June and July sees mostly foreign tourists visiting Portugal, and August is when local come out to play as well. Days can get uncomfortably hot in August, and many local establishments take their own break. September sees an easing off of the summer crowd. Booking in advance for this period is imperative.
Spring and autumn are the best times to visit Portugal. The weather is marvelous, the crowds are less, hotel availability and prices are optimal. Flowers light up the countryside, and the water in October is superb for swimming, with less crowds on the beach as well.
Winter in Portugal is mostly temperate in the center and the south, though there is a good chance of rain. Swimming is out of the question as the waters are too cold; beaches will virtually shut down over this period. Days are sharp and crisp (when its not raining). If you must travel at this time, avoid the north where it gets pretty cold and grey.
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