What's the Weather Like in Malaga in October?
The summer heat gradually gives way to more changeable conditions in October in Malaga on the Costa Del Sol in Spain, But with an average of seven hours of sunshine a day, it's still a pleasant time to soak up some rays by the pool.
Is The Sea Warm In Malaga in October?
The average sea temperature is 21°C in October, which is a bit on the cool side for swimming in. But shallower areas along the coastline remain a little warmer than this.
How Warm Is Malaga In October?
Does It Rain In Malaga In October?
Rain isn't that frequent in October but when it does fall it is often heavy and associated with thunderstorms. During an average October 56mm of precipitation falls over an average of six days.
Hotels for Malaga in October
Malaga has many reasonable accommodation options, but it is important to choose wisely, as some are significantly more reliable than others.
One luxury option is the Vincci Malaga at Calle Pacifico, 44, 29004, at Malaga's sea front promenade.
Suite Novotel Malaga Centro
The Suite Novotel Malaga Centro at Calle San Jacinto 7, 29007 contains a bar which serves buffet breakfast, a fitness centre and free high-speed internet, and offers 3-star accommodation.
Malaga Hotel Picasso
The 3-star Malaga Hotel Picasso at C/ Acacias de Guadalmar, 153, 29004, is well-placed for Picasso-related attractions in the area.
La Francesca Suites Hotel Boutique
There are numerous good budget options at Malaga including the La Francesca Suites Hotel Boutique at Pintor Grarite, 4, 29017 which has just 1-star accommodation but is surrounded by attractive gardens and offers bed and breakfast.
There are also many good self-catering options including Bougainvillea which is is particularly suitable for families with children.
Beaches for October for Malaga
October is a reasonable time of year to hit the beach during fine spells, since tourist numbers tend to be relatively low.
Banos del Carmen
Fans of fishing can try the Banos del Carmen beach at the Malaga sea front, which is a particularly well-known fishing hotspot.
The El Palo Beach is a favourite of the locals and has good opportunities for fishing and scuba diving.
Restaurants and Bars for Malaga in October
There are many good restaurants in and around Malaga.
One good choice for a special occasion is the Restaurante Yerbaguena at Carretera de la estacion s/n, Campillos, which serves a variety of European and local food.
Cafe Con Libros
For those just after somewhere to stop off for a quick bite, a good Spanish-themed cafe is the Cafe Con Libros at Plaza de la Merced 19, which is well-placed for seeing nearby attractions including Alcazaba, and serves tasty snacks.
Kelipo Centro de Arte Flamenco
A good place to see a flamenco show and sample some wine and tapas is the Kelipo Centro de Arte Flamenco at Calle Alamos N0 7, Antique Palacio Cropani.
Cafe Concerto Puerto Oscura
The Cafe-Concerto Puerto Oscura at Molina Lario, 5 is a 19th-century style cafe which features live chamber music and has a quiet and relaxing environment.
Things to Do in Malaga in October
At the foot of the Alcazaba fortress lies the oldest monument in Malaga, the Teatro Romano (Roman Theatre). The theatre was built in the first century BC, under Emperor Augustus, and then after the third century AD it was left to ruin before it was re-occupied in 756-780 AD by Moorish settlers, and it was then buried underneath dirt and rocks. In recent years an extensive restoration project has been underway.
Performances are sometimes held at the monument, most often in summer, and a Visitors' Centre has been operational since 2010, which provides historical information about the site together with displays of archaeological findings and audio visual demonstrations of the excavation and restoration of the site. In the main square there is a glass pyramid with Roman remains underneath.
Segway Tours Malaga
Segway Tours Malaga at Calle Trinidad Grund 8, offer a city tour via Segway, which take visitors around attractions including the Roman Theatre, Alcazaba Palace and the Cathedral. Tours can last between 15 minutes and 2 hours depending on preference, and the 2-hour tours include visits to the Gibralfaro Parador and the Promenade.
They also have a special Segway full-day tour which features a visit to a winery at Bodega Cortijo MOROSANTO, which offers opportunities for wine tasting and food pairing. Lunch can be provided if preferred.