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The climate in the Murcia region is delightful most of the year, and we’re so lucky to experience around 330 days of sunshine annually.

Spring and Aumtum

Are wonderful times of the year with temperatures during the day on average 25 degrees plus.  The sun can be deceptive even at this time of the year, especially when there’s a breeze. Don’t be fooled into thinking you won’t need sunscreen – we always recommend SPF 50 for maximum protection.

Once the sun has set, you’ll notice a drop in temperature. We recommend that you bring long-sleeved tops or a jacket to wear in the evening, just to be on the safe side.

Summer

Summer is the reason that you hear so much about the Spanish taking siestas – it’s all down to the weather.  At this time of year the weather can be super hot and temperatures can reach upwards of 35 degrees at the height of the day.  Ulea is inland, located approximately 50 minutes by car from the coastline; we experience higher temperatures than what you’d expect at the beach.  Evenings will be very warm (possibly in the early 20s), with the coolest part of the day being around 4 or 5 o’clock in the morning.

Be prepared.  You’ll need to bring with you loose clothing and make sure you pack SPF 50 sun cream!

The Spanish siesta takes place from between 2 – 5 pm (maybe a little longer). We guarantee that you’ll see very few Spanish people (if any) around during this time of the day.  We recommend that you too take a siesta after lunch. Enjoy this time to sit back, relax, snooze, read or take a dip in the pool.  Anything else will be far too exhausting!

But there’s a silver lining, the evenings are glorious and you’ll often find the Spanish socialising from 10 pm onwards!

Winter

Winter can be a sublime; it’s not unusual to experience temperatures between 15 and 24 degrees.  It’s usually calm and an excellent time to go hiking or be more active.

January and February are probably the coldest, wettest (maybe 2-3 days) and more unpredictable months of the year, hence the reason you’ll find that we don’t run any retreats during this period.  Terry is normally on my case to book a holiday for us for this time of year … he hates cold weather, if you can call between 10 and 20 degrees (in the day) cold!

Rain, we’re afraid to say,  does make an appearance every now and then.  It can happen any time of the year and when it rains in Spain, it can be torrential – 2 or 3 days on the trot is not unusual and something we have no control over!!   We hope that you don’t, but should we experience rain during your stay, we’ll make every effort to make alternative plans so that you still have a great time.

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