Lloret de Mar: March Weather Averages
|Sunshine Hours||9 hrs|
|Chance of Sunny Day||42 %|
|Rainfall days||10 days|
|Chance of Rain||23 %|
|Chance of Cloudy Day||12 %|
|Chance of Windy Day||2 %|
Averages for Lloret de Mar in March
The weather improves in March in Lloret de Mar, but the temperatures are still quite cool. During the day you can expect mild temperatures of around 17°C, which drop to a crisp 4°C in the evening. Spring is finally on its way now – the average daily temperature in March is 11°C, a three-degree increase since the cold winter months of December, January and February. The average daily high temperatures rise from 15°C on March 1st to 17°C on March 31st. The daily lows increase in similar fashion, from 3°C in the beginning of the month to 6°C at the end. The sea temperature rises slightly as well and now averages 14°C.
Another rise is observed in the amount of daily sunshine hours. A day in March receives about nine hours of sunshine on average; February had an average of eight hours a day. This one-hour-per-month increase will continue until July, when it reaches its annual peak of thirteen sunshine hours.
This increase in sunshine is related to the lengthening of the days in March. March 1st is the shortest day of the month with 11.15 daylight hours, while March 31st is the longest day with 12.40 hours of daylight, a significant 1.25-hour increase in the course of the month.
Cloud cover has been fairly constant for a couple of months now, ranging around 39%, and no large variation is observed throughout March either. March 1st has 40% of cloud cover; March 31st has 42%. It is a small rise though, and the percentage will keep increasing ever so slightly until it reaches the annual maximum percentage of cloud cover of 45% on April 24th.
The total amount of rainfall in March is 54mm, which is only 5mm more than in February. However, the chance of rainfall will increase throughout the month. March 1st is the driest day of the month and has a 30% chance of precipitation. The last days of the month are the wettest with a chance of precipitation of 36%. In terms of total rainfall, March is the fourth-driest month of the year. This month does have 10 days with rainfall though, so it is advised to bring rainproof clothing and/or an umbrella when visiting in March. The same number of rainy days, by the way, is observed in June and October. Four different types of precipitation occur in March. The most common one is moderate rain, which happens on 38% of those ten rainy days. Drizzle occurs on 25% of the days with rainfall. Light rain is the third-most common, occurring on 16% of the days with precipitation, and thunderstorms are observed on 15% of the rainy days.
Where to stay
Located on the seafront and surrounded by gardens, the Albamar apartments offer great accommodation at affordable prices, ideal for families, groups of friends and holiday-makers on a budget. Almost all apartments have stunning sea views, as well as free Wi-Fi and guests can use the many facilities including restaurants, a swimming pool, bars and a children’s play area. The apartment complex is located right at the beach in Santa Cristina and within lush 4.4-hectare gardens.
The Sant Pere del Bosce Hotel & Spa is an extraordinary five-star hotel. The place is more than a century old and consists of 19 suites, all differently decorated. Sant Pere del Bosce is aimed at luxurious stays, relaxation and gastronomy. Its superb spa offers no less than fifty treatments and the restaurant serves delicious Mediterranean cuisine. It has a state-of-the-art meeting room, beautiful gardens and an outdoor salt water pool. All suites come with room service, aromatic and salt baths prepared in the room and even a personal room attendant. Other services and facilities are a make-up artist, a hairdresser, a nutritionist, limousine hire, helicopter and small plane transportation, boat rentals, team building activities, etcetera.
Things to do
Make the most of the cool weather and enjoy a stroll through the Santa Clotilde Gardens. These botanical gardens are set on top of a tall cliff in the area of Fenals, between the beaches of Fenals and Cala Boadella, and boast dramatic views across the ocean. When facing the sea, the gardens are located to the right of the main beach in Lloret de Mar. They can be reached by public transport or on foot. The Santa Clotilde Gardens consist of tiered terraces, hidden sculptures, steps, slopes, grottoes, fountains and secret corners. The fantastic sea views add to its popularity. The gardens resemble and were inspired by other renowned gardens, such as the ones of Villa Medici and Villa Borghese in Florence. The gardens are opened from 10am until 8pm in summer, and from 10am until 5pm in winter. Admission is 5 euros for adults and 2.5 euros for children, students and seniors.
A fun way to explore the Costa Brava is by going on an exciting Speedboat Illusion excursion. This boat trip leaves the resort several times each day and cruises along the stylish Costa Brava coast for two hours. Drinks and snorkelling equipment are included in the price of your ticket, so if it’s warm enough, snap up the opportunity to take a dip in the Mediterranean waters and discover the wonders that lie under the water’s surface.
Where to eat and drink
Fenals Internacional Restaurant & Pizzeria is located near the beach of Fenals. The restaurant serves great Mediterranean dishes in an excellent location. The outdoor terrace overlooks Fenals beach, making it a suggested place to have lunch or dinner by the sea. The menu includes seafood and fish, pastas and pizzas, and delicious desserts. Suggestions are the onion soup, sirloin steak, spinach salad with prawns, and Iberian shoulder ham.
More Mediterranean food can be enjoyed in the cozy dining room of Papalus Restaurant. Specialties are stone-oven pizzas and grilled meat dishes. In addition to the indoor seating area, there is also a wide terrace with views of the swimming pool and gardens – the restaurant also offers accommodation and has venues for events and meetings. Children can enjoy themselves in the restaurant’s playroom.