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Weather Averages for Gran Canaria in June
Averages for Gran Canaria in June
June is a truly summer month in Gran Canaria. This distinction is marked not by extremely high temperatures, but more by the passage of time since the island experiences near-perfect weather all year round by many people’s standards. Since there are no real natural disaster threats in the Canary Islands, it is a safe yet tropical destination that draws new visitors each year while keeping the same ones coming back year after year.
The average temperature on any given day during June is a warm and dry 21.7°C. This average includes a low of 18.7°C with a potential high of 24.7°C – a thoroughly pleasant range for a lovely holiday that isn’t too hot. The surrounding Atlantic Ocean remains warm enough to swim at 21°C. One of the best weather aspects of visiting Gran Canaria during June is the precipitation: there is an average of 0 mm. To accompany the dry days, there is an average of 13 hours of sunlight per day. Click here for the live forecast or here for the 14-day forecast to plan your holiday.
Dates for the diary
Two important saints are celebrated during this month. First, Saint Anthony of Padua is a somewhat outdated ceremony where young women used to peruse for a mate. The girls were allowed to dress up and go out without supervision, so the atmosphere was light and playful. A cheese tasting is also a part of the celebration.
The other, Saint Peter, is a time when locals cut down branches in the pine forest of Tamadaba and bring them back to the village to offer as a gift to the saint. A new tradition, only in its first few years, in Gran Canaria is the Traida del Barro celebration, in which young people from the island are trying to re-establish traditions of past craftwork, such as pottery, of the island.
Things to do
The popular, hot place to be during the summer months has to be Las Canteras Beach in the capital city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. It is three kilometers long and always full this time of year. The beach is considered the best on the island and is full of golden sand set against bright blue waters. In the waters off the beach is a barrier reef of coral sandstone called La Barra.
For a day off the beach, if tourists can pull themselves away, there is a rich and educational network of museums that proudly display the past of the island and confirm it as a crossroads of the world. One such museum is the Museo y Parque Arqueológico Cueva Pintada. This archaeological museum first takes visitors through rooms that explain the island’s past before the Spanish arrived.
Where to eat & drink
Step outside of the traditional Canarian fare and make reservations at Nomiya, a lovely Korean and Asian restaurant in Las Palmas. This simple and cozy restaurant has the feeling of eating in a family kitchen. While the menu primarily has Korean food, it also has offerings from other Asian cuisines including Japanese and Chinese.
If you would like more familiar food, stop into the Irish Tavern in Puerto de Mogan. This restaurant is an island and tourist favourite for its comfort pub food and local seafood. You can get a burger and chips or seafood salad with freshly caught fish. And you can even see your catch being hauled in as The Irish Tavern has a lovely view of the nearby harbour.
One of the most beautiful attractions on the island is the Palmitos Park. This park and zoo has something for everyone and particularly little visitors to Gran Canaria. Complete with an aquatic show with dolphins, this zoo is located inland so it has rolling hills and natural fauna for shade on hot, sunny days. Set against mountains and complete with interesting animals, this is a great family day out.
If you would rather find ways to beat the growing heat, you can enjoy a movie at the Moonlight Cinema. This movie theatre is set outside and shows features at night underneath the star-filled sky. You can bring in your own blankets to snuggle in and the cinema has food and drinks available for purchase.
Where to stay
Lopesan Costa Meloneras Resort, Spa and Casino draws in many guests every year because it is a holiday within itself. As the name implies, guests can find absolutely anything they want in terms of an exciting vacation within the walls of this resort. The heated and unheated pools are pleasant for families all year. The gardens on the premises are pretty and well maintained. The suites are especially nice, but guests in all of the rooms are treated with respect and courtesy by an excellent staff.
Babalu Apartments located in Puerto Rico are value apartments with a loyal following. The rooms in this hotel are compact but certainly a fair deal considering the low rates. Located near the city centre, you can easily walk from attraction to attraction all while being within a stone’s throw of your room. You can also walk to the local market to pick up food to supplement eating out while on holiday. As it is a budget hotel, you may want to ask for extra towels, bedding and pillows to supplement the standard amount that come in your room.