I wish I could share smells with you! I just came back of the Silves area, which is famous of the orange orchards, which means this time of the year orange blossom, which means overwhelming nice smells. The scent of orange blossom is indescribable, so you MUST come and experience this. We have some nice spring offers! DO NOT MISS THIS!!! Do not miss April in the Algarve!
Easter in the Algarve
It is almost Easter! Are you lucky to have booked your Easter holidays in the Algarve, the South of Portugal? Cool! We’ll share some tips on the best activities for April in the Algarve. Most activities and things to do in the Algarve depend on the weather. The good news is that temperatures have been ranging between 10 and 18ºC. Today was a sunny day, but you never know what to expect for tomorrow. We recommend you to be prepared for both rain and sun. Bring some outfits for a sunny spring weather but also for rainy days. As April in the Algarve can be a mix of both.
Boot trips Algarve
If the ocean is not too rough, it is worth to consider a boat trip in the Algarve. Every harbour in the Algarve have companies to organize this, like dolphin safaris, sailing trips and trips to the caves. The choice is yours.
Golf in the Algarve
This time of the year is very popular for playing golf. So plan this ahead, to avoid disappointment. For only 30 euros you can play a twilight! (Silves Golf)
Easter Markets Algarve
This weekend are various Easter Feiras where local produce will be presented, like the typical Easter cake, called: Folar. Next to local food and drinks, lots of handicrafts, music and folk dances.
A popular Easter market is in Sao Marcus da Serra, if you want to experience the real Algarve, I highly recommend to attend this Easter market in the Algarve (just above SB de Messines).
Easter Flower Festival
Sao Bras de Alportel
The Festa das Tochas Floridas – Flower Torches Festival, is a traditional annual event to celebrate Easter in São Brás de Alportel in April in the Algarve.
The Festival takes place on Easter Sunday and is a colourful spectacle. The streets of the town are carpeted with fresh flowers, and local residents decorate their balconies and windows with flowers too, to add to the show.
The Festival opens at 9.30am. You need to get there early to see the show of flowers along the streets. At 11am the Resurrection Procession begins – men carry beautifully crafted “torches” of flowers along a route that ends at the town’s main church.
There are also traditional Easter sweets for sale. Be sure to sample the typical sweet almonds from São Brás!
Alcoutim Walking Festival
Themed walks in Alcoutim and on the Spanish bank of the Guadiana River
The walks focus on the beauty of nature in the Algarve and include bird watching, boat trips, astronomical observation and product tasting.
The guided walks have different levels of difficulty and take place in the various parishes of the municipality of Alcoutim and on the Spanish bank of the Guadiana River. So put on your walking boots, and enjoy a hike in the Algarve in April!
Algarve Nature week
Algarve Nature week explores the Algarve’s vast area of natural beauty.
Algarve Nature Week is a 10-day annual event in April in the Algarve, where you can try some fabulous outdoor activities in the Algarve at special promotional prices.
Nature lovers are attracted to the Algarve because it is such a special area of natural beauty. This 10-day annual event is popular with locals and visitors from across the globe, who are keen to explore the area and learn more about the natural wonders of the region.
The event programme includes walks, canoeing, diving, stand up paddling, surfing, climbing, birdwatching, whale watching, horse riding, donkey riding, boat trips and cycling.
This is just a handful of things to do in April in the Algarve, there is much more. Do not forget to check our special offer page, as we have nice spring offers in the Algarve.
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