s) like to avoid the British winter and often holiday for a month or so in Jan/Feb. Would Alvor be a suitable destination? Not sure on the weather and how many bars/restaurants would be open at that time of year. They like walking and exploring the area by local buses. Would the municipal pool be open?

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1. Re: Jan/Feb stay in Alvor...much open/weather?

They may find identical weather. Alvor like all of Portugal is on the Atlantic Ocean. Lots of high wind and rain at certain times during the winter months. Most places that cater to tourism are closed.

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2. Re: Jan/Feb stay in Alvor...much open/weather?

The weather in January and February will be a lot colder than the summer months, but it is still likely to be a lot better than UK weather. You can see from the attached www.holiday-weather.com/algarve/averages/ that the average high in January/February is 16C/61F and the average low is 8-9C/46-48F. I've been to Alvor in February and it can be sunny enough in the afternoons, but chilly in the evenings and you would definitely need to bring a coat and gloves.

Regarding whether there will be bars/restaurants open, while a lot of places close for the winter, there are still quite a number of places that stay open. We've been there in February and there's been more than enough choice of places to go.

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3. Re: Jan/Feb stay in Alvor...much open/weather?

Thanks both.

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