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 i...
Daily averages for Costa del Sol
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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.
Dip your feet into the sea for good fortune and celebrate with big bonfires, Saint John's Feast
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.
Swimming pool with sea views at Hotel Puerta del Mar in Nerja in Costa del Sol, Spain
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.
Family fun at Aqualand, Costa del Sol
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.
Bars and restaurants along Nerja beach promenade, 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.
Spanish night clubs, Costa del Sol
June events in Costa del Sol
San Barnabé Festival
5th June 2018 to 20th June 2018
The San Barnabé Festival is held each June across Marbella in celebration of the resort's patron saint. During this week-long festival, music concerts, dance performances and live entertainment takes place in various locations throughout Marbella. The San Barnabé Festival kicks off with a firework display at the Paseo Maritimo and Flamenco shows are held in all the plazas throughout the resort each evening.
Fiesta de San Juan
11th June 2018 to 22nd June 2018
Held each June on the day before Noche de San Juan, the Fiesta de San Juan is celebrated across Malaga. On this day, large dolls (known locally as "juas") are stuffed with paper and set alight in the streets.
Noche de San Juan
12th June 2018 to 20th June 2018
Noche de San Juan (the Night of Saint John) is an annual festival celebrated on the night of June 24th each year on beaches across the Costa del Sol. On this night, families head down to their local beach to set up giant bonfires which they use to cook food before everyone runs into the sea at midnight. The best night parties are said to take place at Burriana.
Festival de la Cereza
11th June 2018 to 22nd June 2018
Festival de la Cereza (Cherry Festival) takes place each June in Alfarnate, Malaga. This foodie event sees a number of stalls set up inside the village's sports centre where you can buy locally-produced cherries and all sorts of other local foods for rock bottom prices.
11th June 2018 to 22nd June 2018
In honour of the institution of the Holy Eucharist, Malaga hosts a number of street processions which form part of the religious Corpus Christi event. The highlight of the festival is the main procession which sees a large float carrying a sculpture of the sacrament parade between Calle Larios and Calle Granada, passing by shrines and altars set up especially for the event.
Feria del Libro
11th June 2018 to 21st June 2018
The Feria del Libro (Book Fair) takes place every June in Malaga. During this fair, a huge number of books stalls are set up along Paseo del Parque, laden with all sorts of books - from biographies and non-fiction to children's books and romance novels - which are available to buy.
Feria de Frigiliana
12th June 2018 to 22nd June 2018
Feria de Frigiliana is held every June in honour of San Antonio de Padua - the patron saint of Frigiliana - a small village found just a short drive away from Nerja. This five-day festival kicks off with the Fair Queen elections, followed by a music concert and various forms of live entertainment which continues until the fair ends.