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Costa del Sol Weather in May, Spain

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  • What is Average Temperature?
    The average high temperature and the average low temperature for that month, on a daily basis, divided by 2 equals the average temperature for that month


  • What is Average High Low Temperature?
    The sum of high temperatures/low temperatures divided by the number of days in that month, recorded daily

    High Temperature

  • What is Average High Low Temperature?
    The sum of high temperatures/low temperatures divided by the number of days in that month, recorded daily

    Low Temperature

  • What is Average Sea Temperature?
    Average daily sea temperatures and divided by the number of days in the month. Sea Temperatures are taken from buoys, ships and even satellites can calculate sea temperature based on energy that is radiated from the sea's surface

    Sea Temperature

  • What are Average Daily Sunshine Hours?
    Total sunshine hours for the month, divided by the number of days in the month. Sunshine hours are taken with a sunshine recorder, either a Campbell-Stokes recorder or an Eppley Pyreheliometer

    Sunshine Hours

    8 hours
  • What is Average Rainfall?
    The amount of mm in rain for that month divided by the number of days, and the number of days that it rains during that month on average, over a given period of years

    Rainfall Days

    8 days
  • What is Average Rainfall?
    The amount of mm in rain for that month divided by the number of days, and the number of days that it rains during that month on average, over a given period of years


    23 mm

May, 2024

1 Avg 16º 61º
2 Avg 18º 64º
3 Avg 18º 64º
4 Avg 19º 66º
5 Avg 18º 64º
6 Avg 18º 64º
7 Avg 19º 66º
8 Avg 19º 66º
9 Avg 20º 68º
10 Avg 20º 68º
11 Avg 19º 66º
12 Avg 19º 66º
13 Avg 20º 68º
14 Avg 21º 70º
15 Avg 20º 68º
16 Avg 19º 66º
17 Avg 18º 64º
18 Avg 19º 66º
19 Avg 19º 66º
20 Avg 19º 66º
21 Avg 19º 66º
22 Avg 19º 66º
23 Avg 20º 68º
24 Avg 20º 68º
25 Avg 19º 66º
26 Avg 21º 70º
27 Avg 21º 70º
28 Avg 21º 70º
29 Avg 22º 72º
30 Avg 23º 73º
31 Avg 23º 73º
Avg Historical Daily Average

What's The Weather Like in the Costa del Sol in May?

As the end of spring approaches, the May climate in the Costa del Sol begins to emerge and the weather becomes reliably warm and sunny.

How Warm Is The Costa del Sol In May?

Sea temperatures start rising; now reaching 17ºC. On land, High temperatures can reach 23ºC at the warmest part of the afternoon and overnight temperatures are usually around 13ºC.

Does It Rain In the Costa Del Sol In May?

Only eight days of rainfall are expected in May, with total rain diminishing to 23mm for the month, almost less than double than April's estimation. 

Is It Windy In The Costa Del Sol?

The seasonal North winds, known as 'Meltemi' have not yet started to blow a gale and the sea is nice and calm.

Costa del Sol Hotels in May

Cheap, comfortable and sociable, The Picasso's Corner Backpackers Hostel in Malaga ticks all three boxes. Budget dinners are served nightly, and those coming to Costa del Sol to enjoy the many art museums including the art of the eponymous painter himself, check this place out as it's close to many art galleries including the famous Picasso Museum.

To know tourists are staying in history, this hostel is just a minute's walk from the actual house where Picasso was born in 1881. The kitchen is free to use all day, and the common area within the facility will not only serve regular cocktails, but allow tourists to meet new people, and that's one of the best aspects about staying in such a friendly environment.

Hotel Balcon de Europa is a good four-star accommodation in Nerja with a swimming pool and sunbathing terraces located at the top of the hotel. It offers a great sea view, plus is in a handy location for strolling to a good number of decent restaurants.

Due to its location on the Balcon de Europa's rock face, the hotel's main entrance is on the sixth floor, but it does allow direct access from the rooms to the beach. The service is warm and friendly and all rooms offer a private bathroom, air-conditioning or central heating and a minibar. 

Sahara Sunset Club in Benalmadena is fast becoming a number one choice for many families on holiday in the Costa del Sol. Built around a large landscaped swimming pool; leisure facilities on-site include an indoor pool and a whirlpool, while all of the delightfully furnished accommodation in this villa resort comes with either a private terrace or balcony.

Only 10 minutes from Malaga Airport, Suite Novotel Malaga Centro is a good option for those who are dropping in to the resort for a short visit. Perks include a tasty buffet breakfast every morning, and on Thursday evenings between 8pm and 10pm, a free massage. Other facilities on offer include free high-speed internet access, a library and fitness centre. The staff are very helpful, and speak fluent English, and the accommodation is value for money.

Costa del Sol Beach for May

May is when the temperatures really start to heat up. Beach season will have well and truly arrived, and two favourites with many beachgoers are Playa de Benalnatura in Benalmadena and Playa de Los Boliches in Fuengirola.

Playa de Los Boliches is Fuengirola's central beach and is the longest beach in the Costa del Sol (1,000 metres). This is a favourite spot throughout the year with many holidaymakers, especially in the summer months and there is a good range of facilities on offer including water sports such as sand sports like volleyball or even football, dressing rooms and water activities, with surfing a popular pastime. A regular lifeguard is around to ensure no-one gets into any dire trouble. There are some decent shops and restaurants nearby, too.

Playa de Benalnatura is a great place to visit off-season, and if you're looking for somewhere that offers a place to enjoy some peace and quiet and work on your tan in privacy, despite sunbeds not being available to hire.  It isn't the best for swimming due rocky seabed, plus keep in mind that it's a black sand beach as well as a popular spot for naturists. Be aware that this is a fully nude beach, so be prepared for the unexpected sights. The shady area has a BBQ to enjoy, along with toilets and showers nearby.

Bars and Restaurants

El Balcon de la Virgen in Marbella is up with the best of them in terms of Spanish cuisine in the Costa del Sol. The menu is extensive and varied and the dining experience is cosy and intimate, especially indoors. Favourites on the menu include the swordfish, leg of lamb and roast pork. The young staff offer a professional and carefree service, with exemplary cooking methods ensuring the customer will enjoy a superb meal.  Prices are very affordable for budget travellers, so there shouldn't be any complaints with the value. The property is located full of history, dating back to the 15th century, so this is a popular choice for those wanted a modern dish in a historical setting and environment.

Things to do in Costa del Sol in May

Cuevas de Nerja might not capture the imagination of a tourist when the name is mentioned, but there is a sensational story behind it. This is a group of limestone caves that were first discovered by a group of boys who were out exploring in 1959.

It was a phenomenal discovery, and their legacy is marked by a sculpture outside the entrance. Inside are rock paintings of various animals, and the display of formations enhanced by special lighting effects. In the summer, classical concerts are held within the caves.