Spain never sleeps, but the Costa del Sol really starts to come alive at this time of year.
Hands up anybody who was unaware that Spain has a great climate? Nobody? Sure, it’s hardly a secret that the weather in Spain is about as delightful as it gets, but for many millions of holidaymakers, Spanish summertime is all they know – the heat, the dazzling blue skies, the packed beaches, the constant sun lotion application.
Less known, however, is the widely held opinion among many Spaniards and expats that Springtime and Autumn are the best times to visit Spain. If you think about it, the reasons are obvious, for it is during these “shoulder” seasons when the country manages to offer up everything good about it, but without the crowds, heat and added expense that comes as standard with the Summer months.
With this in mind, there can be few more exciting or uplifting periods in the Spanish calendar than when winter ticks over into Spring. And after the unusually sodden and wet winter the Costa del Sol has just experienced, that time is now – and it’s time to celebrate with these three signs that winter is long gone from southern Spain…