What's the weather like in Maspalomas in July
The brilliant summer weather continues in Maspalomas in July. The temperatures soar and the peak of the Mediterranean summer is ushered in.
Maspalomas is known for the hours of sun that grace the area each day. With no wet weather expected, July brings with it the perfect beach weather.
The heat can get intense though, especially if you're not used to it, so make sure you protect yourself with plenty of sun cream and by staying out of the sun during the hottest hours of the day, which are usually around midday.
July is the beginning of the peak tourism period in Maspalomas, so you will likely see crowds of other holiday goers at this time of the year.
In July 2011 Maspalomas and most of the southwest of Gran Canaria experienced a short heat wave where temperatures peaked at a sweltering 34°C. Furthermore, the highest temperature recorded in recent years in the resort was a blistering 41.7°C on July 22nd in 2005!
Average Sea Temperature
The average temperature of the sea during this month is 21°C. This is definitely warm enough to go swimming or take part in the various water sports on offer such as jet skiing, surfing and paddle boarding. There is definitely something for everyone here.
If you are worried about rainfall at this time of year you needn't worry as Maspalomas sees an average of 0 mm over 0 day of rain during this month. However, if it were to rain the probability that some form of precipitation will be observed is only a mere 6%, with little variation over the month of July. In contrast, January is usually the wettest month of the year, which experiences on average 34mm of rainfall spread across a total of six days.
At this time of year there is an average humidity of 64%. The relative humidity typically fluctuates between a mildly humid 53% and 83%, rarely dropping below a comfortable 35% or reaching as high as 100%. On average, the air is driest around July 25th when the humidity is expected to drop below 61% three days out of four. On the other hand, the air is likely to be most humid around July 7th, where humidity levels can rise above 75% three days out of four.
Average Sunshine Hours, Daylight Hours and Cloud Cover
There is an average of 12 hours of sunshine per day in Maspalomas at this time of the year. Over the course of July, the length of day is essentially constant. As expected, the shortest day of the month is July 31st with 13:38 hours of daylight, whilst the longest day is July 1st with 13:53 hours of daylight. Cloud cover is also substantially low at this time of year at 30%.
Furthermore, over the course of July typical wind speeds vary from 15 mph to 31 mph, rarely exceeding 36 mph. The highest average wind speed of 24 mph usually occurs around July 19th, whilst the lowest average wind speed of 22mph is likely to occur around July 1st. At this time of year the wind is most often coming from the north, followed by the northeast.
A beach resort wouldn't be complete without some water sports on offer from it's sunny shores and Maspalomas is no exception to the rule. There are plenty of activities you can try out whilst on holiday in the area, including parasailing, jet skiing, wind surfing and snorkelling. You don't have to have experience to get involved, as instructors can offer lessons.
Maspalomas Hotels in July
Dunas Mirador Maspalomas is situated in the Sonnenland area of Maspalomas. This three-star hotel offers two outdoor swimming pools, sun loungers, a hot tub and some rooms even feature private balconies, which overlook the outdoor pools. The hotel also offers a restaurant that serves a variety of Spanish and International cuisine, as well as a poolside bar that serves drinks and snacks throughout the day.
If you're here to play golf you may want to stay at Bungalows Las Vegas Golf. These set of traditional Canarian bungalows are located in a quiet part of Maspalomas and are just 1.7km from the local Maspalomas Golf Course. The complex also features an outdoor swimming pool and bar.
The four-star Siesta Suites are the perfect type of accommodation if you're planning to travel to Maspalomas in a large group. The suites feature two bedrooms and two bathrooms, as well as a private terrace and solarium. The suites are also just a short walk away from the beach and the famous Maspalomas sand dunes.
Palm Oasis Management is another hotel to look into in Maspalomas. This three-star hotel offers a wealth of facilities for its guests including outdoor pools, a hot tub, tennis courts and even mini golf. The complex also offers spacious studios and apartments which come with free Wi-Fi and satellite TVs.
Maspalomas Beach for July
Maspalomas boasts arguably the best beach in Gran Canaria. This large, golden sand beach stretches far as the eye can see, all the way from Playa del Ingles. Maspalomas Beach offers a nudist area found in the centre of the beach, as well as a range of water sports such as surfing and jet skiing. During July the sea is warm enough for swimming, as the sea temperature can reach the early 20s. Furthermore, there are also a number of bars, restaurants and cafes within close proximity and other attractions such as boat excursions and even camel rides on the sand dunes.
Bars and Restaurants
Hemingway's is a fantastic outdoor restaurant located on the promenade in Maspalomas that serves delicious European and Mediterranean cuisine. You can find anything from Spanish tapas to ice cream sundaes here for a very affordable price.
On the other hand, if you're a fan of Italian cuisine you should definitely try the highly popular Maximilian's Restaurante situated just by the Maspalomas beachfront. This restaurant not only serves delicious homemade Italian food but also boasts stunning views out onto the ocean and the Maspalomas lighthouse.
Furthermore, you could also try the highly rated Restaurante Marco Polo, located in Centro Commercial Cita. This place has been running in Playa del Ingles since 1980 and is renowned across the region for making some of the best artisan pizzas in Gran Canaria. They also serve delicious, fresh pasta, salads, steaks, seafood and more.
La Proa is another restaurant that offers an outdoor sun terrace to sit out on in the summer months. This eatery mainly specializes in Spanish cuisine and serves a delicious array of fresh seafood. If you're not feeling peckish, this place is great to come to on a sunny afternoon or morning to enjoy a cup of coffee and watch the world go by.
Things to do in Maspalomas in July
You don't need to go as far as Saudi Arabia or Egypt to experience a majestic camel ride. Maspalomas boasts its very own gigantic set of sand dunes, where you can get a taste of the desert atmosphere on your very own camel. Isango actually offers camel riding tours across the Maspalomas Dunes at a very affordable price.
During the summer you should definitely take full advantage of the hot weather and book yourself a boat excursion for the day. Isango also offers a luxury Catamaran cruise off the coast of Gran Canaria, which includes a BBQ lunch and open bar.
Another great way to enjoy Gran Canaria's natural scenery is by going horse riding. El Salobre offers a number of horse treks out into the mountainous terrain of the island. The ranch can be found just 10 minutes away from Playa del Ingles and Maspalomas and is just 25 minutes away from Puerto Rico.
On the other hand, if you're here with the little ones you should definitely take them to Palmitos Park in Maspalomas. This large zoological and botanical park is home to a number of different species from around the world including birds of prey, parrots, reptiles, dolphins, monkeys and more. Palmitos Park also boasts one of the largest collections of orchids in Europe.
Dates for the diary
July is a relatively quiet month in terms of events. The International Jazz Festival (Festival Internacional Canarias Jazz) usually comes to the area around mid-July, lasting almost three weeks. The event boasts a number of jazz concerts and spectacular events around the island of Gran Canaria and particularly in Las Palmas, so make sure to keep your eyes peeled!
Another festival to look out for is Fiesta de Nuestra del Carmen (Senora of the Carmen Festival), which also takes place around mid-July. Mainly based in and around the Puerto de la Luz harbor, the statue of the Virgin of the Carmen is transported along the coastline of Las Palmas. This festival is one of the biggest events on the calendar in Gran Canaria and pulls in thousands of locals and tourists every year.