Averages for Benidorm in October
Things start to cool down in Benidorm, Spain in October when the resort is transitioning from summer into winter. During this month, temperatures fall slightly and the chance of rainfall increases significantly, since October is usually the wettest month of the year. At this time, the average temperature for the resort is 20?C, created by...
Daily averages for October
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Averages for Benidorm in October
Things start to cool down in Benidorm, Spain in October when the resort is transitioning from summer into winter. During this month, temperatures fall slightly and the chance of rainfall increases significantly, since October is usually the wettest month of the year. At this time, the average temperature for the resort is 20?C, created by average highs of 23?C during the warmest part of the day and average lows of 14?C after dark.
In October, daily averages steadily drop as the month develops, beginning at 23?C during the first two days of the month and dropping down to 22?C for the rest of the week. Temperatures then fluctuate between 22?C and 20?C for the second week, before settling down to 20?C for the following week. The next few days drop down to 19?C, before the month ends on a cool 18?C. This makes the first week of October the warmest time to visit Benidorm.
The highest temperature ever registered in Alicante – the closest weather station to Benidorm, just south of the resort – in October is 36.2?C, which was registered on October 4th 1946. The coldest temperature ever recorded at the weather station during this month is 4?C, which was registered on October 26th 1941.
If you love the heat and want to visit Benidorm when it’s hottest, forget about going in October and plan your holiday for August instead. This month is usually the hottest month of the year for the resort, when the average temperature is around 25?C.
On average, October is one of the wettest months for Benidorm, when the resort is subject to 47mm of precipitation spread out over eight wet days. The chance of precipitation falling starts off at 25% on October 1st and peaks at 27% on October 9th. The likelihood of rainfall then drops down to 25% by October 21st and drops again to 23% by October 29th. The most common types of rainfall you should prepare for if you visit Benidorm in October are thunderstorms (which occur on 32% of days with rainfall), moderate rain (32%) and light rain (28%).
The highest quantity of monthly rainfall ever registered at the Alicante weather station – the one closest to Benidorm – in October is 271.1mm, which was recorded during October 1982. The 19th day of that month was declared the wettest October day ever, when 220.2mm of rainfall fell within a single 24-hour period. However, the October with the highest number of rainy days is October 1948, when 16 wet days were recorded.
Across October, Benidorm boasts an average of seven daily hours of sunshine, along with median cloud coverage which slightly increases as the month develops. Median cloud coverage starts off at 45% on October 1st and rises up to 48% by October 31st.
Although this month marks the beginning of the autumn season in the resort, the sea is still just about warm enough for swimming in October, when the average sea temperature is 21?C. If you find the sea too cold for swimming in during this month, you’ll find many hotels heat their outdoor swimming pools or have indoor pools, so you’ll still be able to take a dip.
The relative humidity for Benidorm in October averages at around 70%, ranging between 47% (comfortable) and 88% (very humid), rarely dropping below 31% (comfortable) or reaching as high as 97% (very humid). The air is driest around October 31st, when the relative humidity drops below 56% (mildly humid) three days out of four, whilst it’s at its most humid around October 24th, when it rises above 84% (humid) three days out of four.
During an average October in Benidorm, typical wind speeds vary between 0 m/s (calm) and 6 m/s (moderate breeze), rarely rising above 9 m/s (fresh breeze). The highest average wind speed of 3 m/s (light breeze) happens around October 30th, when the average daily maximum wind speed is 6 m/s (moderate breeze). The lowest average wind speed of 3 m/s (light breeze) happens around October 22nd, when the average daily maximum wind speed is 5 m/s (gentle breeze). The strongest gust of wind ever recorded in October at the Alicante weather station – the one closest to Benidorm – is 22.5 m/s, which was registered on October 11th 1970 at 1:10am.
Coastal view over Benidorm, Spain on a sunny October day
Where to stay
Situated just 200m away from Benidorm Beach, Babylon Hotel is perfect for families and couples who want to make the most of the last of the resort’s summer sunshine and stay close to the sea. Not only is it close to the beach, but this hotel is also set in the heart of Benidorm Old Town, making a wealth of international bars, cafes, restaurants and souvenir shops just steps away. Accommodation at this hotel comes in the form of double and twin en-suite rooms, each of which is decorated in a traditional Spanish fashion with dark wooden furniture and parquet floors. All guest rooms also feature balconies, WiFi access and ceiling fans. One of the best parts of Babylon Hotel is the Oriental-themed rooftop terrace where guests can relax on comfy chairs and loungers whilst enjoying a freshly-prepared cocktail. If the weather is too hot or cold, there’s also another onsite restaurant-bar which has air conditioning.
