I didn’t really like Algarve too much, frankly. I’ve been there once previously, stayed in Lagos for 10 days and kinda hated. It rained for 7 out of the 10 days. Everyone said this doesn’t normally happen. Didn’t help. Of course, it was March, but still. I hated the wind, the rain, everything (almost).
Well, I was “convinced” to come to Algarve again this week and… I might change my mind. And the water is actually “warm” by local standards, so I might go in. And I’m comparing the “warmness” with the Mediterranean temperature, which can be really, really warm.