Canary islands seasons: Best Times to Spend Your Vacations on The Canary Islands
Best Times to Spend Your Vacations on The Canary Islands
Most suitable times to plan a family vacation on the Canary Islands are between March and May and from September to November. Winter and summer are the seasons that allure loads of tourists to the Canary Islands, which make accommodations a bit expensive. However, in spring and fall, the Canaries continue to offer the same pleasant weather as the peak seasons, if we exclude the tourist crowds.
Best Times to Spend Your Vacations on The Canary Islands
December to February
The Canaries are famous for receiving a flock of Europeans who look for an escape from cold in the winter months. The islands receive lots of older tourists during these months, those wanting to bask in warm weather, despite knowing that it may be too cold for sunbathing. Average temperatures in the Canary Islands hover between 15C to 21C (60F to 71F) and make them a perfect choice for pleasant strolls along stunning beaches.
Winters also ushers in The Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, held each February in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the capital of the largest of the Canary Islands, and attracts tourists from all over the world. It’s modelled after Brazil’s vibrant festival and considered the world’s second-best Carnival in the world. If we talk about the influx of tourism and festivals in the Canary Islands, you may face trouble securing accommodations- or at least affordable ones. So, it advised that plan your vacation at least several months in advance.
- Carnaval de Tenerife (Tenerife, February)
- Lanzarote Marathon (Lanzarote, December)
- The Canary Islands Music Festival (All Islands, January-February)
The spring months are known as a sweet season for tourism and offer a break in the influx of tourists that alight upon the islands during winter and summer.
Although the week of Easter also experiences a burst of tourists, you can find affordable hotel rate during these months. Also, expect temperatures to range between the lower 60s to the lower 70s.
- Rally Islas Canarias (Gran Canaria, March)
- Semana Santa (All Islands, March or April
- Ironman Lanzarote (Lanzarote, May)
- Corpus Christi (All Islands, May-June)
Europeans, families, and college kids flock to the Canaries in the summer. Especially, during the August holiday. Temperatures rise to their highest during the span of these three months- daily highs in Santa Cruz, Tenerife, touch the 80s in August- the probability of rainfall is next to nothing.
- Corpus Christi (All Islands, May-June)
- Festival of Saint John (Tenerife & San Juan, June)
September – November
Fall happens to be another season in Tenerife where you can cherish the manifold charms of this archipelago of islands. And that too without facing hoarded tourists or increased hotel rates.
While, by this time, summer passes, the islands still offer best beach weather: Average temperatures drop from the low 80s to the mid-70s F between September to November. Also, you may experience a few rainy days during the season.
- Fiesta de San Andres (Tenerife, November)
Although the Canary Islands’ pleasant climate conditions give them the nickname ‘Islands of Eternal Spring’ and the visitors all year round weather, it’s wise to know the forecast of the place beforehand to avoid any hassle and mismanagement of things. Because we all know that bad weather can ruin all the fun and enjoyment of our vacations.
▷ What is the best time to travel to the Canary Islands?
Paradise is much closer than you think, because any time of the year can be the best time to travel to the Canary Islands. Don’t you believe us?
If you want to know more about why the best time to travel to the Canary Islands is any time of the year, here you will find the reason to start considering visiting the charming island of Gran Canaria with its sunny beaches, sunsets and unforgettable corners outside the summer months.
In the Lopesan Group we have everything ready to welcome you in the most exclusive resorts and to guarantee the most pleasant, relaxing and unforgettable experience that you can live during your stay in the islands.
- 1 Best time to travel to Gran Canaria
- 1.1 Geographical diversity
- 1.2 Average annual temperature
- 2 What is the best time and area to enjoy Gran Canaria?
- 2. 1 Hotel Lopesan Baobab Resort
- 2.2 Hotel Lopesan Costa Meloneras Resort & Spa
Best time to travel to Gran Canaria
This island has truly paradisiacal areas that you can discover for yourself, but in our blog you will find irresistible previews that will encourage you to look for a flight, and make a reservation immediately.
The island of Gran Canaria is a mini continent, in which the geographical diversity of its landscapes coexist with many microclimatic points that allow you to enjoy the island during all seasons, and this makes specifying the best time to travel to Gran Canaria is not easy and even less precise.
