April Weather Averages for Gran Canaria, Canary Islands
Weather in Gran Canaria in April
Temperatures, although they are pleasant all year in Gran Canaria, begin to rise above the teens in April, proving that summertime is rapidly approaching. Because of the year-round sunny weather, many people treat April like a summer month anyway, heading to the beaches for sunbathing and water sports. The temperatures are warm enough for all the daytime (and night time) adventures th...
Weather in Gran Canaria in April
Temperatures, although they are pleasant all year in Gran Canaria, begin to rise above the teens in April, proving that summertime is rapidly approaching. Because of the year-round sunny weather, many people treat April like a summer month anyway, heading to the beaches for sunbathing and water sports. The temperatures are warm enough for all the daytime (and night time) adventures that visitors might have planned for their holiday.
The average temperature is 18.9°C throughout the month of April. This can vary from 15.7°C all the way up to 22.1°C, making for a truly pleasant range of temperatures regardless of when in April you travel, compared to May, which has an average temperature of around 20°C. The sea temperature begins to rise as well up to 19°C.
There is an average of seven mm of precipitation over six days throughout the month so April showers will not be a factor for your trip.
Average Sunshine Hours
Best of all, you can anticipate enjoying an average of ten hours of sunshine each day while on the island.
Gran Canaria Hotels in April
Terrazamar Servatur Hotel
One affordable yet comfortable hotel in Gran Canaria is the Terrazamar Servatur Hotel. This resort is nestled against dramatic cliffs so every room has spectacular views. Each room has a large balcony to enjoy the scenery and a nearly full-sized kitchen so you'll feel at home while on holiday.
This resort is best for people who don't mind a little hike to get to and from nearby Puerto Rico. You'd be within walking distance of the beach and town but it is pretty hilly.
Parque Tropical in Playa del Ingles Hotel
And for travellers who do not have to have a 5-star accommodation in order to enjoy their holiday, there are plenty of options. One of those is Parque Tropical in Playa del Ingles, a rustic resort set on beautifully manicured gardens and views. The on-site restaurant cooks up a variety of fresh catches every day, and the pool bar has a surprisingly varied menu.
Lopesan Villa del Conde
Lopesan Villa del Conde is an upscale 5-star resort right on the seafront located in the upmarket Meloneras resort. It is made up of typical Canarian villas and has 5 swimmimg pools. The resort is family friendly with plenty of entertainement and fun for all age groups! The resort is described as a village in it's own right.
With its own central plaza, gardens and five restaurants to choose from. This hotel offers delicous international and local cuisine. The Corallium Thalasso Spa is a magnificent beauty and wellness centre in the hotel where guests can indulge in relaxing treatments.
Gran Canaria Beaches in April
Sardina del Norte
This is a small and pretty sandy beach in the north west of the island. Surrounded by high cliffs Sardinia del Norte is popular with locals and divers due to its wealth of marine life. There are some exquisite sea food restaurants and a colourful fishing village.
Anfi del Mar
Anfi del Mar is one of the island's prettiest man-made beaches. Surrounded by tall palm trees and lush flowers this is a little piece of paradise. Located in the south-west of the island, the beach is consistently well maintained and the sea has been described by visitors as crystal clear and as calm as a swimming pool. There is plenty to do like kayaking and renting pedallos, you can also rent sun longers and parasols and grab a bite to eat in one of the local restauranst and cafes.
Playa del Ingles Beach
This is one of Gran Canaria's most well known beaches. It attracts millions of tourists of all ages and always has good weather. Playa del Ingles is one of the third longest beaches on the island and has an expansive coast line with gorgeous golden sand. The beach is clean and well maintained and there are plenty of hotels, restaurants and shops next to the beach.
Bars and Restaurants
A well-regarded restaurant on Gran Canaria is named for one of Spain's finest architects: A. Gaudi, after Antonin Gaudi. This restaurant, run by an Austrian expatriate, serves traditional Spanish and Canarian dishes with the finest local ingredients. The restaurant specializes in pairing each dish with a Spanish wine to complete the perfect meal. With high ratings, this restaurant is sure to impress.
Restaurante Mar y Monte
For a wallet friendly dinner option, make reservations at the Restaurante Mar y Monte in Playa del Ingles. This cosy eatery is popular with tourists, and particularly those from Scandinavia. The menu of this restaurant has numerous internationally influenced dishes to appeal to tourists from all nations. And, of course, best of all, the restaurant is known for its fair and reasonable pricing, despite being located in a tourist hot spot.
Shenanigans Irish Entertainment Bar
Shenanigans Irish Entertainment Bar in Playa del Ingles is a good place to grab a cocktail. It is first and foremost a bar with a range of beers on tap and knowledgeable bartenders who can make you whatever you may be in the mood for. Shenanigans also anticipates that parents may have to bring a kid with them since they don't have a babysitter so there are plenty of kid-friendly games to play alongside pool for the adults.
Things to do in Gran Canaria in April
With 236 km of coastline, which boasts 60 km of beaches there is plenty of room for everyone who visits the island. For some, being one in a crowd is the beach experience they are looking for. In that case, Maspalomas' long, sandy beach is the perfect spot. On the southern side of the island, families will find fun on large beaches such as San Agustin or Amadores.
Something that islanders have known for years is how beneficial the island can be for one's health. Combine the tranquility of the ocean and the peacefulness of the island's lifestyle with the many spas and wellness centres on this island, which are serviced by some of the best wellness professionals in the world, and you will see how a vacation in Gran Canaria can be good for your body and soul.
Spa 711 is a fine example of one of the spas on Gran Canaria. This upscale spa is modern, beautiful and offers a wide range of services including professional massages. The massages include deep tissue and sports techniques to treat a wide range of ailments and sore muscles. If you're going for lighter reasons, they have pedicures and manicures to get your feet prepared for the feet or to recover from a long hike.
Free Motion Bike and Tours
One way to beat the growing crowds on the beach is to take to the inside of the island with Free Motion Bike and Tours. The company offers a variety of tours depending on how long you would like to bike around the island, your skill level and what scenery you are interested in. The tour company provides the bikes, safety gear and even transportation to starting points to take care of everything.
April events in Gran Canaria
Fiesta of the Aborigines
20th April 2019 to 30th April 2019
Held toward the end of April each year in the Santa Lucia region of the island, the Fiesta of the Aborigines commemorates the pre-Hispanic inhabitants of Gran Canaria (the Guanches). The events take place at Fortaleza Grande and include music concerts, dancing and local produce sampling.
Romeria de Nuestra Senora de la Luz
27th April 2019
The Romeria de Nuestra Senora de la Luz is a pilgrimage held in honour of Our Lady of the Light. This pilgrimage takes place in the middle of October each year in Las Palmas and features a water procession with brightly decorated boats which takes place twice during the festival along the city's coastline - once on the second Saturday of the month and then again the next day.