Are you thinking about visiting Fuengirola in July?
If you’re wondering what’s the weather in Fuengirola in July like, what should you pack and how busy it gets, then you’re in the right place!
This article will answer all the questions you might have about your trip, and as it’s been written by someone who lives in Fuengirola, you’re getting the most accurate and detailed insights that will make your trip more enjoyable.
Let’s dive in!
Is July a Good Month to Visit Fuengirola?
July is one of the busiest months for Fuengirola, with lots of visitors from Spain and all around Europe travelling here for the sunshine and sea.
Whether it’s a good month to visit depends on what your objectives for the trip are – if you’re after a beach holiday and time in the sun, then it’s definitely the right time to be here. You just have to keep in mind that you’re travelling in the peak season, so expect to see crowds at the airports, in the city and most importantly, on the beach.
If you want to enjoy the weather without the crowds, I would suggest travelling to Fuengirola in May, which is still relatively peaceful and the weather is more mild compared to July.
Weather in Fuengirola in July
Overall, you can expect quite high temperatures in July, with nearly zero chance of rain and very few cloudy days. It’s the perfect holiday weather, but as I said earlier, you need to be prepared that it will be very busy and crowded.
Average Temperatures in July
The average high temperatures are around 29 C (84F), with some days where the temperatures can easily climb to mid 30s. The average low temperatures hover around 19C (66F), these are usually recorded at the start of the day.
The night temperatures hover around 24C (76).
Keep in mind these are monthly averages that change every year, so its always best to check the weather just before you book your trip. July is one of those months where you don’t see any big changes to the forecast, the only fluctuation might be a few degrees in the forecasted temperatures.
Rainy Days in July
While July is one of the dryest months of the year, there is still a small chance of rainfall, but it’s at a maximum of 2 days per month. Even with that, it’s more of a shower or drizzles, rather than any torrential rains you would normally see in this part of the country in the spring.
Sea Temperatures in July
The sea temperature is 23C (73F) which is pretty nice for swimming, and only gets warmer by the end of August. The temperatures might be still higher if the previous month has had higher daily temperatures.
Average Sunshine Hours in July
In July, you will get on average of 11 hours of sunshine per day.
Things To Do in Fuengirola in July
Here are some of the best things and places to enjoy not just in July, but all year round!
- climbing the hill to see the Sohail Castle
- enjoying a concert at Marenostrum (check the events section below)
- visiting the Bioparc in Fuengirola
- trying out some of the best local restaurants
- taking a day trip out of the town to see the highlights of Malaga
- see the old town of Fuengirola
- do a bit of shopping in the Miramar shopping centre
- play minigolf if you’re visiting with kids (next to Miramar shopping centre)
- take a day trip to Marbella and explore the old town
- spend a day exploring the next door town of Benalmadena
- head up to the hills to explore the pretty village of Mijas Pueblo
- hiking in the hills above Mijas Pueblo
Fuengirola: Recommended Day Trips & Experiences
- Caminito del Rey Day Trip with Guide – explore the world-famous pathway of the king, and admire the stunning views from the gorge El Chorro. Includes pick up in Fuengirola, entrance to Caminito del Rey and helmets.
- Day Trip to Gibraltar – with pick up from Fuengirola with a minibus, with free time in Gibraltar for shopping and an optional tour of the nature reserve.
- Gibraltar Sightseeing Day Tour – a more structured day trip with a full tour of the nature reserve, showing you all the highlights, with free time for shopping. Pick up from Fuengirola.
- Ronda and Setenil de las Bodegas Day Trip – see the famous Puente Nuevo bridge in Ronda, with one of the oldest bullrings in the country, and admire the homes and restaurants built into caves in Setenil. Pick-up in Fuengirola – includes a walking tour of Ronda and a complimentary glass of wine in Ronda.
- Day Trip to Granada with Alhambra Tour – see one of the architectural wonders of Spain, the Moorish Palace complex of Alhambra, with free time to explore Granada. Includes pick-up from Fuengirola, tickets to Alhambra and a guide.
What is Happening in Fuengirola in July?
- Summer Festivals and Concerts – each year there are lots of different events, festivals and concerts held at the Marenostrum, which is the concert space next to the Sohail castle. To check the list of featured artists and the schedule for the concerts, visit their website here.
- Las Fiestas del Carmen – on the 16th of July, the city pays tribute to the Virgin of Carmen, who was the patron of the men of the sea. A procession made out of fishermen carries the Virgin through the city and then out to the sea. The event starts with a mass at the church of Nuestra Señora del Carmen and Santa Fe de Los Boliches, with the procession from the church from 8.45 pm.
Monthly Weather Updates for Fuengirola
Here is a full list of the detailed monthly updates done so far, more to be added!
- January: January in Fuengirola: A Guide by a Local Expat
- February: February in Fuengirola: A Local Update
- March: Weather in Fuengirola in March: Local Update
- April: Weather in Fuengirola in April: Local Update
- May: May in Fuengirola: Local Expat’s Guide
- June: June in Fuengirola: Local Guide
- August: August in Fuengirola: Local Expat’s Guide
- September: Weather in Fuengirola in September: Local Update
- October: Fuengirola in October: A Report from a Local Expat
- November: Fuengirola in November: A Guide by a Local Expat
- December: December in Fuengirola: a Guide by a Local Expat
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