Key facts

  • Currency: EUR:Euro
  • Language: Spanish
  • Flight duration: 2 hours 45 minutes from Gatwick
  • Timezones: GMT +1

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Spain has a typically Mediterranean climate. In the Balearic Islands, things start to heat up in May, when you’re looking at highs in the mid-20s. Temperatures reach their peak in July and August, with the mercury topping 30°C. Things are much the same on the mainland, with mild spring and autumn months, and summers that see plenty of sunshine and temperatures in the high 20s. Further south, the Canary Islands enjoy mild, sub-tropical weather. Dubbed the ‘Islands of Eternal Spring’, they rarely see temperatures dip below 20°C in winter and 25°C in summer. The western islands see the most rain, although during the summer it’s only the odd shower here and there.


Average monthly temperature and rainfall for Benalmadena.


JAN 17.0 71.0
FEB 18.0 60.0
MAR 20.0 51.0
APR 22.0 40.0
MAY 25.0 21.0
JUN 28.0 7.0
JUL 31.0 3.0
AUG 31.0 3.0
SEP 28.0 31.0
OCT 24.0 58.0
NOV 20.0 65.0
DEC 17.0 113.0

Health & Safety

You should take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance to cover you while you’re away. It’s also a good idea to get a European Health Insurance Card – or EHIC – before leaving the UK. Though it’s not a substitute for travel insurance, it entitles you to emergency medical treatment on the same terms as Spanish nationals. It won’t, however, cover you for medical repatriation, ongoing medical treatment or non-urgent treatment. For the latest health and safety information, visit

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Passports and Visas

British citizens don’t need a visa to enter Spain but must have a valid passport. For the most up-to-date passport and visa info, visit

For more information visit the Foreign Office website -