Weather Averages for Benidorm in September
Averages for Benidorm in September
Benidorm, Spain begins to cool down in September, when the average temperature is 24°C. At this time of year, highs of up to 28°C are common, cooling down to lows of 17°C after the sun sets. With heat this intense, don’t forget to drink plenty of water throughout your holiday to avoid dehydration. During this month, the average sea temperature is a pleasant 24°C and the resort enjoys ten hours of sunshine each day, making it a popular time to visit the beach. There are around six rainy days throughout the month, when light showers are fairly common.
Dates for the diary
Between September 6th and 7th, Asturias celebrates its regional fiestas and with such a large Asturian community, Benidorm also joins in with the event. During this time of year, almost all of the Asturian restaurants are decorated with their region’s colours and offer traditional menus featuring specialities of the area, alongside locally-produced apple cider.
The Festival of the Moors and Christians is usually celebrated during the last week of September, in remembrance of when the Christians banished the Moors from the Iberian Peninsula. This event takes place across three days and features a number of historically-accurate re-enactments and parades.
Things to do
Art and history enthusiasts won’t want to pass up the opportunity to take a trip to Iglesia de San Jaime y Santa Ana. Located in Benidorm Old Town, this small church boasts beautiful architecture inside as well as on the exterior. Locals regularly group together outside the church to sell religious memorabilia, such as artwork and handicrafts which make great gifts or souvenirs. From the church’s raised position you’ll see fantastic views of Poniente and Levante beach, so don’t forget to take your camera.
Families travelling with children should definitely visit Terra Natura. One of the most popular parks in Benidorm, this zoo features over 1,500 animals of more than 200 species, of which 50 are in danger of extinction. In addition to the huge collection of animals, the park is also home to 2,500 examples of more than 160 different types of trees, plants and shrubs which originate from the same regions as the animals. The Zooimersion experience is one of the highlights of Terra Natura and gives you the opportunity to come into close contact with several species at the park.
Hit the beach
Make the most of the fantastic weather by hitting Levante beach. Arguably the most popular bay in the resort, Levante is situated in front of a promenade full of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants, making it a popular place for families to spend the day. There are loads of facilities for visitors to enjoy, including life guards, sun beds, shades, showers, toilets, children’s play area and wheelchair access. The list of water sports available is extensive and includes, banana boats, snorkelling, scuba diving, paragliding, jet skiing, water skiing and kayaking, to name but a few.
For something more laid-back, head to Malpas beach which is just a short walk away from the centre of the resort. Because there are no water sports available here, this beach provides the ideal conditions for swimming and snorkelling, especially for little ones. There is a small selection of facilities for visitors to enjoy, including sun beds, parasols and a volleyball court which is very popular with the locals.
Where to eat & drink
If you find yourself craving authentic Indian food during your holiday in Benidorm, visit Spice Mantra – one of the best Asian restaurants in the resort. Here you’ll find all your favourite starters, mains and sides that the region is known for, including bhajis, samosas, curries, naan breads and chapattis. This eatery also offers a delivery service for those who want to enjoy dinner in the comfort of their hotel room or apartment.
Carnivores won’t want to miss the chance to visit El Corral Del Pollo, the best place to go for barbecue food. There is plenty of room to eat inside in the air-conditioned restaurant or outside on the terrace, so you can enjoy your evening how you want to. If you’re unsure of what to try, opt for the BBQ ribs or spit-roast chicken – they’re two of the most popular dishes.
Cumberland Bar is the place to go if you’re in the mood for some singing. Unlike other karaoke bars, this venue has a northern working men’s club-feel and hosts singing sessions with a difference each Sunday, when the Concert Chairman accompanies the singers on stage to comment on how they’ve done, all in good fun, of course.
Tropical Bar is found within New Town and offers a great night out for the whole family. There is a top selection of live sport shown on the large screen TVs on the outside terrace for those who don’t want to miss their team play. Come nightfall, the evening entertainment kicks off with some of the best British cabaret the resort has to offer.
Where to stay
When it comes to beachside accommodation, it doesn’t get much closer than Hotel La Cala. Just ten metres away from the shore, this hotel offers a selection of single and double rooms, all of which come with air-conditioning and WiFi access. There are loads of facilities for guests to enjoy, including games room, free parking, room service and excursion bookings.
Families and couples searching for a boutique hotel in Benidorm should take a look at Hotel Rocamar. Here you’ll find 25 fully equipped rooms, as well as a number of amenities, including café, restaurant, gym, solarium, swimming pool, Jacuzzi and library.
Hotel Agir is ideal for those who want to be based in the Old Town section of Benidorm. Accommodation comes in the form of single units, double rooms and junior suites, all of which come with air conditioning and free WiFi access. Onsite facilities are numerous and include restaurant, café, swimming pool and spa.
Hotel Poseidon Playa is another popular choice amongst couples and families who want to be close to the beach during their holiday in Benidorm. Guests can choose between budget rooms, single units, twin units and family rooms, ensuring there is something to suit all pockets and group sizes. The list of onsite amenities is extensive and includes bar-lounge, games room, swimming pool, restaurant, kids’ club and parking.
The three-star Hotel Tanit boasts a seafront location, close to the Old Town and Benidorm’s main shopping district. Here you’ll find a number of comfortable rooms, all of which come with free WiFi access, mini bar and air conditioning. Guests are invited to take advantage of the facilities which include café-bar, restaurants and TV room.