Mojacar Weather May Averages, Spain
What's the weather like in Mojacar in May?
Rainfall really starts to disappear in May, with only 12mm coming down and since this is stretched over 8 days, you can expect that any rain shower will be over before long. Check the forecast if you want to be sure.
The spring is almost over in Mojacar, and the climate is gearing up towards a summer temperature. This is also reflected in the longer days, which stand at 12 hours of sunshine by this point of the year. That is definitely great news for you as a holidaymaker!
The average sea temperature will also rise up to 18°C, which makes it quite pleasant for a swim. You are also less likely to be shivering when you get out of the water, as the daily average temperatures hit 19°C the first time in the year when the air is warmer than the sea.
You can comfortably enjoy the warmth with highs of 22°C on good days. When the lower temperatures hit, they are only going down to 15°C on average, which would have been the best you could expect overall in the winter months such as January! It is clear that the best part of the year is approaching, and coming now just before the really busy season starts can help you to get a quieter holiday which nonetheless has great weather.
The southern coast of Spain is known for being a great holiday destination, and this is not the only resort you could go for though it may be one of the best options. Up the coast in Torrevieja you will find lower temperatures during this month, with a daily average of 18°C instead of 19°C. Rainfall is also much higher there, so this resort really looks like the best option all round!
Hotels in Mojacar in May
Cortijo de la Media Luna
Looking for somewhere to stay in May? Try the Cortijo de la Media Luna. This holiday cottage complex offers its own restaurant, in a sun-kissed setting where the menu changes often. There is also a lounge where you can sit and relax, plus hammocks for sunny days where you can lay for hours reading a book or snoozing.
Hostal Restaurante Bellavista
Or there's the Hostal Restaurante Bellavista. It's located right on the beach, with its own restaurant which is known for great paella and seafood. This is a small establishment which means your every need can be catered for. You can also organise trips to local attractions from the reception, such as the Mini Hollywood.
Cortijo El Sarmiento
For another option, you could do a lot worse than the Cortijo El Sarmiento. This is definitely for foodies, as the bed and breakfast offers a gourmet experience. You are just 10 minutes from the beach, with a large pool on offer too. Just be aware that children are not permitted to stay here in order to preserve the relaxing atmosphere.
Beaches in Mojacar in May
Playa de la Marina de la Torre
Since the average sea temperature is 18°C this month, taking a dip in the water is a must. Head to the beach at the Playa de la Marina de la Torre. It's the first one you will spot as you enter the area from the side of the Palace of the Marina, and this is definitely a great beach to go for. It has been awarded an EU Blue Flag award thanks to the fact that it holds a very high standard of cleanliness and has excellent facilities.
Playa del Cantal
Down the road is the Playa del Cantal, one of the most visited beaches in the area with very good leisure facilities. It's easy to reach the sand and there are changing rooms and showers for your use, as well as medical services on site.
Bars and Restaurants
The Phoenician Golf Restaurant
If you want to find the 19th hole, look no further than The Phoenician Golf Restaurant. Cleanly plated and beautiful food from Spanish and Lebanese traditions is served here daily, and is accompanied by entertainment in the evenings such as belly dancing shows. The dinner show is a lot of fun for all and a favourite with tourists.
Pizzeria Imperial offers giant servings of all your favourite Italian dishes, including the ubiquitous pizza and pasta. The food is very good value, situated in a central location, and offers a great meal whether at lunch time or for dinner. Traditional Italian flavourings are employed to an authentic effect.
Restaurante El Palacio
The Restaurante El Palacio is another venue that offers live entertainment, though expect traditional Spanish music played on acoustic guitars rather than the more thrilling dinner shows. They also host local artwork on their walls, which is not only for display as in a gallery but also for sale. Their venue is elegantly decorated to accompany the Spanish cuisine.
Things to Do in Mojacar in May
The Plaza Nueva
May is warm enough to enjoy some time outdoors, so why not go shopping? The Plaza Nueva is a lovely landmark to visit even if you are not going to buy. This square is where you can buy goods from local vendors, some of them hand-made. There are plenty of tourist-style shops too, and the square is lined with restaurants. The streets here are a wonderful place to wander and take in real Mojacar.
The Church of Santa Maria
The Church of Santa Maria is another place to visit for a beautiful landmark. It may not look too impressive from the outside, but on the inside it is full of paintings and statues to admire.