Originally Posted by LillyPilly
We have berth booked at Almerimar, 60 km west of Almeria but chilly winter temps.
Amerimar is more 40km from Almeria.
In Winter it gets chilly without really getting cold. Sweater weather, but no winter jackets necessary. Usually mostly dry. For northern-European typical spring / autumn weather. In the night temperatures can drop to 10 degree, during the day on between 15 and 21.
Sailing in around the Costa del Sol is little fun in winter, as you have either strong easterlies or strong westerlies and not good reason to go anywhere. The water
in the Mediterranean
cools down to 15 degree quickly until May, so swimming is for the hardy. Many people go cycling and hiking in this season. You can also drive up to the Sierra Nevada and go skiing.
Almerimar is a little more empty in Winter and many Bars / Restaurant close down. But Mercadona is open year round and the Carrefour halfway to El Ejido too. Shipyards and Chandleries are open.
Just a few observations from someone sitting on a boat
20 km from Almerimar and spent quite some time in Winter here.