Best Time to Visit Spain

Majorca Beach

When is the best time to visit Spain. ?

When to visit Spain, that is a good question and depends on many things. Overall, spring, early summer and autumn are ideal times for a Spanish trip – though the weather varies enormously from region to region.

The high central plains suffer from fierce extremes, stiflingly hot in summer, with much cooler winters.

The Atlantic coast in the south, in contrast, has a tendency to have hot summers with cooler evening temperatures and mild to colder winters. The Mediterranean side of the south is warm virtually all year round, and in parts of Andalucia positively subtropical, warm enough to wear a T-shirt by day even in the winter months.

In high summer the other factor worth considering is tourism itself. Spain plays host to some thirty five million tourists a year – almost one for every resident – and all the main beach and mountain resorts can be pretty busy during July and August, as are the major sights. August, Spain’s holiday month, sees the coast as its most crowded and the cities, by contrast, pretty sleepy

 

Explore the amazing beaches of Spain

With over 5,000 miles of coastline, finding that perfect beach in Spain to spend a rewarding family beach holiday is not hard. This country on the Iberian Peninsula has some of the best beaches in Europe and indeed the whole world.

Majorcan Coves

Majorcan Coves and Beaches

The best beaches in Spain can be found in many locations all around the country and offers hours of sunshine and first class facilities to please all the family.

To have a real fun time and to enjoy family fun holidays in Spain, search and make early arrangements, as many of the spots are very popular and get very busy during peak seasons. However if you are able to book a late holiday you may be rewarded with some incredible savings on last minute holiday deals.

Where to Visit

Northern Spain has enchanting beaches rivalling the sun-drenched south, which enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate. San Sebastian and the entire Basque region have some of the best and cleanest beaches in Spain with a lot of activity for everyone in the family to enjoy. The chic coastal city of San Sebastian has been described by many as the shining crown of the north; a special city to visit at any time of the year to enjoy the local gastronomy and unique historic charm.

San Sebastian Spain

San Sebastian Spain

Explore the area of San Sebastian which is one the country’s pearls of touristic supremacy. It boasts a fashionable atmosphere and flanked by a number of promenades and amazing beaches.

The Costa del Sol is simply a paradise for golfers with over 70 golf courses in Andalucia alone. Spain is most definitely a country for beach lovers with over 4,000 kilometres of coastline to choose and enjoy a perfect beach holidays.

Golf on the Costa del Sol

Golf on the Costa del Sol

Madrid the capital is the heart of country and is the seat of Spanish Government is a hub for cultural, traditional and historic attractions along with scintillating night life and artistic landmarks.

Barcelona is an internationally renowned major metropolis is the coastal capital and home to some of the Europe’s famous sites boasting a lively cosmopolitan atmosphere and attractions in every little corner. Its popular beaches and resorts, magnificent natural scenery, along with art, architecture and culture fuse together to make it a destination in the wish list of every traveller to country.

Barcelona

Barcelona

The Costa del Sol in Malaga, enjoys an unparalleled coastal stretch along the Mediterranean Sea and is the home to well known family orientated resorts such as Fuengirola or the chic resort of Marbella.

Barcelona is still on the most popular places to visit in Spain at any time of the year, the vibrant capital of Madrid offers so much to visitors who prefer city life, historic sites and an amazing night life and alternative scene.

The Canary Islands are visited by millions every year due to mainly its unrivalled all year round climate which stays around 25C throughout. Tenerife, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura are the most popular destinations of the Islands.

El Hierro Island

Canary Islands – El Hierro Island

The Balearic Islands which include Mallorca, Ibiza and Menorca also offer a huge choice of accommodation from super luxury to Budget friendly, great beaches, beautiful clean seas, quaint coves, an amazing nightlife and party scene make the Balearic Islands a perfect holiday destination for couples, families and singles alike.

