Benalmadena: January Weather AveragesDaily averages for January
|Sunshine Hours||7 hrs|
|Chance of Sunny Day||45 %|
|Rainfall days||9 days|
|Chance of Rain||25 %|
|Chance of Cloudy Day||4 %|
|Chance of Windy Day||33 %|
Daily averages for January
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Averages for Benalmadena in January
January is the coolest month of the year in Benalmadena and, as such, it is very quiet. Daytime temperatures reach a peak of 15°C (59°F) and can fall as low as 6°C (43°F) in the evenings.
It is also very likely that you will experience some rain during your stay as there is usually 13 days worth of rainfall during January.
You can expect plenty of sunshine during your stay; up to 7 hours a day. The sea water temperature is16°C. Expected rainfall is 83mm over the course of nearly a fortnight.
Dates for the diary
The Three Kings Parade takes place on 6th January every year. The events features colourful floats, traditional dress, and sweets thrown to kids in the street. Children also put their shoes out the night before to receive gifts from the three kings.
Things to do
As it is much quieter at this time of year you can explore the area at your own pace. Though you may not be able to lie on the beach, the stunning coast line is well worth a pleasant stroll on a clear day. The Torre Quebrada watchtower and Colomares Castle are two beautiful historical sites that are well worth a visit.
Colomares Castle, Benalmadena.
The municipal Archaeological Museum of Benalmadena is home to numerous rare artefacts from antiquity that were found along Costa del Sol and in iron age settlements in southern Spain. The museum is small but interesting enough to get you lost among its exhibits for at least a few hours.
Where to eat & drink
Restaurant Il Girasole is a Mediterranean restaurant Specialising in Italian and unconventional Spanish dishes. Expect bold Mediterranean flavours, generous portions, reasonable prices, attentive service and a warm and relaxed atmosphere.
The Dolce Vita Gourmet is one of the most popular local bakeries and confectioneries in Benalmadena. Popular for its delicious sweet pastry and hearty breakfasts, the Dolce Vita serves mostly Spanish and Italian pastry along with British delicacies and fresh ice cream. The menu is particularly child friendly and the prices are palatable enough to say yes to seconds.
The Last Resort Bar is a British pub/restaurant owned and operated by British expatriates. The atmosphere here recreates a ‘home away from home’ feel, with good beer from back home and tasty British snacks.
With sci-fi décor and lots of post-modern references, Alien Bar is a techno nightclub that caters to lovers of good electronic and dubstep music. The bar attracts an eclectic crowd and countless die-hard fans come here to party throughout the night, throughout the year.
Where to stay
Compact and charming, Pueblo is a fine Spanish themed boutique hotel that focuses on quality over quantity. The hotel is located in the beautiful centre of Benalmadena’s old town and maintains only 10 rooms for its guests.
The MS Alay Apartments offer affordable accommodation with great service. The guest house operates a small number of apartments along Alay avenue with friendly owners and very decent furniture. The prices are fairly low and all rooms are clean and well maintained.
Located just next to Benalmadena’s centre and on one of the best spots by the beach, Hotel & Spa Benalmadena Palace is an ultra popular hotel and spa resort. The Benalmadena Palace is luxurious and sports one of the best equipped spas in the area, with numerous treatments and dozens of professionals ready to assist in your pampering.
The swimming pool at Benalmadena Palace Hotel. Pure Luxury.
January events in Benalmadena
Three Kings Parade
5th January 2016
Visitors to Benalmadena will discover that though the folks celebrate Christmas and New Year with their usual funfare, it is the Day of the Three King's Parade that is most awaited. Before daylight breaks on January 5th, the annual parade starts at the Medina at noon, takes to the main streets of Benalmadena Costa, Benalmadena Pueblo and Arroyo de la Miel amid bands playing, confetti, and cheers. Carried in floats or trucks, the Three Kings - Melchor, Gaspar and Baltazar - and their entourage, empty their loads of little treasures to the crowd, mainly candies and other sweets. As soon as the children have their bags full, they rush home and start opening their presents under the Christmas tree. The day after, Jan 6th, also a public holiday, families come together for meals, bonding time, and opening whatever gifts were left unopened. Truly a long holiday with the Fiesta de los Reyes culminating the season.