Summer is coming and you haven’t had a well-deserved vacation yet. Now is a good time to enjoy the good weather. Have you considered visiting Malaga in June?
Let’s see what the weather is like in June and I’ll give you some reasons why this month is one of the best months of the year to enjoy the Costa del Sol.
Flight and accommodation prices are lower in June than in August.
5 reasons to come to Malaga in June
- June is characterized by good temperatures, a pleasant climate that allows you to enjoy not only the beach but also walks during the day without getting too hot.
- During this month you can enjoy a relative tranquillity. Large crowds of tourists are still preparing to arrive in late July and early August.
- If you travel with children or with your family, the possibility of enjoying many other tourist attractions due to the two previous points is much greater.
- Flight and accommodation prices are lower in June than in August.
- The night walks on the beach in June are already pleasant; the sea breeze is beneficial to health.
Among some ideal recommendations for seasons with fewer tourists I would highlight the natural pools in Malaga, hiking routes along riverbeds, visit the Torcal de Antequera or its Dolmens, a visit to Mount Calamorro by cable car… I will not list all the attractions you could visit, for that you can already see our guide of attractions in Malaga, but I can say in summary that this month invites you to do so.
What is the weather like in June in Malaga?
The weather during the month of June in Malaga already shows the summer. Average temperatures above 25ºC (77ºF), maximums of 32ºC (89.6ºF) and minimums of 17ºC (63ºF).
It is possible that some days, especially by the end of the month, you may experiment particularly high temperatures for this month, although this does not always happen. In 2017, temperatures reached 37ºC (98.6ºF); during the last week of the month the temperature did not drop below 30ºC (86ºF).
The water temperature is usually between 19ºC (66ºF) and 23ºC (73ºF). In the middle of June and until the end of the month the water temperature becomes more and more pleasant. May in Malaga says goodbye with sea water temperatures of around 18ºC (64.4ºF) and 19ºC (66ºF).
Is it raining in June?
It is not usual to find rain during the month of June in Malaga, although it could happen. We could say that of the 30 days and looking back in time, it could rain 1 day in average.
In the event that you find rain in June, it is the typical summer rain without cold and does not prevent you from enjoying a day at the beach or swimming pool. Nothing to worry about, anyway I recommend what to do on a rainy day.
What clothes to bring to Malaga in June?
The nice weather invites you to the beach or the pool. No matter how much I recommend visiting the interior of the province or participating in activities throughout the day, you can’t visit Malaga in June and forget about the beach.
Clothing recommended in June:
- Swimsuits, at least a pair so you can change while one is drying.
- Shorts, the amount depends on the days of vacation you are going to have.
- Sandals: I use to bring for holiday one pair, depending on your fashion sense you can bring more!
- Comfortable shoes, either for walking or dining out.
- T-shirts or tank-shirts: Keep in mind that the weather invites you to change your T-shirt almost every day.
- Some jacket and trousers not very warm in case of a cool night or to use during the flight. Something like a sweatshirt might work.
- Do not bring a towel, flotation devices or mats. It’s more useful if you buy them here. They are not especially expensive and you’ll have more room in your suitcases.
If you travel as a family I must warn you to watch the kids on the beach. They have a great time and it is an option more than recommended, but do not forget that they are children. Better safe than worry!
Are there activities in June in Malaga?
Many events take place only during the month of June in Malaga, what if I mention some of the most popular ones?
Midsummer’s Eve in Malaga
The night of the 23rd is undoubtedly one of the most popular celebrations during the month of June in Malaga. The beaches are filled with bonfires where they burn special dolls made for this event.
There are usually concerts and activities for all ages, in some municipalities you can even enjoy an offer of free sardines espetos and drinks.
I encourage you to read more about San Juan in Malaga in our blog, you can find somewhere to enjoy this magical night of June.
San Juan Fair in Arroyo de la Miel
Arroyo de la Miel Fair begins on Saint John’s Night. The daytime fair is held at Plaza de Pueblo Sol from midday until 7 pm.
You will find the night fair in the parking area of the Parque de la Paloma from 6 pm until dawn. There are booths, mechanical attractions, concerts, events and many activities for all ages.
The San Juan Fair is from 24 to 29 June 2019.
Costa del Soul
This Soul festival brings together artists of this genre in Benalmádena, Rincón de la Victoria and Estepona for 3 days.
The concerts are free and simultaneous in all 3 locations; their last day coincides with the Midsummer’s Eve.
This event will take place from 21 to 23 June.
- Plaza de la Mezquita in Arroyo de la Miel from 8 pm.
- Playa del Tajo beach in Rincón de la Victoria from 8 pm.
- Next to the monument of the Peseta from 9 pm.
Concerts in Fuengirola
Fuengirola is very popular during the summer months for the concerts that are held at Sohail Castle every year.
In 2019 Mad Urban Fest takes place on June 1 and Rock the Coast on June 14 and 15.
Find more information about live concerts in Fuengirola this year.
The Marbella Fair takes place from the 5th to the 11th of June and begins with the San Bernabé Pilgrimage.
In this fair you will find performances, concerts and many activities for all audiences. Children will have fun with children’s shows, inflatable castles and workshops.
Thursday is Children’s Day with discounted attractions.
Tapeando con la aloreña
Gastronomic days with the aim of introducing the olive Aloreña, typical of Malaga, in the preparation of dishes and tapas.
These days take place from 12 to 23 June and 35 establishments participate in Malaga.
For more information about this event and to know the associated establishments you can visit the official website:
Exhibition in Pier 1 of the Port of Malaga during the whole month. It is the largest temporary Lego exhibition in Europe.
The schedule is from 11.00 am to 3.00 pm every day until September.
You can find out about these and many more events in June by visiting our events guide in Malaga.
So is it advisable to visit Malaga in June?
Of course, it’s one of my favourite months in Malaga. If you still have questions or other options I recommend to visit another post where I consider which is the best month to visit Malaga.
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