March Weather Averages for Gran Canaria, Canary Islands
Whats the Weather like in Gran Canaria in March
The unique landscape of the Gran Canaria is diverse enough that tourists can experience a holiday unlike any other. The activities that the island provides, in addition to its varying landscape and climate, provide a veritable feast of memorable experiences. Although visitors will see differences in temperature and rainfall across the island, they are sure to remember Gran Canaria as one of the most beautiful holiday destinations...
Whats the Weather like in Gran Canaria in March
The unique landscape of the Gran Canaria is diverse enough that tourists can experience a holiday unlike any other. The activities that the island provides, in addition to its varying landscape and climate, provide a veritable feast of memorable experiences. Although visitors will see differences in temperature and rainfall across the island, they are sure to remember Gran Canaria as one of the most beautiful holiday destinations they have ever visited.
The weather in March will feel almost summer-like for tourists from northern and continental Europe. The average temperature on any given day is 18.5°C, compared to April, which has an average temperature of around 18.9°C. The low can dip down to 15.4°C with a high of up to 21.8°C.
Average Sea Temperature
The average sea temperature is 19°C, but it will be warming by the end of the month.
The windier days of January and February might have made swimming unfavourable, but March's warmer air temperatures will make the ocean much more inviting.
There is an average of 14 mm of precipitation over an average of 7 days.
Avergae Sunshine Hours
Fortunately, travelers will get to enjoy average of 11 beautiful hours of sunlight each day during the month of March.
Dust storms are still prevalent during March, but since they are becoming less and less of a factor, the west side of the island is not nearly as affected at this time of year because of the mountains. In fact, the western coast may not see any dust storms at all during this month.
Because this climate is so consistent, many athletes make this island their home because it provides outdoor challenges and adventures all year. Swimming, windsurfing, scuba diving and surfing are activities one might expect to see all year round on this island, but mountain biking, rock climbing and golfing are also quite popular thanks to the diverse landscape and beautiful weather.
Gran Canaria Hotels in March
Riu Palace Maspalomas
Since it only has four floors, tourists might expect the views from Riu Palace Maspalomas in Playa del Ingles to be less than ideal, but that is not so. In fact, the view from most rooms is actually very good. In addition to this pleasant surprise, the naturally occurring sand dunes are also visible from most rooms.
It's not incredibly well prepared for children and tends to suit older couples. Many people choose the half board option and report that it is excellent value, especially because of the breakfast buffet.
Atlantic Beach Club
For the best value in Gran Canaria, the Atlantic Beach Club is a modern and affordable resort on the Playa del Ingles. This resort has something for everyone, including quick access to the beach, balconies and a pool for guests to enjoy. One common compliment is that this hotel is close to nighttime festivities but removed enough so you can get restful sleep at night.
Bars and Restaurants
Cosi Come Sei
Located in the city of Puerto Rico, the Cosi Come Sei restaurant is an intimate and family-friendly dining option. This eatery is located in a shopping centre, like many others on Gran Canaria, and only has ten tables.
Because of the modest size, you will likely have to call ahead to make reservations. But while this restaurant unofficially requires reservations, it is fairly budget friendly and definitely family friendly. They have menu options for every income and taste.
For a raucous good time, the club Xtreeemz is a fantastic spot to relax and unwind. This club has a full service bar, friendly staff and best of all, affordable drinks. Regarded as one of the best bars in the city of Puerto Rico, it attracts a suitable buzzy and eclectic crowd.
Things to do in Gran Canaria in March
El Faro de Maspalomas
When staying in Maspalomas, shoppers must visit El Faro de Maspalomas, located at the southern tip of Gran Canaria. This area offers a great selection of shops and boutiques, restaurants and cafés. Visiting this upscale promenade is a great way to spend an evening, strolling by the shops, people watching and unwinding with a drink in hand.
While you are on the southern tip of the island in Maspalomas, another attraction to stop by is Aqualand Maspalomas. This waterpark is geared towards children of all ages and even adults that are kids at heart.
While not being the most budget-friendly stop for families, this waterpark has slides and play areas to cool off while the heat is rising outside. You can save a little money by booking your ticket through a website or a local tour guide before arriving to the water park's gates.
Dr Fish Foot Spa
Pop into Dr Fish Foot Spa for an unusual pedicure. At this small business in Puerto Mogan, for a small fee, you dip your feet into a tank where fish will nibble away all the callous and dry bits of skin. This unconventional service is certainly a unique experience that will be hard to replicate. Previous customers have described it as tickling at first but something that grows on you.
March events in Gran Canaria
Festival Internacional de Cine de Las Palmas
1st March 2019 to 31st March 2019
The Festival Internacional de Cine de Las Palmas (International Film Festival of Las Palmas) takes place between October and November each year in various locations around Las Palmas, including the Centro de Iniciativas de la Caja de Canarias (CICCA), Auditorio Alfredo Kraus, Gabinete Literario, Centro Atlántico de Arte Modern and Multicines Monopol. The festival attracts famous actors, actresses and directors from all around the world who visit the island to promote their latest films. Dates to be confirmed.
Holy Week and Easter
14th March 2019 to 20th March 2019
With a significant Catholic population, Easter is one of the most important holidays of the year in Gran Canaria. During this time, special masses are held in churches around the island, including the parishes in Triana and Vegueta, and religious re-enactment scenes and processions are held throughout the streets of Las Palmas.
14th March 2019 to 24th March 2019
Carnaval is celebrated each February throughout the whole of Gran Canaria. Although almost every town and village holds its own celebrations, the biggest and best ones take place throughout the streets and plazas of Las Palmas, as well as in Santa Catalina Park. The main events include drag queen performances, a carnival queen competition, a mini children's carnival, numerous parades, street parties, music concerts, dancing, street performances and plenty of free-flowing food and drink. The drag queen election is one of the highlights of the carnival. This event starts of in La Isleta from where a parade leaves and travels throughout Las Palmas until it reaches the stage at Santa Catalina Park and the carnival drag queen is chosen. If you can't make it to Las Palmas, Playa del Ingles, San Bartolomé, Maspalomas, Aguimes, Agaete and Telde also put on great carnival celebrations.