April in Andalucia is usually a warm month, but not excessively so, making it a good time of year to sample the main tourist attractions and beautiful buildings in the region without getting too hot. Daytime temperatures reach a maximum of 24°C (75°F), and the temperature typically falls to 11°C (51°F) overnight, though it is usually warmer at night near the Mediterranean coastline. Sea temperatures in April are chilly, around 17°C (62°F).
Skies over Andalucia are usually partly cloudy, which doesn't vary much over the course of the month. On average, there are 7 days with rain, with an average total of about 50mm per month. Rain is often quite frequent in the mountainous areas, but the Mediterranean coastline often experiences very little rain during April, especially in the east of the region.
There are typically 8 hours per day of bright sunshine, and sunshine is most reliable near the Mediterranean coast. Humidity ranges from comfortable (37%) to very humid (95%), and is driest around April 30. Wind speeds vary from calm to moderate breeze, typically blowing in from the west.
Overall, the temperatures in April rise slightly as themonth progresses. Around April 1, averages are at 12C (53°F), with highs of 19°C (66°F) and lows of 5°C (41°F). By the end of April, averages reach 13C (55°F), highs reach 21C (69°F) and lows are around 8°C (46°F).
Where to Stay
Hotel Amadeus is situated in the Santa Cruz district, in an old mansion that dates back to the 18th century. The theme here is music--different musical instruments, including a grand piano, are available for guests. Double rooms and junior suites are available, as well as a suite with jacuzzi and the spacious penthouse.
All rooms are equipped with free wifi, laptops, bathroom, satellite TV, safe, minibar, CD player, telephone, classical music CDs and more. The hotel also offers continental breakfast, terrace with panoramic views, welcoming glass of Andalusian wine or tea, library, and laundry service.
Hit the Beach
Torremolinos is one of the oldest resort towns on Costa del Sol. The coast is lined with sunbeds and high-rise hotels, giving off a wave of 1970s charm. Head here if you want to socialise--you'll find everything from an active nightlife to bar patrons shouting at football matches on the TV.
Playa del Canuelo
Playa del Canuelo is a small beach with a hip vibe and crystal clear waters. Swimwear is optional but snorkeling is definitely recommended--you won't want to miss the beautiful underwater sights here.
Eating & Drinking Out
La Montana (Carretera de los Gallardos - Lubrin Km 11) is a charming, casual restaurant in between the pueblos blancos of Bedar and Lubrin. The atmosphere is friendly, the cellar well-stocked, and the view of olive and almond groves stunning. Every other Sunday, Spanish live music erupts in the cosy dining room.
Tropicana (Avenida Malaga/Calle Acinipo) in Ronda is an organic tavern/cafe that serves everything from succulent tapas to gourmet hamburgers. Sample traditional Spanish nibbles while sipping the finest Andalusian wines.
Things to Do
Visit the city of Seville, which is the capital of Andalucia. The Feria de Abril is a major festival that runs every April in Seville, which is crammed full of entertainment including eating, drinking, bullfighting and dressing up.
Calle del Infierno
Not all casetas are open to the general public, but a significant number are. The Calle del Infierno amusement park is specially set up for this festival and offers much fairground entertainment.
Maria Luisa Park
The Maria Luisa Park in Seville offers plenty of greenery and gardens, and the centrepiece of the park is the Plaza de Espana which is a major architectural complex around a central square. There are also stunning architectural displays at the Plaza de America within the park.
Seville is packed with gorgeous and intricate architectural marvels. The Cathedral is one of the largest in the world, built in the 15th century and spanning 11,520 square metres. La Giralda is a beautiful minaret tower that serves as a bell tower for the Cathedral.