Averages for Lloret de Mar in July
July is one of the hottest months of the year in Lloret de Mar. Temperatures reach a scorching 29°C during the day, making this month perfect to lounge by the pool or soak up the sun at one of the resort's beaches. The evenings are pleasantly mild this time of year, too, with temperatures of around 17°C, which is ideal for an after-dinner stroll along the seafront. Both the daily high and daily low temperature are as high as they get in the year. On...
July is one of the hottest months of the year in Lloret de Mar. Temperatures reach a scorching 29°C during the day, making this month perfect to lounge by the pool or soak up the sun at one of the resort's beaches. The evenings are pleasantly mild this time of year, too, with temperatures of around 17°C, which is ideal for an after-dinner stroll along the seafront. Both the daily high and daily low temperature are as high as they get in the year. Only August has similar temperatures. An increase is observed in the course of the month: the average high temperature rises from 28°C at the start of the month to 30°C at the end; the average low temperature increases from 16°C to 18°C. July is characterised by an average daily temperature of 23°C, the annual maximum and two degrees warmer than June. The sea temperature, too, reaches very comfortable highs. The Mediterranean Sea is now 24°C warm.
The amount of rainfall drops significantly in July. The total amount received in the course of the month is 38mm, much less than the 62mm in June and the annual max of 87mm in May. With only 7 days with precipitation, July is in fact the driest month of the year. The average probability of experiencing rainfall stays fairly constant throughout July, although a slight dip is observed in the middle of the month. July 1st has a 29% chance of precipitation, July 20th has a 27% chance, and on July 31st the chance of rainfall is 28%. There are three types of rainfall in July: thunderstorms, moderate rain and drizzle. Thunderstorms are far more likely than any other type and occur on 56% of all days with rainfall. Moderate rain is observed on 19% of those days and drizzle on 16%.
Cloud cover drops to an annual low in July. The beginning of the month is characterised by a cloud cover of 34%. July 23rd is the clearest day of the year and has 30% of cloud cover; July 31st has 31% of cloud cover. Those clear skies, of course, mean lots of sunshine! July sees 13 glorious hours of sunshine per day, which is the yearly maximum. June and August both have 12 sunshine hours, while September has 10 sunny hours left.
In the course of the month the length of the days is gradually decreasing. July 1st is the longest day of the month and has 15.10 daylight hours. July 31st is the shortest day with 14.26 hours of daylight.
July is the top month of the year. It receives the least rainfall and has the least cloud cover, the highest temperatures and the most sunshine hours.
Tourists enjoing the beach in the height of summer, Lloret de Mar.
Where to stay
Roger de Flor Palace is a four-star accommodation, located in a quiet residential area in the resort. It has 88 spacious rooms of eight different types. All rooms are equipped with a bath, shower, balcony, TV, air-conditioning, telephone, refrigerator and a safe. There are reception rooms for all kinds of events, a restaurant serving Mediterranean food, sports facilities, lush gardens, a salt water pool and outdoor terraces.
Alva Park is a luxurious complex of suites in Fenals. There are seven different suite types, some even more luxurious than others, but all suites are equipped with cherry tree furniture, remote controlled lighting, curtains and roller blinds, a widescreen TV, an armchair, a writing desk, a mini-bar, an air-water hydromassage bath tub, a separate shower cabin made of crystal, a flatscreen TV in the bathroom and a dressing room with kimonos, slippers and umbrellas. The complex itself has several high-end amenities, such as the Indian Princess Bath which is a salt water bath with underwater music; massage rooms, spas, a fitness centre and an indoor golf club; an outdoor pool with sunbeds and a snack bar; three restaurants and a lounge; a children's club and much more.
Alva Park, Lloret de Mar. Photo courtesy of Alva Park.
Hit the beach
Spanning a length of 700 metres, Fenals Beach is the second-largest beach in the resort. It is located a short distance from downtown Lloret de Mar and is separated from the hustle and bustle by a hill. The beach's sand is bright and thick, making it pleasant to walk and lie on. This is a hugely popular beach and there are many facilities, ranging from showers with footbaths and lifeguards to kiosks and restaurants. This is an ideal place to go sea kayaking, parasailing or water skiing.
Fenals Beach, Lloret de Mar, Costa Brava.
Things to do
The warm weather makes June the perfect month to spend an unforgettable day at Water World – one of the best water parks in Europe and one of only two on the Costa Brava. With more than twenty water attractions, this park offers something for the whole family. Race down the X-Treme Mountain or take it easy in the Lagoon while the kids have the time of their lives in Kiddie Island, complete with water slides, jet sprays and full adult supervision. There are speed slides and Jacuzzis as well!
The Santa Cristina Chapel is a building that's well-worth visiting. It dates back to 1376, but most of the present-day building was built at the end of the 18th century. The marble altar, made in Italy, is a highlight, as is the impressive collection of ex-votos and miniature ships. The chapel is located about 3.5 kilometres from central Lloret de Mar, making for a pleasant and scenic walk. It is free to visit and opened to the public in July and August from Monday through Friday between 5pm and 7pm.
Where to eat and drink
Frankfurt del Rieral is a (beer) bar, a cafeteria and a restaurant. Its interior is simple and consists of a bar and wooden stools, chairs and tables; the outside terrace has metal seats and tables. This is a place where you go for casual drinks, a quick bite to eat or a few drinks. They serve a wide variety of food, such as grilled sandwiches, tapas, fries, hot-dogs, salads, fried calamares, etcetera.
For authentic Italian food, Trattoria Da Paolo would be a good choice. This typically Tuscan restaurant serves pizzas and pastas, but also delicious desserts such as tiramisu and mascarpone mousse.