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Castellon de la Plana ist im Frühjahr und im Herbst ein beliebtes Reiseziel in Spanien, Bild: Bonacasa / shutterstock

Holidays in Spain in the mid-season

Due to the heat waves that have prevailed in southern Europe in midsummer in recent years, more and more tourists are moving to cooler regions during the summer months. Currently, Holland, the North Sea and South Tyrol are at the top of the list of the most popular destinations.

But of course, wanderlust also wants to be satisfied in Germany’s most popular foreign travel destination. That’s why it’s worth taking a look at which Spanish destinations are particularly worthwhile in the off-season (March-June & September-October). We draw on information from a study by Ferienwohnungen-spanien.de , which recorded the maximum temperatures, average UV values and humidity for over 100 popular Spanish holiday resorts.

The early mid-season in Spain from March to June

One thing in advance: UV exposure in the early off-season is significantly higher in Spain than in the late off-season – despite sometimes lower temperatures. So if you have particularly sensitive skin, we recommend postponing your travel plans to autumn.

According to the study, the most popular travel destinations at this time of year are:

  • Valencia
  • Castellón de la Plana
  • Huelva
  • Javea
  • Moraira
  • Alicante
  • Denia
  • El Campello
  • Cadiz
  • Guardamar del Segura


We briefly introduce Valencia, Alicante and Cadiz to you below:

Valencia – Birthplace of Paella

Valencia, Peñíscola
View of Peñíscola in the Valencia region, Image: Lana_May

With more than 780,000 inhabitants, the third largest city in Spain is located on the east coast of Spain directly on the Mediterranean Sea. The city is known for its impressive architecture, including the futuristic Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias and the historic cathedral.

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If you travel directly to Valencia in March, you will experience “Las Fallas” – the famous festival with the highlight of the burning on March 19th. Valencia also has extensive beaches, where you can relax in the pre-season with pleasant temperatures between 19 and 26 degrees.

Alicante – Swimming on the Costa Blanca

As a beach holiday in the early low season, Alicante in the southeast of Spain is ideal. Towering over the city on the Benacantil mountain is the castle of Santa Bárbara. An absolute highlight in the city invites you to stroll: The Explanada de España, Over 6 million mosaic stones in three colors have been processed into the floor here. At the edge, palm trees provide refreshing shade and in the evening the harbour is a magnet for good food and lively bars.

Cadiz – coastal town in Andalusia

The coast of Cadiz
Cadiz, the oldest city in the West, Image: Travel Faery / shutterstock

In the capital of the province of the same name, temperatures in summer are constantly well above 30 degrees. A trip to this traditional town in spring is a good idea. With pleasant temperatures of around 23 degrees in May, you can explore the city, which was used as a base by sailors long before the birth of Christ.

So it’s no wonder that you can see numerous finds from this era in the city’s archaeological museum. Cadiz is particularly easy to reach for German holidaymakers. Jerez Airport is just 45 kilometres away.

September & October: Soak up the sun before the dark season

Lower UV exposure at pleasant water temperatures. Visiting Spain in the late mid-season offers many advantages. Here, the Balearic Islands, which are particularly popular with German holidaymakers, also performed well in the study.

The most popular travel destinations in autumn:

  • Castello de la Plana
  • Can Picafort
  • Alcudia
  • Cala d’Or
  • Cambrils
  • Magaluf
  • Palma de Mallorca
  • Pollença
  • Salou
  • Santa Ponça
  • Tarragona
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As in spring, Castello de la Plana appears at the top of the list of the most popular destinations. Since many other holiday resorts from Mallorca share the top rankings, we present the Balearic island as a whole in addition to Castello below:

Castello de la Plana – Tradition on the Mediterranean

A dream for every holidaymaker who is looking for a combination of culture and relaxation. In the morning, stroll quietly on the central market, visit the town hall in the baroque building from the 17th century and take numerous photos with the city’s landmark, the bell tower “El Fadrí”. In the afternoon, after the afternoon rest, the day ends relaxed at the Mediterranean Sea. This is possible in the charming capital of the Valencia region.

Even in autumn, the temperature here is still a pleasant 28 degrees and the humidity is always well tolerated.

Mallorca – Germany’s favourite island

Capo de Formentor
The Cap de Formentor is one of the most popular destinations in Mallorca, Image: Allard One / shutterstock

Almost everyone who has ever visited Cap de Formentor feels the need to return to this magical place. Mallorca is so versatile as an island that there is a suitable holiday destination for every type of holiday.

Somewhat wealthier guests like to go to Andratx in the west of Mallorca, while families with small children are likely to feel most at home in the east around Cala Ratjada, Cala Millor or Sa Coma with its beautiful peninsula Punta de n’Amer.

But there is also no shortage of excursion destinations on the largest Balearic island. In particular, the capital Palma de Mallorca with its cathedral “La Seu” is worthwhile for a day trip.

Spain is always worthwhile – no matter what time of year

In summary, a trip to Spain is always worthwhile. If you don’t mind the heat wave, you can of course spend fantastic days in southern Europe even in the middle of summer.

A little tip for the cool season: City trips to Madrid and Barcelona are also recommended in winter and offer excellent conditions to expand your cultural knowledge at temperatures just above 10 degrees.