September Weather Averages for Gran Canaria, Canary Islands
What's the weather like in 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 ocea...
Daily September Averages for Gran Canaria
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What's the weather like in 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.
Average Sea Temperature
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.
Rainfall and Sunshine Hours
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.
Gran Canaria Hotels in September
For amazing views and a city location in Gran Canaria, you can't beat AC Hotel Gran Canaria. Located in the island's capital, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, this hotel is run by Marriott and therefore has all the facilities and services that you'd expect from the famous hotel chain. Accommodation comes in the form of standard rooms and junior suites, each of which is decorated in a minimalist design and features a balcony overlooking the beach, port or city, plasma TV, minibar and full bathroom with bath and hairdryer.
Junior suites are more spacious than the rooms and offer a separate living area, plus slippers, bathroom and bathroom kit with amenities. Within the hotel you'll find a fitness room complete with cardio equipment, free weights and rooftop swimming pool, plus free WiFi access and the Suite Bar which serves Mediterranean cuisine. Thanks to its central location, Las Canteras beach and Plaza de Santa Catalina are both close by.
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.
Gran Canaria Beaches for September
Anfi del Mar beach is fabulous for families as it consists of fine, white sand and clear, warm water that is shallow and safe for all to enjoy. Either lay and enjoy the late summer sunshine, take a gentle swim, or relax with some food and a cold drink from nearby cafe or supermarket. Water sports can be arranged on this beach too for those wanting to head out for an exploration.
Playa Taurito beach is located on the south-west coast of the island and consists of fine sand, with rocky areas around the edges of the beach. This area offers a peaceful setting to relax and enjoy the sunshine, as well as catering for the sport types with volleyball nets, water sports activities and a selection of restaurants, bars and cafes.
Bars and Restaurants
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. Try the succulent mussels with Canaraian, green mojo sauce, the beautifully hand made quiches or the wonderful range of salads including avocado and crab mayonnaise.
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.
Things to do in Gran Canaria in September
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.
For adventurous types, Hangar 37 is perfect. This huge airsoft battleground theme park features tunnels, bridges and trenches over 9,000 sq meters. There are even real military vehicles and tanks to explore. With excellent facilities, helpful and friendly staff and restaurant on site, Hangar 37 is a great choice for families.
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 through the impressive and unforgettable Barranco de Fataga, dolphin 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.
For a thrilling ride on the water, head to Aqua Sport Water Sport Centre in Playa del Inglés where you'll find a wide choice of things to hire, from donuts, hoverboards and speedy jetskis.
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 such as the Santa Ana Cathedral 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.
September events in Gran Canaria
Fiesta de la Virgen del Pino
8th September 2018
Fiesta de la Virgen del Pino (Feast of Our Lady of the Pines) is celebrated each September in Teror in Gran Canaria. Various age groups queue up for hours to make promises to the Virgen and thank her for the favours that she had granted. This religious holiday sees numerous pilgrims travel from all over the island to pay reverence to the saint at the Basílica de Nuestra Senora del Pino.
Romeria de Nuestra Senora de la Luz
8th September 2018 to 9th September 2018
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.
Fiesta del Charco
10th September 2018 to 11th September 2018
The Fiesta del Charco takes place in the middle of September each year at Puerto de la Aldea de San Nicolás around the lagoon. The festival features a number of fishing and water-based competitions, including locals attempting to catch fish bare-handed, which are put on in honour of the traditional fishing methods of the original inhabitants of Gran Canaria.
Dia de la Hispanidad
12th September 2018
Dia de la Hispanidad (National Day) is an important public holiday celebrated throughout the whole of Spain and the Canary Islands. On this day, almost all shops, banks and supermarkets throughout Gran Canaria will be closed, so make sure you stock up in advance.