We arrived on Jan 11th to clear blue skies,sunshine,warmth and a lovely breeze which continued thoughout the entire week.
Temperatures 25-27 degrees during the day - dipping as the day wore on but only a light shawl or cardigan needed in the evenings.
Please note: this is only a personal review and my tastes will not be the same as yours. I have friends who have visited Gran Canaria for the last 8 yrs and love it. Likewise I know someone who loathed it from the moment they arrived! So, please read between the lines and don't let me put you off in any way.
If you need to relax then this is the place for you. We stayed at the Maspalomas
Princess Hotel h.b and it was exactly what it says on the label! The food was plentiful and the variety extensive.
The staff were cheerful and helpful and the cleanliness of the hotel was outstanding.
Evening entertainment was surprisingly good - usually I give this a wide berth but things are on the up and the bands/groups I watched were very professional and entertaining.
Beware, measures are not used for alchoholic beverages (cheap) which helps keep the party going but as soon as you get onto the bed you'll know about it!
We strolled to the beach daily but were flagging on our return particularly my 80 yr old mother - beware, it does take approx 30mins unless you really step out!
However, don't be put off as taxis/buses are v.reasonable and readily available.
Watch out for the women along this stretch in the daytime who try to attatch bracelets to your wrist and then demand money in a quite alarming fashion. Apparently, once the bracelet is on you wrist the deal is done and you must pay! One of our party (walking alone) foolishly parted with 50 euro just to get rid of them as a group of 5 crowded around him in a menacing manner. No eye contact or verbal communication is the key.
Otherwise I felt very safe even walking in the dark - security cameras were visible and local police patrolling all main thoroughfares.