Weather Averages for Benidorm in February
Averages for Benidorm in February
Things begin to slowly warm up in February in Benidorm, Spain, when the average temperature is around 12°C, created by highs of up to 16°C during the hottest part of the day and lows of 6°C after the sun sets. At this time of year the resort experiences around eight hours of sunshine each day, with an average sea temperature of 15°C. Although the amount of rainfall increases to 39mm for the whole month, the number of rainy days decreases to ten.
Dates for the diary
February is the month of carnival in Benidorm, which is one of the most highly-anticipated events of Spain’s calendar. Carnival sees the resort come alive between the Friday before Shrove Tuesday and the following Wednesday with loads of colourful parades, costumes, music, singing and dancing. Keep an eye out for posters throughout the resort detailing exact times and places of each event.
The carnival celebrations come to a close with the unusually titled ‘Burial of the Sardine’ event on the Wednesday, when many locals dress in black and mourn the death of a giant model of a sardine which is set on fire. This unusual event is a fantastic opportunity for families and couples to see authentic Spanish traditions in action.
Things to do
If the weather looks like it’s going to rain, spend the evening at Benidorm Circus. This unique show is held every Saturday at 6pm and is suitable for the whole family to enjoy. You won’t find any animals in this performance, instead you’ll get to watch a collection of clowns, smugglers, dancers, magicians, weight lifters and acrobats perform an amazing two hour show which you’ll never forget.
Daredevils won’t want to miss the chance to go paragliding during their holiday in Benidorm. The mountains overlooking the resort provide the ideal conditions for this adrenaline-pumping sport, which you can do on your own or in tandem.
Where to eat & drink
When it comes to Spanish cuisine, it doesn’t get much more authentic than the food served at Restaurante J. Manu. The house speciality is a giant homemade seafood paella which is freshly prepared each day. You’ll also find a large a la carte menu packed with traditional local dishes such as garlic king prawns and homemade meatballs.
If it’s a taste of home you’re after, be sure you visit Refresh Café Bar. This British-run eatery not only serves English tea, coffee and beer, but also offers a number of popular homemade dishes such as a traditional roast dinner, fish and chips and cottage pie. You’ll find a number of large screen TVs throughout the restaurant which show many live sporting events and British soaps throughout the day and early evening.
Families looking for somewhere the kids will love should head to The Cellar. This fun pub is found close to the promenade and offers plenty of things to keep children entertained, including arcade games, pool tables and dart boards for the older ones. Family-friendly entertainment, such as clown performances and animal shows, are also held throughout the day, followed by live cabaret every evening.
The Secret Fountain Roof Bar is one of the most popular bars in Benidorm. This rooftop bar is a fantastic place to sunbathe whilst enjoying a refreshing drink or light lunch. You’ll find a top selection of beers, wines, spirits, cocktails and soft drinks available that you can enjoy during the day whilst working on your tan or on an evening whilst watching the live entertainment.
Where to stay
Families and couples in search of low-cost accommodation should consider staying at Alpha Apartments. Just a short walk away from Levante beach, this complex offers a selection of one-bedroom apartments which are suitable for up to four people. There are plenty of onsite facilities for guests to enjoy, including swimming pool, snack bar, excursion booking and tropical gardens.
If you’d like to stay at a hotel with a spa, take a look at Hotel Deloix Aqua Centre. Here you’ll find a number of rooms and suites to choose from, ensuring there is something to suit all group sizes, budgets and tastes. As well as the large spa and wellness centre, the hotel also offers a kids’ water playground, kids’ club, swimming pool, restaurant, café-bar and sports facilities.
Beni Beach Apartments are ideal for families and couples looking for somewhere to stay during their holiday in Benidorm. Here you’ll find a selection of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments to choose from, all of which come with balcony, kitchen, bathroom and lounge-dining room. There are loads of onsite amenities to enjoy, such as café-bar, tennis courts, 24-hour reception and swimming pool.
When it comes to self-catering accommodation in Benidorm, the Mayra Apartments are a popular choice. Just five minutes away from Levante beach, these apartments each come with a balcony, bathroom, living room and fully-equipped kitchen where you can prepare your own meals. Guests can enjoy the handful of facilities available, such as swimming pool, WiFi access and bar.
If you’re looking for a centrally-located hotel, it doesn’t get much better than Hotel Bilbaino. Located on the seafront in the Old Town section of the resort, this complex is close to many bars, restaurants, cafes and shops. The list on facilities is extensive and includes restaurants, free WiFi access, 24-hour reception, private parking, excursion booking and complimentary picnic on your last day.