Sotogrande Weather April Averages, Spain
Spring continues into April in Sotogrande, with temperatures continuing to creep up, rain chances dropping, and more daylight hours each day. Compared to March, you'll get over an hour of extra daylight each day. Take advantage and enjoy the longer and warmer days by exploring the resort area, playing a little golf, or heading down to the shore.
In the Andalucia region during this month, the average daily temperature sits around 16°C (about 61°F), plenty warm enough for outdoor activities. The highs jump up to 20°C (around 68°F) during the warmest parts of the day. In the evening and early morning hours, expect lows to drop down to 12°C (around 54°F). You'll want to bring along a warm jacket or coat for the cooler days, especially if you'll be close to the ocean, where the breezes are more abundant. It's breezy this time of year, with an 80% chance of wind each day.
With the additional hour of sunshine each day and only a 20% chance of a cloudy day, pack the sunglasses or hat to protect your eyes and face. The rainfall chances continue to drop with 56 mm of rain falling on average this month. That amount comes over 9 days in the month, so you have a good chance of having more days of sun than days of rain during your stay. Check the local forecast to know for sure what to expect each day.
You probably won't want to do much swimming yet, with an average ocean temperature of 16°C (around 61°F). That's pretty chilly, especially with the winds that are abundant near the shore. This area in southern Europe has seen a high that reached all the way up to 31°C (around 87°F), very hot for a springtime month. The lowest low dropped down to a chilly 7°C (about 45°F).
Where to Stay
Beautiful Spanish architecture and blooming gardens welcome you to the Hotel Castellar. It's conveniently located near Alcornocales Natural Park and only a 10-minute drive from Sotogrande. Each of the rooms has calming, tranquil décor, private bathrooms, and French doors to bring in the warm April breezes. Hotel amenities include pool, patio, tennis courts, restaurant, bar, patios, and spa.
A private townhouse with three bedrooms and three bathrooms, Alto Sotogrande offers over 2,000 square feet of space for guests. Kids will love the top floor bedroom with bunk beds and attached bonus room. The townhome sits on the Almenara Golf Course and has amazing views of the course and the surrounding gardens. Guests share a pool with only four other townhomes, so it still feels like your own private pool.
If camping is a hobby or you want to save some money in your hotel budget, try the La Bella Vista campgrounds near Manilva. Sites are available for campers and caravanners all year round. Resort amenities include children's play area, sundries shop, toilets and showers, family bathrooms, private beach, adult swimming pool, children's swimming pool, and pool bar.
Things to Do
For a close-up look at the wildlife that calls the Mediterranean Sea home, head out on a tour with Dolphin Safari Gibraltar. You'll travel on the Goldfin, the company's boat, equipped with comfortable seating, indoor spaces, and a toilet. The boat seats up to 25 and has plenty of room all around for viewing. The tours last between one and two hours, depending on how easy the dolphins are to find that April day.
With Yachting Sotogrande, you can try your hand at sailing the waters of the Mediterranean Sea through sailing courses. Learn the ropes of sailing and get to enjoy the beautiful waters surrounding Sotogrande. If you don't want to do so much work, you can also hire private charters through the company to take you and your friends out on the water.
Pamper yourself at the Beauty and Massage SPA Octogono Sotogrande. You can relax with a Thai or foot massage or get a beautiful temporary tattoo. Other services include facials, anti-aging treatments, and body treatments. The spa is conveniently located near the San Roque town centre, so after your day of luxury you can enjoy the local restaurants and shopping.
Eating and Drinking Out
The Inboca Gastrobar mixes Spanish and Mediterranean dishes with international influences to create a fusion menu. The menu consists of mainly tapas, so you can try a variety of different dishes. Eat in the simple, yet comfortable, dining room or head outdoors to the high-top tables and people watch as you indulge in the delicious food and drinks like wine, beer, and cocktails.
For a laid-back vibe and bar atmosphere, check out the Hairy Lemon a gastropub combined with a tapas restaurant. Throughout the week, you'll be treated to different drink and food specials, like one euro tapas night on Fridays. You'll also enjoy various sporting events on the televisions, midweek billiards tournaments, and live music from local musicians on the weekends.
A casual dining experience in Sotogrande, Restaurante El Molino del Conde has a comfortable and warm dining area to enjoy its traditional Spanish food. The restaurant's specialty is paella, combined with a variety of meats and vegetables like mussels, clams, squid, octopus, artichokes, green beans, and duck. You can also get salads and small plates to go with your paella dish. The restaurant has takeaway to enjoy your meal to go.