May Weather Averages for Benalmadena

What's the weather like in Benalmadena in May

Benalmadena becomes pleasantly warm in May as the summer season kicks off and the tourists pour in.


Daytime temperatures now reach a pleasant 23°C (73°F) and only fall to a mild 13°C (55°...

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May Daily Averages for Benalmadena

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Day 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
°C 16 18 19 19 19 19 19 19 21 21 19 20 20 22 21 20 19 20 20 19 19 19 21 21 20 21 22 22 22 24 23
°F 61 64 66 66 66 66 66 66 70 70 66 68 68 72 70 68 66 68 68 66 66 66 70 70 68 70 72 72 72 75 73

What's the weather like in Benalmadena in May

Benalmadena becomes pleasantly warm in May as the summer season kicks off and the tourists pour in.


Daytime temperatures now reach a pleasant 23°C (73°F) and only fall to a mild 13°C (55°F) at night.


There is much less rain this month, with the average being just 23mm; so there is a very small chance you may experience a light shower during your stay. #

Average Sunshine Hours

There are 12 hours of sunshine per day this month, so it looks like shorts and t-shirts are the order of the day, with perhaps a light jacket for the evening. 

Benalmadena Hotels in May

The Holiday Palace is an impressive 4 star hotel complex located alongside the busy Avenida del Sol. The hotel boasts a large pool complex with numerous pools of all sizes and is situated metres away from the local beach, which can be found across Avenida del Sol.

Situated amid verdant Mediterranean seaside gardens, the Royal Oasis Club at Pueblo Quinta is a superb resort; ideal for couples seeking some peace and quiet, as well as for families with children of all ages. The hotel is wonderfully peaceful and all its rooms come with a spacious balcony that overlooks the beautiful gardens that surround it.

Discreet and tranquil, Hotel La Fonda is an exclusive, romantic retreat on the coast of Benalmadena. The exquisitely furnished rooms of the La Fonda offer a splendid view over the Mediterranean and each room comes with its own spacious terrace. The hotel pampers its visitors with a scenic terrace and a romantically lit swimming pool.

Costa Marina is a small 3 star boutique hotel known for its beautiful pool and very friendly staff. The hotel is owned by a Scottish expat and caters mostly to tourists from the UK seeking a relaxed, almost home-from-home experience while visiting Benalmadena.

Benalmadena Beach for May

The Santa Ana Beach is a popular beach located near Benalmadena's marina. Here tourists can enjoy cocktails in numerous bars alongside the beach which is equipped with accessibility facilities for disabled tourists and offers free parking. There are parties held here almost every night during high season, while in off season the beach is mostly deserted.

The Playa de Benalnatura is a pebbly beach that has been formally designated as a naturist area. Most naturists who visit Benalmadena will end up here and the beach can be quite crowded with naturists of all ages during high season. There are 72 steps tourists have to take down to the beach so some caution is needed especially after a rain, when the steps are slippery.

Bars and Restaurants

La Viborilla is a popular seafood restaurant located on the eponymous beach and is considered as the best restaurant in the area of La Viborilla. Local fishermen deliver their catches to the restaurant's doorstep several times each day, ensuring that the seafood dishes here at La Viborilla is seriously fresh.

La Cubana is a beachside snack bar and all-day café located at the beach of Benalmadena. This is a great place to relax by the beach while avoiding the noise and commotion of local beach bars. The cocktails here are delicious and the menu offers a wide selection of tasty snacks to choose from.

Known for serving authentic Spanish cuisine for many decades now, Tapeo Granaino is a very popular local eatery that has stood the test of time. The restaurant specialises in tapas and all kinds of local delicacies, including seriously fresh fish dishes. The restaurant also stocks a wide variety of fine Spanish wines.

Things to do in Benalmadena in May

Located on the eponymous beach, Sunset Beach Water Sports offers a wide range of family friendly, fun filled water sports including jet skiing, parasailing, surfing and more. Emphasis is given on child friendliness and there are numerous specialists ready to help kids and beginners get the hang of every water sport available on the beach. The Sunset Beach Diving Club is also there and is perhaps the best club to learn about scuba diving and enjoy some easygoing snorkelling lessons that are suitable for children and adults alike.

Resting on top of Calamorro Mountain, the Garden of Eagles (Jardin de Las Aguilas) is a beautiful natural wildlife reserve and home to the largest population of eagles in Spain. The garden is well worth a visit by nature enthusiasts as it presents a unique opportunity to observe Mediterranean eagles from up close. Several birds of prey shows with trained eagles take place at the garden each day.

Dates for the diary

Taking place either in May or June, Corpus Christi is religious festival, which is widely celebrated in Benalmadena, with locals decorating their balconies and the main streets of town adorned with carpets of fresh flowers and herbs. A procession also passes through the streets.

May events in Benalmadena

Public Holidays

Labor Day

1st May 2019

Essentially, all businesses are closed on Dia de Trabajo in Spain. This day in Benalmadena, so with its government offices, commerce, and most of its entertainment establishments; public transport is also reduced. However, by night, some restaurants and bars will be opened for business. Also, there will be a parade dedicated to persons in government service, such as the military or some other labour sector. Protest rallies, commonly seen in large Spanish cities, may happen around the town hall or other government entity in the relatively quiet Benalmadena.



Festival of San Isidro Labrador

15th May 2019

Benalmadena celebrates San Isidro Labrador, the farmer saint, with a yearly holding of the procession in his name. His statue will be taken from its place of enshrinement in the Santo Domingo de Guzmán Church and carried by the locals through the streets of the Pueblo. Sometimes the municipal band may accompany the procession. When they get to the Plaza Espana (Fountain Square) in the heart of Arroyo de la Mie, there will be the traditional giving of food. People from the neighborhood will donate other food suffs, fruits and vegetables. Organizers of the event will set up stalls selling goodies like chocolate and donuts; proceeds go to the needy.

Corpus Christi

31st May 2019

The feast of the 'Corpus Cristi' (Body of Christ) is an elaborate national event. At Banelmadena Pueblo, the locals carpet the streets with petals and herbs the evening before in preparation. The Sacred Host, inside a golden or silver monstrance, is born by the priest of the parish or the local bishop around several blocks in the Pueblo. As they pass, aroma-filled air mix with the prayers and chants, and perhaps also incense. Little flower girls are ahead covering the road with more petals; sometimes a shower of confetti pour from balconies. It is an evocative experience even for visitors. Before and after, Masses are celebrated in the churches decorated especially for the occasion.

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