Weather Averages for Gran Canaria in April
Averages for Gran Canaria in April
Temperatures, although they are pleasant all year in Gran Canaria, begin to rise above the teens in April, proving that summertime is rapidly approaching. Because of the year-round sunny weather, many people treat April like a summer month anyway, heading to the beaches for sunbathing and water sports. The temperatures are warm enough for all the daytime (and night time) adventures that visitors might have planned for their holiday.
The average temperature is 18.9°C throughout the month of April. This can vary from 15.7°C all the way up to 22.1°C, making for a truly pleasant range of temperatures regardless of when in April you travel. And the sea temperature begins to rise as well up to 19°C. There is an average of seven mm of precipitation over six days throughout the month so April showers will not be a factor for your trip. Best of all, you can anticipate enjoying an average of ten hours of sunshine each day while on the island. Click here for the live weather picture or here for the 7-day forecast.
Dates for the diary
Many fun and exciting events happen in April in Gran Canaria. El Corte Inglés Rally, for instance, is the biggest car rally of its kind all year. Sports cars race around the narrow, winding and picturesque streets all around the island. If you’re into speed, visiting the island during April is a natural choice.
Also, the Fiesta de los Aborigenes celebrates the pre-Spanish inhabitants of the island with ceremonies, music and dancing. The original inhabitants of Gran Canaria, the Guanches, are celebrated for their uprising against the colonial Spanish in 1483. Another event that lasts from late April into early May is the Fiesta del Queso del Flor. During this festival, thousands of people come to enjoy crafts, performances and locally made cheese tastings.
Things to do
With 236 km of coastline, which boasts 60 km of beaches there is plenty of room for everyone who visits the island. For some, being one in a crowd is the beach experience they are looking for. In that case, Maspalomas’ long, sandy beach is the perfect spot. On the southern side of the island, families will find fun on large beaches such as San Agustin or Amadores.
Something that islanders have known for years is how beneficial the island can be for one’s health. Combine the tranquility of the ocean and the peacefulness of the island’s lifestyle with the many spas and wellness centres on this island, which are serviced by some of the best wellness professionals in the world, and you will see how a vacation in Gran Canaria can be good for your body and soul.
Spa 711 is a fine example of one of the spas on Gran Canaria. This upscale spa is modern, beautiful and offers a wide range of services including professional massages. The massages include deep tissue and sports techniques to treat a wide range of ailments and sore muscles. If you’re going for lighter reasons, they have pedicures and manicures to get your feet prepared for the feet or to recover from a long hike.
One way to beat the growing crowds on the beach is to take to the inside of the island with Free Motion Bike and Tours. The company offers a variety of tours depending on how long you would like to bike around the island, your skill level and what scenery you are interested in. The tour company provides the bikes, safety gear and even transportation to starting points to take care of everything.
Where to eat & drink
A well-regarded restaurant on Gran Canaria is named for one of Spain’s finest architects: A. Gaudi, after Antonin Gaudi. This restaurant, run by an Austrian expatriate, serves traditional Spanish and Canarian dishes with the finest local ingredients. The restaurant specializes in pairing each dish with a Spanish wine to complete the perfect meal. With high ratings, this restaurant is sure to impress.
For a wallet friendly dinner option, make reservations at the Restaurante Mar y Monte in Playa del Ingles. This cosy eatery is popular with tourists, and particularly those from Scandinavia. The menu of this restaurant has numerous internationally influenced dishes to appeal to tourists from all nations. And, of course, best of all, the restaurant is known for its fair and reasonable pricing, despite being located in a tourist hot spot.
Shenanigans Irish Entertainment Bar in Playa del Ingles is a good place to grab a cocktail. It is first and foremost a bar with a range of beers on tap and knowledgeable bartenders who can make you whatever you may be in the mood for. Shenanigans also anticipates that parents may have to bring a kid with them since they don’t have a babysitter so there are plenty of kid-friendly games to play alongside pool for the adults.
Paella and wine with a view, Gran Canaria.
Where to stay
One affordable yet comfortable hotel in Gran Canaria is the Servatur Aparthotel Terrazamar Sunsuite. This resort is nestled against dramatic cliffs so every room has spectacular views. Each room has a large balcony to enjoy the scenery and a nearly full-sized kitchen so you’ll feel at home while on holiday. This resort is best for people who don’t mind a little hike to get to and from nearby Puerto Rico. You’d be within walking distance of the beach and town but it is pretty hilly.
And for travellers who do not have to have a 5-star accommodation in order to enjoy their holiday, there are plenty of options. One of those is Parque Tropical in Playa del Ingles, a rustic resort set on beautifully manicured gardens and views. The on-site restaurant cooks up a variety of fresh catches every day, and the pool bar has a surprisingly varied menu as well with reasonable prices.
Hotel with stunning views, Gran Canaria.