Costa del Sol – When to Go
Due to approximately 325 days of sunshine annually, the Costa del Sol undoubtedly deserves the nickname it’s got: “Sun coast”. Much of this coast has been built up with mesmerizing accommodation properties, such as Benahavis villas and top-notch resorts. Still, it’s possible to find classic Andalusian experiences here, especially in smaller villages or the old cities such as Marbella. When is the best time to visit this world-class holiday destination? Let’s try to figure it out!
The Costa del Sol is arguably one of those destinations you can enjoy visiting any time of the year and that’s one of the reasons it still attracts millions of tourists a year. This part of Spain has a distinct feel and energy in every season. The time of year you should pick for coming there depends greatly on what kind of vacation you would like to have.
As already mentioned, the top reason why this area is so loved by tourists is the climate, more precisely days of sunshine. If you come to the Costa del Sol in spring, you can expect mild evenings and long, clear and warm days of sunshine. Golfers prefer coming here in spring (and autumn) because it’s neither too wet nor too hot, but perfect weather for their favorite outdoor activity.
If you’re a sun worshiper, you’ll love the hot summer months in this area as the temperature easily hits 40°C in August. It’s especially hot if you’re away from the cost, because there’s less of a breeze. Nevertheless, in summer months, the average temperature is 30°C, which is really pleasant.
When it comes to autumn, it’s a popular time for all the people who come from northern Europe looking for less harsh weather (compared to their home countries). Between September and November, you can expect heavy rains followed by beautiful sunny days. In the evenings, it can be rather chilly so don’t forget to put some jacket in your suitcase.
I’m not sure whether winter actually exists on the Costa del Sol because the sun shines almost every day. Nonetheless, the Mercury can drop to 8-9°C during the day and it feels even colder in the evenings because of the clear skies.