Averages for Costa Blanca in June
June is officially the start of the summer months, and everything changes in Costa Blanca in regards to the weather. The average temperature every day increases to 25 degrees Celsius, that's 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Temperature lows are 17 degrees Celsius, which is only three degrees below the May average. Breezes from the sea means the temperatures will never go out of total control. Sunshine hours rise to 11 hours per day, and the sea temperature makes...
June is officially the start of the summer months, and everything changes in Costa Blanca in regards to the weather. The average temperature every day increases to 25 degrees Celsius, that's 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Temperature lows are 17 degrees Celsius, which is only three degrees below the May average. Breezes from the sea means the temperatures will never go out of total control. Sunshine hours rise to 11 hours per day, and the sea temperature makes it up to 20 degrees. However, with July and August on the horizon, June is still the coolest month in summer.
Things to do
With the summer season brings plenty of fun in the sun in Costa Blanca. For those looking to spend an enjoyable day out, Mundomar aquarium is bound not to disappoint. The popular Benidorm attraction is a great place for a day trip. The main attraction is the cracking Mundomar Dancing with Dolphins show. A selection of dolphins perform ballet skills in perfect unity with a collection of synchronised swimmers. The 40 minute programme is worth the entrance fee on its own. Plus, you get to see a sea-lions performance, visit the many flamingos, swans and now, cheeky meerkats, too.
Tourists looking for an adrenaline kick should head to Benidorm's Terra Mitica theme park. Wherever you go, there is plenty of excitement and a host of rides for all ages to have a whale of a time on. Resistance here is futile. Steep drops are guaranteed on the Titde and Synkope rides. Titde is a rollercoaster that can reach peak speeds of 60mph, making it one of the fastest in Europe. The Labyrinth of the Minotaur involves target shooting in five-seater cars, while the Akuatiti water attraction is a safe, but still fascinating ride for kids without the traditional water soakings you'd expect on an adult ride.
Tetta Mitca Theme Park, Benidorm, Spain.
Dates for the diary
Alicante's biggest festival of the entire year is Las Hogueras de San Juan. It lasts for four days, beginning with a host of firecrackers exploding at La Mascleta, which are bound to make many ears – and eyes - go pop. Throughout the week, there are parades across the region, along with medieval markets and bullfights. The festival concludes on the day of St John the Baptist with a huge feast and an extravagant fireworks display. Another event not to be missed is the Bonfires of San Juan, an event when Alicante is ablaze with hundreds of bonfires.
Hit the beach
The pride of Alicante is the beautiful beaches, and staying here offers a great choice of clear azure waters and sun drenched golden sands. La Albufereta is a secluded beach well suited to an intimate experience, while families will love the seven kilometres of open beach at La Playa de San Juan – considered among the finest of beaches in Spain. Lastly, the La Playa del Postiguet is a lively beach with a promenade of many bars and restaurants, and fringed by swaying palm trees.
La Albuferesta Beach, Alicante, Costa Blanca.
The locals always appreciate a great tapas restaurant and so should any discerning tourist looking for a cheap but top quality place to eat. Cerveceria Sento in Alicante might be small, but it caters for tastes and budgets. The quality of the food is excellent, and the wine is superb. It does get noisy at times, and very busy in the summer period, but that's what makes the atmosphere fun.
Alternatively, those craving British food should beeline for The Captains Table in Orihuela. This family run establishment serves some of the best fish and chips in Costa Blanca, and with an English breakfast of nine items at such a cheap price – you'll be filling your belly to the max. Plus, there are steaks and Aberdeen Angus burgers on the menu, so there should be something to suit the taste buds of everyone at The Captains Table.
The beachside club Camelot is a great venue for partying in the summer. Based in Santa Pola, the evening often begins with a flavour of Spanish pop music to get the party moving, before the house and techno tunes takeover.
Over in Denia, Café del Sol might not offer the chance to show off your dance moves to loud grooves but it is a pleasant pub to enjoy a nice cold beer and watch the sun set over the views of Denia harbour.
Where to stay
Melia Boutique Palacio de Tudemir hotel in Orihuela is actually an old palace, which has been converted into a modern day hotel. It is a beautiful place to stay, although may be too upmarket (i.e. pricey) for budget travellers. Accommodation features include high-speed internet connections in each room, air conditioning and a spa tub.
Holiday Inn has many hotels up and down the UK, but they have made the market overseas and one of their international chains is in Elche. It is a conference hotel, so it is an ideal stay for business travellers, and is based over three floors. Enjoy some delicious Mediterranean cuisine in the hotel's Onyx restaurant.
Meeting new people can be the most memorable part of any holiday, and that will happen if the choice is to stay at a new backpacker's hostel in Alicante. The X Hostel Alicante is all about making new friends and acquaintances. Special features of staying at what is described as a 'party hostel' include a no curfew policy, a large common room and a complimentary breakfast served every morning. The price to stay at X Hostel is very reasonable, too.
Meanwhile, Casa Pauline over in Moraira is a walking distance from the nearest sea and the village of Moraira, which has recently been renovated. With just 11 rooms and a blooming Mediterranean garden, Casa Pauline welcomes pets and they're even allowed to roam the grounds.
El Muro in Alicante is a friendly and simple bed & breakfast establishment. The accommodation is comfortable and no less what would be expected, with use of the splash pool during the summer months and Wi-Fi service.