flag Costa Blanca, Average Weather May

  • High Temperature
  • Low Temperature
  • Sea Temperature
  • Temperature
  • Rainfall

    30 mm
  • Rainfall Days

    3 days
  • Sunshine Hours

    10 hours

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May daily averages for Costa Blanca

  • 1st
    16 61
  • 2nd
    17 63
  • 3rd
    19 66
  • 4th
    18 64
  • 5th
    18 64
  • 6th
    19 66
  • 7th
    19 66
  • 8th
    20 68
  • 9th
    20 68
  • 10th
    20 68
  • 11th
    19 66
  • 12th
    20 68
  • 13th
    21 70
  • 14th
    21 70
  • 15th
    19 66
  • 16th
    18 64
  • 17th
    19 66
  • 18th
    19 66
  • 19th
    19 66
  • 20th
    18 64
  • 21st
    18 64
  • 22nd
    19 66
  • 23rd
    19 66
  • 24th
    19 66
  • 25th
    21 70
  • 26th
    20 68
  • 27th
    20 68
  • 28th
    21 70
  • 29th
    21 70
  • 30th
    21 70
  • 31st
    21 70

What's the Weather like in Costa Blanca in May

Temperature & Average Sunshine Hours

If April was the start of the hot weather, May takes things up by another level. Average temperatures reach 20 degrees Celsius, and sunshine hours make the jump to 10 hours a day. With some scorching heat on the way, it is time to pack plenty the suncream for a day by the pool or the beach, as the effects of not keeping protected from the sun will start to be felt in May.


The days of rainfall per month also makes a drop to just three days. Actually, throughout the course of the year, rainfall is never likely to top 300mm.

Costa Blanca Hotels in May

Terralta Apartamentos

Benidorm's Terralta Apartamentos might be a full kilometre from the sandy and populated beaches, but is close enough to the town's endless choice of restaurants and bars. Leisure activities include a gym for a proper workout, a kids' club and a games room. Self-catering is the best holiday to book for, although as this hotel is on an incline, it is recommended for guests with walking difficulties to look elsewhere.

Solymar Gran Hotel Spa and Beach Club

For example, Solymar Gran Hotel Spa and Beach Club in Calpe, which offers everything required for a comfortable holiday. The hotel's spa centre is the main highlight, and this is a great resort for couples looking for plenty of R&R.

Hesperia Alicante Golf Spa

As is Hesperia Alicante Golf Spa in Alicante. The rooms are very spacious and no expense has been spared in terms of the mammoth bathrooms. The hotel also has its own 18-hole golf course, which was designed no less by the great Spanish golfing legend and much missed Seve Ballesteros.

Hotel Dna Monse

Torrevieja's choice of accommodation isn't as vast as Benidorm and Alicante, but while experiencing the May Fair, staying at the Hotel Dna Monse keeps visitors close to the action. One of the newest developments in the region, the standard room is small but comfy, and the venue itself is a relaxed part of Torrevieja's makeup.

Apartamentos Lido

There is one condominium located in Benidorm. The units in Apartamentos Lido include features such as a living room and a laundry room. Almost a footstep away from the Levante beach, this accommodation option is a good choice. 

Beaches in Costa Blanca for May

El Carabassi

Families will love visiting El Carabassi to spend a day by the beach. Based near Santa Pola, the shallow water makes it very safe and secure for children to paddle in, and the conditions are great for windsurfing and snorkelling rookies and experts alike. The sand space is vast, allowing for plenty of room for ball games and leisurely strolls along the beach. There are shacks serving ice cream, snacks and paellas all day, every day.

La Granadella

El Carabassi is approximately seven miles south of Alicante. Should the preference be Costa Blanca's coastline, try the La Granadella beach near Javea. Flanked by a dense forest of pine trees, this beach is good to bathe on, but not so to swim, due to its location and shape. Snorkelling enthusiasts will love it, so be prepared and take a snorkel and mask to explore with.

Bars and Restaurants

The Vagabond

The top French restaurant in Benidorm is The Vagabond. This eating establishment is very good for tourists sticking to a budget, but also for romantic and special occasions. The food quality can't be faulted and the friendly owners will make the occasion a pleasing experience. However, don't come to eat here on a Tuesday, as The Vagabond is closed.

Livanti Gelato di Sicilia

Should holidaymakers be in an Alicante restaurant, don't go for the limited dessert menus at your main course choice. Instead, head to the best ice cream paradise around, the Livanti Gelato di Sicilia. The choice is seemingly endless, and the ice cream is delicious enough to tempt anyone to indulge.

Morgan's Tavern

In Benidorm, come early to grab a seat and enjoy the entertainment at Morgan's Tavern. This place often has the Best Live Music and Comedy Acts in Benidorm, including Sister Act and One Vision, a tribute to the one and only Queen (as in the band.) 

Things to do in Costa Blanca in May

As the heat starts to make an impact on the natural surroundings around Costa Blanca, two attractions will be worth a visit, made even more stunning by the brighter weather.

Palmeral of Elche

The Palmeral of Elche is Europe's only Palm Forest and the setting is just incredible. This was acknowledged as a World Heritage Site in 2000 by UNESCO, and a stroll through the palm grove is a great way to spend a day.

Guadalest Valley

Meanwhile in Alicante, a popular excursion is a journey to Guadalest Valley. Visitors will get to see many museums, and a variety of shops and restaurants, too. The valley itself provides one of the most striking landscapes to be seen throughout the whole of Costa Blanca.

The May Fair

The major event in the events calendar for May is the May Fair in Torrevieja. This is a week of Andalusia festivities and it attracts thousands of visitors from across Spain. Although the programme is yet to be confirmed for 2013, the expected events within this fair are likely to include wine tasting of some of Andalusia's finest wines, flamenco dancing and a procession of all ages on horseback and in carriages. Traditional costumes are generally the order of the event.

Cruces de Mayo

In Alicante city, May sees the regular flower fiesta, known to the locals as Cruces de Mayo. The area of Santa Cruz dresses up quite literally in flowers with awards being handed out to the best designs. As the evenings get warmer, the formations look even better at night time.

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