What's the Weather like in Amadores in January
Average Sea Temperature
The first month of the year still brings very pleasant temperatures indeed, and despite the fact Amadores is classed as being in the winter months, it is still very possible to swim in the sea, with an average water temperature of around 19°C. Compared to many other resorts at this time of year, Amadore's weather sums up why the Canary Islands in general are nicknamed the 'Islands of the Eternal Spring'.
January has an average temperature of around 15°C, which is certainly t-shirt weather, although you may need a light jacket or cardigan for the evenings, with an average low of 12°C. Despite that, you can expect an average high temperature of up to 18°C great for January!
You may experience a little rain during January, with an average of 45mm, with 5 days experiencing some rain.
Average Sunshine Hours
However these downfalls are unlikely to be prolonged and will leave pleasant conditions behind, in fact January has an average of 6 hours sun per day.
Amadores Hotels in January
Throughout the year you will have plentiful options when it comes to accommodation for your holiday in Amadores, with budget hotels and more upmarket establishments on offer. Riosol Hotel is a good middle of the road option, offering different board basis', including half board, so you can head out and explore the resort and its restaurants too. The large swimming pool is great for a cool down, and you're also very close to the beach.
Gloria Palace Amadores Thalasso & Hotel
Alternatively, Gloria Palace Amadores Thalasso & Hotel offers as full spa, so you can totally rest and recuperate on your holiday. Situated right on the clifftop, the views here are stunning.
Blue Star Apartments
Beach in Amadores for January
Amadores' main centre of life is of course the beach, and this beautiful arc of golden sand is perfect for rest and relaxation. A great choice for families, due to the calm waters and plentiful space to run, Amadores Beach is backed by plentiful bars and restaurants, so you don't have to venture too far for a drink or snack. No ball games or loud music are allowed, so rest and relaxation is the name of the game. It's easy to get here too, either by foot if you're staying very central, or by bus, which is very regular and reliable.
Bars and Restaurants
If you're craving a spot of Italian food whilst you're on holiday in Amadores, then head to La Cucina, one of the best Italian restaurants in town. The pizzas are highly recommended here, and the atmosphere is chilled-out, and never packed full.
You won't struggle to find any kind of food in Amadores and the surrounding area, and the resort caters for every taste. Zona Verde is a popular choice for those wanting a BBQ option, based just outside of Amadores, heading towards Puerto de Mogan.
Piccadilly Music Pub
Things to do in Amadores in January
The first month of the year begins with New Year celebrations, and whilst New Year's Day might be a quiet affair, with everyone recovering from the night before, a refreshing swim on the first day of the year is a great thing to do. Head to Amadores Beach for a chilled-out start to your month, and enjoy the peace and quiet.
Golfing in Anfi Tauro
Alternatively, you might enjoy a spot of golf, and in that case you're spoilt for choice. Amadores is home to many golf courses, indeed the whole south coast of Gran Canaria has choices for a few hours on the green. Head to Anfi Tauro as a choice in the resort itself.
Maspalomas Golf Club
As an alternative, you can travel just a few minutes out of town to Maspalomas to enjoy Maspalomas Golf Club for a change of pace. The temperate weather in January is perfect for enjoying a few hours outside, with a breath of fresh air to blow away the cobwebs.
Spirit of the Sea
Before the more extreme heat hits the island, head out on a boat trip and attempt to spot dolphins and even whales in the wild. You'll find a few choices if you head to nearby Puerto Rico, which is easily accessible via a pleasant clifftop walk, or the local bus service. Spirit of the Sea offers a redemption offer to customers who are unfortunate enough to not spot these mammals on their particular day, by giving a voucher to allow a repeat visit. Obviously nobody can predict whether dolphins and whales are going to be shy on your particular day of visiting, but managing to see these majestic creatures in the wild is something to behold.
Cruise and Shopping
Most dolphin and whale spotting trips last for around three house, so if you can get on an early cruise you could take advantage of the New Year sales in Puerto Rico and head off shopping. You'll find Duty Free offers on certain items, such as electricals, and there are also three large shopping centres to explore here, including Europa, with restaurants to enjoy as a pit-stop, before heading the short distance back to Amadores.
Dia de los Reyes Magos
If you are visiting Amadores on 6 January then you will privy to the Dia de los Reyes Magos, or Day of the Three Wise Men. This is a huge celebration across the whole of Gran Canaria and you will see street parades and celebrations in most resorts certainly one for the camera.