Costa del Sol & Andalucia

Costa Del Sol and Andalusia

Marbella stands on Europe's southernmost coast, in Andalusia, between Malaga and Gibralta. The microclimate is unique in Europe, quite different even to the rest of Andalusia. The cool summer breezes generated by a combination of the mountain ranges and the sea give the region hot but not sweltering summers and mild winters. In August the average maximum temperature is 30°C while the January average maximum is 16°C.

Average Temperatures & Rainfall

Max °c161719212428303028242017
Min °c881011141720201815129
Rainy Days557432003475

Apart from coastline there are a wide variety of interesting areas and different activities within a few hours drive. They range from the long windsurfing beaches of Tarifa to winter sports in Sierra Nevada. The Moorish Alhambra Palace in Granada is located only a 2 hours drive away and Spain's oldest bullring in Ronda is even nearer. Just west of Ronda are the mountains and National parks Sierra de Grazalema and Cortes de la Frontera. Further inland are the ancient cities of cultural interest, Cordoba and Seville and as a contrast a tourist day out in Gibraltar is just over an hour away. In the cooler months walking in mountains is an attractive alternative in the national parks or in the white villages, for example, in the undeveloped Las Alpujarras area south of Granada.