As we did in winter, we’re telling you now 5 things to consider if you’re coming to Malaga in summer:
1) Temperature: Taking in account that summer-summer lasts in Malaga aprox from half May till half October (yes! we have around 5-month summer! 😀 ), usually the temperature is between 16-20ºC at night and 25-30ºC during the day. It’s pretty humid here, so it’s common that you sweat a lot. But also most of the days you can feel a very pleasant sea breeze! In these dates normally doesn’t rain more than 6-7 days… in total!
2) Terral: Terral is a (VERY!) hot wind which appears some days in summer and it usually lasts for 2-3 days. It raises up the temperature around 10ºC, so these days we can get up to 35-40ºC. It’s common in Malaga city, nearby cities and Guadalhorce Valley, so you have basically two options: either go to the East or West coast (Fuengirola, Marbella, Nerja…) or turn on the air conditioning and don’t go anywhere! And no, the beach isn’t a good option because there it’s as hot as in the city.
3) Clothes: So, taking all this in account… what can I were so I don’t roast myself like a turkey? Well, the best is to wear a short skirt or shorts and a sleeveless blouse or t-shirts. If you’re coming in May or September-October, bring also some trousers and a thin cardigan to wear at night, nothing very thick. Bring your swimsuit, even if you don’t bath in the sea, it’s useful for sunbathing and you might go to a swimmingpool or an acuatic park. And of course, forget about the socks!
4) Accessories: These elements will be very useful –even indispensable- in your summer trip to Costa del Sol. It’s essential to wear a cup or a hat and to have suncream to protect ourselves from the sun, especially if our skin is white like Calcium-enriched milk. Sunglasses are also very useful and grab either a fun or a water sprayer to cool yourself down. And something you must have in your bagpack is water!, it’s very important that you hydrate yourself aaaaaall the time.
5) Dates: There are a few important parties in Malaga in summer:
- San Juan (23rd of June): this day at night people go to the beach to make campfires and have dinner there, either on a barbecue or some home-made stuff. There are fireworks at 12am and some people make some figures (júas) that later are being burnt in the fire. Tradition: to get your feet wet on the sea at 12am and jump over the campfire.
- Virgen del Carmen (16th of July): don’t be surprised if this day you’re at the beach and it starts to get crowded in the evening. This day there is a sea procession: the virgin is in a boat in the sea. There are two neighbourhoods were this celebration is traditional: Huelin and El Palo.
- Feria (half August): Feria commemorates the city conquer by the Catholic Monarchs. This is a 9 day-party where you can eat, drink and dance non-stop day and night. It’s one of the most popular parties and people all over the world come here to enjoy it 😉
So, do you know now what to pack for your next summer trip to Malaga? Do you need to know anything else? Please, contact us for any question you have.