Averages for Costa Brava in June
June is one of the best months of the year to visit the Costa Brava, Spain, when the weather is warm and the region has yet to be swamped with the swarms of tourists that the summer months attract. During this month, the average temperature for the Costa Brava starts off at 18.5°C on June 1st and slowly rises until it reaches 22°C by June 30th. Daily highs and lows follow the same pattern, rising from 24°C to 28&d...
Averages for Costa Brava in June
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Averages for Costa Brava in June
June is one of the best months of the year to visit the Costa Brava, Spain, when the weather is warm and the region has yet to be swamped with the swarms of tourists that the summer months attract. During this month, the average temperature for the Costa Brava starts off at 18.5°C on June 1st and slowly rises until it reaches 22°C by June 30th. Daily highs and lows follow the same pattern, rising from 24°C to 28°C and from 13°C to 16°C, respectively, as the month develops.
With warm average temperatures like these, you’ll get away with beachwear, such as shorts, t-shirts, skirts, dresses and swimming gear, during the daytime, although you might want to bring a thin cardigan or jumper just in case the weather takes a turn for the worst. A thin jacket or coat might come in handy for an evening, too, in case temperatures are cooler than anticipated.
Even though it only happens on rare occasions, temperatures can sometimes exceed 32°C or fall below 10°C during this month in the Costa Brava. The hottest June day ever recorded at the weather station at the airport in Girona – the most accurate weather station for the Costa Brava – is June 22nd 2003, when temperatures up to 39.7°C were recorded. On the other hand, the coldest June day ever registered at this weather station is June 1st 2006, when temperatures as low as 5.1°C were registered.
Throughout June, the Costa Brava is subject to an average of 62mm (2 inches) of rainfall which is spread out between eight rainy days. With precipitation falling on over ¼ of the month, there is a small chance you’ll experience some form of rainfall during your holiday. It’s always better to be safe than sorry, so consider bringing some waterproof clothing or an umbrella with you.
The highest monthly rainfall ever registered at the airport in Girona in June is 255.4 l/m2, which was recorded in 1992. The maximum number of rainy days ever recorded here during this month is 16 which happened in 1992 and the maximum amount of precipitation ever to fall within a single 24-hour period during this month is 60.5 l/m2, all of which fell on June 4th 1997.
The probability of rainfall occurring on an average day in the Costa Brava in June drops as the month progresses. Rainfall is least likely to fall around June 29th, when it only occurs on 29% of days, whilst precipitation is most likely to occur around June 1st, when it falls on 38% of days. The most common types of rainfall you can expect to experience during this month in the Costa Brava are thunderstorms, moderate rain, drizzle and light rain.
Throughout June, the Costa Brava enjoys an average of 12 hours of sunshine every day – that’s one hour more each day than in May. With so many hours of sunshine to enjoy every single day, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to explore the area and work on your tan by the pool or at the beach.
If you do plan on spending a day at the beach during your holiday in June, you’ll be pleased to hear that the average sea water temperature for the beaches in the region is 21°C at this time of year. Whilst everyone feels water temperature differently, most will agree that 21°C is more than warm enough to enjoy swimming, snorkelling, scuba diving and a variety of water sports.
Across June, the length of the day in the Costa Brava is essentially constant, with a tiny difference of 12 minutes between the beginning and the end of the month. June 1st is the shortest day of the month with 15:02 hours of daylight, whilst June 21st is the longest day of the month, with 15:14 hours of daylight.
During this month, the relative humidity for the region ranges between 43% (comfortable) and 96% (very humid) rarely falling below 29% (dry) or reaching 100%. On average, the most humid day of the month is June 1st when the average daily humidity rises above 94% three days out of every four. At the other end of the scale, the driest day of the month is normally June 30th, when the average daily humidity falls below 50% three days out of every four.
In June, typical wind speeds fluctuate between 0 m/s (calm) and 6 m/s (moderate breeze) in the Costa Brava, rarely rising above 9 m/s (fresh breeze). The highest average wind speed of 2 m/s (light breeze) occurs around June 24th when the average daily maximum is 6 m/s. On the other hand, the lowest average wind speed of 2 m/s happens around June 4th, when the average daily maximum is 6 m/s.
Calella de Palafrugell in Costa Brava, Spain taken by Andrea
Where to stay
Holidaymakers who want to stay close to the beach during their holiday in the Costa Brava should consider staying at Prestige Hotel Mar Y Sol. Found just a stone’s throw away from the coast and a short walk away from the heart of Roses, this hotel provides accommodation in the form of 37 well-equipped rooms, each of which can sleep up to four guests. There is a handful of services and facilities available onsite, including terrace, bar, restaurant, free WiFi access throughout and 24-hour reception.
Hotel la Caleta de Tamariu in Tamariu is another top pick when it comes to a beachside hotel. Also located on the front line of the sea, this hotel provides guests with incredibly easy access to the local beach. Accommodation is provided in the form of single, double and triple rooms, some of which come with terraces and some of which come with views. Guests are encouraged to take full advantage of the services and facilities available onsite, including restaurants, bars, garden, solarium, free WiFi access and massages available upon request.
Located in Lloret de Mar, Hotel Marsol ticks all the boxes when it comes to affordable luxury. Here guests are provided with a selection of standard rooms which can sleep up to three guests, double rooms which can sleep up to two and junior suites which can sleep up to three. There are many services and amenities available within the hotel’s grounds, such as restaurants, terrace, swimming pools, sauna, gym and parking.
