What's the Weather like in Marbella in May
May is a great time to visit Marbella, Spain with the weather starting to become very favourable as summer approaches. The average temperature, averages highs and lows, average sea temperature and average sunshine hours all increase from April. The average rainfall continues to decrease as it heads to its summer lows.
The average temperature throughout May is 18°C (64°F). Average highs rise to 23°C (73°F) which are mostly experienced in the beginning ten days of the month, with the rest of the month seeing daily highs rise to 26°C (78°F). Average lows go down to 13°C (55°F) and are also mostly seen in the beginning ten days of the month, with the rest of the month having daily lows get up to 16°C (61°F). May as a whole experiences rising daily highs with only one day in ten going over 29°C (85°F) or going under 18°C (65°F). Daily lows only go under 9°C (49°F) or go over 19°C (66°F) every one in ten days.
The average rainfall experienced in May is the fifth lowest of the year with 23mm. This translates to on average 3 days of rainfall or every 1 in 10 days. The most common form of rainfall to occur in May is moderate rain which is most likely to fall in the beginning of the month. Light rain and thunderstorms are less common forms of rainfall for May but also most likely to occur at the beginning of the month.
The average humidity experienced in May is 65%, which ranges from 42%, comfortable, to 87%, very humid. The humidity rarely goes under 26%, dry, but can get as high as 100%, very humid. The middle 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 seen for May is 12. This is the third highest average sunshine hours for the year and is also seen in August. As the month goes on, the daily sunshine hours slowly increase, with the end of the month the most likely to experience the most daily sunshine.
Average Sea Temperature
The average sea temperature seen in May is 18°C (64°F). This is the third lowest average sea temperature for the year and is also seen in November.
Marbella Hotels in Spain
Melia La Quinta Golf & Spa Resort
If you are looking for a five star resort for your holiday in Marbella, check out the Melia La Quinta Golf & Spa Resort. With a 27-hole golf course, the signature YHI Spa and a kid's club, this resort is perfect for everyone. There are 172 rooms and suites that all face outward and include a private terrace with views of the sea, gardens, pool or golf course.
The NH Marbella is perfectly located along the Golden Mile halfway between the city centre and the beach. There are 163 contemporary rooms that include a balcony with mountain or sea views. All rooms comes with free Wi-Fi, air conditioning and satellite TV. Lounge by the pool on the provided sunbeds and head to the poolside cocktail bar.
Princesa Playa Hotel Apartamentos
For somewhere spacious and with a home-from-home feel, head to the four star Princesa Playa Hotel Apartamentos. Located right on the sea, this hotel is located just five minutes from Old Town Marbella, a perfect base for your holiday. There are 64 apartment studios as well as 36 one bedroom apartments. All include air conditioning, heating, satellite TV, full kitchenware and private terrace. Be sure to head to the rooftop pool for stunning views of the area.
Sunny Dom Boutique Hotel
The Sunny Dom Boutique Hotel provides a child-free, intimate environment. Sitting right on the beach, this luxurious accommodation has unique rooms and suites, including a suite with a sauna. The rooms include king size beds, international TV channels, Wi-Fi, air conditioning, refrigerator, coffee machine and some include a private terrace. A pillow menu is also provided for your comfort.
Marbella Beach for May
Playa Real de Zaragoza
One of the best beaches in Marbella is Playa Real de Zaragoza. This is one of the largest beaches in the area and is a ways from the city centre so you should have no problems finding a spot to sunbathe. The sand here is golden and has a fine consistency. Super clean and with plenty of amenities, it's easy to spend the whole day here.
A highly recommended restaurant frequented by locals and tourists alike is Beckitt's Restaurant. Serving international dishes as well as daily specials, this is a great spot to go to for a special occasion. Many famous celebrities can often be spotted dining here. Menu items include a prawn & avocado cocktail, pan fried lamb's liver and a roast rack of marinated lamb.
Bars and Restaurants
If you are looking for a laid-back place to dine with a sea view, head to The Boardwalk. Located right on the seafront, this restaurant offers up breakfast, homemade cakes, pizza & snacks as well as a traditional English afternoon tea. A great place to take the kids as they will have options such as creating their own pizza or a kid's cheeseburger. Don't leave here without trying a dessert or two like the strawberry cheesecake or hot chocolate brownie.
Things to do in Marbella in May
Marbella Rent a Bike
Keen cyclists and active types should beeline for Marbella Rent a Bike. This bike hire company was built by cyclists for cyclists and are the number one bicycle company in the area. There are over 300 bicycles to choose from, fit for any situation. Rental bikes can be delivered to you at your hotel or apartment. Guided rides for road cycling and off road mountain biking are also available.
Marbella Club Golf Resort
For a good round of golf head to the Marbella Club Golf Resort to play on an 18-hole golf course designed by Dave Thomas. Located in the hills of Benahvais it is just a 20 minute ride from Marbella. This world class course provides views of Gibraltar, the African Coastline, the Mediterranean and the surrounding mountains. With limited play and twelve minutes between tee times, over-crowded rounds do not exist.