Malaga and Costa del Sol in April and May

Given the current weather temperatures in most European countries, which are around 10 degrees Celsius, it is understandable that many are already looking at catalogues and travel deals to get a short getaway to the sun, pleasant temperatures and blue skies. Is a good choice visiting Malaga in April or May? Let’s see.

Malaga next to the sea

There are also many questions about the destination of choice regarding the climate that we can find there at a certain time of year. As we have found that this is a frequently asked question in the forums, today we answer the question:

How is the weather in April and May?

Many of us know that the coast of Malaga in southern Spain, to which belongs the Costa del Sol, enjoys a mild climate throughout the year; in fact, winter does not exist and autumn changes smoothly into spring. But, being a destination that has reached some popularity as a summer and beach destination, many might wonder if in these dates the water is suitable for bathing and if the weather is hot enough to enjoy a beach holiday…

First of all, you should know that Malaga and the Costa del Sol is much more than beach! The fact that it is known primarily as a beach destination is because during the summer months, especially July and August, most of the tourists prefer to relax on the beach; which is also largely due to the high temperatures that limit a little the desire to discover the surrounding villages and beautiful landscapes or the capital Malaga, with a great deal of culture.

As those months are ideal for visiting the white villages, I recommend to book in advance a rental car, there are good offers now.

Visiting Malaga in April

Average temperatures in April in the Costa del Sol move around 12 to 20 degrees Celsius (54 and 68º F) in the first half of the month, approaching to the end of the month increasingly 20 degrees; is not unusual that there may be magnificent days where the thermometers go up to 25 degrees (77º F) or more.

This month is ideal to enjoy routes in the countryside, discover the white villages and enjoy a stroll in the city, the terraces on the promenades and the first sunbathing on the beach.

The water in the Alboran Sea, as is known the Mediterranean Sea in the area of Malaga, is still cold in April and May; however, you can see many bathers enjoying their first bath.

Visiting Malaga in May

In May there are usually splendid temperatures on the Costa del Sol inviting you to enjoy pleasant days on the beach as well as many activities and visits, with temperatures around 20 to 25 degrees that can sometimes rise to 28 degrees.

It is one of the best months to enjoy the Costa del Sol, without excessive heat and without the usual tourist crowds so typical for the summer months.

Wondering which is the best month to visit Malaga?

Raúl G.T

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