High season in Malaga sits right on the horizon as we move into the first month of summer. Things might be heating up temperature wise in June, but it’s still a good month to visit Malaga. Read on for our pick of experiences, tastes, activities and events for inspiration for things to do in Malaga in June.
Enjoy the foodie fun
Unusually, Malaga Gastronomy Festival has jumped back a month and is in June this year. Save the dates 6 to 9 June for 4 days of the best of Malaga gastronomy. Food trucks in Plaza de la Marina where you can also enjoy show-cooking demonstrations and live music. Exhibitions and events round the city commemorating food, glorious food and lots more.
Make it a month for tomatoes
The warmer temperatures bring out the best in local tomatoes so make trying gazpacho one of your things to do in Malaga in June. Most restaurants serve this deliciously chilled tomato soup as a starter. Look for fun variations such as cherry gazpacho (Dani García’s signature version), beetroot gazpacho or the super-cool watermelon variety.
Discover Malaga like a local
Book yourself a personalized tour of Malaga when you discover the city like a local. Cooltural takes you on and off the beaten track in their quest to provide you with a tailor-made visit to the city at your own pace and in your own time. Find out more about Cooltural tours here.
Visit the local museum
Add a visit to the MUPAM to your list of things to do in Malaga in June. Why? This free museum on Plaza del General Torrijos provides a great insight into the city’s history and culture. There are some great models of Malaga plus interesting temporary exhibitions up in the top gallery.
Smell those roses
June sees the end of the jacaranda flowers, but the roses in Malaga are still flowering. See them at their best at the start of the month in the Pedro Alonso Gardens next to City Hall. Breathe in deeply to catch the best of their fragrance as you sit and admire the views of the Alcazaba Fortress from one of the benches in the shade.
Shop for summer
It’s beach time proper in Malaga and in preparation you’ll need summer sandals, a cozzie and a hat. Get your bargain espadrilles at Calzados Hinojosa on Calle San Juan or more up-market models at Toni Pons on Calle Nueva. Find a hat on at Casa Pedro Mira on Calle Especería.
Walk the city
Mostly flat and very compact, Malaga makes a great city for walking. Our website includes a range of ideas for walking tours and for June, we recommend the tour to El Palo and Pedregalejo. Time your walk for midday and enjoy a quick dip before a seafood and fish feast for lunch.
Find the signs
Fans of Guide to Malaga will know that we’re keen on getting off the beaten tourist trail. So, we propose checking out the different beach sign sculptures as one of the things to do in Malaga in June. The Malagueta sign is easy, El Dedo and Misericordia slightly more difficult but keep your eyes wide open along the seafront and you’ll spot them.
Walk the walk
It’s still good weather for walking especially if you leave first thing in the morning. Make June the month you discover the Caminito del Rey gorge walk in El Chorro to the north of Malaga. It makes a great day out and you’ll see some exceptional scenery. Just remember, don’t look down. Read our dedicated guide to the Caminito del Rey with (literally) everything you need to know.
Head for a roof
Long balmy evenings mean that roof top terraces come into their own in June. Check out our suggestions for the best roof terraces in Malaga to enjoy fabulous views and a little something while you’re there.