Averages for Murcia in March

Weather lowdown

Murcia is a small province of Spain located in the south east of the country. It is an area of outstanding natural beauty, with long sandy beaches and rugged mountainous areas. The capital of the region is the city also known as Murcia. Its location makes it accessible from many other cities in Spain yet it is lightly visited by tourists.

March is a great time to visit Murcia. The winter has ended but the peak season hasn't yet begun, so the re...

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  • Temperature Temperature 14°C 57°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 20°C 68°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 8°C 46°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 7 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 30 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 6 days
  • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 15°C 59°F

Daily averages for Murcia

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°F 48 59 63 59 54 55 55 52 50 52 50 52 52 55 63 61 61 61 57 59 61 64 55 55 68 54 57 54 57 54 57

Weather lowdown

Murcia is a small province of Spain located in the south east of the country. It is an area of outstanding natural beauty, with long sandy beaches and rugged mountainous areas. The capital of the region is the city also known as Murcia. Its location makes it accessible from many other cities in Spain yet it is lightly visited by tourists.

March is a great time to visit Murcia. The winter has ended but the peak season hasn't yet begun, so the resort will be relatively quiet and peaceful.

As spring begins, the average temperature in March gradually rises to 14°C. However, the weather is still quite unpredictable at this time of the year; temperatures can drop to lows of 8°C on an evening or rise dramatically to highs of 20°C on occasions. The weather on the coast of Murcia tends to be slightly cooler thanks to the light sea breeze, with an average of around 13°C on the Costa Cálida.

The amount of sunshine holiday makers will experience is the same as February, with 3 sunny hours per day. There's a 52% chance of a sunny day though, meaning that visitors should be able to enjoy the sun around half of the time.

The amount of rain stays the same as February too. March can see some rainfall, with an average of 30mm of rain spread over 6 days. That's an 18% chance of rain, so make sure to bring an umbrella or a jacket just in case. Throughout March, the most common type of precipitation is light rain and drizzle. Some days in March may be overcast, with an 18% chance of clouds.

Murcia's average sea temperature still hasn't warmed up after the cold winter and remains at 15°C, which may be slightly too cold for some swimmers. However, visitors to Murcia have the advantage of being close to the Mar Menor, an enclosed body of water that never drops below 18°C.

Take a look at the 14 day weather forcast for Murcia. 

Calblanque Regional Park, Murcia. Photo by Ramón Cutanda López

Murcia has some fantastic hotels and in March, tourists should be able to get some excellent deals.Where to stay

Roda Golf & Beach Resort Calidona is ideally located close to Los Alcázares, just 15 minutes' drive from San Javier airport. The self-contained resort has a golf course, large outdoor swimming pools and a restaurant but Mar Menor beach and the town of Los Alcázares is only a kilometre away.

If you're looking for a beach-side hotel, the Hotel Cavanna will not disappoint. This four star hotel is located in the centre of the exclusive resort of La Manga, a narrow strip of land that separates the Mediterranean Sea from the bay of Mar Menor. For this reason, the hotel boasts stunning beach views from both sides and has a beautiful sandy beach on its doorstep. Facilities here include an international restaurant, water sports, an outdoor pool and a sun terrace.

For city centre accommodation, Murcia has plenty of great value options. Try the highly-rated Zenit Murcia which is located at the heart of the city next to Plaza de las Flores and just a 5-minute walk from Murcia Cathedral. This hotel makes a great base for exploring the attractions of Murcia city centre which can all be reached on foot.

The golf course in Murcia. Photo by Andrew Hobbs

Things to do

The mild climate of March allows plenty of opportunities to explore the region of Murcia.

The nearby Calblanque Regional Park makes for a great day out with the family. The Nature Reserve covers an area of 2400 hectares and has 13 kilometres of coastline with beautiful beaches, cliff tops and salt flats. The area is mostly natural and untouched, so take along a picnic as there are no eating facilities there.

Each month in Spain seems to have its own special and extremely popular festivals and celebrations.  Just north from Murcia, in Valencia, visitors can take part in the famous Las Fallas de San José. Held between the 12th and 19th of March, it is one of the biggest and most important festivals in Spain and features bullfights, music, fireworks and celebrations. On the final night, large papier-mâché and wood effigies which are set on fire.

One of the most popular attractions of the Murcia region is its long list of golf courses. Frequent visitors can join Club Murcia which provides access to many of the local golf courses. With temperatures that are warming but not too hot, March is the perfect time for a round on the green.

