Gran Canaria: March Weather Averages
|Sunshine Hours||9 hrs|
|Chance of Sunny Day||53 %|
|Rainfall days||6 days|
|Chance of Rain||13 %|
|Chance of Cloudy Day||2 %|
|Chance of Windy Day||64 %|
Averages for Gran Canaria in March
The unique landscape of the Gran Canaria is diverse enough that tourists can experience a holiday unlike any other. The activities that the island provides, in addition to its varying landscape and climate, provide a veritable feast of memorable experiences. Although visitors will see differences in temperature and rainfall across the island, they are sure to remember Gran Canaria as one of the most beautiful holiday destinations they have ever visited.
Dust storms are still prevalent during March, but since they are becoming less and less of a factor, the west side of the island is not nearly as affected at this time of year because of the mountains. In fact, the western coast may not see any dust storms at all during this month. Because this climate is so consistent, many athletes make this island their home because it provides outdoor challenges and adventures all year. Swimming, windsurfing, scuba diving and surfing are activities one might expect to see all year round on this island, but mountain biking, rock climbing and golfing are also quite popular thanks to the diverse landscape and beautiful weather.
The weather in March will feel almost summer-like for tourists from northern and continental Europe. The average temperature on any given day is 18.6°C. The low can dip down to 15.4°C with a high of up to 21.8°C. The average sea temperature is 19°C, but it will be warming by the end of the month. The windier days of January and February might have made swimming unfavourable, but March’s warmer air temperatures will make the ocean much more inviting.
There is an average of 14 mm of precipitation over an average of 7 days. Fortunately, travelers will get to enjoy average of 11 beautiful hours of sunlight each day during the month of March. Click here for the 7-day forecast and here for the live weather.
Things to do
When staying in Maspalomas, shoppers must visit El Faro de Maspalomas, located at the southern tip of Gran Canaria. This area offers a great selection of shops and boutiques, restaurants and cafés. Visiting this upscale promenade is a great way to spend an evening, strolling by the shops, people watching and unwinding with a drink in hand.
While you are on the southern tip of the island in Maspalomas, another attraction to stop by is Aqualand Maspalomas. This waterpark is geared towards children of all ages and even adults that are kids at heart. While not being the most budget-friendly stop for families, this waterpark has slides and play areas to cool off while the heat is rising outside. You can save a little money by booking your ticket through a website or a local tour guide before arriving to the water park’s gates.
Aqualand Maspalomas, Gran Canaria.
Pop into Dr Fish Foot Spa for an unusual pedicure. At this small business in Puerto Mogan, for a small fee, you dip your feet into a tank where fish will nibble away all the callous and dry bits of skin. This unconventional service is certainly a unique experience that will be hard to replicate. Previous customers have described it as tickling at first but something that grows on you.
Where to eat & drink
Located in the city of Puerto Rico, the Cosi Come Sei restaurant is an intimate and family-friendly dining option. This eatery is located in a shopping centre, like many others on Gran Canaria, and only has ten tables. Because of the modest size, you will likely have to call ahead to make reservations. But while this restaurant unofficially requires reservations, it is fairly budget friendly and definitely family friendly. They have menu options for every income and taste.
For a raucous good time, the club Xtreemz is a fantastic spot to relax and unwind. This club has a full service bar, friendly staff and best of all, affordable drinks. Regarded as one of the best bars in the city of Puerto Rico, it attracts a suitable buzzy and eclectic crowd.
Where to stay
Since it only has four floors, tourists might expect the views from Riu Palace Maspalomas in Playa del Ingles to be less than ideal, but that is not so. In fact, the view from most rooms is actually very good. In addition to this pleasant surprise, the naturally occurring sand dunes are also visible from most rooms. It's not incredibly well prepared for children and tends to suit older couples. Many people choose the half board option and report that it is excellent value, especially because of the breakfast buffet.
Riu Palace Maspalomas, Gran Canaria.
For the best value in Gran Canaria, the Atlantic Beach Club is a modern and affordable resort on the Playa del Ingles. Ranked as the best value hotel on the island by Trip Advisor, this resort has something for everyone. This resort has quick access to the beach, balconies and a pool for guests to enjoy. One common compliment is that this hotel is close to nighttime festivities but removed enough so you can get restful sleep at night.
March events in Gran Canaria
Holy Week and Easter
29th March 2015 to 5th April 2015
With a significant Catholic population, Easter is one of the most important holidays of the year in Gran Canaria. During this time, special masses are held in churches around the island, including the parishes in Triana and Vegueta, and religious re-enactment scenes and processions are held throughout the streets of Las Palmas.