Best time to go to Altea
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.