Marbella: March Weather AveragesDaily averages for March
|Sunshine Hours||8 hrs|
|Chance of Sunny Day||41 %|
|Rainfall days||7 days|
|Chance of Rain||28 %|
|Chance of Cloudy Day||11 %|
|Chance of Windy Day||24 %|
Daily averages for March
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Averages for Marbella in March
March in Marbella, Spain signals spring is on the way and favourable weather adjusts accordingly. The average temperature, average highs and lows and average sunshine hours all increase from that seen in February. The average rainfall decreases while the average sea temperature stays the same.
The average temperature throughout March is 14°C (57°F). Average highs rise to 18°C (64°F) which are mostly experienced in the beginning ten days of the month, with the rest of the month having daily highs reach 20°C (68°F). Average lows go down to 9°C (48°F) which are also mostly seen in the beginning ten days of the month, with the rest of the month seeing daily lows reach 11°C (51°F). March as a whole experiences gradually rising highs with only one day in ten going over 23°C (74°F) or going under 14°C (58°F). Daily lows only go under 5°C (41°F) or go over 14°C (57°F) every one in ten days.
The average rainfall for March is the fifth highest for the year with 59mm. This translates to on average 7 days of rainfall or every 1 in 4 days. The most common form of rainfall is moderate rain which is most likely to occur at the beginning of the month. Light rain and thunderstorms are less common, with light rain most likely to occur at the beginning of the month and thunderstorms at the end of the month.
The average humidity for March is 68%, which ranges from 46%, comfortable, to 90%, very humid. The humidity rarely goes under 28%, dry, but can get up to 100%, very humid. The end of the month is the most likely to be the least humid, while the beginning of the month is the most likely to be the most humid.
The average sunshine hours for March is 8. This is the second lowest amount of average sunshine hours for the year and is also seen in November. As the month goes on, the daily sunshine hours gradually increase, with the end of the month the most likely to experience the most daily sunshine.
The average sea temperature seen in March is 16°C (61°F). This is the lowest average sea temperature for the year and is also seen in January and February.
Where to stay
For a touch of luxury, check in to the Marbella Club. This beachfront boutique resort has the ambience of an Andalusian village. There are 37 guestrooms, as well as 78 suites for your comfort. The rooms are styled by Jean-Pierre Martel and Kamini Ezralow, and include a furnished outdoor terrace with garden views or sea views. There are six restaurants, one bar and a champagne room on the property.
The Gran Melia Don Pepe Resort is a five star luxury resort located on the beachfront. There are 194 rooms at the resort which provide stunning views of the sea. There are three pools, two outdoor with one being for children, and one indoor heated pool. Children also have access to a play area. The resort also has two tennis courts and two paddle tennis courts and provide 12 meeting rooms if needed.
If you are looking for a stay that feels more like home, check out Puerta de Aduares Hotel-Apartamentos. Located in the heart of Marbella, you will have nearby access to museums, shops, bars and supermarkets with the beach only a five minute walk away. The apartments are very spacious and have a terrace or balcony, kitchenette, living room, bedroom, television and air conditioning.
The Iberostar Marbella Coral Beach provides a peaceful getaway for a relaxing holiday. This four star hotel sits on the coast with 170 modern rooms that were recently renovated in 2010. This is a great stay for families with 20 family-sized rooms available as well as a mini-club for children. Options for stays here include premium all-inclusive, full board, half board, bed & breakfast or room only.
Things to do
If you are looking to take a tour while on holiday, a good option is Born to be Wild Andalucia Autentica. They offer eco tours that take you through the many villages in the surrounding areas, as well as via some utterly beautiful nayural scenery. A professional English speaking tour guide will lead the way in an open top Land Rover so you can sit back, relax and enjoy the ride.
Take advantage of the lovely weather by booking up for a day sailing experience with Marbella Yacht Charters. There are full day, half day and sunset sails available. Your ship will be a Beneteau Oceanis 42ft luxury sailing yacht. This yacht provides an ample deck area to sun-bathe as well as three cabins, spacious saloon and two bathrooms. No experience is required and if you wish to be part of the crew, it's an option.
Hit the beach
For a beach that will not get too crowded, head to Playa El Alicate. This pristine beach is regularly cleaned and offers everything from beach bars, restaurants, club, showers, toilets and sun loungers. A bit further out than a lot of the beaches in Marbella, this beach borders a housing development where among others, Antonio Banderas has a home.
Eating & drinking out
For some unique dishes and excellent service try out El Pozo Viejo. Perfect for any occasion, this restaurant has an interior dining area, bar area and a main dining area in the plaza. The owners have ventured around the world and decided to open up shop in a building that was built in 1502. Some of the options you will find include wild pork fillet with fig sauce and sautéed potatoes, deer sirloin with red wine and chocolate sauce and chocolate mousse for dessert.
Bistro Paloma provides the perfect atmosphere for a special occasion or romantic night out. You will find a superb and accommodating service as well as a relaxed atmosphere. Some great menu choices include the gambas pil pil, goat’s cheese lasagne and grilled sole fillets. This bistro is usually completely full, so be sure to book ahead.
March events in Marbella
St. Patrick's Day Marbella Festival
17th March 2015
St. Patrick’s Day is a day of celebrating Irish culture and to have fun. Marbella is no exception, as many bars and restaurants around the city will host special St. Patrick’s Day menus and parties. One of the biggest celebrations is at the Irish Club Marbella, where they will feature Irish dancing, beers, whiskeys and Irish cuisine for anyone looking to be Irish for the day.
San Jose & Father's Day
19th March 2015
Father's Day in Spain is celebrated along with San Jose on March 19th. San Jose marks the feast day of Saint Joseph - the patron saint of carpenters, the husband of Mary, and the figurehead for fatherhood. Families join together for lunch or dinner and celebrate and honour their father figures. Many local restaurants will feature Father's Day specials for the holiday. San Jose is observed as a religious regional holiday, but most tourist attractions, restaurants and shops will remain open.
Easter Holy Week/Semana Santa
29th March 2015 to 6th April 2015
Easter Week, also known as Holy Week or Semana Santa is the most important religious celebration of the year, commemorating the death and resurrection of Jesus. Easter processions are held throughout the week, starting on Palm Sunday and ending on Easter Sunday and feature rich religious traditions, culture and music. Maundy Thursday and Good Friday processions are the more dramatic and somber, while the Easter parades are more celebratory and festive. Special masses are held all week long at the main church in Old Town and every other Catholic Church in the city. Tronos (floats/thrones) parade through the streets telling biblical scenes and the story of Jesus. Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday are all observed as public holidays, so businesses, public services, and supermarkets will be closed. Some restaurants will remain open, but call ahead before heading out.