What to Do

In reality it would be easier to mention what you can not do in Spain as it really does offer something for everyone. Sunbathing, swimming, water sports and other beach activities emerge as the favourite holiday past times.

Sightseeing these historic sites will make any holiday to Spain enjoyable. Top sites include the Alhambra Palace in Granada, the Mezquita in Cordoba and the cathedrals of Madrid, Seville, Barcelona and Santiago. Other top activities include, winter sports such as skiing and surf boarding, horse riding, mountaineering, wine and gastronomy tours.

Madrid-Almudena-Cathedral

Madrid-Almudena-Cathedral

Spain is also home to hundreds of top quality golf courses including Valderrama Golf in Andalucia and the stunning PGA Catalunya located near to Girona in Catalonia.

Other Activities

Spain has a very rich cultural heritage that is reflected in the language, cuisine, and way of life.

Spanish Paella

Spanish Paella

While visiting the coastal towns to enjoy the pleasure the beaches offer, you can also visit the nearby towns and villages to enjoy the diverse Spanish cuisine as well as interact with the locals.

Most of the cities and villages close to the coast have stunning natural attractions perfect for walking and exploring the diverse wild life.

When to Visit Spain

Families seeking extended sunbathing times are better off booking their trips for the summer. Bookings should be done well in advance because some of the best resorts can get busy and booking your ideal accommodation is best not left to the last minute.

Sunset over the Costa del Sol

Sunset over the Costa del Sol

Average Temperatures in Spain

Jan March May July Sept Nov
Madrid (°C) 9 15 21 31 25 13
Castile (°F) 49 59 70 88 77 56
Málaga (°C) 17 19 23 29 29 20
Costa del Sol (°F) 63 67 74 84 84 68
Sevilla (°C) 15 21 26 35 32 20
Inland Andalucía (°F) 59 70 78 95 90 68
Pontevedra (°C) 14 16 20 25 24 16
Galicia (°F) 58 61 68 77 75 61
Santander (°C) 12 15 17 22 21 15
Cantabrian coast (°F) 54 59 63 72 70 59
Barcelona (°C) 13 16 21 28 25 16
Catalunya (°F) 56 61 70 83 77 61
Cap Bagur (°C) 14 16 20 27 25 16
Costa Bravo (°F) 58 61 68 80 77 61
Alicante (°C) 16 20 26 32 30 21
Costa Blanca (°F) 61 68 78 90 86 70
Mallorca (°C) 14 17 22 29 27 18
Balearic Islands (°F) 58 63 72 84 80 65

 

Note that these are all average temperatures  in Spain and whilst Seville, the hottest city in Spain, can soar into the nineties at midday in summer, it is a fairly comfortable 23-27°C (75-80°F) through much of the morning and late afternoon. Equally, bear in mind that temperatures in the north, in Galicia for example, can approach freezing point at night in winter, whilst mountainous regions can get extremely cold at any time of year.

Spain – An enchanting holiday destination to visit

Whatever you are looking for in a holiday trip, Spain has it all. It is one of the most popular holiday destinations which boast fantastic beaches, enough culture, vibrant night-life, sheer geographic diversity, world class cuisines and above all great climatic conditions to enjoy them all.

Tomatina Festival Spain

Tomatina Festival Spain

Spain is passionate, sophisticated and more diverse than you ever imagined which makes it one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world.

Where ever you go you’ll find endless creativity through its arts and architecture. From Roman ruins to magnificent cathedrals, from Islamic architectural jewels to modern day skyscrapers speaks in volumes about a country where great civilisations of history have risen, fallen and left their incredible marks.

When it comes to food, Spain is simply unmatched. Great food and good wines seems to be national obsession over here. The diversity of gastronomic delights is truly breathtaking.

The magnificent diversity of its landscape stirs the soul. Where ever you go you find villages of timeless beauty perched on hilltops, clustered in valleys and many which cling to coastal areas, all are places where you can enjoy unforgettable Spanish holidays.