When I walked the streets of Moraira, like yesterday during Los Reyes, I often have to laugh at the diversity of people and their clothing. Myself dressed up in a thick coat and boots, while people pass me by wearing only flip-flops, or sandals, and shorts. And when you look at the real locals they are passing by wearing gloves, hats and sometimes even fur coats.
Winter on the Costa Blanca. The meaning and experience of ‘cold’ is very different from person to person
And of course I do agree that a temperature of 17º in the sun, having arrived from northern Europe where the temperature barely rises above 3º, it feels really hot on arrival. But 17º in a country where the temperature is at least around 27º six months per year (and often much higher), feels like the deepest of winter for the locals.
As I write this post, it’s 09:15 in the morning and on my naya it’s already 24º in the sun, while on the north-side of the house it’s a measly 13º. I continue to find winters on the Costa Blanca a funny phenomenon. I found that the best way to dress is layers. That is: jacket, cardigan, sweater and t-shirt. This way you can peel-off and put-on suitable clothing every time of the day.