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Too late to stay in Algarve?

while doing my research, I am wondering if Late Oct/ early Nov is too late to stay in Algarve.
I am starting to get very discouraged. Wondering if I should bother to stay for 3 nights or just 2 nights. This is part of my honeymoon so I am really looking forward to have some sun and warm weather at a resort. Also trying to get some sight seeing done. I am especially interested in going to see the cave beach.

Posted by
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Look at wunderground.com and make your own decision.

Posted by
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Thank you for your reply. I think I must clarify my question here is that whether or not this period of time is good to travel to the beach since it is the fall. I come from a place where the temp does not reflect the actual weather due to the dryness and wind factor.

Posted by
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I have been to the Algarve in the off season and it was completely dead, musty and not pretty. We left after one night. That was in February, however. Where else are you going?

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Hi Emily, thanks for your input. At this point, I plan to stay in Algarve for 2 nights and 3 days. Will be traveling to Lisbon after. Also will be there for 2 nights and 3 days.

Posted by
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Hi MJ,

I've been to the Algarve in early November and it was quite nice. Generally sunny, chilly at night. Average daily temps. in October are 72 degrees F, 66 in November. It may not exactly be beach weather, but this depends on where you are from. Sunny and 66 F would be fine for a Norwegian, maybe not so much for someone from Florida.

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This may be too late to be helpful but I just got back and it was fine, although some things were closed. As the poster above me said, it's not beach weather--I mean fine for walking by the beach but you're not going to want to get in or hang out in an un-heated pool. We stayed at an adults only hotel, the Vila Gale Praia and it was so relaxing--perfect for a honeymoon! But the restaurant, Dom Carlos, we really wanted to try had closed for the winter, and they weren't doing as many sea cave tours at nearby Praia de Benagil. I was dying to see that sea cave at bEnagil, and they stopped doing tours because it's the off season. :-(

So yes things will be closed but there were still plenty of restaurants and the weather was still nice compared to how it would have been here in New England! There are still cool things to do like see Cape Sagres or walk along any of the gorgeous beaches, do a wine tasting, etc.

It you're definitely after tropical, I'd go elsewhere, but you will still enjoy this if you make it here!