What's the weather like in Benalmadena in February
February is a cool monthne of the coolestf the year in Benalmadena, a hugely popular vacation destination just south of Malaga on Spain's Costa del Sol. It's because of these relatively low temperatures that it is still fairly quiet this time of year. The weather is quite enjoyable, though, with comfortable afternoon temperatures, sufficient sunshine and not all that much rainfall.
Daytime temperatures reach a comfortable peak of 18°C, but can fall as low as 6°C by the evening. In the course of the month, these high and low temperatures tend to increase a tiny bity about one degree each. January was the coolest month of the year and the temperatures will keep on increasing from now on. The overall average daily temperature in February is 12°C, one degree more than the previous month. March will see temperature continue to rise and will enjoy an average temperature of 14°C.
Average Sea Temperature
The sea temperature does remain as low as it was before. It averages 16°C this time of year, which is the annual minimum. Swimming will be out of the question this month. In fact, it won't be comfortable to swim until late May, when the water temperature reaches 20°C.
February is characterised by steadily increasing day length. With 10.22 daylight hours, February 1 is the shortest day of the month. February 28 is the longest day with 11.22 hours of daylight. This one-hour increase means that each day in February is 2.1 minutes longer than the day before.
Cloud cover ranges around 42% this month and doesn't vary much. This is the typical percentage of cloud cover from the period between November and mid-Aprilhe highest of the year. Simply put, this means that an average day in February is partly cloudy. It is overcast 18% of the time, which is not often whatsoever, and (mostly) clear 46% of the time.
Average Sunshine Hours
These two previous factors play a big role of the high number of daily sunshine hours in Benalmadena this time of yearny time of year, really. In February, there are 7 hours of sunshine per day on average, a very high number, especially when compared to more northerly destinations in Europe. The same number was also observed in December and Januaryt's the annual minimum.
It is also very likely that you will experience some rain during your stay as there is usually 7 days' worth of rainfall in February, although there are still many clear, bright days to enjoy. 7 day of rainfall also means that there are 21 days, or three full weeks, of no precipitation whatsoever. The total amount of rainfall is 39mm. It's the sixth wettest month of the year. The probability that you will experience any form of rainfall is about 29% in February percentage that has been constant since the beginning of November.
March will see a first drop in the chance of rainfall, as the weather slowly moves toward the drier part of the year. The most common type of rainfall is moderate rain, which is observed on 45% of the days with rainfall. Light rain may be experienced as well, occurring on 24% of those wet days. Other, less likely, types are drizzle, thunderstorms and heavy rain, all respectively happening on 12%, 12% and 7% of those days with rainfall. Snow is extremely rare in this Mediterranean resort.
Benalmadena Hotels in February
The Hotel Betania is an affordable local hotel, conveniently located right on a beach to the west of Benalmadena centre. The hotel offers no frills two star accommodation with a friendly face. The Betania is clean and decent, though its facilities are basic and tourists will definitely need to venture outside the hotel to meet all their needs.
THB Torrequebrada Hotel is a large all-inclusive resort that boasts 4 star accommodation facilities and is located by the beach. The hotel has 350 spacious and recently renovated rooms with impressive view over the Mediterranean. The resort has four restaurants, an on-site casino and numerous other facilities including a health club, a tennis court, a gym and many others.
Bars and Restaurants
Mickey's Restaurant is a great outdoors steakhouse. This eatery welcomes lots of locals along with tourists thanks to its reasonable prices and simple honest approach to creating delicious dishes served with a smile.
Upbeat and colourful, the Lounge at Pinoccios is a friendly café that serves light meals, delicious tapas and flavoursome coffee in a beautiful beachside environment. The Lounge is very relaxed and laid back, while the menu is accessible and very child friendly with lots of desserts and Disney-themed dishes on offer.
The Vine is a classy British themed wine bar located in Arroyo De La Miel, just outside Benalmadena. The Vine is known for its impressively stocked wine cellar that is home to many local, rare and vintage wines. The music is upbeat and up-to-date, matching the décor, service and vibe.
Things to do in Benalmadena in February
Hosting one of the most popular flamenco shows in Costa del Sol, Sala Fortuna Torrequebrada is an authentic flamenco saloon located in the heart of Benalmadena. The Sala performs three times a week (and also organises special shows during high season) and its performances feature a mix of traditional flamenco with modern Latin rhythms and a lot of passion.
The Centro de Exposiciones is an arts museum that features numerous arts exhibitions and cultural shows that draw from modern Latin and Hispanic cultures. This is the definite place to experience local modern culture at its best, for this excellent museum welcomes all kinds of local artists on a daily basis. It's the perfect place to spent a rainy February afternoon.
Dates for the diary
Carnival swings into town bring vibrant parades and floats, lively parties, music, dancing and a wide array of fun activities and fun festivities. Locals and tourists alike join in this fantastic party.
Valentine's Day is celebrated in Benalmadena the usual way flowers, candle-lit dinners, gifts and romantic gestures.