Hotel Rosamar is another budget-friendly option when it comes to accommodation in Benidorm. Ideally situated within easy walking distance of Levante Beach, Ricon de Loix shopping and entertainment venue, as well as Aqualandia and Mundomar, this hotel is the perfect base for exploring the resort by foot. The hotel is comprised of 364 spacious rooms spread out over 14 floors serviced by a lift. Each guestroom featured typical Spanish décor and boasts satellite TV, air conditioning, heating, paid WiFi access and a furnished balcony. The spa is a popular guest favourite and includes a thermal pool, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, whirlpool and Scottish showers. For foodies, there’s the international buffet restaurant with live cooking performances and weekly themed dinner nights, a bar which serves made-to-order cocktails, café at reception where you can enjoy all kinds of coffees and a casual snack bar next to the pool. Other onsite services and facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, hair salon, mini golf course, table tennis and tennis court.
For something a bit more luxurious, try Marconform Benidorm Suites. This all-inclusive hotel is themed on music from the 70s, 80s and 90s and hosts music parties several times throughout the week – each of which is dedicated to a specific genre within a certain decade. These parties are great fun and include themed music, cocktail demonstrations, dancing competitions, live music concerts and loads of games. The comprehensive all-inclusive package covers breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets, show cooking, four themed nights per week (Asian, Indian, Italian and Mexican), snacks outside mealtimes, ice cream for children, local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, daily games for children and live entertainment. If you really want to pamper yourself, you can sign up for the all-inclusive wellness package which covers a stay in a pool-view suite, bottle of cava, massage, Finish sauna visit and Tai-Chi class. If you decide against the wellness package, you can still visit the gym, sauna, nail salon and massage parlour – but you’ll have to pay extra. There are loads of other services and facilities on offer, too, including a Jazz & Blues Club, pool bar La Bamba, outdoor pool for kids and adults, Rock ‘n’ Sports Bar, games room, WiFI access and children’s playground. All guest suites have balconies with pool and resort views and include two twin beds, lounge with two sofa beds and air conditioning/heating and private bathroom with shower.
The three-star Gala Placidia Hotel offers 136 basic yet comfortable guestrooms, each of which has its own air conditioning, heating, satellite TV, balcony or terrace and paid WiFi access. If you stay in a Twin Room Plus, you’ll get free WiFi access, plus a hairdryer, tea making facilities and a pool view, too. There’s a large outdoor swimming pool area with solarium and sun loungers, plus an international buffet-style restaurant and a café-bar with TV and internet-access. Although the Gala Placidia Hotel doesn’t have a spa itself, guests get a 10% discount at the Hotel Dynastic spa, just 180m away. The highlight of the hotel is its location – 600m away from Levante Beach, 100m away from a bus stop and a five-minute walk away from a weekly open-air market.
If you want a party-style holiday in Benidorm, check out Benidorm Celebrations. This adults-only hotel is found just 500m away from Levante beach and is surrounded by loads of bars, restaurants and nightclubs, making it ideal for partying. Accommodation options include one- and two-bedroom apartments, each of which is decorated with bright colours and features 4-6 twin beds making them perfect for groups of friends, living room with sofa bed and satellite TV and a basic kitchen with tea/coffee making facilities and microwave. Onsite services and facilities include several one outdoor swimming pool where parties are held, indoor pool with waterfalls, an international buffet restaurant with diet, vegetarian and gluten-free options, two bars with live entertainment, DJs and gogo dancers and paid WiFi access in public areas. As well as all the entertainment which goes on in the resort, Benidorm Celebrations also organises 4x4 Jeep excursions, paintballing and resort-wide bicycle tours.
Hotel Rosamar has a swimming pool with adult and children's sections in Benidorm, Spain
Things to do
Parque de L’Aiguera is a great place to spend an October day outdoors in Benidorm if the weather is warm and sunny. This large open-air park was designed by Ricardo Bofill in a neoclassical style and features wide grassy areas, shade-providing trees which squirrels call home, water fountains, a children’s play area, chess tables and plenty of benches. This park is also home to two large amphitheatres, one of which used to host the annual Benidorm Song Festival. Most people head to the park for the chance to see the street theatre performers which regularly act out all kinds of skits here. But even if you don’t get to see a theatrical performance, Parque de L’Aiguera is a quiet and peaceful place to escape the hustle of touristic Benidorm.
Thanks to the high number of sunshine hours and mild temperatures, October is a great month to enjoy a round of golf in Benidorm. The Real de Faula Golf Club was designed by Jack Nicklaus and boasts two 18-hole golf courses suitable for golfers of all levels. Tucked into a pine valley with sea and mountain views, this golf course covers more than 80 hectares and stretches on for more than 6,612m in length. The Championship North Course is a par-72, whilst the Executive South Course is a par-62. Both courses feature wide fairways, well-constructed greens and some tricky shots to keep even the most skilled golfers interested. In addition to the two courses, the Real de Faula Golf Club also offers a pro shop, driving range, practise green, buggy hire, trolley hire, club hire, restaurant and bar.
