Almancil appeals to various people but mainly families and couples. There is plenty for people to do with nearby resorts offering even more activities. The transfer time from Faro airport to Almancil is around 25 minutes giving you just enough time to get your bearings and a vague idea of the location of both your resort and you accommodation within the resort. The beaches in Almancil are very popular with golden sands and plenty of sunbeds and parasols. There are many privately owned villas in Almancil, however you will also find plenty of hotels and apartments. Most of the accommodation is 3-4-star although there is a beautiful 5-star hotel which is very popular. You will find everything from self-catering to all-inclusive.
Golf is a popular activity among tourists in the Algarve and the nearby resorts of Vale de Lobo and Quinta do Lago have excellent golfing facilities with brilliant courses and facilities to hire the equipment. Go-karting is something that is fun for both children and adults. There are also plenty of sports that you can take part in including tennis, squash, water-skiing, white water rafting, jet-skiing, scuba diving, snorkelling and windsurfing. Horse-riding is also popular and is a good way of seeing the sights of Almancil. Ria Formosa National Park is a picturesque place to see as it is full of natural wildlife and offers tranquillity away from the busy town centre. The San Lorenco Church is very cultural as is the Culture Centre which has a variety of arts and holds regular exhibitions.
Almancil is well known for its variety of restaurants and cuisines. The resort has more to offer than just Portuguese cuisine. You will also find French, Italian, Indian, Chinese and British cuisines. There are a few bars to keep you occupied in Almancil, some with live music, others with discos. Shopping is brilliant in Almancil, with designer boutiques, jewellers, souvenir shops, antique stores and furnishing stores. Public transport in the resort tends to be quite good with regular buses and taxis taking you in and around the resort.
The weather in Almancil is what attracts to many people each year. The summers in Almancil are long and dry with winters continuing to stay mild with limited rainfall. July and August are the hottest months in Almancil with average temperatures reaching 30°C. You will also find up to 12 hours of sunshine a day meaning you have plenty of time to enjoy the day. The coastal breezes tend to keep the temperatures slightly lower to enable you to feel more comfortable in the heat. The spring and autumn is still warm with temperatures at 17-19°C. The coldest winter months are January and December although the temperature is till at around 15°C. There is also still around 6 hours of sunshine a day. From November to March is when most of the rainfall comes however on average there are only around 50 days of rainfall a year.