Averages for Alicante in February
There are extreme diurnal temperature fluctuations in February in Alicante, and the weather can be quite unpredictable. The average temperature is 13C, with highs of a very pleasant of 17C. There are around six hours of sunshine each day, and by the end of the month it’s not uncommon for temperatures to rise as high as 25C. So it should still be quite pleasant for sightseeing and other activities, if...
Averages for Alicante in February
There are extreme diurnal temperature fluctuations in February in Alicante, and the weather can be quite unpredictable. The average temperature is 13C, with highs of a very pleasant of 17C. There are around six hours of sunshine each day, and by the end of the month it’s not uncommon for temperatures to rise as high as 25C. So it should still be quite pleasant for sightseeing and other activities, if not quite warm enough to hit the beach.
However, during the first two weeks of the month overnight temperatures often drop to between 2C and 4C; the average low is 8C. The lowest overnight temperature ever recorded in the area is -2C. Inland, it’s likely there will be some frost on these nights. Sea temperatures are also correspondingly low (on average just 14C).
Temperatures rise as spring approaches, and with relatively high humidity (around 70%), will feel even warmer.
Rainfall averages of 27mm over four days are slightly higher than the preceding month, but still unlikely to cause any serious disruption. Precipitation at this time more usually takes the form of short, light showers. At these times, the wind also picks up and it’s likely to be quite breezy. However, the weather is very changeable in February and difficult to predict. In 1980, more than 126mm of rainfall was recorded in a single day. While in 1990, there was no rainfall at all through the whole month.
Alicante is sheltered by low hills to the north and the topography creates a milder, warmer microclimate in comparison with other areas of the country. Consequently, rainfall averages are comparatively low. In Seville, for example, they expect around 61mm of rainfall over 6 days of the month; more than twice that expected in Alicante.
There’s also likely to be some considerable fog and cloud cover during the course of the month, particularly in the first few weeks.
Denia beach palm trees in Alicante
Where to Stay
The four star Sercotel Spa Porta Maris Hotel, in downtown Alicante, between Postiguet beach and the Alicante Marina, offers first class luxury accommodation and a range of excellent facilities to keep you entertained. The spa, in particular, is very special. Every room offers panoramic views of the ocean or marina.
The four star El Plantio Golf Resort, set in beautiful grounds, is an excellent choice for not only keen golfers but those with a taste for luxury. With two stunning outdoor pools, two restaurants serving a range of Spanish and international cuisine, it has all the facilities you would expect in a four star establishment. Guests have a choice of two or three bed apartments, all furnished with a comfortable, modern décor. Each apartment offers kitchen facilities, allowing guests a little more freedom in comparison with the traditional hotel experience.
Things to Do
Alicante is home to some of the largest paintball arenas in Spain. While getting shot with hard pellets of paint isn’t everyone’s idea of fun, it’s certainly an experience! And if you’re feeling adventurous, part of a large group, or have older children with you, it’s a lot of fun. Book through your hotel, and make sure to apply some arnica to those bruises afterwards!
There are some lovely horse riding trails in the area, through pine forests and along the beach, with truly spectacular views. There are several riding schools in the area offering classes or trails for both novice and experienced equestrians, and you can book through your hotel.
Denia Las Rotas beach in Alicante Costa Blanca
Eat & Drink
Desden Cafe Bar serves delightful tapas and local wine. They regularly host live jazz bands, which makes for a fantastic night out. The bar has a very relaxed atmosphere and is a firm favourite with local and tourists alike. It gets quite packed in the evenings.
Los Mejillones, situated right on the seafront, is a great place to grab a cheap bite and a cold drink. It's open all day long, so you can pop in for your morning coffee too.
February events in Alicante
3rd February 2017 to 5th February 2017
A massive carnival costume procession, like a masquerade ball, with music, dancing, decorated floats and stunning costume parades.
Procesion Del Pelele
9th February 2017
Figure of Don Carnal (the spirit of Carnaval and earthly pleasures) is put on a mock trial and the Procesion del Pelele (puppet procession) parades through the streets of the Alicante’s Old Town ending in Santa Faz followed by live music and dancing.
Entierro de la Sardina (Burial of the Sardine)
21st February 2017 to 23rd February 2017
Spanish ceremony celebrating the end of carnival and other festivities. The "Burials" generally consist of a carnival parade that parodies a funeral procession and culminates with the burning of a symbolic figure, usually a representation of a sardine.