Averages for Cadiz in March
Weather in Cadiz continues its upswing as the year progresses into March. While it still ranks as one of the cooler months in the city, conditions do improve. The month’s average temperature rises up to 16°C, while rainfall for the month drops considerably, down to 34mm of accumulated rainfall divided among the month’s typical 5 days of rain.<...>
Averages for Cadiz in March
Weather in Cadiz continues its upswing as the year progresses into March. While it still ranks as one of the cooler months in the city, conditions do improve. The month’s average temperature rises up to 16°C, while rainfall for the month drops considerably, down to 34mm of accumulated rainfall divided among the month’s typical 5 days of rain.
Put in slightly different terms, that’s a likely 26 days of dry weather and sunshine. The typical day this month will offer 9 hours of sunny skies. Not bad for only the first month in spring. Expect daily temperature to reach highs and lows around 19°C/12°C. To pack accordingly, bring light spring-weather clothes to wear throughout the temperate days, and easy top layers to adorn as temperatures fall into the night.
While increasing temperatures will lead more people onto the port city’s famous beaches (Playa La Caleta, for example, which was used as a shoot location for the 2002 James Bond film Die Another Day) only the hardiest swimmers should plan for ocean swimming. Average sea temperatures for the month only reach 17°C. Plan for only a short and brisk dip, if you decide to brave it at all.
With optimal beach weather and peak season still a few months away, tourist density should be minimal, making it a preferable time to visit if avoiding crowds is in your interest. You’re likely to enjoy a more authentic, local experience of the historic port city during this time of year. On the other hand, if you prefer the energy of high season, plan a visit in summer: the city is a bustling hotspot through the months of July and August.
The city’s climate tends to follow stable patterns of moderate weather, which makes it such a dependable year-round destination. Nonetheless, it’s always smart to check the current forecast as your departure date nears.
The promenade of Cadiz, Spain
Where to Stay:
Only 100m from the Playa de la Victoria is the Barceló, an affordable hotel that ranks among the top ten in Cadiz on Tripadvisor. The hotel has a restaurant on the grounds, serving a small selection of local dishes, as well a bar and lounge area for relaxing with a beverage. Rooms have accessible Wi-Fi, offered to guests free of charge. Room service available along with laundry and dry cleaning.
If you prefer to stay in a place with a little bit of history, check out Santa Maria 12 Boutique Aparamentos. A great location that puts you mere minutes away from the Cadiz historic Old Town, the ocean, and tons of shopping and restaurants. The building itself is over 300 years old, but has been renovated for modern living conditions with each apartment equipped with a small kitchenette. Friendly staff make for a warm welcome upon arrival. Book at least a month prior to your March visit, as these apartments fill fast.
If you are the kind of traveller who needs little more than a bed with a roof over it, give Hostal Canalejas. This hostel has a great location near the city centre. It’s not the Ritz, but you can book private rooms with either two twin beds or a double. TVs in every room with free Wi-Fi, and 24-hour front desk assistance.
Valdevaqueros beach near Cadiz in Spain
Things to Do:
Make a visit to the Roman theatre of Cadiz. Discovered and excavated in 1980, the remains of this 1st century BC Roman theatre showcases just one of the grand achievements by the Roman Empire in ancient Hispania. The theatre had a capacity of 20,000. Abandoned by the Romans in the 4th century, King Alfonso X of Castile in the 13th century ordered a fortress to be built upon the ruins. The theatre’s discovery was one of the most important, modern discoveries of ancient Roman artefacts. With little rain in the month of March, pick one of the many sunny days to explore the outdoor theatre.
For anyone interested in Cadiz contemporary history and government should give the Museo de las Cortes de Cadiz a visit. The museum is full of memorabilia related to the revolutionary 1812 Cadiz parliament. The museum’s highlight is a model of the city carved out of mahogany and ivory.
Roman Ruins of a Theatre near to Cadiz, Spain
Eating & Drinking Out:
Recipient of a Bib Gourmand for three years running, Sopranis is one of Cadiz’s best restaurants which offers a fine-dining experience that won’t leave you broke. The Michelin Guide awards Bib Gourmands to restaurants that offer “exceptional good food at moderate prices” (€40 or less, in Spain, for a glass of wine and dinner). The restaurant offers lunch and dinner, with a long break in between. If you’re visiting from outside of Spain, you’ll have to get on the Spanish dinner schedule. Sopranis opens for dinner at 21:00. The restaurant offers two seasonal prix fixe menus for guests at dinner – very similar to the common Spanish menu del diá, only fancier.
Taberna Casa Manteca is an old bar and tapas joint with walls and shelves cluttered with memories. While they specialize in cold cured meats, the tavern also serves up warm tapas as well. Considered traditional Andalusian, with bullfighting memorabilia covering the walls, this place is notable for its friendly staff and lively atmosphere. It’s a great place to enjoy a beer or wine, alongside a few nibbles of food to keep the alcohol company.
Restaurante La Vendimia is a local hotspot. For a more traditional feel, and to rub elbows with local residents, visit this quaint restaurant. The interior is as homey as the people. Great local wine selection and fresh bread daily.