March in Costa del Sol — Events, Weather and Travel Tips


Costa del Sol holidays offer great value for money and are excellent getaways for couples and families. Spring is surprisingly a quiet period for Costa del Sol, with many tourists flooding its shores only in summer. If you’re looking to avoid the crowds, March in Costa del Sol is the best time to visit. There are lively beach resorts, vibrant beach bars and excellent restaurants open to visitors in spring. Besides, March promises pleasant temperatures and warm sunshine – perfect for lounging on the beach.

March Events in Costa del Sol

Holy Week

: The processions for the Easter week compete with each other in splendor and size. The processions leave every church of the town to slowly parade through the streets, with their life-sized effigies of Christ on the Cross and Virgin Mary in grief. Holy Week is a religious festival celebrated in fervour in this part of Spain. The grandest Easter Week processions along Costa del Sol are those that take place in Malaga, Esteponda and Ronda. Dates for the Easter Week vary each year, but they usually take place at the end of March or early April.

March Weather in Costa del Sol

In March, it’s generally sunny and warm in Costa del Sol, particularly in Malaga. Under the sun, it almost feels like summer although temperatures under the shade are still pretty low. March nights and evenings can get quite cold, you’ll need a light jacket for chilly nights.

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Avg. high 66°F/19°C
Avg. low 49°F/9°C
Avg. precipitation 2.36 inches/6 cm

Weather in Spain is generally pleasant in March although you can expect a bit of rainfall as spring approaches.

Getting Here

If you love freedom and want to save some amount during your trip, think about creating your own Spain vacation package by booking your Costa del Sol accomodation,flights to Spain and car rental separately. Since March is off-peak season in Costa del Sol, it will not be difficult for you to find cheap flights to Malaga.

Where to Stay

There are plenty of accommodation options in Costa del Sol. In fact, you will surely be spoiled by the endless choices available. There is a wide range of Spain hotels available, varying from modest 2-star guesthouses to 5-star luxury hotels. The majority of hotels in Costa del Sol have pools and are really popular with couples, families and groups. Another excellent accommodation option available in Costa del Sol are self-catered apartments that offer facilities like kitchens and swimming pool. There are locations for camping for those on a tight budget.

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