Hit the beach

We've already mentioned the magnificent resort of La Manga and Mar Menor beach which offers guests a slice of paradise in Spain with calm blue waters and golden sand, but Murcia has plenty of other great beaches to discover.

Playa Bolnuevo, Murcia. Photo by Paulo Sucato

Further south in Murcia, the resort of Puerto de Mazarrón has miles of fine sandy beaches. The area has been awarded a Blue Flag for its clean, safe waters. Playa Rihuete is located in the centre of Puerto de Mazarrón with plenty of facilities nearby, including restaurants, shops and children's play areas. Around the coast towards Bolnuevo, holiday makers can discover a variety of quieter, more secluded beaches. Bolnuevo itself has a 1.5km strip of sandy beach that's been developed without being spoilt.

Eating and drinking

You don't have to look far for great food and drink in Murcia. Located closed to the Spanish coast, the whole region is renowned for its delicious Mediterranean fare, fresh seafood and traditional tapas. Of course, there a variety of other cuisines for holiday makers to enjoy too.

El Girasol is located in Murcia city centre and is a vegetarian restaurant serving fresh and creative dishes. Popular with both locals and tourists, the restaurant is great value for money with a menu of the day for just 12 euros. Get there early or make a reservation as this restaurant is quite small and gets busy.

For those who choose to visit the Puerto de Mazarrón area, Viggos Restaurant is easy to locate as it sits right in the centre of the marina. The restaurant specialises in delicious pizzas and Spanish cuisine that guests can enjoy on the outdoor seating area with beautiful views over the water.

If you're looking for a true taste of Spanish cuisine, discover a hidden gem in the town of Archena. Atempo Weekend Bistrot is rated the number one restaurant in Murcia on Trip Advisor and is renowned for its fantastic tapas and wine list. Try the tasting menu for €27 per person which includes two appetizers, two starters, a fish course, a meat course and two small desserts.

March events in Murcia

Annual Event

Mother's Day

11th March 2018

Mother's Day is celebrated on the fourth Sunday of Lent as a Mother's festival to honour Mary, the mother of Christ.

Website:

http://www.officeholidays.com/countries/spain/

Father's Day

19th March 2018

Father's Day is a celebration that honours the role of fathers and forefathers. In Murcia, Father's Day is celebrated on 19 March, which is the Feast of St. Joseph who is the patron saint of fathers.

Website:

http://www.dayweekyear.com/holidays.jsp?holidays=es_Murcia

Exhibition

The Dark Side of the Light

12th March 2018 to 31st March 2018

The exhibition aims to raise public awareness of the problems of light pollution. The exhibition will be open until December 14, 2017. Using interactive models, experiments, immersive environments or pieces of great historical value, the public can learn many aspects of this problem to know how it affects the problem and the proposed solutions to eradicate it.

Website:

http://www.cienciayagua.org/

Public Hoilday

Saint Joseph

19th March 2018

Murcia celebrates St. Joseph's Day as a regional Holiday. Saint Joseph was the husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the foster father of Jesus.

Website:

http://www.dayweekyear.com/holidays.jsp?holidays=es_Murcia

Maunday Thursday

29th March 2018

Also known as Holy Thursday, Maundy Thursday has been celebrated since the earliest days of the Christian Church. It commemorates Jesus' last supper with his disciples and the institution of the Lord's Supper and established the ceremony known as the Eucharist.

Website:

http://www.demotix.com/photo/670573/holy-thursday-procession-silence-murcia

Good Friday

30th March 2018

The most important events in Christianity are the death and later resurrection of Jesus Christ. This day commemorates the Crucifixion of Jesus. In Murcia you can expect to see the 'Procession of the Salzillos', known for its magnitude and the fact that the pasos, which parade in this procession, are created by Francisco Salzillo, the most famous of Murcian Sculptors.

Website:

http://murciatoday.com/good-friday-am-the-procession-of-the-salzillos-murcia_6214-a.html#.U9dj__ldWS

Religious

Semana Santa in Cartagena

25th March 2018 to 31st March 2018

In Cartagena, Province of Murcia, celebrates Easter Week and it is one of the most spectacular and emotional festivals in these parts. Religious devotion, art, colour and music combine in the acts to commemorate the death of Jesus Christ: the processions. Members of the religious brotherhoods, dressed in their typical robes, parade through the streets carrying the floats known as 'pasos' bearing religious images and accompanied by the beat of drums and music, creating scenes of solemn beauty.

