What's the weather like in Maspalomas in June
June is the beginning of the Mediterranean summer in Maspalomas. Maspalomas experiences plenty of sunshine, sending temperatures soaring as the hot and dry summer weather begins.
Dry is the key word here, with absolutely no wet weather expected during this month so you can leave your umbrella at home and head straight to the beach to enjoy it.
The area begins to get busy from June on, as the summer crowds arrive to enjoy the fantastic weather and the beaches.
Don't forget to pack the sun cream, though, as you'll need it at this time of the year.
Average Sea Temperature
Maspalomas sees an average of 0 mm over 0 day of rain during this month! This is obviously a significant decrease compared to January, which is usually the wettest month of the year, where 34mm of rainfall is expected throughout the month. But as a whole Gran Canaria is a very dry island, so you never really have to worry about the rain ruining your holiday at this time of year. If it were to rain in June the most common forms of precipitation are drizzle, moderate rain and light rain.
During June there is an average humidity of 67%. The relative humidity typically ranges from a mildly humid 54% to a humid 84%, rarely dropping below 43% or reaching as high as 100%. On average, the air is driest around June 30th, at which time the relative humidity drops below a mildly humid 69% three days out of four. On the other hand, the most humid day is around June 3rd, where relative humidity levels can rise above 74% three days out of four.
Average Sunshine Hours
There is an average of 11 hours of sunshine per day in Maspalomas at this time of the year. The Canary Islands are actually one of the sunniest places on earth and experience over 3000 hours of sunshine per year! So you will definitely be able to top up your tan whilst staying in Maspalomas.
The daylight hours during this month are also essentially constant in comparison to May. The shortest day of the month is June 1st with 13:48 hours of daylight, whilst the longest da of the month is June 20th with 13:55 hours of daylight.
Furthermore, the median cloud cover in June fluctuates between a mostly clear 32% and 39%. At this time of year the trend is for the cloud cover to decrease by 7% from the start to the end of the month.
The wind speeds at this time of year tend to vary from 12 mph to 30 mph, rarely exceeding 34mph. The highest average wind speed of 22mph usually occurs around June 30th, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 30 mph. At this time of year the wind is most often coming from the north, followed by the northeast.
Maspalomas' beaches are one of the main attractions for a holiday in the area and it's no wonder: as well as the miles of white sand stretching out next to the warm sea, there are also a number of sand dunes framing the beach that can be as high as 10 feet tall. At least some of the time spent in Maspalomas will be spent on the sand.
If a vibrant nightlife is what you're looking for, Maspalomas has it on offer. As well as an array of restaurants, cafes and pubs, there are also plenty of bars, clubs and discos that can promise to kick it up a notch.
Maspalomas Hotels in June
The Seaside Grand Hotel Residencia Gran Lujo is a luxurious five-star complex situated in tropical gardens. This exclusive hotel boasts a prime location situated just 400m away from Gran Canaria's Maspalomas sand dunes. The Seaside Grand Hotel Residencia also offers Canarian and International restaurant as well as a number of other facilities including a tennis court, gym, sauna, Turkish bath and outdoor swimming pool.
Club Vistaflor offers affordable air-conditioned villas, located right next to the Maspalomas Golf Course. The complex features a restaurant that serves a buffet breakfast and a la carte dinners. Club Vistaflor is also just 2km away from Playa del Ingles, where you can find an array of shops, bars, restaurants and cafes.
Furthermore, the three-star Dunas Mirador Maspalomas features two outdoor pools, sun loungers, a hot tub, private balconies and a Spanish style restaurant that also serves international cuisine. This place is great for the whole family as they also offer an entertainment programme for children, as well as table football and pool tables.
Palm Oasis Maspalomas is one of the most popular resorts in the area. Even though this place is a three-star hotel it offers a wealth of activities and facilities including tennis courts, minigolf, outdoor swimming pools, hot tubs and even a waterslide. Palm Oasis also features a restaurant that serves a la carte and buffet meals. On certain nights of the week they serve up local Canarian cuisine and during the summer offer barbecue nights.
Maspalomas Beach for June
Maspalomas Beach is without a doubt one of the most popular beaches in Gran Canaria. This vast expanse of golden sand stretches all the way from Maspalomas lighthouse to Playa del Ingles. The beach is popular for all types of people from surfers to naturists. As Maspalomas beach is so long there is definitely enough room for everyone. There are also a number of amenities here which can be found towards the lighthouse including cafes, restaurants and small shops.
Bars and Restaurants
El Salsete is a delicious little Spanish restaurant located down Secundino Delgado Edificio Jovimar in Maspalomas. This highly recommended eatery serves a delicious array of fresh seafood and meat dishes, as well as a couple of vegetarian options. This is the perfect place to head to if you want to try some authentic Spanish cuisine with a modern twist.
However, if you're a fan of Italian food you may want to try the Mezzaluna Pizzeria Trattoria & Café, which is also situated in Maspalomas. This eatery serves mouthwatering homemade pizzas and pasta and even offers an outdoor terrace, which is great to sit out on in the summer months.
Restaurante El Churrasco Meloneras is one of the most popular restaurants in the area. This Argentinian steakhouse serves up some of the best steaks and wine you will ever try.
If you're looking for a drinking hole try Paddy's Irish Bar located on the beachfront in Maspalomas. They serve all the popular beers you would find back home in Britain, they even show the latest live sporting events on the TV at the bar such as the Premier League and the World Cup.
Things to do in Maspalomas in June
ProSurfing Gran Canaria offers a wide range of water sports including paddle surfing, wakeboarding, kite surfing, jet skiing, surfing, diving and board rental. At this time of year the sea temperature is a positively warm 21°C, so you can definitely leave the wetsuit at home. Maspalomas offers superb conditions for water sports whether you're a beginner or consider yourself pretty experienced.
The Gran Karting Club in Maspalomas, Gran Canaria offers multiple go-karting tracks, which are appropriate for all abilities. The Karting club is located right next to the sea, offering wonderful surroundings. If you're little ones want to be the next Louis Hamilton then this is a great place to bring them to for a couple of hours.
However, if you're looking to visit somewhere where you don't have to fork out any money, La Charca may be just what you are looking for. La Charca is made up of two natural ecosystems including the Maspalomas Sand Dunes and the Maspalomas Pond. The pond is basically a coastal saltwater lagoon that was a former salt marsh. The area also attracts a large number of marine and birdlife.
On the other hand, Isango offers a number of tours in Maspalomas, including the highly popular Jeep and Camel Safari. This is a superb way to discover the hidden beauty of the island in a fun and unique way. The tour includes transportation as well as a packed lunch.
Dates for the diary
St John's the Baptist Day (San Juan) takes place every year on June 24th. This special event celebrates the history of Las Palmaas, with many traditional rituals and festivities, as well as open-air concerts, sporting events and theatrical performances. The day ends with bonfires and firework displays at various locations across the island of Gran Canaria.