The Eastern Algarve has a kind climate, where fruits, vegetables, animals and people live happy lives.
Olhão enjoys around 300 days of sunshine each year. It does rain sometimes, but rarely for too long.
Winters are mild, and Convento has underfloor heating throughout.
Spring is long, as is summer, when a shady corner or a splash in the pool become very welcome.
At this time, there are festivities all around the Algarve with the peak in August when Olhão hosts the Festival do Marisco, the largest seafood feast in the country.
Autumn is often glorious: the year before last we were still swimming off Culatra on November 15th.