Visit Malaga in October – Recommendations, weather and temperature

Sometimes I get questions about whether and if it is advisable to visit Malaga in October; it all depends on what your motivations are, but I would say that October is a good month to visit the Costa del Sol; you can trust me and stop reading here or you can continue to know the facts and why I say so.

Although the popularity of October is not comparable to that of August in Malaga, there are many activities and events that you can enjoy without having to suffer the high temperatures of summer.

It is not uncommon to find tourists lying on their towels in the middle of October as the weather is still pleasant and the best thing is that the heat no longer bothers us. Malaga is a destination that can meet the expectations of a large number of people depending on the month during which they choose to visit.

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What is the weather like in October in Malaga?

Malaga in October continues to enjoy pleasant temperatures throughout the month. If you want to explore the province, do some hiking or practice some outdoor activity, October may be one of the best months of the year.

The temperature of the sea is very pleasant and it is still possible to see tourists and locals sunbathing on the beaches of Malaga.

It is possible that some days the temperature is especially high, but very far away from what you might experience if you visit in August; keep in mind that we are already in the middle of autumn in Malaga and that has to be noticed somehow.

The average temperature is between 20ºC and 24ºC (67ºF and 75ºF), with early morning minimums of about 15ºC (59ºF). The second half of October is usually a couple of degrees colder, so it is advisable to come ready.

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Does it rain in Malaga in October?

The month of October is not rainy, although it is possible that it rains from time to time. The average in recent years is 4 days of rain a month, which shouldn’t be a problem.

Anyway you can always have a look at our article about what you can do in Malaga on a rainy day.

What clothes to bring in October?

It will be difficult to find a Terral day in Malaga during October, and even less those hot nights. Now the recommended choice for those who go out at night is to bring something warm, especially if you are going to be near the coast or somewhere inland.

If you’re wondering what clothes you should bring in October, you can take a look at the list below:

  • Pants and long sleeved shirts.
  • Jacket or sweatshirt to cover you if needed.
  • Swimsuit and sandals in case you want to enjoy the beach. Don’t bring towel, it is recommended to buy one here instead.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Comfortable shoes if you want to do some hiking route or walk long distances.

By the end of October, temperatures tend to drop, especially water temperatures.

Can you swim in the sea in October?

You can swim in the sea during all the year, but what about temperatures? The temperature of the sea in October is very similar to what you can find during September in Malaga, being even higher than July.

Bath in Autumn into the sea
Maybe colder than in August, but for a quick bath it will be fine.

During almost the whole month the water temperature is between 20ºC and 24ºC (68ºF and 75ºF), after the second fortnight the temperature drops and is between 18ºC and 21ºC (64ºF and 70ºF).

Recommended water temperature for a pleasant bath is between 21ºC (70ºF) and 30ºC (86ºF), so the water temperature in October is close enough for a quick bath.

More information about October in Málaga

Fuengirola Fair women

Don’t forget the Malaga fairs and festivals in October; if you come to visit, you won’t want to miss them:

In addition to the Fairs there are other events such as Halloween Night in Malaga, which is becoming more and more popular every year.

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Raúl G.T

Travel blogger, web developer and content editor. Author of many of the travel guides and tips available online about Andalucia, Malaga and Spain.

3 thoughts on “Visit Malaga in October – Recommendations, weather and temperature”

  1. We love this area in October and November, the weather can be cooler and changeable but the sun does come out more than in Northern Europe, hence the name the costa del sol , however, wouldn t call it a winter sun destination like Egypt or the Canaries. It is quieter but this area does attract holidaymakers year round, and Malaga is a big bustling city so will be just as exciting and vibrant no matter when you visit.

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