- Canary Islands
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Gran Canaria is the second largest island in terms of population and it has 32 natural protected spaces. The island caters to all types of tourists, having great routes for hikes, as well as beautiful beaches. Most of the resorts are in the Maspalomas area so this would be a good area to lok for holiday packages to the Canary Islands.
September is a great month to visit Gran Canaria: it is still hot, rain is unusual and the island gets less crowded after the school starts in most European countries. So if you're looking for an adults only romantic trip to Gran Canaria September might be the perfect time to visit.
Gran Canaria has many amazing beaches, all very different in terms of atmosphere, natural conditions, type of sand and location, so there's something great to discover for each taste.
Maspalomas Costa Canaria Soul Festival is a unique type of event in all the Canary Islands, which is celebrated with a lot of "soul" on the beach in San Agustin, close to Maspalomas and Playa del Ingles.
Playa Las Canteras is the main beach in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and the best city beach in the Canary Islands and probably in all of Spain. We would go as far as saying that Las Canteras beach is one of the top city beaches in the world, due to its privileged location, year-round mild climate and top amenities, which you will notice for sure if you decide to visit.
The official page for Tourism in Gran Canaria (Gran Canaria Turismo) has published a list of flights to the island in the upcoming month, after the movement restrictions will be lifted and Spain will start to allow once again foreign visitors to come over on holiday.
August is the perfect month to visit Gran Canaria only if you like it...HOT! The weather that is. There's no other way to describe the weather in August accurately. It is very similar to July, but slightly hotter.
There's no doubt about it: summer in Gran Canaria is HOT and July is one of the most popular months for family holidays. If you're looking for hot weather, then July is the perfect month for you.
Looking to book a beach holiday to Maspalomas or Playa del Ingles in August? August is considered the hottest month of the year and the thermometers definitely prove it. During the day you will often see temperatures around 30 °C, which is quite a lot given the fact that the UV index is high and so the sun usually feels like burning if you don't stay in the shade during midday hours.
Are you trying to plan your summer holiday and you're wondering if either Maspalomas or Playa del Ingles in July are a good idea? Although the Canary Islands might not be your first choice for a summer trip, Gran Canaria has so much to offer all year round, that you shouldn't discard it when looking for the right destination for your next family holiday.
Planning a summer holiday to Maspalomas or Playa del Ingles in June? In June the weather starts to really feel like proper summer, although the Canary Islands enjoy a rather privileged climate, which feels like spring all year round. This means that although it is warm, the weather is usually not overly hot, although the UV index is very high.
Telde is the second most populated city in Gran Canaria and it used to be the capital of the island before Las Palmas. The town is located in the southeast of the island, just 16 km south of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and very close to the island's airport.
June comes with a significant increase in temperatures in Gran Canaria, which are also accompanied by the trade winds which are characteristic for the summer months in the Canaries.
April is somewhat of a transition month in Gran Canaria: the weather is starting to really warm up and the amount of rain the island sees drops by half compared to March. April 2020 was not a good month for tourism in Gran Canaria, since Spain went on lockdown due to the spread of Covid-19 and so hotels and all tourist establishments were closed. But by 2021 we hope that tourism will be able to return, in what will be the "new normality" after this world pandemic.
Although the weather in Gran Canaria is mild and sunny all year round, May is when the temperatures really start to rise and you know that summer is almost here. Unfortunately, holidays to Gran Canaria won't be possible in May 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic. But we can all hope that by next year the situation will be improved and we will be able to travel again to our beloved Canary Islands.
This year will be the 44th edition of Canary Islands Rally (previously knows as El Corte Ingles Rally) and the event was supposed to take place during the first weekend of May in Gran Canaria, but it was postponed.
Gran Canaria Tourism Board has announced that the bus ride to the airport for tourists in Gran Canaria during Spain's State of Alarm will be free. This measure has been adopted in order to help tourists ...
The 2020 Carnival of La Aldea de San Nicolás will be dedicated to 'One Thousand and One Nights' theme. This theme was chosen by 496 people, out of the 936 who participated in the survey held by the Council of Culture and Celebrations, conducted by Cleofé Cubas, on the municipal website.
Gran Canaria is well known as a great place for partying, so during the Carnival season, the island is full of music, energy, and color. Everyone is invited to take part in the festivities and enjoy the free spirit of Gran Canaria!
"Tales and fables" will be the allegory of the Carnival in Gáldar in 2020, after the theme was elected with 37% of the votes, by the participants in this online election.
If you're in Gran Canaria in January, we recommend that you plan a visit to the municipality of Valsequillo de Gran Canaria to see the almond trees in blossom and participate in the local events organized to celebrate this moment.