Costa Dorada Weather September Averages, Spain
What's the weather like in Costa Dorada in September?
As autumn begins to set in throughout the region in September, temperatures begin to fall from their summer highs and the warmer temperatures of August. Additionally, rain amounts in Costa Dorada begin to creep upward as the seasons start to change. However, September can still be a great month to visit as the majority of the crowds have returned home and prices on both hotels and flights will start to fall.
Vacationers will once again need to bring a light jacket or a few long sleeved shirts for first thing in the morning as temperatures will fall to an average overnight low of 19°C (66°F). Temperatures in the afternoon are also falling, but still very warm and summer-like. Average afternoon highs will climb to 28°C (82°F) under mainly mostly sunny skies. The overall average daily temperature is still a very pleasant 24°C (74°F).
As with falling temperatures, the amount of sunshine will also be somewhat diminished. During this time of the year, the region sees an impressive 11 hours of sunshine, but down two hours from the previous month. There is still a 100 percent chance of a sunny day for this time of the year.
Temperatures are also falling at sea in addition to on land during this time of the year. While it is still pleasant enough for a swim, average sea surface temperatures have cooled to 23°C (73°F) by the time the beginning of autumn rolls around.
After experiencing several very dry months, rain amounts begin to creep upward during this time of the year. Costa Dorada will record an average of 30mm of precipitation over the course of the month. This rain falls on an average of 5 days and the overall chance of rain remains constant at 20 percent.
Hotels in Costa Dorada in September
The Gran Hotel La Hacienda
The Gran Hotel La Hacienda is one of the nicest hotels in the region and only a seven-minute walk from the nearest beach. This 4-star hotel welcomes guests with large open areas as well as spacious room and apartments that are available in a number of styles and sizes. There are plenty of activities for the young and old as well as several eating options. With a prime location, there are also numerous other restaurants just minutes from the hotel as well as some of the sites that no person on holiday should miss.
Hotel-Aparthotel Dorada Palace
Currently undergoing an extensive renovation with a spring 2016 reopening scheduled, Hotel-Aparthotel Dorada Palace will be an excellent hotel choice for couples or families looking to take a September holiday. This 4-star hotel is conveniently located near Llevant beach, the Port Aventura Theme Park and several golf courses. Additionally, the hotel offers three adult swimming pools, one children's pool, wellness facility, buffet style restaurant as well as daily and nightly entertainment options for the whole family. It is the perfect spot for a September holiday.
Estival Park Salou
Estival Park Salou is the perfect spot for both adults and those traveling with children. The hotel offers standard rooms, family rooms and suites along with apartments that can accommodate up to six people. Children are entertained during the daytime hours with a Kid's Club and numerous activities planned by the hotel staff. For the adults, there is a hotel disco, piano bar, wine cellar and tapas bar to enjoy.
Beaches in Costa Dorada in September
L'Arrabassada is one of the best places to vacation in the region. Not only will visitors be treated to a clean, wide, sandy beach, but there are also a few surprises in store. Those that want to swim out 35 meters can climb a slide to return them to the 23°C (73°F) water. This is also a great spot to watch the yachts of the rich and famous. Even if vacationers travel by car, there are more than 100 spots to park in.
Bars and Restaurants
Those looking for a view with their dinner will enjoy El Terrat. Serving a variety of tapas to be shared with the table, this is the perfect restaurant for a large family or group of friends. Additionally, there is a wide selection of cocktails available while enjoying the food, friendship and the view. Enjoy indoor and outdoor dining at its best while on holiday.
Family run since 1977, Acuamar dishes out the best the sea and land has to offer. With both individual offerings and dishes for large groups, the selection of fish and meat is second to none. Additionally, Acuamar offers an extensive wine and cocktail list. This is the perfect restaurant for a romantic out away from the hotel.
Monday night is a great time to visit Miami Lounge with two for one cocktails in addition to a fun party atmosphere. This is a great spot to meet up with friends and enjoy the music while seeing and being seen. This is one hot spot not to be missed when looking for a little fun after the sun goes down.
Things to do in Costa Dorada in September
La Fiesta Major de Sitges
During September, Sitges celebrates La Fiesta Major de Sitges, which is the biggest annual festival in honor of Sant Bertomeu. During the fiesta, witness the processions of gegants (giants), capgrossos (big paper-mache heads), correfocs (fire runs) and bastoners (stick dancers). Of course, the highlight of this event is the awesome fireworks display that is said to attract more than 200,000 people each year. On the other hand, others attest that the real highlight is the thrilling castellers or human towers that show their prowess during the festivities. With only 30mm of rain in the month, there is little chance that the festival will be rained out.
National Day of Catalonia
The 11th of the month is the National Day of Catalonia. On this day Catalonia commemorates the 1714 defeat of the Siege of Barcelona during the War of the Spanish Succession.
The Sitges Wine and Food Fair
The Sitges Wine Festival and Gourmet Food Fair is celebrated around the annual grape harvest. There will be a wine show wherein guests sample the best vintages of the wineries in the area. Restaurants prepare their menus in celebration of grapes and wine. Grape picking festivals and a grape stepping contest will also be held. The feast of Sant Tecla will be commemorated with a weeklong celebration with fireworks and daily parades. With afternoon temperatures still averaging 28°C (82°F), now is the perfect time to be outside.
Feast of Sant Tecla
Tarragona will also be celebrating the feast of Sant Tecla with parades of the mulassa (figure of a mule), gigantes, capgrossos and castellers or human towers. The 11-day celebration in honor of Sant Tecla will also have a pyrotechnics show, dances and masquerades. Another worthwhile gastronomic event is in Sant Carles de la Rapita where the restaurants of the city prepare the traditional food of Rapita and Ebro Delta.
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