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Weather Averages for Costa del Sol in June
Averages for Costa del Sol in June
In June, average temperatures on the island reach a mild 22 degrees Celsius, with low temperatures staying at a modest 17 degrees Celsius. 11 hours of sunshine per day are anticipated in June, as Costa del Sol locals expect to see over 300 hours per year of the bright yellow object in the sky. High temperatures peak at 27 degrees Celsius, with temperatures in the sea reaching 20 degrees Celsius, that’s 68 degrees in Fahrenheit. Rainfall is not common in June, with just five days at 13mm expected.
Dates for the diary
One of Costa del Sol’s most popular fairs arrives in June, when the Marbella Fair comes to town. The fair kicks off on Bernabe Day. This is a local holiday, and falls within the first two weeks in June, depending on the Town Hall’s decision. The Marbella Fair covers all the customary elements of a typical Andalusian fair, with plenty of food, drink and entertainment.
On the night of 24th June, Andalucía’s beaches hosts celebrations to mark Saint John’s Feast. Tradition goes that if you dip your feet into the sea just after midnight you’ll garner yourself some good fortune. Malaga is the best place to experience the liveliest of celebrations; however, the majority of the Costa del Sol will hold celebrations of some kind, many featuring colourful fireworks and big bonfires.
Euroal 2013 and the eighth staging of the International Travel Market will take place in Torremolinos. The purpose of this event is to gather experts, students and institutions from the tourism sector promoting holidays and commercial relations with other local and international businesses.
Things to do
Water parks are always bound to offer a whale of a time – for the whole family. A top choice is Aqualand in Torremolinos, which opens from late May until mid-September. The park is one of the largest of its kind in Europe, and is a great day out for kids of all ages (including big ones). Rides within the park include the speedy Twister slide, and the Super Slalom, which is a combination of three winding slides, each with different thrills and spills. There are also lots of grassy areas for sunbathing and picnics. Food stalls are not widely accessible though, and the odd eatery is expensive, so taking plenty of refreshments will complete the day and make it even cheaper.
On a smaller scale, Parque Acuatico Mijas in Fuengirola is a more compact water park, but is neatly designed and will certainly appeal to children aged 6-14. Anyone older will probably prefer Aqualand. Younger members of the family will enjoy rides such as the Waves Pool, which provides some spectacular waves, and the Adventure River. When not using the water attractions, have a calming game of mini golf, meet the park’s hilarious mascots GOTITO and GOTITA and get a picturesque photo to remember the day. Available facilities include a cloakroom, lockers to keep those precious valuables safe and picnic tables to indulge in the food you’ve brought to the venue. Parque Acuatico Mijas is a great family day out - and an ideal way to cool off on a hot sunny day.
Hit the beach
The expansive stretch of fine sand at La Rada beach in Estepona is just one of the appealing things about this Blue Flag beach. The golden sand will attract many to get the tan they come looking for on holiday, the sea offers good swimming conditions, whilst the attractive promenade boasts a good choice of restaurants and bars serving tasty local food, plus children’s play areas and botanical gardens. At 2.4km long, La Rada is Estepona’s busiest and best beach by far.
British travellers should enjoy heading to Playa de Burriana in Nerja, especially as the bars and restaurants in this beach area are more accustomed to British visitors rather than Spanish locals. Staying nearby means it is a must to visit, and it is very quiet out of the summer season. This is an ideal beach to come and sunbathe, although the beach can be difficult to walk on, as it isn’t as sandy as other equivalents within the Costa del Sol.
Where to eat & drink
For a delicious Mediterranean meal, earmark La Meridiana del Alabardero in Marbella. The food is top quality; recommended dishes include suckling lamb chops, and glazed cod and tripe with garlic. The restaurant has a lovely terrace, so you can enjoy eating al fresco. It is on the pricey side but worth it.
For excellent Modern European cuisine, the town of Nerja offers a good selection of quality restaurants, including the German restaurant, Stephans. Decent tasty fare for reasonable prices; the steak is a favourite here. The portions are generous and the staff will serve with a smile.
One of Marbella’s most popular nightclubs is Sleek. Former TOWIE star Mark Wright made a recent guest appearance, make of that what you will…You might spot a Premier League superstar here, too. The club itself offers an eclectic mix of music including soul and R&B, pop and hip-hop, as well as regular theme nights.
The Sala Wenge setting in Malaga, which is situated in the historical part of the city, mainly plays house music, with guest DJ’s keeping the things rocking and tunes playing until the early hours. This club attracts locals and tourist alike but is only open during the year on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Where to stay
Ideal for its central location, the Oasis Backpackers’ Hostel in Malaga is less than 10 minutes away from some of the city’s top historic attractions, such as Alcazaba and Malaga Cathedral. The hostel includes free breakfast and a rooftop terrace with a bar that gets suitably lively as the summer draws on. The staff are friendly and helpful, plus always on hand to offer Costa del Sol experience.
The Gardenia Park Hotel in Fuengirola is a great pick for families, and unless you go in August when prices are at their highest, it offers good value for money. There are plenty of things to keep you busy including pool tables, a regular entertainment programme, badminton and even water polo. It’s also a short walk to Caravajal beach, and has some lovely gardens as part of the hotel grounds. Half-board and all inclusive options are available.
Hotel Don Paquito in Torremolinos is another good choice. Perfect for half-board holidaymakers, the facilities are fantastic, with recent changes made to the reception, hotel bar and restaurant to bring the hotel bang up to date. The rooms are clean, well furnished and comfy, and the food is high quality, with a buffet dinner option in the restaurant, and a tough choice between a full English and continental breakfast in the mornings. One tip when it comes to booking, the rooms overlooking the swimming pool will get the afternoon sun.
It might be a bit more basic than the aforementioned accommodation options, however, Hotel Puerta del Mar in Nerja is a top pick. This two-star hotel provides a free continental breakfast, a clean swimming pool and an excellent 24-hour room service for drinks from a limited menu. Situated close to the town square, the location and value for money means this place is rated highly among tourists on a budget.
If you and your family and friends fancy swapping four walls and a roof for canvas, check out Camping Cabopino in Marbella. As well as plenty of good plots for tents and camper vans, there’s a choice of bungalows, which can house between two and up to eight people. There’s also a good array of activities to enjoy including kayaking, Pilates and archery, along with a mini club for the kids, a play area and two large swimming pools (one of which is covered and heated). All bungalows have air conditioning and a kitchen. This is another excellent budget option.