What's the Weather like in Marbella in January
January is the coldest month of the year in Marbella, Spain, yet should still be considered as a good option for a holiday destination. Marbella experiences a Mediterranean climate and its winters are mild. The sun will definitely be out and you could have several days of warm weather.
The average temperature throughout January is 11°C (52°F). Average highs rise to 15°C (59°F) and are mostly experienced in the middle of the month with both the beginning ten days and ending ten days seeing daily highs of 17°C (62°F). Average lows go down to 6°C (43°F) and are also mostly seen in the middle of the month as the beginning ten days and the ending ten days see daily lows of 8°C (47°F). January as a whole experiences essentially constant highs with only one day in ten going over 19°C (67°F) or going under 13°C (56°F). Daily lows only go under 4°C (39°F) or go above 12°C (54°F) every one in ten days.
The average rainfall for January is at the third highest for the year with 83mm. This translates to on average 5 days of rainfall or every 1 in 6 days. The most common form of rainfall for the month is moderate rain which is most likely to fall at the beginning of the month. Thunderstorms and light rain are less common, and most likely to occur at the beginning of the month and end of the month, respectively.
The average humidity for January is 72%, which ranges from 52%, mildly humid, to 91%, very humid. The humidity rarely goes under 35%, comfortable, but can get as high as 100%, very humid. The end of the month is the most likely to be the least humid, while the beginning of the month is the most likely to be the most humid.
The average sunshine hours for January is 6. This is the lowest average sunshine hours for the year and is also seen in February and December. As the month goes, the daily sunshine slowly increases with the end of the month the most likely to experience the most daily sunshine.
Average Sea Temperature
The average sea temperature in January is 16°C (61°F). This is the lowest average sea temperature for the year and is also experienced in February and March.
Marbella Hotels in January
La Villa Marbella
For a romantic stay at a boutique hotel, check in to La Villa Marbella. This property features seven houses that are over 200 years old with just 29 rooms. The rooms are fully refurbished and exhibit a fine Asian style. The staff here could not be more accommodating, catering to your every need. Romantic packages are offered and include flowers, champagne and chocolate. Free Wi-Fi and breakfast is included.
The Marbella Heights
A rural, boutique stay is provided at The Marbella Heights. Located in the hills of Marbella, this hotel offers awe-inspiring views of the Mediterranean Sea and the mountains. The hotel consists of five luxurious rooms, three indoor salons, one summer terrace, gymnasium, Jacuzzi, outdoor pool and a wine cellar. All rooms include satellite TV, mini-bar, air conditioning, heating, marble bathroom, bathrobe and comfort system mattresses and pillows
La Morada Mas Hermosa Hotel
La Morada Mas Hermosa Hotel provides a charming option in middle of old town Marbella. This seven bedroom hotel is located on a narrow cobbled street and is steps away from restaurants, bars and shops. All rooms include in room safe, free Wi-Fi, flat screen with satellite TV channels, mini-bar, air-conditioning and ceiling fan. Complimentary breakfast is provided for all guests.
Marriott Marbella Beach Resort
Check out the Marriott Marbella Beach Resort located right on the seafront for one, two and three bedroom holiday apartments. The guest apartment's feature separate living and dining areas, a fully equipped kitchen and an oversized jetted tub with separate shower. On the property you will find Mediterranean gardens, multiple pools, fitness centre and direct beach access.
Marbella Beach for January
A top beach to visit while in Marbella is Bounty Beach This beach attracts a young, trendy crowd thanks to a very relaxed vibe. The beach itself has golden sand and is cleaned on a regular basis. You might hear it known as Playa del Cable, but the names are interchangeable.
Bars and Restaurants
Paco Jimenez offers one of the dining experiences in Marbella. Named after the head chef and owner, this is one restaurant that should not be missed. An ideal place for a special occasion or date night, you will feel welcome the moment you step in. The cuisine is based on a delcious mix of Mediterranean and Spanish dishes; some options include fish and seafood grill, rack of lamb with mint and honey, plus cheesecake with forest fruits for dessert.
Arco Tapas Bar
For laid-back meal, head to Arco Tapas Bar which serves a mix of Italian, Mediterranean and Spanish tapas. The atmosphere is intimate as the owners assist in both taking orders and cooking, often mingling with guests making great suggestions. A couple menu options include prawn & chorizo skewers, Aubergine fritters and patatas bravas. The cocktails and wine are also worth a try.
Things to do in Marbella in January
Enjoy a long stroll through Old Town (Old Quarter). You will find an abundance of shops, cafes, restaurants and bars as you stroll the narrow, cobblestoned streets. The architecture is truly amazing and historic with Arabic, Spanish and Roman influences. There are also plenty of historical churches and monuments that you will see as you wander the quarter.
For a somewhat different, but fun experience you have to try Brain Quest. This is a real life adventure game that includes clue searching and puzzle solving. You get locked in with a team of two to five people and find objects to advance through the game until the final puzzle. Solving the final puzzle provides the key for your escape.