Malaga Weather July Averages, Spain
What's the Weather Like in Malaga in July
July is usually a hot dry sunny month in Malaga and on average is only slightly cooler than August. The tempering effects of the Mediterranean Sea tend to restrict the intensity of the daytime heat and prevent the showers and thunderstorms that sometimes develop inland from reaching the Costa del Sol.
Unlike during the spring months, the sea tends not to produce much sea fog near the coastline. The average daytime maximum temperature is 30°C and there is an average overnight minimum of 20°C, so while the daytime temperatures may be on the high side for some, conditions are usually very good for outdoor activities during the evenings and overnight.
Nights can be uncomfortably warm for sleeping in central Malaga due to the urban heat island effect. On rare occasions an import of hot air from northern Africa, combined with winds from the northern half of the compass, can result in significant heatwaves, with temperatures into the mid to high 30s Celsius and occasionally even into the low 40s, though not as hot as inland. Usually the coastal fringe misses the most intense heat, even when Malaga Airport is reporting very high temperatures.
An average July has just 2mm of precipitation and 1 day with measurable precipitation. Most Julys pass by without any rain at all and if it does rain, chances are that it will be heavy, thundery and short-lived. The very dry conditions combined with heat and sunshine occasionally trigger problems with fires along the Costa del Sol.
The lack of rain is also accompanied by reliably high amounts of sunshine with a mean total of 338 hours, a mean of 10.9 hours per day, making July the sunniest month of the year on average.
The average relative humidity is low at this time of year with a mean of 60%, and in addition, the humidity levels tend to be lowest when the weather is particularly hot, so hot weather combined with high humidity is very unusual at Malaga.
The average sea temperature rises to 23°C at this time of the year, which is swimmable but on the cool side, but many of the shallower stretches of sea near the coastline are rather warmer than that.
Hotels for Malaga in July
Malaga boasts a fair range of good options for accommodation, although some options are rather better than others.
The 4-star Barcelo Malaga at Heroe de Sostoa 2, Estacion Vialia Maria Zambrano, 29002 Malaga offers many amenities including a fitness room, restaurant and business centre, and there is a slide in the reception area.
Salles Hotel Malaga Centro
A good centrally-located 4-star hotel is the Salles Hotel Malaga Centro at Calle Marmoles 6, 29007.
Monte Malaga Hotel
The Monte Malaga Hotel at Paseo Maritimo Antonio Machado, has a good pool and spa area and offers 4-star accommodation.
Hotel Malaga Nostrum
There are some good budget options in Malaga also, including the Hotel Malaga Nostrum at Herman Hesse, No. 17, Guadalhorce industrial estate, 29004 which offers 3-star accommodation and is close to Malaga Airport.
Beaches for July for Malaga
July is a good time to go sunbathing and swimming and diving, but it is during the main tourist season, and thus some beaches can get crowded.
The Pedregalejo Beach is a sandy beach parallel to the Malaga promenade and boasts numerous restaurants nearby, and during evenings and overnight, it becomes something of a partying hotspot.
San Andres Beach
The San Andres beach is located next to the outskirts of Malaga, and is good for a range of activities including windsurfing, kite surfing, sailing and fishing. It tends not to be as crowded as the beaches alongside the Malaga promenade but it can still draw quite a large crowd at this time of year.
Restaurants and Bars for Malaga in July
There are many good restaurants at Malaga and the choice is a matter of taste.
El Meson de Cervantes
The El Meson de Cervantes at Calle Alamos, 11, 29012 is particularly highly-regarded for its assortment of tapas.
Visitors can enjoy frequent flamenco performances at Mooncity at Reding, 6 in the La Malagueta district, and sometimes the latest commercial Latin hits.There are reasonably priced drinks available too.
The ZZ Pub at Tejón y Rodríguez, 6 is a hybrid pub/nightclub which has frequent live music performances and concerts throughout the year, and there are two regular bands that play on Mondays and Thursdays.
Things to Do in Malaga in July
Grupo Mundo Marino- Day Tours
The Grupo Mundo Marino- Day Tours, which operate from Puerto de Malaga, Muelle 1, offer boat trips from the Port of Malaga. There are many sailing trips offered, which enable visitors to survey the scenery of Malaga from out at sea, and sample some good sunsets over the sea.
There are also motor boat cruises, including a glass bottom speed boat cruise, which offers opportunities for swimming as part of the cruise. There are also cruises that specifically sample parts of the coastline, including the San Antonio - San Martín - La Nao cruise. There is also a Coasta Blanca cruise where the sights can be viewed from the glass bottom of the boat.
Dolphin Boat Trips
Those fancying something a bit different can try a dolphin safari with Dolphin Boat Trips at Yacht Dolphin, Puerto Deportivo Fuengirola, Pier 3 / 211, 29640 Fuengirola. Their primary boat, Yacht Dolphin, is based on the famous "SPRAY" boat that Captain Joshua Slocum sailed to become the first man to navigate around the world in single handed.
The company offers trips out on this boat to see dolphins, to go diving and swimming, and also has facilities for anniversaries and hen parties. Yacht Dolphin sails from Pier 3 at Puerto Deportivo de Fuengirola, Malaga, Spain at 13:00-17:00 (day sailing) and 18:00-20:00 (evening sailing) and trips must be booked at least 24 hours in advance.
The world famous gallery Centre Pompidou has come to Malaga. Without doubt the Pompidou art center in Paris is one of the greatest homes of twentieth century art. In line with the arresting appearance of the Pompidou in Paris the Malaga collection will be housed in the large glass cube, built with a cultural purpose in mind and which is situated at the corner which joins Muelle Uno and Muelle Dos of Malaga's newly renovated port. The new Malaga Pop-Up museum houses a fine selection of its French mother.