Benalmadena: October Weather AveragesDaily averages for October
|Sunshine Hours||9 hrs|
|Chance of Sunny Day||47 %|
|Rainfall days||10 days|
|Chance of Rain||25 %|
|Chance of Cloudy Day||7 %|
|Chance of Windy Day||12 %|
Daily averages for October
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Averages for Benalmadena in October
October sees temperatures cool down in Benalmadena as the summer season draws to a close and the resorts becomes quieter once again.
Temperatures still reach a pleasant 22°C (72°F) during the day and cool to 14°C (57°F) in the evenings.
You can expect a few days of rain if you are visiting during this month – 55mm over 9 days to be exact.
Although not as hot as the summer months, Benalmadena is still warmer than most parts of Europe in October, so head here to catch the last bits of summer sun – you can expect 9 hours of sunshine a day - and enjoy dips in the sea, which is a still inviting 21°C right now.
Dates for the diary
Benalmadena’s Fried fish fair takes place around the second weekend of October. This is the place to come for fish, seafood and drinks – all at very reasonable prices.
Halloween on October 31 is celebrated in Benalmadena with parades, suitably scary costumes, fun games and a magic show.
Things to do
Quad Mountain Adventures is a local company that arranges incredible quad bike adventures on the hills and sandy beaches around Benalmadena. The company’s tours promote the natural beauty of Benalmadena and put a definite emphasis on safety, creating an action packed adventure that won’t be soon forgotten.
The Benalmadena city sightseeing refers to a local bus service that transports tourists across the city of Benalmadena and allows them to explore some of the remotest and least known places in the city on foot. This interesting activity will get you to discover forgotten alleys and unusual facets of the city that are often far removed from anything else the tourist track has on offer.
Rally Rangers Jeep Safari is Benalmadena’s only jeep safari provider who arranges exciting trips across off road tracks around the city. The safaris take tourists over the local Ronda and Calamorro Mountains, across Costa del Sol and into Mediterranean forests to discover the natural beauty that southern Spain holds.
The Lauro Golf course is one of the largest golfing destinations in southern Spain. The course has 27 holes, which can be combined into different trails to create new and exciting golfing experiences for players of all levels. Lauro Golf often sees local and international golfing competitions each year.
View of Lauro Golf course, Benalmadena. Photo credit- aparejador.
Hit the beach
Fuente de la Salud is a blue flag beach that is kept meticulously clean despite its close proximity to Benalmadena’s urban area. In fact, Fuente de la Salud is the closest blue flag beach in Benalmadena and one that is very convenient for families with children as well as elderly tourists and tourists with limited mobility.
Located inside a Mediterranean forest, the Playa Las Yucas is a very scenic beach that sports a number of family friendly facilities. The beach is home to several water sports providers who offer child friendly activities and swimming lessons, making this a great beach for young children to become acquainted with the sea.
Playa Las Yucas, Benalmadena. Photo courtesy of Mário José Martins.
Where to eat & drink
Warm and welcoming, the Old Duck is a relaxed pub/restaurant that caters mostly to homesick Brits seeking familiar tastes, sounds and sights while visiting Benalmadena. The food here is genuinely British and the beer is flowing and well-priced.
Located inside Torrenueva commercial centre, Asiatico Especial Yin Teppan Yaki is a trendy and modern Asian restaurant that is known for whipping up excellent Asian dishes on the spot. The restaurant is famous for its promptness, its delicious food and its friendly staff that are always eager to help.
Trendy and international in scope, Bar 76 is a fancy gastro pub that specialises in delicious food and snacks from all around the world, tied together with genuine Hispanic cooking. The food here caters to international palates while maintaining a definite Spanish flair.
As Benalmadena’s highest rated fish restaurant, Pescaderia Los Mellizos enjoys international fame for its style and seriously impressive food. The restaurant employs famous chefs to cook with the freshest local ingredients. The restaurant boasts an impressive view over Benalmadena’s port and its overall feel is modern and very refined.
Bar Twenty Seven is a laid-back British pub that serves tasty snacks and inexpensive beer imported from the UK. This is a place that attracts mostly Brits and the music is tailored accordingly.
A giant Buddha statue towers at the centre of the Buddha Bar’s dancing floor. This classy bar is ideal stylish drinkers with discerning tastes. The bar is nicely decorated and plays quality music. The Buddha bar is one of the highest rated clubs across Costa del Sol.
Pescaderia Los Mellizos in Benalmadena, rated for it's impressive food and views.
Where to stay
Affordable and well-run, A1a Flat Hostel offers no frills guesthouse accommodation for tourists seeking a low budget solution when visiting Benalmadena. This is a very popular guest house with students and young tourists who come to Costa del Sol for partying rather than luxury and relaxation.
The Vista de Rey is a cosy 3 star B&B located at the northern side of Benalmadena. Even though it is about a kilometre away from the beach, the hotel is still popular thanks to its low prices and very convenient location along a major road that allows tourists to quickly travel across Costa del Sol.
Siroco is a 3 star hotel located right on the eponymous Siroco bay. The hotel is accommodating to families with children as well as large groups and offers excellent value for money and great service.
October events in Benalmadena
Ruta de la Tapas
1st October 2015 to 30th November 2015
A famous Spanish preparation is the 'tapa' - a canape or finger food of fish, meat or other usually skewered with an olive or cocktail onion; integral to the culture and social scene of Spain. The annual 10-day Tapas Route (Ruta de la Tapa), is a food event which promotes the town’s culinary culture and the places where they serve the delicacy. The places to be are at the Arroyo de la Miel and the Benalmadena Costa where as many as 40 or so of its bars and restaurants are famous for tapas. In fact, a culinary contest may take place (as last year) and best establishment entries get prizes. The dates for this event are yet to be confirmed therefore keep an eye out if this is something you would be interested in doing.
Fresh Fish Fair
8th October 2015 to 12th October 2015
The "Fiesta del Pescaito” or Feast of Fish Dishes is a popular event in the Costa del Sol area. Hotels, restaurants and bars by the coast offer a selection of dishes of calamares, prawns, lobsters, boquerones, sardines, clams, bass, or trout, at unbelievable discount prizes. Organized by the Business Association of Sta Ana, celebrating the catch of the coast is a delicious way to announce the end of summer.
Hispanic Day / National Day (also called Columbus Day)
12th October 2015
12th of October is Hispanic Day (Día de la Hispanidad) or National Day (Fiesta Nacional de España) in Spain. Tourists and visitors should know it is another annual national public holiday, relatively a peaceful day; banks, businesses, and other organizations are closed. It is the day Spanish explorer, Christopher Columbus, first set foot in the Americas in 1492. Though the main celebrations are in the Madrid capital, with the royals and political personages attending the military parades, the day is equally remembered in Benalmadena. Speeches may come from the Municipal Hall. For tourists, a visit to the Castillo Monumento Colomares in Carretera de la Costa del Sol is worth a trip. It's a magical architecture of mixed Byzantine, Romanesque, Arabic and Gothic influences dedicated to the memory of Christopher Columbus by a Spanish local's labor of love.
31st October 2015
There is no mistaking Holloween time in Benalmadena. A day before October 31st, shops and stores hang up their scary paraphenalia - witches and cobwebs, bats and broomsticks, blood and gore, and the eternal pumpkin. The affair is celebrated with parades, outllandish costumes, games and magic shows in the Plaza, parks, and fairgrounds. Hotels and bars hold spooky events and parties to attract guests and keep the food and wine flowing. The evening would be chilly but treat-or-trick goes on as little draculas, zombies, mummies, and the occasional dead rat hop from house to house with goodies in tow.