Maspalomas Weather February Averages, Canary Islands
What's the weather like in Maspalomas in February
February in Maspalomas offers up more of the warm and pleasant weather that tourists looking for winter sun and a beach holiday are drawn to.
Though popular as a holiday destination year round, it is in the winter that the area gains the edge, with plenty of warm and sunny days making it an appealing option when other parts of the world are experiencing the brunt of the cold winter weather.
The beach is still the place to be in February in Maspalomas, so pack accordingly, with plenty of sun cream.
The average daily temperature in Maspalomas is 17°C (63°F), which can reach highs of 20°C (68°F) or drop to lows of 14°C (57°F). The month of February is characterized by essentially constant daily high temperatures, so you don't have to worry about it getting cold at this time of year!
Average Sea Temperature
The average temperature of the sea during this month is 19°C, making it warm enough to take part in water sports such as jet skiing and surfing! On the other hand, if this still seems a bit too cold for you the sea temperature is slightly hotter during the summer and in August where the sea temperature can reach a hot 22°C.
Maspalomas sees an average of 22 mm over 5 days of rain during this month. The average probability that some form of precipitation will be observed during February is only 22% and the most common forms of rainfall are moderate rain, drizzle and light rain. However, if you are worried about the rain you may want to visit in May or September when it's still very hot with little to no rainfall.
During February there is an average humidity of 65%. On average, the relative humidity typically ranges from a mildly humid 52% to a very humid 85%, rarely dropping below a comfortable 36% or reaching 100%. The air is predicted to be driest around February 1st when the humidity is expected to drop below 61% three days out of four, whilst the air is likely to be most humid around February 16th, where levels could rise above 78% three days out of four.
Average Sunshine Hours
The Canary Islands as a whole are extremely sunny throughout the year. In Maspalomas there is an average of nine hours of sunshine per day at this time of the year that's only three hours less compared to July which experiences 12 hours of sunshine per day.
Furthermore, during February the length of day is starting to gradually increase as summer approaches. On average, the shortest day of this month is February 1st with 10:53 hours of daylight, whilst the longest is February 29th with 11:35 hours of daylight.
At this time of year the cloud cover is generally very low at 48%, which is considered as partly cloudy and is unlikely to vary substantially across the month.
The wind levels are also generally low and typically range from 4 mph to 22 mph, rarely exceeding 29 mph. Furthermore, the highest average wind speed of 13mph is expected to occur around February 29th, when the average daily maximum wind speed is 22 mph. At this time of year the wind is most often coming from the north, followed by the north east.
With the weather this warm, you may well be needing to cool off after time spent on the beach and there's no better way to do this than with a dip in the sea. With plenty of water sports to try out, including parascending, water skiing and windsurfing, this is sure to prove a tempting option.
If you favour sports on dry land though, golf is another popular activity in Maspalomas. With a number of different courses in the area, golfers can enjoy outstanding facilities and spectacular surrounding views; ideal whether you are a casual or more serious player.
Maspalomas Hotels in February
The three-star Bungalows Vistaflor is situated right next to the Maspalomas Golf Club and offers a number of facilities such as two swimming pools, tennis courts and a free beach shuttle service. The complex also features a buffet and a la carte restaurant and there is even a small supermarket and vending machines onsite.
The four-star Siesta Suites is also located next to the golf course. These set of spacious suites come with kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms, some also offer a private terrace or solarium. The complex offers a heated swimming pool, sauna, squash court and putting green.
However, if you are looking for a hotel where everything is catered for you may want to try the three-star Dunas Mirador Maspalomas which features two outdoor swimming pools and a hot tub. The hotel also offers an entertainment programme for children as well as a games room which has table football and pool tables.
On the other hand, if you are looking for a self-catering bungalow that is cheap and affordable you should definitely look into the Canary Garden Club situated in Maspalomas. On site you will find a variety of activities such as an outdoor swimming pool and tennis court. The complex also features a buffet restaurant and there is free parking nearby.
Maspalomas Beach for February
Nudism is very popular at Maspalomas Beach, which can be found in the center of the great mass of sand. The beach is said to be over 6km long and 2km wide, so there's plenty of space for everyone! The beach is made up of fine golden, white sand and the sea boasts a beautiful deep blue colour throughout the year. Along the beach you will find a number of beach bars, restaurants, kiosks, shops and cafes as well as water sports such as Jet Ski and pedalo hire. At this time of year the sea is also a positively warm 19°C, which makes it warm enough to go swimming and take part in the various water sports on offer.
Bars and Restaurants
Taberna La Cana Restaurante Tapas offers a wide array of all the Spanish tapas classics such as tortilla, papas bravas, garlic mushrooms, croquettes, puntitas squid and more. The tapas bar is also not too far away from the seafront, meaning you can go for a stroll along the promenade after your delicious meal.
A. Gaudi by Patrik Hartl is a renowned gourmet restaurant situated in Maspalomas. Serving a mouthwatering selection of Meditteranean cuisine and even a few Austrian classics, this eatery is a particular favourite with tourists and locals.
El Salsete is often referred to as a "hidden gem" due to its location and exquisite menu. They serve a variety of Mediterranean classics as well as local Canarian and Spanish cuisine. If you are looking for a restaurant for a special occasion such as a birthday or anniversary this is the place for you!
However, if you're looking for a more casual dining experience you may be interested in the Mezzaluna Pizzeria Trattoria & Café. This place serves a variety of Italian classics such as pizza and pasta. They also have an outdoor terrace which is a great place to enjoy a coffee outside on a sunny day.
Things to do in Maspalomas in February
On a sunny day you may want to visit La Charca in Maspalomas. This large ecosystem offers a coastal saltwater lagoon full of thriving fish. The lagoon is separated from the sea by a small sand barrier which is broken down when there is a large amount of rainfall, causing marine life to enter. The area also offers a large bird community, as well as reed fields and wooded areas.
If you're here with the little ones you should definitely visit Holiday World in Maspalomas. The best time to visit this place is during the evening when the rides are open such as dodgems, a small rollercoaster, Ferris wheel and shooting stalls. There is also a bowling alley, nightclubs and an arcade on the premises.
One of the best ways to explore the local area is to go horse riding in Maspalomas! El Salobre Horse Riding offers a number of excursions for all ages and abilities through the local countryside including the famous sand dunes. There are a variety of excursions available on request from just one hour up to four hours, plus riding helmets are provided.
A great way to spend the evening is at the Moonlight Cinema, which is Europe's only permanent outdoor cinema. Experience the magic of the movies under the stars while tucked up in a complimentary blanket, enjoying a slice of freshly served pizza with your friends and family. The cinema makes sure to show all the best blockbuster movies and new releases.
Dates for the diary
The Maspalomas Carnival usually takes place sometime between February and March. The party celebrations usually last for a week and include many different events including the Carnival Queen Gala, Drag Queen and the Grand Parade. These special events are expected to attract a number of international acts and famous singers, as well as local groups of performers. The carnival also includes a firework shows at the end and many outdoor parties are expected to take place across the resort! If you're in the mood for a party this is definitely the top event for you and your friends.
Furthermore, the International Music Festival of the Canary Islands will be celebrated in Gran Canaria from January 13th until February 13th. The festival celebrates the Canary Islands as one of the most significant Spanish landscapes and cultures. The festival is likely to host a number of renowned orchestras.