When is the best time to visit Almeria?
If you’d prefer to book flights to Almeria and accommodation with money in mind, then it’s worth noting the cheapest time to visit the city is during the low season months of February and March or October and November. The temperature during these periods is still warm and sunny, however, it is less crowded than summer when school holidays mean that the city and beaches are their busiest, finding deals becomes even more space but that’s not to say last minute cheap flights to Almeria and accommodation deals are not available.
The summer is also a great time to visit if you don’t want your holiday overrun with children. Other popular times are Christmas, New Year and other festivals which draw in big crowds to the city. One such event is the Almeria Fair and Fiestas, in honour of the city’s patron, the Virgen de Mar (Our Lady of the Seas). Taking place in the middle of August, the fair draws in both locals and visitors alike. A number of celebrations take place across the city, including, sporting events, bullfights and equestrian activities. The Midday Fair sees stalls set up all around the city centre and the partying continues on into the night during the Night Fair. Another popular event is the Almeria Holy Week Procession which has been declared a Festival of National Tourist Interest in Andalusia. Holy Week has become a major holiday, all over Andalusia and Spain and Almeria hosts around 20 processions through the city.
Almeria enjoys the warmest winters in Europe and is considered to have one of the best year round climates. Due to the wonderful warm climate throughout the year, the best time to visit is a matter of personal preference. If you enjoy hot, sun-drenched days at the beach a summer trip is perfect. You can expect temperatures of around 33 degrees Celsius during July and August. If you prefer it a little cooler, then winter is probably more up your street. During the winter season, Almeria experiences warm days and cool nights which is certain to fit the bill if you fancy some winter sunshine.