Things to do
If you enjoy visiting churches during your holiday, definitely make time to visit the Church of Santa Maria in Cadaques. This church is located on the highest point in the old town and features a white exterior and a bell tower with square base. Many visitors agree that the most important aspect of the church is the 18th century Baroque altarpiece which stretches 23 metres high. There are nine other impressive altarpieces to admire within the church, each of which is smaller than the main one and is made out of wood. Whilst you can admire the church from the outside at any time, visitors are only invited inside on mass days – Saturdays at 7pm and Sundays at 11am.
Whilst you’re in Cadaques, why not visit the Far de Cala Nans (the Cala Nans Lighthouse)? The best way to visit the lighthouse is by following the walk along the seafront which takes about 90 minutes to complete, starting off at Hotel Rocamar. There are several pebble beaches peppered along the walk, providing you with numerous different spots to stop for a refreshing swim if you get a bit too hot. As long as you go on a fairly cool day when the sun isn’t too fierce, June is a great month to enjoy this hike, when the plants and flowers will be in full bloom.
Holidaymakers who fancy having a go at scuba diving should sign up for an excursion with Oceansub. One of the most popular diving schools in L’Estartit, Oceansub offers a variety of different excursions and PADI-certified courses, providing something for everyone to try – from complete first timers to experienced professionals. Some of the more unusual trips available include night diving excursions, underwater photography courses and try dives for those who aren’t yet ready for a fully immersive diving experience.
Stay fit whilst on holiday by signing up for one of the many cycling excursions in the Costa Brava. There are loads of different excursions to choose between, ranging from trips that take you through the countryside, historical sites and local villages to tours which pass through forests, beaches and past watchtowers, providing something for everyone to enjoy. The prices and durations range from itinerary to itinerary, making these excursions suitable for all abilities and budgets.
Sea Steps in Costa Brava, Spain taken by jqmj
Hit the beach
When it comes to a quiet off-the-beaten-track beach, Sa Tuna is a great choice. Located in Begur, this small bay features fine white sands and warm, aquamarine waters which are perfect for swimming in. Due to its small size and remote location, you won’t find any real facilities available on the beach, so you’ll need to bring your own loungers and shades if you think you’ll need them. On the other hand, thanks to its fishing village location, there is a small selection of cafes, bars and restaurants in the area which serve freshly prepared fish and seafood dishes, providing you with plenty of choice when it comes to lunch.
Sant Pol de Mar beach is another top pick when it comes to somewhere to enjoy a tranquil day at the beach. Slightly larger than Sa Tuna, this bay is made up of golden sands lapped by waters so clear that you don’t even need to stick your head under the water to see the marine life. Scuba divers and snorkelers won’t want to miss the chance to swim out to the nearby rocky coves where you’ll have a good chance of spotting a wide variety of fish and other aquatic animals. Unfortunately, because this beach usually isn’t ever busy – even during the summer months – there are no real facilities available here, so you’ll need to pack your own shade, food, drinks and entertainment.
Tranquil beach in Costa Brava, Spain taken by Albert
Where to eat
When it comes to top quality eateries, it doesn’t get much better than Can Roquet. Located in Santa Cristina d'Aro, this restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and serves a wide variety of international cuisine. Although there are certainly cheaper restaurants in the area, the dishes at Can Roquet work out at superb value for money, making it a must if you’re dining in the area and looking for affordable haut cuisine.
Avid carnivores won’t want to pass up the opportunity to dine at Catalina Parilla in Platja d'Aro. This Argentinean-style restaurant serves up a superb variety of barbecued meats which are always cooked just how you like them. Whilst everything on the menu comes highly recommended, the chicken and beef are especially popular dishes.
If you want to take a break from the Spanish dishes, why not dine at El Barroco? This eatery specialises in Lebanese cuisine, ranging from hot and cold mezze platters to meat, fish and paella-style dishes. There is also a children’s menu available, as well as a small selection of Lebanese pastries to choose from, for diners with a sweet tooth and large appetite.
Diners in the mood for tapas should heat straight to El Romani. Located in Lloret de Mar, this eatery prides itself on its superb selection of tapas dishes and accompanying wines. There are 30 different tapas available to choose from every day, providing something to please all palates. In addition to the tapas menu, there is also an a la carte menu and a value-for-money menu of the day.
Boat trip in Costa Brava, Spain taken by Kevin
June events in Costa Brava
Night of the Musicians of Cassà
1st June 2016 to 14th June 2016
The Night of the Musicians of Cassà takes place during the first fortnight of June in Cassà de la Selva. This part of the Costa Brava is known for being home to the greatest number of traditional bands (known locally as “cobla”) in the Costa Brava which play typical Catalonian instruments. On the night of this event, the coblas get together and put on music concerts for everyone to enjoy.
Festival de Músiques Religioses i del Món
22nd June 2016 to 23rd June 2016
The Festival de Músiques Religioses i del Món is held in various places throughout the Costa Brava, including in the Cathedral of Santa Maria, the Collegiate Church of Sant Feliu and the Church of Sant Nicolau. During the festival, a number of music concerts are performed live by a variety of international artists, groups and bands. In addition to the music concerts, this festival also features an international food market.
Saint John’s Eve
23rd June 2016
Saint John’s Eve officially marks the start of the summer season in Spain and is celebrated with massive bonfires lit all over the beaches in the Costa Brava. Firework displays mark the end of this festival and are usually held in the early hours of the next morning.
23rd June 2016 to 30th June 2016
Escènit, held in various locations across Girona, is an annual summer festival which features music performances, dance displays, open-air cinemas, theatrical performances and various guided tours available for visitors to enjoy.