Benidorm in May

Benidorm in May - What to expect from your holiday.  Benidorm attracts a diverse range of visitors throughout the year and May is a busy month where you can expect to find a mixture of tourists, including families, couples and solo travellers.  Stag and hen groups will also be present in Benidorm during this time of year.

May can be one of the best times to visit, if you are looking for less crowded beaches, mild weather and plenty of entertainment.


Nightlife and Entertainment: Benidorm is renowned for its vibrant nightlife and entertainment scene. Numerous bars, clubs, and live music venues cater to a diverse range of tastes. In May, everywhere will be open and you will find plenty of places to enjoy a fun night out.

Find out who is on when and where by using the Whats On Guide.

Beaches: Benidorm is famous for its beautiful sandy beaches, and you can expect them to be less crowded in May compared to the peak summer months. You can relax on the shores of Benidorm's 5 beaches, soak up the sun, and even take a refreshing dip in the Mediterranean Sea as temperatures are now beginning to rise. (See weather information below).

Outdoor Activities: May is an ideal time to enjoy various outdoor activities in Benidorm. You can try water sports such as jet skiing, parasailing, or paddleboarding. Additionally, the nearby mountains provide opportunities for hiking and exploring the natural landscapes.

Sightseeing: Benidorm offers several attractions and landmarks worth visiting. You can explore the historic old town, known as the "Casco Antiguo," with its charming narrow streets and traditional Spanish architecture. Benidorm also boasts several theme parks which provide entertainment for all ages.

Top 25 things to do in Benidorm 

Day Trips: If you're interested in exploring beyond Benidorm, you can take day trips to nearby attractions. Visit the picturesque coastal town of Altea, explore the historic city of Alicante, or venture inland to the stunning Guadalest Valley and its medieval castle or the famous Algar Falls.

Find lots more places to visit nearby on the Costa Blanca North, or head South.


Benidorm in May, Guadalest

It's worth noting that while May is generally a pleasant time to visit Benidorm, weather and crowds can vary. It's a good idea to check the specific forecast for your travel dates and consider booking accommodation in advance to ensure availability.

Summary - May is a popular time to visit Benidorm for all ages.

Festivals and Red Days

1st of May - Labour Day (May Day), International Workers Day, this is a National holiday here in Spain, known as a RED DAY, similar to a Bank Holiday back in the UK.

1st to 3rd  - Fiesta de la Creu (Holy Cross Fiesta) which is celebrated in the Foietes District (Old Town), this is one of thee most traditional fiestas and begins with the Vestida de la Creu which gives way to the ringing of the bells, parades and a floral offering in the streets of the Old Town.

Find a full list of Benidorm's main Fiestas here. 


May is generally a great time to visit Benidorm as the weather is really starting to warm up, it's usually sunny, but occasional showers are possible, so it's a good idea to pack a light jacket or umbrella.

May is typically the 6th warmest and 5th driest month of the year. May can be summarized as mild and reasonably dry.

Daytime temperature - 22.4°C.

Nightly temperature - 12.4°C.

Average temperature - 17.4°C.

Daily sunshine - 9.4 hrs.

Average rainfall - 32 mm.

Rainy days - 9 days.

Sea temperature - 18°C.

Humidity - 66%.

Windspeed - 11.9kph.

Find average weather temperatures for other months here.

Have you experienced a holiday in Benidorm during the month of May?  If so comment below, descriptive and helpful comments may be added to this webpage.

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