Costa Blanca: October Weather Averages
|Sunshine Hours||7 hrs|
|Chance of Sunny Day||44 %|
|Chance of Rain||22 %|
|Chance of Cloudy Day||14 %|
|Chance of Windy Day||5 %|
Averages for Costa Blanca in October
By October time, most holidaymakers have disappeared home and the party clubbing scene is swiftly coming to an end for another year. The average amount of sunshine hours in a day drops to seven, and sea temperatures sit at 21 degrees Celsius, which is still a decent temperature for the time of year. Low temperatures have now plummeted to 14 degrees Celsius, with an average expected of 21 degrees, 70 in Fahrenheit.
Things to do
Montgo Natural Park in Javea is a pleasant excursion through the various croplands, scrubland and eco-systems. The Montgo Mountain rises up a full 753 metres from the plain between Denia and Javea. When at the top, the island of Ibiza can be viewed on a bright, sunny day.
While in Benidorm, those who want to learn more about Spanish history should take a journey to the Placa del Castell. There are many museums and eating establishments to enjoy within the trip, along with a host of good coffee shops. Some of the views are unbeatable – don’t forget your camera.
Dates for the diary
October has one of the most important events, not just in the Costa Blanca, but in Spain in general. Spain’s National Day is on the 12 October, which is also Columbus Day. As expected, they are various celebrations that take place in the various towns across the Costa Blanca, including firework spectacles, large feasts and markets and fairs.
Hit the beach
Cabo Roig beach in Orihuela is an ideal location in October, when the weather is a little bit more unpredictable and wind speeds can pick up. The beach bar is still a great place to relax and jet-skis can be hired for a bit of high adrenaline fun on the water.
The cove at the Platge de l’Andrago on the outskirts of Moraira, heading towards Calpe, is another area that is a super location for scuba diving, fishing and other kinds of water sports. The walk along the beach is long and very enjoyable, with the Mediterranean shoreline providing some amazing views.
In Orihuela, the Shakira group comprises three top quality Indian restaurants. With each place boasting an elegant feel and Indian music played discreetly in the background of each restaurant, the Shakira restaurants offer a real classy Bollywood flavour to proceedings. It caters for all, with good wheelchair access and provision for children. With great food at great prices, an enjoyable evening at the Shakira is pretty much guaranteed.
Frontera rock bar in Alicante is on the beachfront suburb of San Juan and is the place to go if traditional rock is your thing, although there are also occasional nights when funk and disco dominate the speakers. The Thursday night jam session for avid rock musicians is massively popular.
The Secret Fountain Rooftop Bar Garden in Benidorm is located above a casino. There is music played regularly from mid-afternoon into the night and great views of Benidorm’s bustling streets – this spot is perfect for people watching.
Where to stay
Hotel Les Rotes in Denia is handily close to the Les Rotes beach in Denia and also the Denia Castle. It features the standard facilities of restaurant, outdoor pool and bar, along with wireless internet access in the guestrooms. It is four-star rated and is a decent choice for a variety of different tastes and budgets.
Within Benidorm, there are some giant skyscrapers which are akin to some other worldwide locations like Dubai, New York and Sao Paulo. The Hotel Bali is up there with the best of them, standing at 610 feet from the ground. In fact, it is the tallest hotel in the whole of Europe. When consider a booking to stay at the Hotel Bali, choose the package carefully, as not all rooms come with a balcony – or the amazing views.
Melia Alicante in Alicante offers views of either the beach and sea or the port. The hotel is five minutes away by walking distance from the old town of Alicante and often has some great bargain offers, especially during the off-peak season.
A very quiet setting is the Servigroup Montiboli in Villajoyosa, with superb facilities and a pleasant cosy feel to it. Based close to Altea, many restaurants are open nearby - despite it being out of season. The spa is highly-rated and there are some lovely rooms.
Calpe has some great accommodation options, including Gran Hotel Sol y Mar. The location is great for accessing the nearby beach; it’s within easy access of the older part of town with its range of boutiques and supermarkets, too. The apartments are modern, comfortable and clean. Make the most of the beach club bar and the outdoor pool in October, as they will close for the year shortly afterwards.