What's the weather like in Valencia in April
The city of Valencia enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild winters. This is due to its location on Spain's south east coast, the Costa del Azahar.
In April, the temperatures in Valencia are rising and warm and pleasant days are expected throughout the month. Spring is one of the best times of the year to visit Valencia, as the weather is warm without being stifling, as it can get in the summer. The average daily temperature in Valencia in April is 14°C but this can reach an average high of 19°C on warmer days, particularly towards the end of the month. Temperatures can still get quite cool on an evening in April though. Low temperatures can drop to an average minimum of 9°C so holiday makers may need some warmer layers or a light jacket to wear on a night.
Visitors to Valencia in April can expects a good amount of sunshine, with a 47% chance of a sunny day. The month sees an average of 10 hours of sunshine per day in April which leaves plenty of time to explore the city or enjoy Valencia's beautiful beaches. While at the beach, holiday makers can take a dip in the sea; the water temperatures around the coast of Valencia are starting to warm up in April, with an average sea temperature of 16°C.
When planning a visit to Valencia in April, take into consideration that spring is still the wet season, so you may face a down pour if you are in the city at this time of the year. There is an average rainfall of 39mm expected in Valencia in the month of April and a 26% chance of precipitation. However, such wet patches tend to clear up quickly so shouldn't put too much of a dampener on your holiday.
Valencia Hotels for April
Valencia has a huge choice of hotels to choose from, whether you want to stay in the heart of the city or in a more peaceful beachside location.
The Hotel Hospes Palau de La Mar is ideally situated for exploring Valencia's sights and is just a 10 minute walk to Valencia Cathedral. Located in Valencia's Eixample Noble district, the hotel is set in a 19th-century building, which features a striking lobby. Guests can enjoy facilities such as a spa and a gourmet restaurant on site.
Hotel Marina Atarazanas is a great budget-friendly option if you want to visit Valencia's beaches. The hotel is located on the marina, just 10 minutes' walk from Valencia's Malvarrosa Beach and a short bus ride to the City of Arts and Sciences. The contemporary hotel features modern rooms with free Wi-Fi while there's also an à la carte restaurant and a rooftop pool.
Valencia Beaches in April
As temperature start to rise and days get longer, April is a wonderful time to visit Valencia's beaches. The city has a range of urban beaches to enjoy just 15 minutes out of the city.
One of the most popular is La Malvarrosa beach located in the north of the region. At 1 kilometre in length and 135 metres wide, the golden sandy Blue Flag beach is long and wide, ensuring that it never gets too crowded. La Malvarossa is a great place to spend a day and is surrounded by a promenade with a range of cafés and restaurants where holiday makers can relax and get a bite to eat.
Bars and Restaurants
Valencia is a culinary delight for visitors. The city was the birth place of paella, a must-try dish when you're in the region, while holiday makers can also sample authentic Spanish tapas and fresh local produce.
La Pilareta is a small and cosy tapas bar located in the centre of Valencia where holiday makers can experience authentic Spanish dining among locals. The restaurant is renowned for its tapas dishes as well as the juicy mejillones mussels.
If you're looking for a place to eat by the sea, Trident Restaurant, located inside the Hotel Neptuno, is a great choice. Diners can enjoy beach front dining with amazing views on the restaurant's outdoor terrace, then enjoy drinks inside the contemporary interior. The menu is a fusion of traditional Mediterranean cuisine and international dishes and there's a range of daily specials that are worth a try.
For a more causal eating experience, visit Valencia's Central Market, or Mercado Central. The huge and diverse market has stalls selling every type of food, from fresh fruit and vegetables to local meats, cheeses and breads. Whether you're staying in self-catering accommodation and want to buy ingredients for dinner, or just want to grab a bite to eat while you explore the city, there's something to suit every need at this historic market.
Things to do in Valencia in April
April is a vibrant time in Valencia. Visitors to the city can witness many of Valencia's most famous celebrations and fiestas which are held throughout the month. Semana Santa Marinera (Holy Week) is a national holiday held in April in Valencia, with the religious festivities occurring up until Easter.
Another very important festival in Valencia is Moros y Cristianos. Costumed parades celebrate the occasion, which is held in honour of the battles that occurred between the Christians and the Moors in the 1400s.
April is a great time to explore Valencia's famous City of Arts and Sciences which is located half way between the city and the coast. The cultural hub is home to beautiful open spaces, an array of museums and stunning architecture designed by Santiago Calatrava and Félix Candela. Visit the Oceanogràfic aquarium which is the largest in Europe or the Príncipe Felipe Science Museum where you can learn about the evolution of life, science, and technology.
Alternatively, see some of Valencia's most historic sights. The city has many great architectural triumphs such as Valencia's City Hall, known as Ayuntamiento, the Palacio de Justicia (Palace of Justice) and Valencia University, the oldest university in Spain.