Averages for Benidorm in May
May is a pleasant time to visit Benidorm, Spain, when the average temperature is 20°C. At this time of year, highs of up to 22°C are common, cooling down to lows of 12°C after dark. Although the resort experiences nine rainy days throughout the month, the average sea temperature<...>
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Averages for Benidorm in May
May is a pleasant time to visit Benidorm, Spain, when the average temperature is 20°C. At this time of year, highs of up to 22°C are common, cooling down to lows of 12°C after dark. Although the resort experiences nine rainy days throughout the month, the average sea temperature is 18°C and there are 11 hours of sunshine each day, making it a fantastic month to spend some time at the beach during your holiday.
The day of the Holy Cross in Benidorm, Spain
Where to stay
Couples and families searching for self-catering accommodation in Benidorm should consider staying at Primavera Park. Each room comes with a lounge, double sofa bed, dining room, bathroom terrace and fully-equipped kitchen where you can prepare all your meals. There are loads of facilities for guests to enjoy, including bar lounge, restaurant, swimming pool and 24-hour reception.
When it comes to family-friendly hotels, Magic Rock Gardens is one of the best. Here you can choose from single, standard and double rooms, all of which have access to a number of amenities, including swimming pools, bars, restaurant, sports facilities, kids’ play area, kids’ pool and daily games.
Hotel Primavera is ideal for those looking for budget accommodation during their holiday in Benidorm. Situated in the heart of the resort, this hotel offers 52 rooms with WiFi access and housekeeping. There is a handful of facilities for guests to enjoy, including café, restaurant, bar and 24-hour reception.
Just a short distance away from Levante beach, Hotel La Estación is a modern four star hotel with room only, bed and breakfast and half board options. Guests can choose from a selection of twin rooms and suites, all of which have fantastic views of the resort or mountains. The list of onsite amenities is extensive and includes swimming pool, free WiFi access, bar, restaurant and gym.
Hotel Tropic is another popular pick when it comes to accommodation in Benidorm. This three-star hotel offers a selection of spacious air-conditioned rooms, as well as animation programme, buffet restaurant, swimming pool, free WiFi access and parking.
Things to do
Animal lovers won’t want to miss the chance to explore Benidorm and the surrounding area on horseback. This horse riding excursion takes you through the Sierra Helada natural park where you’ll get to see some beautiful countryside. The horse trainers will match you with the best horse to suit your abilities, so even if you’ve never ridden a horse if you’re life, you’ll still have a great time.
The Castillo de Biar located on the outskirts of Benidorm is a great place for families and couples to explore. This military fortress was built in the 13th century and was declared a National Monument in 1931. Located on the mountainside, this castle offers fantastic views which stretch across the whole of the resort, so make sure you don’t forget your camera.
Hit the beach
Make the most of the fantastic weather by spending a day at one of the beaches in Benidorm. Malpas beach is perfect for those who want to enjoy a quiet day soaking up the sun. This small golden sand bay is just a short distance away from several cafes, bars, restaurants and shops, providing a great selection when it comes to lunch. There are plenty of facilities for guests to enjoy, including sun beds, parasols and volleyball court.
Families and couples who enjoy pebble beaches should head to Cala Ti Ximo. Located at the far end of Levante beach, this bay is the smallest one in the resort and is a challenge to get to. Due to its remote location, this beach is popular with naturists, although being nude isn’t obligatory. Facilities are only available during the peak summer months in the form of sun beds and shades.
Where to eat & drink
When it comes to modern European dining, it doesn’t get much better than the dishes served at Amigos Bar and Bistro. Popular with residents and visitors alike, this restaurant offers a selection of modern starters, mains and desserts from the Mediterranean. As well as the varied dining options, this eatery also holds regular cocktail making parties for groups of women.
Seafood lovers won’t want to miss the chance to enjoy the catch of the day at La Mejillonera in Old Town Benidorm. As well as a selection of prawns, sardines, calamari and filleted fish, this eatery also serves huge portions of mussels which are said to be the best in Benidorm. You’ll also find a top selection of Spanish wines and beers available to accompany your dish.
If you’re in the mood for some entertainment, Fawlty Towers is a great place to spend an evening. Popular with the older crowd, this venue hosts nightly shows performed by dancers, singers, comedians and tribute acts who always get the audience going. The acts are usually followed by a number of games, including prize bingo.
For a night of karaoke, head to The Lazy Cow in front of Levante beach. This lively bar hosts nightly singing sessions, as well as well as a great selection of top acts including DJs, rock bands and even fire breathers. You’ll find a fantastic choice of drinks specials available throughout the summer months, as well as a huge cocktail list which has led some people to name the bar as the best one in Benidorm.
May events in Benidorm
Fiesta del Trabajo
1st May 2017
Fiesta del Trabajo (Labour Day) is a national holiday celebrated throughout Benidorm. Whilst there are no real activities or events held on this day, almost all shops, banks and supermarkets will be closed.
Día de San Isidro Labrador benidorm
1st May 2017 to 31st May 2017
San Isidro Labrador is celebrated in Benidorm each May with romerías held throughout the resort. During these traditional festivals, locals dress up in authentic Benidorm costumes, religious services take place in the Ermita de Sanz church, a procession runs between la avenida de Bilbao and the church, feasting takes place at the church and workshops are held throughout the resort.
Fiesta de la Creu
1st May 2017
Each May, Benidorm celebrates Fiesta de la Creu (the Holy Cross Festival), when locals decorate crosses with flowers and display them throughout the streets and in the squares of Old Town Benidorm. Bell ringing and special services are held in most of the churches throughout the resort, such as Parroquia Nuestra Señora del Carmen and Parroquia del Buen Pastor, and processions can be seen in the streets.
Commemoration of the Carta Pobla
10th May 2017
The commemoration of the Carta Pobla is a historic event celebrated with re-enactments at the Plaza de la Iglesia de San Jaime depicting the delivery of the Carta Pobla to Benidorm.
10th May 2017
The Medieval Market takes place each May at Parque de Elche in Benidorm. The events kick off on the first day of the event at 6pm, with music concerts, belly dancing, fire performances and children's entertainment. This is followed by the market opening ceremony on the next day with entertaining shows at noon, music parade at 1pm, knights fight at 2pm, market opening with parades at 6pm, belly dancing at 7pm, children's entertainment at 8pm and knights fight at 9pm. The programme stays fairly similar over the next two days until the Medieval Market ends.