Best Time to Visit Gran Canaria

Best Time to Visit Gran Canaria

When is the best time to visit Gran Canaria?

The best time to travel to Gran Canaria is between April and October. With warm daytime temperatures between 22 and 26 degrees Celsius, you can spend a holiday with various activities here in spring, summer and autumn. The main tourist season , however, is between December and March. Because on the island of eternal spring there are warm temperatures of around 20 degrees Celsius in the winter months. Many Europeans flee here during the cold season. Especially the rain-poor south with holiday resorts like Maspalomas enchants in winter with warm daytime temperatures and little rainfall. Depending on which activities you want to pursue on your Gran Canaria holiday and which regions you prefer, one month is better than the other for a trip. The following table gives you an overview. Furthermore, I will show you using a climate table and further information about the climate and weather , when the best travel time for a Gran Canaria vacation is depending on your preferences.


Best time to visit Gran Canaria according to activities

Best time to visit Gran Canaria
Beach vacation in the south all year round; very hot months up to 40 ° C: June-September
Beach vacation in the north April-October
surfing Surf beginners: all year round; advanced surfers: October-March
Party vacation all year round; Beach parties: especially in summer
hike April May; optionally also the winter months
cheap travel November-mid-December & March-May (except Easter holidays)


According to Health-beauty-guides, the south of Gran Canaria is even more popular with beach holidaymakers than the north . Tourist places like Maspalomas, Puerto de Mogan, Playa des Ingles or Puerto Rico invite you to a beach holiday all year round with warm sunshine. The main travel season is from December to March. Here in the south of Gran Canaria temperatures between 21 and 22 degrees Celsius prevail. The sea water invites you to swim with a water temperature of at least 18 degrees Celsius. If you want to spend a wonderful summer holiday in Gran Canaria with average temperatures around 30 degrees Celsius, then summer is the better. If you can’t cope with the hot and dry climate in the summer months of June, July, August and September, it is best to switch to the somewhat milder travel season in spring and autumn.

When is the best time to go surfing in Gran Canaria?

Even if Gran Canaria is known to many as the party island of the Canaries, it is also considered one of the hotspots for a surfing vacation by surfing friends . Especially the north coast of Gran Canariainvites you to surf. The trade winds favor recreational sports with constant waves. Beginners can practice surfing here all year round. Advanced skiers have the best conditions in autumn, winter and spring. Compared to the better known Canary Islands surf island Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria is particularly suitable for surfing beginners due to the island’s topographical conditions. The high mountain range in the center of the island blocks the trade winds from the south. So only the northeast trade wind blows on the north coast and it is not particularly windy, but constant. It is a little windier in the east than in the north of Gran Canaria , which is why the beaches here are particularly preferred by advanced surfers and windsurfers.

The best time to travel to Gran Canaria  is different depending on your vacation ideas. A constant warm temperature with little to no precipitation awaits you all over the island in the months of April to October . This travel time is the best, especially for a beach holiday in the north of Gran Canaria. In the south of the island it is warm even in the winter months with temperatures between 21 and 22 degrees Celsius. The water temperature measures between 18 and 23 degrees Celsius all year round. So you can jump into the sea at any time and cool off. Thanks to the trade winds, the north coast and the east coast of Gran Canaria are very suitable for surfing. While novice surfers can learn to surf all year round , the months offer October to March constant surfing conditions for advanced surfers. Windsurfing is best possible on the east coast of Gran Canaria, as it is on average windier than in the north. If you want to discover the beauty of the island away from the coast, Gran Canaria offers you numerous possibilities. Hiking and trekking tours are very popular here. The best time to go hiking in Gran Canaria is in spring. Hiking tours are the most fun between April and May, when everything is in bloom and the temperatures are slowly getting warmer. Alternatively, the autumn and winter months are ideal for hiking, although you have to expect some showers and cooler temperatures at higher altitudes. During the summer months, I advise against hiking and trekking tours in Gran Canaria. It’s way too hot here in summer for that. This travel time is better suited for a beach holiday.

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