You have probably heard that the Canary Islands have “the best climate in the world”. That’s not a slogan – it’s the conclusion of several scientific studies. And actually, Winter is our traditional high season. While the rest of you are shivering in continental Europe, with little or no sunlight after 4 pm, Maspalomas continue to offer sun, beach and nights out in shorts. But what’s the winter weather really like in the Canary Islands? Is it so unique?

It is, but it needs a bit of explanation. Although we’re in a little corner of the map and seem to be fairly close to mainland Spain, we’re actually as far south as the Bahamas, just 400 km from the tropics. That’s right – a long way south, but just in the right spot to miss the holiday-destroying heat, hurricanes and other misfortunes typical of these latitudes. The key to our climate lies in the trade winds, a current of cool air that wafts over the Canary Islands year round and keeps the Saharan heat at bay. That makes our winter temperatures and sunshine hours similar to a Mediterranean spring or a mild northern European summer.

If you’d like to know more about our weather, we recommend The Best Climate in the World, where you’ll find lots of interesting facts, temperature charts and other useful info.

Average weather in March-april

Temperature

Daytime: 21 ºC - 24 ºC
Night time: 12ºC - 14 ºC

Hours of sunlight

Gran Canaria: 10 h
Madrid: 8 h
London: 6 h
Berlin: 5 h

Rain

Days with any precipitation:
3 in the whole month

Full forecast

Long-term forecast for April 2019, based on historical weather data

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Teror's Main Street

 

Our capital city Las Palmas de Gran Canaria was founded before America was discovered, and it was a key stop in the colonization route. Get to know the roots of Latin American colonial art on a stroll down the historical quarter of the city, including the Cathedral and a guided visit to the House of Columbus, home to an excellent exhibition on the Discovery. We will have lunch at charming restaurant and then cross the northern lush valleys and get to Teror for a short walk around its historical streets, flanked by noble Canarian houses and religious monuments. We will finish our excursion at the impressive “Black Cathedral” in Arucas, made out of volcanic stone.

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