When to visit Cadiz? Are you ready to choose the dates of your trip to Cadiz? Let us guide you with some helpful advice on the weather and when to visit the city.
When to visit Cadiz: weather
Cadiz has a Mediterranean climate, with a mild winter and a hot summer. The proximity of the sea ensures a high moisture content throughout the year. A very striking feature of the
climate of Cadiz is the strong wind, during the 12 months of the year.
If you are visiting Cadiz during spring and fall, you will enjoy mild temperatures. During July and August the warmer temperatures prevail, with almost no rain. The rainy season in Cadiz includes
the months of October to February.
When to visit Cadiz: holidays and festivals
In Spain national holidays are the same all over the country. However each region (comunidad autónoma) enjoys 10 days a year to celebrate its own festivals. On top of that, each city or town enjoys 2 days for local holidays.
Usually, on these days almost everything closes (banks, shops, official institutions).
Sometimes, some of the holidays turn into puentes (extended weekends). During puentes it will be more difficult to find accommodation, the city will be packed with national tourists and prices might rise (especially for lodging and eating).
It is very common in Andalusia, the region where Cadiz is, to have a holiday on Monday if the real holiday was the Sunday before.
Below is a list of national, regional and local holidays:
- 1st of January – New Year’s Day
- 6th of January – Reyes Magos
- 17th of February – Carnival
- 28th of February – Andalusia Day
- 1st of May – Labor Day
- 15th of August – Assumption Day
- 12th of October – Spain National Day
- 1st of November – All Saints’ Day
- 6th of December – Constitution Day
- 8th of December – Immaculate Conception
- 25th of December – Christmas Day
On top of those bank holidays you should always bear in mind the dates of the tourist high season in Cadiz: Carnival (the most important local festival) and the summer season. Make sure you find out the exact Carnival dates (they change from one year to another) as they are the busiest periods of the year in Cadiz.
When to visit Cadiz: the best period of the year
Our favorite periods of the year to visit Cadiz are spring (May and June), and the end of the summer and the beginning of the fall (September and October). The days are long, the temperatures are pleasant enough and you will enjoy Cadiz at its best. Being able to choose, June and September would be the best months to visit Cadiz.
While theoretically you could visit Cadiz all year round, there are two key periods of the year when Cadiz is problematic:
- Carnival. The Carnival celebration in Cadiz is the most famous in Spain, and the city is completely crowded during that week. Therefore, hotel prices can get extremely expensive during the period.
- Above all, we encourage you to avoid July and August, when the temperatures are insanely high and have a devastating impact on the life of the tourist. Cordoba records the highest temperatures in Spain. Even the locals escape from Cordoba during the period! Don’t be tempted by low prices in August, there is a reason for it.
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