What to do in the Algarve this August 2018 – Part 1


Portugal is one of the most welcoming countries I have ever visited and I think any summer can shine happier if you take at least a week or two to visit the sunny shores of the southern side of the country. With this in mind, I set out in search of a few of the most exciting events to brighten your days there. What to do in the Algarve this August 2018? Here are a few ideas:

Our first stop today is in Albufeira. This lovely tourist resort is one of the most prominent towns on the Algarve coast. There are a couple of events that are bound to mark the last month of summer in town. The Festa da Nossa Senhora da Orada (which translates into “The Festival of Our Lady of the Oracle”) is celebrated on August 14th. This is the day when the patron saint of fishermen is honored with a lovely procession that follows the mass at Igreja Matriz. The procession continues up to the beach, where fishermen honor the saint and then return merrily to the church. The procession is definitely not the only thing to look forward on this day. The celebration is also marked by a town fair and fireworks in the town center.

How to get to Albufeira? Well, if you are lodged in the Algarve, you can always book an Albufeira private transfer and benefit from a private transport option for you and your group.

The second memorable day to celebrate this August in Albufeira is the Municipal Holiday which is scheduled for the 20th of the month. Sports events and a lot of fun, as well as firework shows and a loot of good cheer can be counted among the things to look forward to.