Shorter, rainier days with freezing temperatures at higher elevations.
Lower prices, fewer crowds.
Attractions keep shorter hours, and many beach lodgings close for winter.
Frigid ocean temperatures, but big waves for surfers.
(Apr–Jun & Sep–Nov)
Wildflowers and mild days are ideal for hikes and outdoor activities.
Lively festivals take place in June.
Crowds and prices are average.
Colder ocean temperatures.
Accommodation prices increase 30%.
Expect big crowds in the Algarve and coastal resort areas.
Sweltering temperatures are commonplace.
Warmer ocean temperatures.