What's the weather like in Torremolinos in March
By March, the weather in Torremolinos is warm and spring-like with rising temperatures and increased sunshine to enjoy. Needless to say; spring is a lovely time to visit Torremolinos, a resort town near the city of Malaga on the Costa del Sol in southern Spain that gets overrun by sun-seekers in the peak summer months of July and August. March is a much calmer time of year, a time when you can enjoy peace and quiet in beautiful weather.
March is the first month since November that sees the nighttime average low temperature rise into to two digitst now is 10°C at night. The afternoon high temperature is comfortably warm and averages 20°C now, an excellent temperature to enjoy the outdoors. Those two temperatures increase in the course of the month. The beginning of the month is about two degrees colder than the end.
The overall average day temperature in March is 15°C, a nice two-degree increase since February. Although the air temperature keeps on rising, the temperature of the sea still is at 16°C, which is the annual minimum. It has been at this low since January; luckily, from April onward, the Mediterranean Sea will start warming up again.
Something else that continues to increase is the length of the days. March 1 is the shortest day of the month with 11.24 hours of daylight. With 12.34 daylight hours, March 30 is the longest day. This increase of 1.10 hours in the course of the month means that each day is 2.3 minutes longer than the previous one.
March is still a fairly cloudy month, although that statement needs to be taken with a big grain of salt. Even though the percentage of cloud cover is almost at its annual maximum (42%) percentage that is seen all the way from November through Aprilhat doesn't mean that you should expect overcast skies during your March holiday. The skies are overcast merely 18% of the time in March. Moreover, they are (mostly) clear 45% of the time.
Average Sunshine Hours
In other words, there is plenty of sunshine in Torremolinos in March. Each day has 9 beautifully sunny hours on average, which is a two-degree increase since the three previous winter months.
When it comes to rainfall, March is the third wettest month of the year, after November and December. This, again, doesn't mean that the weather conditions are bad, for there is only 61mm of precipitation in total throughout the month, spread out over 7 days with rainfall. This, of course, also means that there are 24 days without any rainfall whatsoever.
The probability that rainfall occurs ranges around 28% throughout the month, which isn't all that high, all things considered. Moderate rain is the most common type of precipitation and occurs on 44% of the days with rainfall. Other types that you might experience are light rain, thunderstorms and drizzle, which respectively happen on 25%, 13% and 12% of those rainy days.
Torremolinos Hotels in March
Royal Costa is a popular 3-star hotel with great view over the sea and fantastic package deals for tourists visiting Torremolinos on a budget, especially during off season months. The hotel boasts 186 clean and well maintained rooms, as well as three suites for its most upscale visitors. The on-site buffet restaurant is decent and breakfasts here are hearty enough to fuel numerous energetic adventures across Torremolinos.
Located in Cale Mar's Playa de la Carihuela, the Apartamentos Plazamar is a recently built apartment complex that offers casual and flexible accommodation for couples and families with children. Each apartment comes with its own kitchenette and every amenity you may need to experience relaxed and hassle-free self-catering holidays while visiting Torremolinos.
Bars and Restaurants
Ciao Bella is an Italian café/restaurant that serves delicious coffees and fine, Italian inspired snacks at reasonable prices.
Relaxed and family friendly, Heladeria Beni is a local bistro that is open all year round and caters to locals as well as tourists. This warm and welcoming establishment is located in Torremolinos' Paseo Maritimo and serves good coffee and snacks.
Bodegas Quitapenas is a popular wine restaurant that sports the largest selection of premier quality wines (local and imported) in Torremolinos. Tourists seeking a unique fine dining and wining experience should definitely pay this place a visit. Even though this is one of the more expensive establishments in the area, the minute attention to food quality and the impeccable service make dining at the Bodegas Quitapenas an unforgettable experience.
New Tina's Bar (also known by its 'old' name, Tina's pub) is a laid-back cocktail bar catering mostly to Brits, Australian and Canadian tourists. The pub has an impressive selection of local as well as imported spirits and ales, while its barmen are well-known in Torremolinos for concocting great cocktails on the spot.
Things to do in Torremolinos in March
The Plaza Costa del Sol that runs along the busiest section of the beach of Costa del Sol itself is a busy street that is full of local shops and the famous chiringuitos (beachside bars and restaurants). This lively market attracts tourists all year round and is perhaps the best place to buy items from back home, as many shops here frequently stock imported merchandise for homesick tourists.
The Bioparc Fuengirola is a botanical garden and a zoo rolled into one. Amazing for children of all ages, eco tourists and people who want to know more about the natural beauty of Torremolinos and southern Spain, the Bioparc Fuengirola recreates a jungle biome and allows its visitors to come face to face with exotic and often elusive animal species.