It always strikes me that when I meet people at a trade show or in our office, they have one question high on their list: “How warm is it in Spain in winter?”.
In short: In Spain we have 4 months of high summer and the rest of the year it is spring!
Costa del Sol
More than half of the people who contact me are looking for a home on the Costa del Sol. Even if you don't know much Spanish, everyone understands that Sol stands for sun. When asked, do you know the Costa del Sol? the answer is usually: “No, but I want the best weather!”.
The good news is that in winter the weather is significantly better in more places than just the Costa del Sol. If good weather is your main goal, start looking for a property in the region south of Valencia, so also on the Costa Blanca to the bottom of the Costa Calida (better known as Murcia). And if you want to refine it: the best weather - temperatures usually above 15° C in winter - the region from Denia to Cartagena, the city near the Mar Menor. As well as the Costa del Sol from Nerja to Estepona, east and west of Málaga.
The weather maps
On the weather maps in the newspaper or on television, the places with 15 degrees are indicated with a yellow color. And you will see that on the weather maps, in winter, two yellow zones in the shape of a 'banana' appear at the height of southeastern Spain and the Costa del Sol. Or, as a Belgian journalist put it after an interview, the 'Costa banana'.
Anyone who likes to cycle without having to climb cols will get a pain in their calves on the Costa del Sol. Then you better look at a number of flatter areas such as around Mar Menor and the south of the Costa Blanca.
Not only for the dental assistant but also for you? For those who really always want more than 20° C, but can't really stand the heat, Tenerife is worth a look. After all, the island is located off the coast of Africa and is not called 'the island of eternal spring' for nothing. Pleasant spring temperatures in winter and rarely more than 28°C in summer.
And then there remains Mallorca and Ibiza. A little cooler than mainland southeastern Spain and a little more rain, but still better than in the Netherlands or Belgium. It is very similar to the south of France. Lots of greenery, vegetated valleys and lots of plane trees. With a fantastically rugged coast on one side and after six hairpin bends, sandy beaches on the other.
But let's face it: on all Spanish coasts the weather is a lot nicer in winter, at any time, than at home in Belgium or the Netherlands. And the New Year's Dive? It fits very well here.
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