Although it is true that the northern part of the island is wetter and greener, as it receives more annual rainfall, the general climate is dry weather and very stable temperatures that make the sun shine regularly during all months of the year.
Average annual temperature
An average ambient temperature of between 16°C and 28°C, and between 18°C and 23°C water temperature, make it possible to enjoy magnificent baths and walks on its beaches, excursions or practice all kinds of sports such as golf or scuba diving, without the weather conditioning your plans, as it does in other places.
In any case, November to January, you may find temperatures somewhat lower than in the rest of the year, within its subtropical climate, but that will not prevent you enjoying a wonderful vacation in the Canary Islands in December, for example, but in general, spring and autumn may be the two best times to travel to the Canary Islands, since you will not find a high influx of tourists.
Generally speaking, spring and autumn may be the two best times to travel to the Canary Islands, since you will not find a high influx of tourists, so you will be able to visit the island with more tranquillity!
The south of Gran Canaria, sheltered the trade winds, is always a total guarantee for a warm vacation, which is why it usually receives a large volume of tourist visits throughout the year, as it also has incredible beaches and a great and lively atmosphere.
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What is the best time and area to enjoy Gran Canaria?
To enjoy a true and well-deserved rest, in an exclusive way, bet on a vacation in which exoticism and fun are guaranteed, without having to worry about what may be the best time to travel to the Canary Islands.
In this sense, there is no doubt that Meloneras has magnificent spaces and excellent five-star hotels to offer all the necessary comforts and services to the most select and demanding clients.
Proof of this are our exclusive hotels, catalogued by many visitors as the most comfortable and spectacular of the whole island.
The quality and excellence of our services, along with a careful and surprising aesthetics, access to any sports offer and the possibility of enjoying leisure activities and personal care, all in one place, make our hotels one of the best options on the island.
Below we show you two of the most exclusive hotel complexes, located in Meloneras, so that you can come to visit us alone, as a couple or with children, at the time that for you is the best time to travel to the Canary Islands.
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Hotel Lopesan Baobab Resort
This exclusive resort is located in a privileged location in the south of the island: Meloneras, very close to the famous dunes and beach of Maspalomas.
As soon as you arrive at the complex you will be struck by its grandiose entrance and an original facade in which the influence of the next African continent stands out in its ornamental elements together with a very careful decoration.
Also, in its facilities you can enjoy the most exquisite cuisine of African cuisine, in the Akara restaurant, and international cuisine in any of the resort’s dining areas. You will also marvel at the vegetation of its tropical gardens and aquatic facilities.
Hotel Lopesan Costa Meloneras Resort & Spa
Located on the seafront of Meloneras, behind the gates of this resort you will find a wonderful “palace” in the purest and most typical colonial style, with an attraction that immediately captivates any visitor.
The spectacular and refreshing entrance, with pools and fountains surrounded by more than two thousand palm trees, contrasts with the deserted surroundings of the famous Maspalomas Dunes, which are very close by, and the blue background of the sea.
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So that you can relax, enjoy intensely in its spaces, this hotel complex offers you several swimming pools, restaurants with different atmospheres including bars, cafes, restaurants, buffets… and much more!
If you want to take care of yourself and spend a dream vacation, in this five-star spa hotel, you can count on facial and body massage services, aromatherapy programs and aesthetic and anti-stress treatments to suit your needs, to return fully refreshed your vacation.
Now that you know the best time to travel to the Canary Islands, why don’t you book your stay now? The vacation of your dreams is waiting for you!
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Canary Islands will require tourists to test for COVID-19 upon arrival
Spanish resorts are looking for ways to safely receive tourists. Unlike other countries where a negative coronavirus test is required upon entry, the Canary and Balearic Islands intend to require such a certificate upon settlement. Funds are also allocated to stimulate air traffic.
THE CERTIFICATE OF THE ABSENCE OF CORONAVIRUS WILL BE ASKED WHEN YOU CHECK IN
The Canary Islands have become the first region in Spain to introduce special rules for the reception of local and foreign tourists. The government of the archipelago, as well as the authorities of other autonomies of Spain, insist on the introduction of a procedure for checking travelers at the airport – with admission to the country on the basis of a certificate with a negative PCR test result for COVID-19.
However, official Madrid does not consider this measure relevant for all regions due to different volumes of tourist flows. In addition, the launch of such a procedure will require the creation of mobile laboratories for repeated express tests at the airport. The federal government, let alone airports, has no funds for this.
