Spain’s most popular tourist destination enjoys higher temperatures and more sunshine than most other Mediterranean resorts.
Benidorm weather averages and climate information
Benidorm has some of the highest average summer temperatures in the Mediterranean thanks to its sheltered position on the east coast of Spain. It sits to the north of Algeria, though, and very occasionally, dust and sandstorms blow in from the Sahara. However, these mostly occur in winter.
When’s the best time to go to Benidorm?
The hottest and most popular time to go to Benidorm is in July and August due to the reliable warm sunshine and very little rain. Those that are less keen on the heat might prefer the fresher months immediately before and after the high tourist season.
Benidorm weather in January
Thanks to its sheltered position, Benidorm has very mild winters with a good deal of sunshine, helping temperatures to reach around 17 °C most afternoons making it pleasant to be outside.
Benidorm weather in February
Benidorm has less rain than many other Mediterranean areas in February as this is one of the driest months of the year. You can expect around a quarter of the rain that we get in, say, Manchester. Compared with Britain, temperatures will feel spring-like, and you can often get away with wearing just a jumper or cardigan. In the evenings it can feel chilly though.
Benidorm weather in March
Benidorm enjoys comfortable and relatively high air temperatures in spring. However, with sea temperatures of around 16°C, it is not comfortable to swim in the sea; outdoor pools and water parks will not be open. However, visiting in spring avoids the tourist season crowds.
Benidorm weather in April
Benidorm can be a good Easter holiday destination as you can expect plenty of warm sunshine without the strongest heat of the summer months. Sea temperatures of around 18°C are still rather chilly though. One consequence of the relatively low sea temperatures is that a brisk and fresh onshore sea breeze is common at this time of year.
Benidorm weather in May
For those who are free to travel in school term time, May can be one of the best times to visit the province of Alicante, as it will already be pleasantly warm, and July and August temperatures can be too hot for some. There is slightly more chance of rain if you come at this time of year.
Benidorm weather in June
This is the first month where swimming and playing in the sea is really pleasant as the sea will typically be at 23°C even in the long summer evenings. The world-famous waterparks such as “Aqualandia” are fully open by June. Daylight at this time of year is from 6:30 am in the morning right up until 9:30 pm at night.
Benidorm weather in July
The turquoise waters of the Mediterranean Sea make Benidorm a peak tourist destination throughout the summer. With temperatures hitting up to 30 °C during the day, and rarely dropping below 16 °C through the night, it is the perfect destination for those looking to soak up some rays. July sees Benidorm's “Low Festival”, an annual indie music event, which is the perfect opportunity to get an entirely different vibe from the town.
Benidorm weather in August
August can feel rather hot due to the low wind speed, absence of cloud and almost complete lack of rain. Luckily, humidity is also low which makes temperatures more bearable. Even so, you’ll need to seek out shade when wondering along the promenade, as well as wearing sun cream and drinking plenty of water. However, the sea is never far away, and this keeps temperatures a good deal less hot than some inland parts of Spain. Night time temperatures are high too so it would be a good idea to stay in accommodation with air conditioning.
Benidorm weather in September
September is a good month to visit Benidorm, especially if you like swimming, as the sea temperature will be around 25°C and the water parks will still be open. However, this month is the wettest month of the year, so you can expect rain to be more frequent than at other times.
Benidorm weather in October
Expect heavier showers in October as the climate changes from the heat of summer to the cool of winter. Although the air temperatures are cooler at this time of year, sea temperatures of 23°C are still relatively high and it is comfortable to swim in the sea. The Terra MÍtica, Spain's biggest theme park, is only open at weekends from October.
Benidorm weather in November
Barcelona enjoys comfortable and mild temperatures in autumn. You might chose this time of year to climb Puig Campana (translated as Bell Hill in English) to avoid the heat of the summer. However, frequent misty conditions and unregulated paths make it suitable only for more experienced hikers, despite not having a particularly challenging incline.
Benidorm weather in December
People travel to Barcelona in December to visit the BeniNadal fair, which includes an outdoor skating rink. Another attraction is the Nativity scenes at the “La Barqueta”, which contain over 600 figures, some of them moving. There is also a Christmas market at Elche Park. The weather is obviously relatively cold, but warmer than many parts of the UK. Daylight hours are short, from around 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Bendiorm tourist information
Europe and Spain's biggest tourist resort, Benidorm is one of the most visited spots in Spain, generating over 5 million tourist arrivals per year. Benidorm is based in the province of Alicante, a coastal town situated by the Western Mediterranean. The skyline is populated with resort hotels and skyscrapers, setting it aside from the rest of the quaint Spanish coastline.
Benidorm dates back to 3000 BC when very small settlements began appearing around the area. It was not until 1325 when it garnered a town charter that it began to be recognised. The 18th century saw it become famed for its fish trade, becoming known for their tuna catches. This trade began to develop a strong local economy, which is where Benidorm began to grow.
As Benidorm is made up of tourist resorts and all inclusive hotels, it's no surprise that family friendly entertainment is rife. The turquoise waters of the Mediterranean Sea make Benidorm a peak tourist destination.