June in Andalucia is typically a very dry, sunny and hot month. Over the region as a whole, daytime temperatures typically reach a maximum of 32°C (89°F), and the temperature typically falls to 17°C (62°F) overnight. Nights are often warmer than this along the Mediterranean coastline, although the coast also experiences cooling breezes during the daytime which reduce the intensity of the heat. Sea temperatures in June are perfect--21°C (70°F).
Skies over Andalucia are mostly clear, with only a 10-19% chance of rain. Rainfall is rare across the region during the summer months and a typical June has only one day with rain, amounting to just under 10mm for the month as a whole. When it does happen, it may occur as a thunderstorm.
Sunshine is a very reliable feature of the weather during June, with an average of 11 hours of bright sunshine per day across the region, highest near the Mediterranean coast.
Humidity ranges from dry (25%) to very humid (91%), driest around June 30. Wind speeds range from calm to moderate breeze, blowing in from the west.
Overall, temperatures increase rapidly in June, from an average of 18°C (64°F) around June 1 to an average of 24°C (75°F) around June 30 (86°F). At the beginning of the month, highs are at 28°C (82°F) and lows at 12°C (53°C); by June 30, highs peak to 32°C (89°F) and lows jump up to 15°C (59°F).
Where to Stay
Puerta de las Granadas
The highly-rated, yet relatively cheap, Puerta de las Granadas, a 3-star hotel that balances modern luxury with a historical ambiance that dates back from the 1800s. They offer fourteen rooms equipped with A/C and heater, satellite TV, minibar, safe, wifi and telephone.
Each room has a unique view, some overlooking the Carmen de Mauror, others the Cuesta de Gomerez, and some situated in the attic with magnificent views of the Alhambra and Cathedral. The hotel also offers a buffet breakfast cafe, outdoor patio and terrace, and options to rent a car with paid parking.
Macia Plaza Hotel
The Macia Plaza Hotel is a small, modest hotel in Granada located at the foot of the Alhambra, in the Arab neighbourhood of Albaycin. Its decor is modern and sleek, with each room offering A/C, free wifi and flat screen TV. Be sure to request a balcony room with a view of the sights!
Hit the Beach
Playa del Canuelo
Playa del Canuelo is a small beach with a hip vibe and crystal clear waters. Swimwear is optional but snorkeling is definitely recommended--you won't want to miss the beautiful underwater sights here.
Eating & Drinking Out
Meson el Sacristan
Near the beaches, the Meson el Sacristan offers excellent cuisine.
Bar 97 (Avenida de Los Jardines 4), in Sitio de Calahonda, is a casual bar with tasty wraps. A perfect place to grab a bite and enjoy an afternoon cocktail.
Gelateria di Porto Marina
The delights of Gelateria di Porto Marina, Benalmadena, have been called the best gelato in all of Spain. The selection is vast: from nougat and chocolate, to strudel, mango, banana split, and many more. They even make milkshakes and gelato cakes to order.
Things to Do
The Night of San Juan
The Night of San Juan is celebrated each year in Andalucia in various sites on the Mediterranean coast, with camping held on the beaches, and at Malaga on the Costa del Sol, it is common to see displays of people jumping over fire.
Malaga has loads to see and do, especially for lovers of archaeology and history. The Alcazaba is a 11th century Moorish castle, one of the best preserved in Spain. Enjoy panoramic views of the city and sea from its ramparts or explore the site's historical artefacts.
Just under the Alcazaba, visitors will find remnants of an old Roman Theatre. Situated high above Malaga is the Castle of Gibralfaro, a massive Moorish fortress that houses gardens and a military exhibit. Malaga is also home to the Picasso Museum on C/ San Agustin 8 and his birthplace at Plaza Merced 15.