In an attempt to save the winter season, the Canaries independently decide on the issue of sanitary control of arrivals on their own.
A law has been passed requiring all tourists over the age of 12 to present a negative test for COVID-19 upon check-in at a hotel, apartment or tourist villa (valid for no more than 72 hours). The property management is required to provide written notice of this requirement at the time of booking.
If tourists do not have a test, they will have to be tested at a clinic or laboratory already in the Canary Islands at their own expense. Accommodation facilities should provide information about such medical facilities. While waiting for the test results, the tourist cannot use the common areas of the hotel. If a tourist refuses to provide test results or be tested, then accommodation will be denied.
The authorities of the Canary Islands will provide a “grace” period (15 days) until the entry into force of the law on the provision of a PCR test for coronavirus, so that information about the new admission rules reaches tourists and tour operators.
Recall that the Canary Islands were the first in Spain to announce the provision of extended insurance to all tourists, covering most situations related to COVID-19, including quarantine. Thus, 100 places in Iter villas have been prepared for those infected with the coronavirus with a mild course of the disease. The autonomy pays for the accommodation of such sick tourists.
AIRLINES TO BE PAYED FOR TOURISTS
The Spanish archipelago is launching another initiative to boost tourism. The autonomy is ready to pay airlines for the restoration of domestic and international routes, including with third countries.
At the start of the winter season (November-December), about 1 million euros will be allocated for these purposes; in 2021, the Ministry of Tourism of the region plans to increase this amount. The maximum amount that each airline can receive when operating flights to the Canary Islands is 150,000 euros. For each brought foreign tourist will pay 4 euros, for domestic – 2 euros.
Recall that last winter season Aeroflot flew to the Canary Islands on a daily basis, two flights a week were operated by S7.
THE BALEARS ARE READY TO FOLLOW THE CANARY ISLANDS
The Balearic Islands may follow the example of the Canary Islands. They are also ready to legalize PCR tests for tourists at the regional level in order to create safe “tourist corridors” with key entry markets.
Unlike the Canary archipelago, the situation with tourism in the Balearic Islands is more complicated. The “low” season has come in this direction.
In addition, the UK and Germany have removed the Canaries from their respective lists of risk areas, while Mallorca, Menorca and the other Balearic Islands in these countries have been quarantined, as are other regions of Spain.
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Last minute tours – last minute tours to the countries of the world
Unfortunately, the warm coast and the bright rays of the sun in November can only be found outside of Russia.
The choice of destinations is great, Mauritius, Morocco, UAE, India and many others. Each of the destinations can offer you sunny weather, magnificent beaches and a rich program.
Israel will please its guests with beautiful landscape and warm sun. In November, you can swim and sunbathe at the Dead Sea without fear for your health. The water temperature during these months ranges from +22C to +24C.
The water temperature in the Canary Islands does not fall below +20C all year round. The Canary Islands are the perfect place for a relaxed and relaxing holiday.
For those who are bored with a measured and calm vacation by the sea, we recommend going on a sightseeing tour of Europe or Russia.
In November, you can have a good rest on the territory of Russia. For example, go along the Golden Ring route. Key cities of this route: Suzdal, Vladimir, Yaroslavl, Kostroma, Pereyaslavl-Zalessky, Rostov, Sergiev Posad, Ivanovo. The trip will last from 7 to 30 days, depending on the selected cities.
November is an ideal month for long walks in the cities of Southern Europe. Traveling in Spain, Greece or Italy will cost you several times cheaper than in the summer months, and you will take away two or even three times more impressions. Partly due to the lack of a scurrying crowd of tourists and onlookers.
Leisure with children
Who said vacationing with kids isn’t fun? The warm sun, the absence of cold winds and rains will cheer up not only the child, but also the parents. In addition, there are so many interesting places and amusement parks in Europe.
If you are in Paris, be sure to visit Disneyland and Port Aventura (more suitable for young people). Munich has a BMW Wel museum, and Maranello, Italy has a Ferreri museum. Many palaces and castles are located in Spain and Portugal.
The best November events worth visiting!
– November 1-2, Mexico will host a torchlight procession for the Day of the Dead.
– 5 November in England Guy Fawkes Night
– On 3-6 November the Berlin Jazz Festival will take place.