What's The Weather Like in Malaga in March?
Temperatures usually begin to climb in March in Malaga but they are moderated by the Mediterranean Sea to the south, which is close to its coolest at this time of year. But it's still a good time to visit to avoid the tourist crowds and get a good deal on flights and accommodation.
Is It Warm In Malaga In March?
On average the temperature rises to a daytime maximum of 19°C and falls to an average overnight minimum of 9°C. Frosts are extremely rare and snow has not been recorded during March although it sometimes snows in the mountainous area to the north of Malaga.
How Much Does It Rain In Magala In March?
March is typically quite a dry month, but it rains occasionally, with an average precipitation total of 49mm over six months in March.
Sunshine Hours In March
Sunshine tends to be quite abundant during March with an average total of 218 hours per March, which equates to an average of just over 7.0 hours a day.
How Warm Is The Sea in March in Malaga?
The average sea temperature lags the warming trend over the land and averages just 16°C, which is a bit nippy for swimming.
Hotels for Malaga in March
There are many reliable accommodation options at Malaga.
The Vincci Malaga at Calle Pacifico, 44, 29004 is set on Malaga's sea front promenade and has a contemporary design and has a large continental breakfast selection, and offers 4-star accommodation.
AC Hotel Malaga Palacio by Marriott
The AC Hotel Malaga Palacio by Marriott at Cortina Del Muelle 1, 29015 overlooks the old town and the cathedral, and has 4-star accommodation.
Hotel Villa Guadalupe
A good romantic retreat is the three-star Hotel Villa Guadalupe at C/ Bandaneira 6, Urb. El Atabal, 29190.
There are many good budget options, including the 1-star Hotel Domus (reputed by some reviewers to be worthy of 2 or 3 stars) at Juan Valera 20, 29017, which serves a continental breakfast and has a terrace and bar.
Campsite la Buganvilla
Malaga is also close to some good camping sites and the Campsite la Buganvilla at Marbella, 29600, offers good access to many nearby facilities and a range of amenities on-site.
Beaches for March for Malaga
March is not one of the better times of the year to hit the beach, as the seas are at their coolest at this time of year, but on a fine day the weather is often warm and sunny enough to enable a relaxing trip.
Los Melilleros Beach
A good nearby blue flag beach is the family-friendly Los Melilleros Beach at Benalmadena.
While outside Malaga, the El Candado beach offers a good view of the coast and is protected by two water barriers, and is ideal for windsurfing.
Restaurants and Bars for Malaga in March
There are many high-quality restaurants around in Malaga.
A good family-run Spanish-themed restaurant is the El Cortijillo restaurant at Avda Cadiz, La Cala de Mijas.
For a British-style option, the Horizon Bar at Avenida de Antonio Machada, Benalmadena Costa is generally regarded as one of the best, which serves Irish-style breakfasts and a range of traditional pub foods including steaks and burgers.
Cafe-Concerto Puerto Oscura
The Cafe-Concerto Puerto Oscura at Molina Lario, 5 is a relaxing 19th-century style cafe which features live chamber music in the background.
Fans of flamenco dances are unlikely to be disappointed visiting Amargo at Calle Franquelo 3 on an evening between Thursday and Sunday, when the locals perform flamenco and salsa dances and live Spanish music.
Things to Do in Malaga in March
The Alcazaba, located at C Alcazabilla s/n, 29015, is arguably the most significant of Malaga's historic landmarks and features well-restored and well-maintained castle ruins. Two of its original three walls remain, and visitors pass through an ancient defensive castle entrance on the way into the main grounds.
The castle boasts some gardens, palaces and courtyards and some good views around the periphery of the fortress. There is also a small archaeological museum on-site, which features exhibits of Roman pottery and statues.
Those who fancy a massage can try the Arabic Baths at Calle Tomás de Cózar 13 in the centre of Malaga. These are well-decorated and have historic artefacts, providing pleasant historic hamann surroundings. There are dry heat and steam rooms, and cooler rooms with basins and fountains for cooling off after heating up in the steam rooms.
There are many massages offered although it is strongly recommended to book in advance to ensure availability. Massages include the Turkish Massage with water, olive oil soap and a horsehair glove. The most high-end and expensive massage is a 50-minute chocolate massage. Yum!