Hottest Canary Islands in June

By Mark Hodson, Sunday Times Travel Writer

June is a lovely month in the Canary Islands with long sunny days and warm breezes. Because the islands are most popular as a winter-sun destination, this is not the high season, so prices are a bit lower.

Lanzarote is marginally the hottest island in the Canaries in June, though none of the islands are likely to see any rain throughout the entire month. The sea should be around 20ºC, warm enough for a dip rather than a long swim.

  • London

Average maximum temperature: 20ºC
Average minimum temperature: 7ºC
Hours of daily sunshine: 7

  • Gran Canaria

Average maximum temperature: 24ºC
Average minimum temperature: 17ºC
Hours of daily sunshine: 9

Gran Canaria is known both for its wonderful beaches and its ruggedly beautiful volcanic interior. With temperatures in the mid-20s, it’s a perfect climate for exploring. Rent a car to discover mountain and remote villages. Here’s a selection of the best places to stay in Gran Canaria. You could explore the wild landscapes of the island on this  self-guided walking holiday.

  • Lanzarote

Average maximum temperature: 25ºC
Average minimum temperature: 17ºC
Hours of daily sunshine: 9

Volcanic landscapes, charming fishing villages, sandy beaches – there’s a lot to love on Lanzarote, and there are excellent flight connections from across the UK. There’s a vast range of hotels on the island – young families adore the Princess Yaiza Resort – but we think you should look at renting a villa with private pool such as Casa Antonio near the pretty village Guatiza. If you really don’t fancy self-catering, there are some lovely boutique hotels.

  • Fuerteventura

Average maximum temperature: 24ºC
Average minimum temperature: 17ºC
Hours of daily sunshine: 9

The specialist tour operator, Cachet Travel, has come up with a great selection of charming and good-value places to stay in Fuerteventura. There is plenty to discover on this fascinating island – you could rent a car or take a self-guided independent walking holiday.

  • Tenerife

Average maximum temperature: 23ºC
Average minimum temperature: 16ºC
Hours of daily sunshine: 9

Couples should check out these luxury hotels in Tenerife including the Iberostar Grand El Mirador and the Gran Hotel Bahia del Duque. For families, we suggest The Ritz-Carlton, Abama. If you want charm and character, see this collection of boutique hotels.

Find out more about where to go in the Canaries. You can also explore the lesser-known Canary Islands.

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