Are you considering a trip to Benalmadena in February 2024?
If you’re worried about the weather and what to expect, you have come to the right place. This article will answer all your weather and travel-related questions in full detail.
How do I know?
I have been living next to Benalmadena (in Fuengirola) since 2020, so in addition to weather insights, I can also share lots of practical tips and insights you will only get from a local.
Let’s take a look at what to expect.
Is February a Good Month to Visit Benalmadena?
Personally, I would say that February is not a good month to visit Benalmadena.
Because the weather is at it’s worst, with lots of rain, cloudy days, and unpredictable weather patterns.
On the other hand, if you’re traveling from somewhere where the temperatures still drop below zero, you will find Benalmadena’s weather fairly pleasant, so it really depends on what you’re looking for.
Budget hunters will also find that February is the best value for money time to visit Costa del Sol, with prices of the accommodation at their cheapest, and so are the flights.
Keep in mind though, that travel season is pretty non-existent in February, so many hotels will be temporarily closed, and there are also limited flight connections.
Benalmádena Weather in February: Climate Overview
Below are the monthly averages with detailed information on each further down.
- Average High Temperatures: 18C (64F)
- Average Low Temperatures: 6C (43F)
- Sea Temperature: 16C (61F)
- Rainy Days: 7 days
- Sunshine Hours: 7 hours
Average Temperatures in February
February temperatures in Benalmadena generally reach highs of 18C (64F), with maximum lows of 6C (43F).
Generally, it will feel pretty nice and pleasant during the day, especially in the sun, but mornings and evenings are very cold.
Average Rainy Days in February
February is one of Benalmadena’s wetter months. The average rainfall in February measures about 39mm, which is about 1.5 inches.
You can expect about 7 rainy days throughout the month of February, including some pretty heavy torrential rains.
Sea Temperature in February
February is not an ideal month for swimming, and sea temperatures are almost guaranteed to be too cold for comfortable swimming. In February, Mediterranean Sea temperatures near Benalmadena generally measure about 62 degrees Fahrenheit, or 16-17 degrees Celsius.
Sunny Days in February
February in Benalmadena sees about 7 hours of sunshine a day, meaning you can still enjoy a full sunny day despite the cool weather. This is definitely not sunbathing weather, but can make exploring outdoors pleasant.
Humidity in February
More rain means more humidity, and Benalmadena has plenty of both in February. Humidity in February measures about 70% percent, meaning it may be a little muggy. However, the month’s cool, mild temperatures counter any discomfort.
What to Expect for Benalmádena in February
Lowest Tourism Activity
February sees Benalmadena’s tourist traffic at yearly lows as compared to warmer months.
Most people visit in summer, meaning that in February, you’ll have the area’s beaches, eateries and urban attractions mostly to yourself. Many businesses remain open throughout the winter, so visiting in February doesn’t mean the city will be completely shut down.
February is a great month to grab a bargain, whether it’s for your accommodation, car rental or booking day trips with local companies. Prices are at their lowest in February.
Winters in Benalmadena are prone to rainfall and storms.
It’s important to take storm warnings seriously, as conditions can quickly become disruptive and even dangerous. Preparing a backup itinerary can be helpful. If there is a storm forecast, try to plan your trip around it as best as you can.
If a storm takes place while you are enjoying Benalmadena, plan to wait out the bad weather indoors. If you’re planning to reserve your trip with a travel company, find out if anything can be done about weather-related changes before you book to avoid losing money in the worst case scenario.
Planning Your Trip to Benalmádena in February
In this section, you will find additional tips that will help you plan the perfect trip to Benalmadena.
What to Wear in Benalmadena in February
- pack multiple layers to stay warm
- weatherproof jacket
- good waterproof shoes
- light scarf or hat
- sun protection
- bring an umbrella
- bring a pair of slippers if renting an apartment
Rainy Day Activities for Benalmadena in February
Here are some recommendations on how to stay dry during rainy days in February:
- visit the Butterfly Park near Benalmadena Pueblo
- take a train trip to Malaga, where you will find plenty of museums
- visit the LEGO exhibition just next to Malaga
- plan a shopping trip to Plaza Mayor or Fuengirola’s Miramar Shopping Center
Getting Around Benalmadena in February
If you’re planning to use trains or visit nearby towns, I have a few detailed guides that will help you plan your trip or day trip:
Events in Benalmádena in February 2024
Though February in Benalmadena falls far out of the area’s peak season, the city stays busy. Local events are a great way to meet people and learn about Spanish culture.
Benalmadena doesn’t see major holidays in February, but there are always performances and other events going on both in town, and in nearby Malaga.
While you likely won’t come across large events that celebrate Valentine’s Day, spending the holiday at a romantic local eatery can be a great way to ring in the year.
February also marks the annual Benalmadena Carnival, a multi-day festival that celebrates local culture. Music, activities, dancing, and delicacies take over the city, drawing locals and visitors from around the country.
The carnival brightens up what can often be a gloomy winter on the coat and is a worthwhile reason to visit. You’ll even get to catch a glimpse of the “Burning of the Lizard,” a traditional way to end each year’s carnival on a high note.
Benalmadena Weather in February: Frequent Questions
Is Benalmadena warm in February?
With high temperatures reaching 64 degrees Fahrenheit, or about 18 degrees Celsius, Benalmadena’s weather is mild in February. It get warm towards the middle of the day, then gradually cools as evening approaches.
Is Benalmadena open in February?
Many of Benalmadena’s businesses do stay open throughout its quiet winter, so you won’t need to worry about significant closures.
Is Benalmadena quiet in February?
Benalmadena is quieter in February than it is in warmer months, but this can be a blessing in disguise. Less crowds mean you have more of a chance to explore popular attractions at your leisure while enjoying a calmer atmosphere.
Benalmadena Weather: Month by Month Guides
Southern Spain Travel Planning Guide
Is it safe to drive in Spain?
YES! The roads in Southern Spain are generally in very good condition, with modern highways connecting the biggest cities. To rent a car, I highly recommend Discover Cars, which will get you the best deals on your car rental for your trip.
WHAT IF I DON’T WANT TO DRIVE?
WHERE SHOULD I BOOK MY ACCOMMODATION?
BOOKING.COM — I have been using booking.com for all my trips in Spain and abroad, and have never had any negative experiences. Their reviews are very accurate and you get the best deals even on apartments, not just hotels.
ARE THERE LUGGAGE STORE OPTIONS IN THE CITIES?
YES — If you would like to leave your luggage behind to explore the city on your last day, before heading to the airport, you can use Radical Storage service, which lets you book luggage storage options in almost all the destinations in Southern Spain.
DO I NEED TO BUY A LOCAL SIM CARD FOR THIS TRIP?
YES – You can, of course, use your own card if you have roaming data available. If you want to avoid surprising extra charges from your operator, you can use a service like Airalo, where you can buy digital packs for e-sim cards, avoiding the hassle of sourcing local physical sim cards and extra roaming charges anywhere you go.
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