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Weather Averages for Gran Canaria in September
Averages for Gran Canaria in September
Although September is considered to be autumn, tourists will be pleased to know that the temperatures do not begin dropping until November. In fact, the warmest day of the year on average is September 2nd. Holidaymakers have two more months to enjoy the warm, sunny beaches and low precipitation of Gran Canaria In fact, the ocean does not reach its maximum yearly temperature until this month. Truthfully, there is no bad time to schedule a holiday to Gran Canaria.
The average temperature throughout the month of September is 24.2°C. This average considers a low temperature of 21.2°C and a high of 27.1°C. This warm and dry weather is perfect for an autumn holiday escape. While it may be getting cooler in the United Kingdom and continental Europe, the average temperature of the Atlantic Ocean is 23°C so you can still go swimming on holiday. This is the warmest the waters will be all year, despite the fact that most people would consider the summer to be over. The amount of rainfall in the month grows to a marginal 10 mm over the course of three days. Despite the rainfall, there is an average of 12 hours of sunlight on any given day in September. Click here for the current forecast or here for the 14-day forecast.
Dates for diary
Not a month goes by in the Canary Islands without a festival of some kind. In mid-September, the island celebrates the Festival of the Lagoon, a wildly unique celebration. This festival has a storied past that goes back hundreds of years. Starting on the beaches near the village of El Charco, the festival official begins with the mayor shooting a rocket into the afternoon sky. Locals then charge into a local lagoon and make a commotion until fish jump out of the water and into buckets. Once captured, the fish are kissed (yes, really) and released into the ocean.
The biggest fiesta of the year is in honour of the island’s patron saint. Fiesta de la Virgen del Pino draws inhabitants from all over the island to Teror, since she reportedly appeared in a cave there. This festival has modernised over the years, mixing the traditional reason for the celebration with updated touches that make it truly unique and fun for all.
Things to do
The beaches are still prime tourist destinations during this time of year, whether tourists opt for the natural, secluded beaches of the north or the more populated southern ones, any would prove to be lovely. Those who are coming during the warmest months of Gran Canaria’s beautiful year need no entertainment. The island’s beaches can provide all the recreation tourists need but there is no lack of options on the island.
Even though it’s autumn, there is no better time to explore the warm waters around Gran Canaria with the Animal Encounters Private Tours. This company offers tours of all kinds, for individuals of all activity levels, including camel rides, seal encounters and horseback riding. Located in the mountains on the interior of the island, this company provides transportation that winds you through the beautiful roads before arriving at your final destination.
Another way to experience a unique aspect of Gran Canaria is to visit La Vegueta. This historical region of Las Palmas has peaceful streets, historical architecture and quaint cafes. With a touch of old world Spain in a modern city, a day trip to La Vegueta will seem like a step into another world. You can access the neighborhood through multiple means: public transportation, on foot or by driving – there is ample parking in the area.
Where to eat & drink
For a gourmet and contemporary meal in one of Gran Canaria’s less visited cities, make reservations at Let Me Take U in Tejada. This local café has modern cuisine, spins on both local and international food, with spectacular views. You can sit outside to really immerse yourself in the scenery if you’d like. And if you’re truly taken with the surroundings, the café has a small hotel above it.
Found in Puerto Rico, the Grill Costa Mar is a restaurant that takes advantage of Gran Canaria’s abundance of local seafood. In the Spanish style of tapas, this eatery makes authentic, regional cuisine while drawing upon seafood and produce harvested from the island. Located right on the harbour, you can enjoy the view while selecting from a range of freshly caught fish.
A popular hotspot in Playa del Ingles is Xanadu, a nightclub open every night of the week. With a reputation for fair drink prices and ample alcohol, this establishment is sure to please those who want a big night on the town. The friendly owners will accommodate special drinks and song requests, too.
Where to stay
The Seaside Grand Hotel Residencia in Maspalomas on the southern coast of the island is considered the best beach resort on Gran Canaria. This luxurious and opulent hotel is intimate despite its large size. The rooms come with the modern amenities you would expect while on vacation with other details to go above and beyond. The restaurant within the hotel is superb, the grounds are manicured with lovely flowers and best of all, and it is only a short walk to beautiful beaches.
Another fab hotel to make reservations at to take advantage of the beaches is the Apartamentos Taboga. Located on the southern coast of the island, these apartments are located near golden, sandy beaches and have ample parking if you choose to rent a car. Catering to guests to ensure they have a wonderful stay, these apartments provide fresh bread for breakfast each morning, quick Wi-Fi and a complementary bottle of wine when you check in. However, like many resorts on the island, there is no air conditioning so bring a fan.