- Flight duration:
- 2 hours 15 minutes from Gatwick
- GMT +1
- Transfer Time:
- 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes
WHEN TO GO
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 Benidorm.
TEMPERATURE (°C)RAINFALL (mm)
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/