August Tourism in Portugal Peaked At Highest Monthly Figures EVER
According to LUSA, tourists
booking and staying in accommodation recorded some ground-breaking
figures during the month of August 2023.
The recent statistics recorded from INE indicate 3.5 million guests
and 10.1 million overnight stays. These impressive readings
represent year-on-year growths of 4.8% and 1.4% respectively.
Compared to August 2019, there were increases of 6.3% in guests and
4.9% in overnight stays.
Overnight stays in hotels (79.8% of the total) recorded a slight
increase (+0.3%; +3.2% compared to August 2019), while overnight
stays in short term rentals (14.9% of the total) grew by 6.8%
(+6.0% compared to August 2019) and those in rural and residential
tourism (5.3% share) increased by 4.4% (+33.8% compared to August
All Roads Lead to The Algarve
There are many different locations in Portugal to bask in the
glory of your next vacation, but there is one area in particular
that always provides a luxury experience and splendour
accommodation options; The Algarve.
Popular Algarve hot spots include Quinta do Lago, Vale do Lobo
and Vilamoura. Tourism in these stunning realms tend to peak in
August for several reasons:
Sunshine Weather; For many of us it's all about
venturing to warmer climes and enjoying the sunshine that may be
lacking at home in consistent periods. Whether it's peak time in
August or venturing on a 'summer' holiday in November, the weather
is typically warm and sunny all year round with temperatures often
exceeding 30°C (86°F).
School Holidays; If you are looking to head off
on holiday with your young children, the school holidays are the
perfect time to get away as a family and enjoy some down time in
each other's company. As for many school children across Europe,
the end of the summer term presents a few weeks away from school
meaning youngsters have the freedom to go on holiday with their
parents and not miss out on important education during term time.
Furthermore, the Algarve offers a variety of family-friendly
activities and resorts that keeps young and old busy throughout
Amenities and Events; The Algarve is known for
its vibrant culture and leisure activities. Quinta do Lago is
renowned for luxury golf courses and golden beaches, whilst
Vilamoura welcomes tourists from all over the globe to its fabulous
marina and shopping facilities. Perhaps water sports and outdoor
activities are more your thing in the heart of Vale do Lobo? There
is always something to do.
During the peak periods, the Algarve is also home to local
festivals and events from cuisine, music and other cultural
celebrations. The most recent summer period attracted both local
and international visitors who came to experience the finer things
Seasonal Tourism; Many tourists in search of a
unique vacation visit The Algarve during the summer months looking
to take advantage of these seasonal attractions. Additionally, the
region's hospitality industry is well-prepared to cater to the
influx of visitors during this peak season with Michelin star
restaurants and vibrant nightlife always bustling with
It's an encouraging sign that many tourists are returning to
Portugal or seeking a new location during the summer months.
Furthermore, the influx of tourism increasing once again means the
country as a whole benefits. Local businesses are able to thrive
and provide a better quality of life for those looking to visit
affluent areas such as The Algarve's golden triangle.
While many hotels, resorts, and vacation rentals in the Algarve
are fully booked during the peak summer months, Regency Luxury
Villas recommend planning and booking accommodation well in
advance, especially if you are looking for a private and luxury way
While August is undoubtedly the peak month for tourism in the
Algarve, it's important to note that the region is a popular
destination throughout the calendar year too. To discuss the finest
accommodation options available in your chosen region of the
Algarve, contact our team today and take
a step closer to booking your next holiday when the time is right