Costa del Sol, Spain: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Costa del Sol, Spain? If you're planning to go to Costa del Sol, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Costa del Sol, Spain

Based on the climate and weather in Costa del Sol, the best time to go is June. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Costa del Sol, Spain by month

January

If you go to Costa del Sol in January, you will notice that it is crisp. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long skirts
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Standard footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses

February

February in Costa del Sol is cool. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) to 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Rain coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Long skirts
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Pants or jeans

March

March is mild. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Socks
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Pants or jeans
  • Rain coat
  • Long skirts
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Umbrella

April

Traveling to Costa del Sol in April, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long skirts
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Standard footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses

May

May is warm and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion

June

June is extremely warm and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof luggage

July

If you go to Costa del Sol in July, you will notice that it can be sweltering and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Sandals

August

August in this region can be very hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Sandals

September

If you vacation in Costa del Sol during September, you are likely to find that it is pretty consistently hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear

October

October in Costa del Sol is warm. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) to 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella

November

November in Costa del Sol is mild. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long skirts
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat

December

Traveling to Costa del Sol in December, you will notice that it is crisp. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Standard footwear
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Socks

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Costa del Sol, Spain

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Costa del Sol, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C and F
  • A SIM card that works in Costa del Sol

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