April at El Oceano Beach Hotel. The start of the Costa del Sol Spring brings much warmer temperatures and the first major event of the El Oceano Season, the Easter Bank Holiday! Always a very busy time of year, April is warm enough to swim, but temperate enough to not be too hot. A wonderful time of year!
April at El Oceano Hotel
april at el oceano
“Welcome to the beautiful Spanish Spring!”
April in Southern Spain is a wonderful time of year. It’s probably still be cold in Northern Europe, but here on the Mediterranean, it’s swimming temperatures! April also sees the beginning of our new season, with Easter being the first major event of the year.
This year (2018), Easter sunday falls on April the first and the bank holiday weekend of 30th March to the 2nd of April is always a very popular time here at El Oceano. Many of our regular hotel and restaurant guests are keen to get back here after our winter hibernation, making the Easter Bank Holiday a very special time for us.
April Entertainment Highlights
April 14th sees the annual The Grand National Day at El Oceano, too!! An absolutely cracking day of racing and fantastic entertainment! It also sees the first of our, now legendary, Full Moon Gala Dinners, on Monday 30th April, 2018.
- Sunday 1st of April. Easter Sunday. Now Fully Booked.
Apologies to all those who didn’t make their booking in time, but Sunday the 1st is now fully booked!
- Monday 2nd of April. “Back with a vengeance!” Masquerade Duo.
A regular favourite at El Oceano and always a fantastic party night! Masquerade Duo afre an act not to be missed! 55€ per person, inc. 3-course menu.
- Saturday 14th of April. The Aintree Grand National. This is going to be busy!!
Racing shown live on big screens plus fabulous 3-course menu with welcome bubbly on arrival, plus top class live entertainment all afternoon! Only 49€ per person.
- Friday 20th of April. Thomas John Henry.
When you see Thomas Henry for the first time, one word comes immediately to mind – “energy!” A la Carte menu on the evening.
- Monday 23rd of April. The Rat Pack LIVE!
Great to have them back!! The legendary music of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davies Jnr. 55€ per person, inc. 3-course menu.
- Monday 30th of April. Full Moon Gala Dinner.
The first Full Moon Gala Dinner of 2018! Always a great night!
El Oceano Beach Hotel and Restaurant, April 2018
The Bank Holiday weekend aside, April is a great month to visit Andalucia and the Costa del Sol. The crazy summer crowds haven’t yet arrived and the towns and villages of Mijas Costa are welcoming, reasonably quiet and easily warm enough to sit outside with a glass of Rioja and a plate of Manchego Cheese and Serrano ham.
April Weather on the Costa del Sol
Still very much Spring not Summer, April will bring average temperatures of around 21ºC, that’s about 70º Fahrenheit! That’s pretty warm by most standards – specially Europe standards. And that’s just the average! Expect higher temperature! The evenings, however, tend to be a bit cooler as the sun goes down, so a Marks and Spencer lambswool jumper might be an idea. Or something similar, of course.
Exploring the Area
El Oceano is right on the coast, but within easy reach of a handful of beautiful ‘white towns’ and villages. La Cala de Mijas is just 5 minutes drive along the road, or 15/20 minutes walk along the fabulous Mijas Boardwalk. The Boardwalk runs directly outside our hotel and the walk is just beautiful. A 15 minute drive will get you to the spectacular little town of Mijas Pueblo,, perched in the foothills of the mountains. Am authentic ‘white town’, Mijas Pueblo is a great place for a day trip. Lots to see and do in April, all the amenities are open and the views from the mountainside, across the Costa del Sol, are just stunning. We absolutely recommend you visit Mijas Pueblo.
April also marks the start of the Spanish Summer Ferias (Fairs). All over Andalucia, from Málaga to Seville, Granada to Cordoba, the Ferias are fantastic fun, marking the end of the winter.
Thank you to andalucia.com for their comprehensive list of April Ferias.
Book your Luxury Holiday at El Oceano Beach Hotel this April
If your thinking about Easter weekend, we honestly recommend you think quickly. As mentioned above, it is always a very popular time here. Later in the month isn’t quite as busy, but April in the hotel is usually fully booked by the end of March. The restaurant also gets busy, as this is the first month after our winter closure, but hotel guests will always receive ‘first dibs’ on restaurant tables.
Book your April in Paradise! Go on… you know you deserve it!
find el oceano
Find El Oceano Beach Hotel on Spain’s Mijas Costa
On the main A7 motorway between Marbella and La Cala de Mijas, you’ll find the stunning, newly refurbished El Oceano Hotel Restaurant. Martini & Cocktail Lounge and Beauty Salon.
El Oceano Beach Hotel
Ctra. de Cádiz A7 (N340), Km 199
29649 Mijas Costa
Telephone (+34) 952 587 550