Hottest places in Spain in June

By Mark Hodson, Sunday Times Travel Writer

Spain is just about perfect in June with long sunny days and hot temperatures, but not the high humidity levels of July and August. It’s also a good time to pick up a bargain before the schools break up and resorts start to get crowded.

In Mallorca you can expect 26ºC and an average 10 hours of sunshine every day. In Marbella on the Costa del Sol there’s an average of 27ºC and 11 hours of sun.

If you fancy a city break, Barcelona promises 25ºC and nine hours of sun, so you can spend the morning visiting the sights and afternoons on the beach. Madrid is even hotter with average temperatures reaching 30ºC – you can cool off in the capital’s world-class art galleries. Seville may be Spain’s most attractive city but at 33ºC you’ll need to pace yourself and plan a long lunch. June is a good month to head to the north coast where Bilbao – home to the Guggenheim Museum – sees temperatures of 24ºC.

If you want to laze on a beach, the Costa del Sol and the Costa de la Luz (26ºC and 11 hours of sun) are favourite destinations. You can rent a villa with pool and explore fishing ports, Moorish palaces and white villages in the hills. If you prefer a hotel, I recommend the all-inclusive IKOS Andalusía.

June is a lovely month to be in the Balearic Islands where you could rent a villa in Mallorca or find a boutique hotel in Menorca. There are some lovely places to stay in Ibiza including the all-suite 7Pines Resort Ibiza which has a world-class spa.

For a more active holiday, these independent walking holidays will take you deep into the unspoiled Spanish countryside but it’s a good idea to stay away from the heat of Andalucia at this time of year. Flavours Holidays has group trips to Andalucia based around cooking, Pilates or painting.

Find more holiday ideas in Spain, including the best singles holidays in Spain. Also see where’s hot in the Canary Islands in June.

Last updated: 4 January 2022

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