Enjoy a round of golf at Real de Faula Golf Club in Benidorm, Spain taken by Tord
Hit the beach
Levante Beach is one of the liveliest beaches in Benidorm and it can get really packed during the busy season, making October the perfect time to go. This golden stretch of sand is lined by a bustling promenade bursting with restaurants, cafes, bars, shops and mini markets, providing you with everything you could need for a day in the sun. When you visit this beach, you’ll have your pick of 5,000+ sun loungers and parasols which are available to hire, toilets, showers, wheelchair access, lifeguards, a children’s play area and loads of water sports, including water skiing, jet skiing, paragliding and scuba diving. This beach is the ideal place for families with young children, thanks to the fine sand which gently slopes into the calm sea, creating the ideal swimming conditions.
Poniente Beach is found west of Levante Beach, just outside Benidorm Old Town, and provides a more laid-back, relaxed atmosphere. This equally golden sandy beach is usually less crowded than Levante Beach, but it still offers all the essentials, such as sun beds, parasols, showers, toilets, life guards and even regular exercise classes which everyone is encouraged to join in with. For adrenaline junkies, there is an equally superb range of water sports available, including scuba diving, snorkelling, jet skiing, banana boat hire and water skiing, as well as five separate play areas for the children to enjoy. Poniente Beach is backed by a quieter promenade where you’ll find modern cafes, bars and shops peppered amongst the apartment complexes and hotels.
Golden sands of Levante Beach in October in Benidorm, Spain taken by Calafellvalo
Where to eat & drink
Restaurante Chino Cafeteria Casa de Oro is a great place to go if you’re in the mood for Asian cuisine. Offering huge servings of all your favourite Chinese dishes – such as sweet and sour chicken, spring rolls, spare ribs and sizzling beef platters – for very reasonable prices, this restaurant is perfect for large families with healthy appetites. If you can’t settle on just one dish, try the menu of the day which includes a starter, main meal, dessert and one drink.
With such an extensive menu on offer, there is something for everyone at Neil’s Brasserie. Here you’ll find a large selection of traditional British dishes, such as coronation chicken, lamb cutlets and seared fillet of pork, plus exciting exotic choices, like ostrich tournedo, Thai stir fry and Mexican meatballs. There is also a huge selection of desserts (from simple cheese and biscuit platters to lavish poached pears drizzled with peach liqueur), teas, coffees and cocktails.
If you want to be the star of the night, visit Last Stop and try your hand at karaoke. This bar features a centrally-located stage with the latest sound system technology and a huge collection of songs, making it one of the biggest and best karaoke bars in the resort. During the day and early evening the bar serves typical pub grub-style food, which you can enjoy whilst watching all the major live sporting events shown on huge 3m-wide TV screens.
October events in Benidorm
Moors and the Christians Festival
1st October 2017 to 8th October 2017
The historic Moors and the Christians Festival is held in honour of the battles which took place between the Moors and the Christians throughout the whole of Spain. Each year the programme is as follows: Day 1 9pm: Concert and festival opening ceremony Day 2 11pm: Opening parade of the Moors and Christian legions from Calle Paseo Colon, along Paseo de la Carretera, Martínez Alejos, Gambo, ending at the Plaza de la Hispanidad Day 3 10pm: Invasion of the Moors re-enactment. The Christians will be at the Playa de Levante and the Moors will at the Plaza de Torrechó Day 4 10am: Music parade from Calle Paseo Colon, along Paseo de la Carretera, Martínez Alejos and Gambo to Plaza de la Hispanidad 6pm: Re-enactment with mock battle 7pm: Second re-enactment with mock battle Day 5 10am: Music parade from Calle Paseo Colon, along Paseo de la Carretera, Martínez Alejos and Gambo to Plaza de la Hispanidad 8pm: Moors and Christians Parade from Plaza Neptuno, along Venus, Ruzafa, Martínez Alejos, Gambo and Plaza Hispanidad ending at Avenida Bilbao Day 6 12:30pm: Flower offering parade from Plaza Hispanidad, along Gambo, Martínez Alejos, Alameda and Mayor to San Jaime Apostol 1pm: Religious mass 7.30pm: Festival carnival parade from Calle Tomas Ortuño, along Venus, Ruzafa, Martínez Alejos and Gambo, ending at Plaza Hispanidad
Día Nacional de Espana
12th October 2017
Día Nacional de Espana (National Day of Spain) is a national holiday celebrated throughout the whole of Benidorm. Although there are no real events of activities held in honour of this day, almost all supermarkets, shops and banks will be closed throughout the resort.