Costa Del Sol

Key facts

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

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WHEN TO GO

The name of the Costa del Sol is a weather report in itself. Spain’s southern coast gets an impressive 320 sunny days a year, so it’s a great year-round destination. In summer, daytime temperatures don’t tend to stray from the 30s. In the spring and autumn, meanwhile, you can expect highs of between 18 and 22 degrees.

Weather

Average monthly temperature and rainfall for Costa Del Sol.

TEMPERATURE (°C)RAINFALL (mm)

MonthTemperatureRainfall
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 www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain/health

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 www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain/entry-requirements

For more information visit the Foreign Office website - www.fco.gov.uk/en/