What’s the weather like in Benidorm in May?
Located on the Mediterranean coastline of southeast Spain, Benidorm has a fairly typical Mediterranean climate. As summer approaches things are getting hotter in May, and you’ll get lots of warm and sunny weather at this time. You’ll like it if you prefer less crowds and don’t mind the slightly cooler temperatures compared to summer.
Benidorm’s surrounding mountains give the city even warmer weather and clearer skies because they protect the city from winds. The city has a south-facing bay that’s great for enjoying its 300-plus days of sun every year. Dust storms can sometimes blow in from the Sahara Desert, which are most common when seasons are changing.
The average high temperature in Benidorm during May is 22ºC, so it’s nice and warm for chilling out on the beach in your swimwear. You should pack some warmer things for the evenings though as it can get quite cool at night. The typical sea temperature’s 18ºC, while humidity’s low and rainfall’s usually 32mm over nine rainy days. You can expect nine hours of sunshine from 14 hours of daylight each day, while UV levels will be very high so pack sun cream. Sunset’s around 9pm for most of May.
Things to Do
The weather’s perfect for golf in May as temperatures are nice and pleasant. Head to the Serra Gelada mountains for some hiking or mountain biking, take a trip to the Algar waterfalls or Peacock Island, or explore the Costa Blanca countryside on a 4×4 safari. The warmer weather’s great for relaxing on the beach too; Playa de Levante and the quieter Playa de Poniente are the city’s main beaches.