Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Weather April Averages, Canary Islands
April days in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria fluctuate a bit more than at other times during the year, however the city maintains its warm temperatures and mostly sunny days. Located south of Spain, closer to the northwest of Africa, this Spanish island city has an average daily temperature of 20°C. Lows can drop down to 16°C during cool days and evenings, while high temperatures reach up to 23°C on warm afternoons. The spring weather on the island is much warmer and drier than it is in mainland Spain.
With temperatures very similar to March, April continues a wonderful spring season in Las Palmas. The moderate temperatures in this month are paired with an average of 10 hours of sunshine, making for great weather for long days exploring the city. The chance of rain drops down to only 15% in April, with an average of only 6 mm of rain spread over 6 days throughout the month.
The sea temperature stays at a chilly 18°C this month, still cool from winter. The water will be cool but still warm enough for determined swimmers. This is a windy month with a 74% chance of a windy day, which can affect some beach activities such as parasailing and it's important to check the forecast. While it may be too windy for some activities, tourists can plan ahead and still enjoy many beach activities with light wind, such as sailing.
Spring is a beautiful season in most places and the same is true for Las Palmas. The island blossoms into a colorful, lush landscape that visitors will be able to fully enjoy thanks to the sunshine and warm days. And because most families have children still in school during this time, visitors who can travel in the off-season will be rewarded not only with great weather but also with less crowded beaches.
Where to Stay:
The Concorde Hotel in Las Palmas is located right off of the Playa de las Canteras, the most popular beach in the city. Shopping surrounds it, along with restaurants and plenty of activities to keep you busy when you aren't relaxing on the sand or in the rooftop pool overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. There is a restaurant available with local and international cuisine, a computer room, Wi-Fi on the mezzanine floor, and a TV room. With 126 rooms, the Concorde knows how to keep guests entertained and happy during their stay in Las Palmas.
Hotel Puerto Canteras is a colorful, cheerful building that stands out in northern Las Palmas. Its 27 rooms are brightly designed with plenty of space and include free Wi-Fi, a flat screen TV, air conditioning, a work desk and a full bathroom. The restaurant features a variety of local dishes including seafood paella and fish churros.
Located on the Playa de las Canteras, Hotel Verol has an excellent location within walking distance to Las Palmas' best beaches, shopping and restaurants. With free Wi-Fi throughout the building and an in-house restaurant, guests can have the comforts of home in Hotel Verol. Rooms include a desk, a fridge upon request, a flat screen TV and free toiletries.
Things to Do:
Together with the Vegueta neighborhood, the Triana neighborhood is one of the oldest in Las Palmas. Ever since its main street became pedestrian-only, the area has turned into a great place to walk and shop while viewing the blend of historic and modern buildings. The Plaza de Cairasco is a small but quiet plaza where you can relax while taking in the scenery.
If you catch a rare spring rain, head inside at the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium, named for the Canary Islands' most famous tenor. Built on Playa de Las Canteras between 1993 and 1997, this auditorium stands as an important skyline marker on the beach of Las Palmas and is home to the Las Palmas Philharmonic Orchestra. It is also the site of festivals such as the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria International Film Festival and the Canary Islands Classical Music Festival.
Eating and Drinking Out:
With over 100 varieties of cheese imported from Spain and elsewhere, La Casa de Los Quesos is a great place to pick up everything you need for a lovely spring picnic. They stock local jams and cakes too. Plus there's a great selection of Canarian wines to pair with your cheeses.
Centrally located and near the San Telmo Park, La Olivia offers homemade and freshly prepared dishes depending on what is available at the market each day. Though there is no fixed menu, you can expect traditional favorites like chickpea stew and plenty of fresh fish.