Averages for Gran Canaria in October

What's the Weather like in Gran Canaria in October

Spring and autumn are extremely popular and recommended times to visit the island because of fairly consistently beautiful weather and thinner crowds. It is perfect for outdoor recreation and sport, but it is also well suited for walking from cafes, museums, and art galleries to take in the sights. Additionally, the water temperature provides year long opportunities to swim, surf, snorkel, or scuba dive.

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  • Temperature Temperature 23°C 73°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 26°C 79°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 20°C 68°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 7 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 16 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 2 days
  • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 23°C 73°F

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What's the Weather like in Gran Canaria in October

Spring and autumn are extremely popular and recommended times to visit the island because of fairly consistently beautiful weather and thinner crowds. It is perfect for outdoor recreation and sport, but it is also well suited for walking from cafes, museums, and art galleries to take in the sights. Additionally, the water temperature provides year long opportunities to swim, surf, snorkel, or scuba dive.

Temperature

October in the Canary Islands and Gran Canaria is warm, sunny and blissfully dry. The average temperature on any day during the month is 22.8°C. This average temperature takes into consideration a low of 19.7°C and a common high temperature of 25.8°C. If you are looking to partake in swimming or other active pursuits in the Atlantic Ocean, you're in luck.

Average Sea Temperature 

The average sea temperature is 22°C, the warmest it will be all year. While on land, you have to expect only 13 mm of precipitation, which falls over an average of nine days throughout the month.

Daily Sunshine 

This can vary greatly depending on where you are on the island. Fortunately, you can still expect an average of 11 hours of sunlight daily. Click here for the live forecast or here for the 14-day forecast for Gran Canaria.

Gran Canaria Hotels in October 

Marina Suites

The views from various locations of the Marina Suites in Puerto Rico are probably the hotel's biggest asset. Set against dramatic and rocky cliffs, this luxurious resort is stylish and comfortable. The infinity pool allows swimmers to look right out into the ocean. The private balconies overlook the harbour and marina as well as the beach. If you're not in the mood to leave this resort, it has restaurants, spas and other amenities so you can stay on site as long as you like.

H10 Playa Meloneras Palace

Situated in Meloneras, in the South of Gran Canaria, the H10 Playa Meloneras Palace is located in a quiet area next to the sea. There is an exclusive golf course, and plenty of facilities. The rooms are spacious, all with cable TV, wifi, kettle, and a double or twin bed.

Los Aguacates 

For a good budget resort on Gran Canaria, Los Aguacates in Playa del Ingles is a hotel that will make beach goers and budgeters alike happy. Found just a few meters away from the beach, this resort is considered one of the top value hotels on the island but has a fantastic location. The rooms are considered basic against the more luxurious resorts on the island but they are all clean, decent and well equipped. If you'd like to be close enough to walk to the busy parts of town but get restful sleep, Los Aguacates is quiet at night.

Best Gran Canaria Beaches in October 

Maspalomas

This is Gran Canaria's largest beach, and easily one of the most popular. The beach is incredible large, with a long stretch of sand so very rarel feels crowded. 

There is a famous nudiest beach which sits in the middle of this beach, next to the biggest dunes. Snack bars, and loungers are available for hire at a reasonable cost. 

The water in Maspalomas is clear and calm, making this safe to swim and paddle - there are lifeguards present on the beach to ensure the safety of all choosing to go into the water. 

Las Canteras Beach

Located in the heart of Las Palmas, this is one of the best urban beaches and is blessed with fine weather all year round. It attracts locals, families, sunseekers and has excellent surf.  This large strectch of sandy beach is protected by a natural reef called La Barra.  Visitors can swim in clean tranquil waters while surfers ride the waves in the southern tip of the beach

The southern spot of the Las Canteras Beach is packed with shops selling water sports equipment and surf schools. Anyone looking to partake in watersports, snorkelling and diving will be well catered for on this beach.

If you fancy a bite to eat or some peope watching with an ice cold drink,  the Paseo de las Canteras promenade is located along the beach. It is is a buzzy and authentic promenade packed with shops, restaurants and cafés.  

Puerto Rico Beach

A family friendly beach that enjoys year round sunshine and a lovely gentle breeze. Puerto Rico Beach is located in the south of the island in a bustling holiday resort. This is a busy beach in high season, but not as crowded in October. The resort provides excellent amenities with showers, parasols and sun beds. 

If you want to take part in watersports  such as jetskiing, sailing, fishing, diving. Visitors can also go on boat excursions and dolphin watching excursions, 

Nearby next to beautifiul tropical gardens , there is a large swimming pool, a water park, golf course and shopping centre.  With clear blue water and plentiful beachfront cafes and bars, Puerto Rico beach is a fantastic resort with a great beach. 

Bars and Restaurants 

La Mattina

There are several excellent choices for dining out in the area of Puerto Rico, including La Mattina for Italian cuisine. This cozy and sophisticated eatery is known for its classic Italian offerings like pasta, pizza and tiramisu. This popular place certainly has vocal proponents in its corner. Like many other well-loved restaurants on the island, you should plan ahead and make reservations to secure a table.

Happy Valley Indian Restaurant

Fancy a curry? Head to Happy Valley Indian Restaurant in Puerto Rico. You can expect classic Indian dishes varying levels of spiciness so don't worry is spicy isn't your thing. Happy Valley offers free delivery even late at night, so if you've had a few too many while out or even at the hotel, Happy Valley can bring food to you – result!

Divinity Karaoke Bar

Divinity Karaoke Bar is a fun place for everyone, even kids. Located in the Yumbo Centrum like many of the notable bars in the area, this one caters to a wide audience. Cocktail waitresses go from table to table so you can unwind and concentrate on making your next song selection.

La Marinera Restaurant

Fresh local fish and traditional Canarian restaurant by La Cantera beach in Las Palmas. Delicious local  fresh seafood and if you are looking for meat  try their Argentinan steaks and the classic grill dish "Casa Carmelo". 

The restaurant is next to the beach and is the largest in La Palmas. It offers delicious and affordable food with the backdrop of the sea waves and an ocean breeze. 

Things to do in Gran Canaria in October 

Barranco de Guayadeque

Take advantage of the warm autumn weather on the island by choosing to explore it in the Barranco de Guayadeque. This ravine is located on the southern end of the island and is full of natural wonder and ancient ruins. In this area, the indigenous people of Gran Canaria lived and visitors can see caves where these people lived.

There are modern buildings in the area including two museums dedicated to the area; one even includes mummy remains. If you'd like to see this sight, you will need to rent a car because there is no road wide enough for a bus to get to it.

Playa de Maspalomas

If you would rather head towards the sea on your holiday, the Playa de Maspalomas is considered one of the finest beaches on the island. This long stretch of beach has flowing golden sands set against shallow, bright blue waters.

Well-kept and guarded by local police, you can feel safe and secure with children on this beach. However, there is one caveat; this beach has stretches that are nudist, so pay attention to what section you plump for if you're not looking for an added show!

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