Due to its protected geography, the local area has a micro-climate that is unique to the country and for which it has been baptised the Costa Tropical.

In wintertime, temperatures very rarely fall below 10°C, averaging an impressive 18°C throughout the low season. In summer, this average rises to about 25°C with midday temperatures often well into the 30’s.

Temperatures and weather conditions in the mountains can be very different from those on the coast. If you plan to visit Granada or the Alpujarra region, be prepared for it to be either very hot in summer or cold in winter. Mid-season can be a surprising mixture of both extremes, with hot sunshine and cold shadows, so it’s best to pack a light jacket. During the winter months you’ll need something more substantial.

Sea temperatures are ideal for swimming throughout the summer months but only those in a wetsuit tend to brave the chillier waters out of season. This doesn’t stop water sports enthusiasts who can practise most hobbies throughout the whole year, especially sailing and diving.

The mild climate means that for atleast six months of the year there are normally mosquitoes around. Sometimes they can be more effective at keeping you awake than having a discoteque in the basement. Mosquito nets (for hanging over the bed) are hard to find locally so if you want one it’s best to bring it with you. There are, however, an assortment of anti-mosquito electrical plugins available in the supermarkets which vaporise tablets or a liquid. Both are very effective.