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Weather Report: Costa del Sol

“Weather Report: Costa del Sol Most people love Spain, especially places like the Costa del Sol, where the sun shines and life is infused with a real feel-good vibe”

The Costa del Sol gives you the chance to engage in active pursuits, such as water sports, or less strenuous but equally enjoyable ones like golf…

  • Weather Report: Costa del Sol

    Weather Report: Costa del Sol

    Most people love Spain, especially places like the Costa del Sol, where the sun shines and life is infused with a real feel-good vibe. The Costa del Sol gives you the chance to engage in active pursuits, such as water sports, or less strenuous but equally enjoyable ones like golf. Take a simple stroll around the delightful Spanish streets of Marbella to soak in the culture.

     

    We’ve put together a guide to the weather in the Costa del Sol, so you know just how warm it will be. Let’s take a look.

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    Summer sunshine

     

    Things heat up in June, when the average temperature sits at around 22ºC, but August and July are the real scorchers, with the average temperature hitting 26ºC. Average highs climb to 29ºC during this peak season.

     

    Pack plenty of sun cream, a hat and some sunglasses if you’re travelling to the Costa del Sol in the summer. Average lows hover between 17ºC and 19ºC at this time of the year, while from September onwards the temperature steadily starts to drop. December can see lows of 8ºC.

     

     

     

    Naturally, June, July and August are good months for soaking up the sun on a beach. If you wait until September to visit the Costa del Sol, the sun will be shining for an average of nine hours per day, whereas if you head over in the peak season you can cram in an extra two hours of sun bathing.

     

    August is the perfect time to put down your book, get off your sun lounger, and take a nice relaxing dip in the sea, when the water will have warmed up to a pleasant average of 23ºC.

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    Making the most of your sunshine holiday

     

    While you’re out enjoying the weather, there are lots of fun things you can do. Take the kids for a fun day out at Tivoli theme park, just three kilometres north west of Torremolinos, in Arroyo de Miel. The park has 24 rides, so there’s no shortage of entertainment. Alternatively, why not create some marvellous memories with a   splash around at Aqualand water park, where you will discover a variety of water slides?

     

    Fuengirola will suit you if you’re looking for active pursuits, with opportunities for water skiing, jet skiing or scuba diving. Alternatively, indulge in something more easy-going with a little sailing. You can continue to take it easy in Estepona with a leisurely round of golf. Hole three is the signature hole on the course, and it is particularly difficult, so swot up on club selection before you tackle it.

     

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    Of course, sometimes you can’t beat just strolling around and exploring. The Old Quarter of Marbella is good for this. The quaint narrow streets offer shade and a selection of coffee bars, so you can relax with a coffee and click through your snaps of the holiday so far.

     

    Book a holiday on the Costa del Sol and you can expect the sun to shine. Remember to take a sun hat to keep your head cool, and pack extra t-shirts that the kids can wear in the pool to prevent sun burn.

     

    Images by marksdk, SpencerHanson and Evoflash, used under Creative Commons

Author: Charlotte Brenner

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