Website:

http://semanasanta.cartagena.es/

Semana Santa in Alhma de Murcia

25th March 2018 to 31st March 2018

Three confraternities take charge of the parades on the Friday before Easter, Holy Tuesday, Holy Thursday, and Good Friday morning and night. Expect an amazing parade which uses thousands upon thousands of flowers to create spectacular floral arrangements.

Website:

http://www.regmurcia.com/servlet/s.Sl?sit=c,369,m,2693&r=ReP-2828-DETALLE_REPORTAJES

Semana Santa in Cieza

25th March 2018 to 31st March 2018

Cieza province of Murcia is an eminently pasionario and procesionista village with demonstrations Nazarene dating back to the late fifteenth century. Since its inception, the Easter ciezana has evolved to offer values ​​and nuances that make it unique.

Website:

http://www.semanasanta-jumilla.org/procesiones/procesiones.htm

Semana Santa in Jumilla

25th March 2018 to 31st March 2018

The Easter week celebrations in Jumilla, Murcia, are almost 600 years old. This is the most important fiesta on the town calendar. It is outstanding for its colour, artistic wealth and for the enthusiasm of the local people.

Website:

http://www.semanasanta-jumilla.org/procesiones/procesiones.htm

Baroque Holy Week

25th March 2018 to 31st March 2018

This Holy Week is characterised by the Nazarenes in their tunics of many colours and their giant 'bellies', which are actually a large bag attached with a tight rope, filled with candies, biscuits, hard-boiled eggs and even beans, which are passed out to friends and family along the procession route.

Website:

http://www.spain.info/en_GB/que-quieres/agenda/fiestas/murcia/semana_santa_de_murcia.html

Tamborada in Moratalla

25th March 2018 to 31st March 2018

Easter is synonymous with drum Moratalla. One of the most striking things is that here the drummer plays with his face covered with a hood and wears robes of the most varied colors and combinations.

Website:

http://www.murciaturistica.es/es/evento/tamborada-en-moratalla.-semana-santa-M418261/

Semana Santa in San Pedro Del Pinatar

25th March 2018 to 31st March 2018

The Mar Menor in the province of Mucia celebrates Easter with processions in coastal marine flavor Lo Pagan and San Pedro del Pinatar. The efforts of the bearers, the cry of the promise, the smell of flowers and the sound of the drum and bugle arouse different feelings in visitors.

Website:

http://www.sanpedrodelpinatar.es/ayto2/index.php/ultimas-entradas/105-turismo/1339-semana-santa-2014

Semana Santa in Yecla

25th March 2018 to 31st March 2018

Yecla the province of Murcia celebrates Holy Week from the sixteenth century. During this week the town will ordain several processions, for example on Palm Sunday and Holy Thursday.

Website:

http://www.regmurcia.com/servlet/s.Sl?sit=c,369,m,2693&r=ReP-2858-DETALLE_REPORTAJESPADRE

Semana Santa in Totana

25th March 2018 to 31st March 2018

Totana Region of Murcia is one of the greatest hallmarks of this town. Totana takes part in the events of Holy Week, but has a distinction from the rest of Spain, by being one of the events which has greater depth and meaning embedded within its celebrations.

Website:

http://www.semanasantadetotana.com/semana_santa.asp

Semana Santa in Lorca

25th March 2018 to 31st March 2018

Lorca's Holy Week lies in the succession of traditional processions, with their carved images and penitents, together with a Passion procession in which passages from the Old Testament are enacted.

Website:

http://www.lorcaturismo.es/elcortejo/elcortejo.asp?id=8

Night of the drums

27th March 2018

The 'Night of the Drums', a traditional festival where anyone who owns a drum and a black tunic can take part.

Website:

http://www.spain.info/en_GB/que-quieres/agenda/fiestas/murcia/noche_de_los_tambores.html

Observance

DST Start

25th March 2018

Clock changes in Murcia. Sunrise and sunset will be 1 hour later on 29 March 2018 than the day before.

Website:

http://www.timeanddate.com/time/zone/spain/barcelona

Festival

Fiesta de la Vendimia

25th March 2018 to 31st March 2018

This is one of the most important festivals in the Jumilla province of Murcia, attracting large numbers of tourists, which includes a wine fountain to celebrate the wine harvest.

Website:

http://www.vendimiadecolchagua.cl/index.php/articulos/11-fiesta-de-la-vendimia-2014

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