Shhh, we’ve got a secret to tell you…sometimes it rains in Spain. It’s not very often, less than 300mm a year on average, and this is mostly between September and March. In over a decade, we could count on on our fingers the amount of rainy days throughout the summer months!
“When it rains, it pours” is particularly prevalent for this area and whilst it’s rare, storms and intense downpours can make you think twice about grabbing your bucket & spade and heading to the beach. So, what else is there to do? Here’s our top five recommendations:
Avoid sunshine, jump in the car and head north to Valencia or south to Alicante.
The City of Arts and Science, Valencia, is a phenomenal complex – visually stunning – comprising of The Oceanogràfic (Europe’s largest aquarium), The Museo de les Ciències (Science museum with over 26,000m2 exhibitions) and the Hemisferic – the largest projection hall in Spain. This is such a great day out for the family and you can find out more here: http://www.cac.es/es/home.html
The award-winning MARQ Archaeology Museum explores Alicante’s rich history, delving into the past from prehistoric times to the Iberian and Roman cultures, to the Middle Ages to the present day. Whilst in Alicante, don’t forget to stop by the Marina and check out the boats and yachts!
What better excuse to treat yourself to a new outfit and pair of shoes (or five)?
There are two great shopping centres close by, La Marina, in Finestrat/Benidorm and Ondarra/Denia. They are home to fab high-end fashion brands including Masimmo Dutti, Gerry Webber and Punto Roma as well as high street favourites, Zara, H&M, Stradivarius, Pull & Bear and Bershka to name a few.
Elche is a Mecca for shoe lovers, and you’re sure to step out with a bargain found in the Salvador Atesano factory outlet.
Explore in the Skull Caves…
The Cuevas de las Calaveras in Benidoleig provide a great day out for all ages. Skulls found on this site have dated back to 1768 and the cave was used during WW2 to store food and even repair aircraft!
Benidorm Palace is a magnificent spectacle of colour, glitz and glamour. With a variety of performers from around the world, we’re sure you’ll have an evening to remember. Top it off by wining and dining at the highly recommended restaurant. Salud!
Just outside Benidorm, you’ll find Terra Natura, (‘a next generation zoo’ with 320,000m2 split into four areas: Pangea – mysterious, extraordinary and poisonous species; America – monkeys, jaguars and the avery; Asia with tigers and elephants and all things great and Europa with some of the continents favourite animals), Terra Mitica theme park and Mundomar – an animal park designed for children with a huge range of mammals, birds and reptiles. In better weather, make a splash at Aqualandia – a water park for all ages (and all bravery levels!)
Of course, there’s plenty more to do in the Costa Blanca but if you can’t decide why not pick up a new book and put your feet up – the sun will soon be back!
We update our website weekly with a range of properties from one bed apartments to luxury 10 bed villas. If it’s a rainy day at home, why not take a look? If you can’t find what you’re looking for, don’t hesitate to drop us an email and we’d be delighted to help you find your Spanish property.