What's the weather like in Maspalomas in March
As spring approaches in March, the temperatures in Maspalomas begin to rise accordingly.
The hours of sunshine the area is blessed with each day make for warm and pleasant days that can well be spent on Maspalomas' sandy beaches.
There's very little expectation of any wet weather and any rainy spells should be brief and fleeting. Perhaps it's no wonder that Maspalomas is such a popular destination in the cooler months of the year.
Average Sea Temperature
The average temperature of the sea during this month is 19°C that's only a couple of degrees cooler compared to the summer, where the sea temperature can reach 22°C to 23°C in August and September. Maspalamos is a perfect destination not only for sunbathing but also water sports such as bodyboarding and surfing.
Maspalomas sees an average of 18 mm over 4 days of rain during the month of March. However, if you want to visit Maspalomas where little to no rainfall is expected, August may be your best option as the temperature can reach a sweltering 26°C and virtually 0mm of rainfall is expected during that month.
Although, March is still an ideal time of year to visit as the average probability that some form of precipitation will occur is only a mere 23%! And if it does rain the most common forms of precipitation are moderate rain, drizzle and light rain.
During March there is an average humidity of 62%. At this time of year the relative humidity typically ranges from a mildly humid 51% to 85%, rarely dropping below a comfortable 33% or reaching as high as 100%! On average, the air is driest around March 15th, when the relative humidity drops below 60% three days out of four and the air is most humid around March 13th, where relative humidity levels can rise above 77% three days out of four.
Average Sunshine Hours
There is an average of 10 hours of sunshine per day in Maspalomas at this time of the year hat's only two hours less than experienced in the height of July. Over the course of March the day is gradually increasing from the start to the end of the month, the length of day increases by a total of 49 minutes! Whilst the shortest day of the month as expected is March 1st with 11:37 hours of daylight and the longest day is March 31st with 12:26 hours of daylight.
You also won't have to worry about cloudy skies as the median cloud cover is only a partly cloudy 47% and is unlikely to vary substantially over the course of the month.
Furthermore, over the course of a typical March wind speeds vary from just 5 mph to 24 mph, rarely exceeding 31 mph. The highest average wind speed of 15 mph is expected to occur around March 22nd when the average daily maximum wind speed is also predicted to be 24 mph.
At this time of year it is also rather common to experience the occasional dust storm, which can last between two to four days. Due to Gran Canaria's close proximity to North Africa it means the Canary Islands can experience dust storms travelling from the Western Sahara.
When it comes to Maspalomas, some of the area's top attractions are the glorious, white sandy beaches. There's no better place to sprawl out on your beach towel and soak up the sun, making sure you come home with a tan.
There will also be plenty of opportunity to get involved with water sports off of the coast, with parascending, scuba diving, windsurfing and jet skiing just a few of the popular options available to you.
But one of the most enticing things about the beaches are the impressive sand dunes. One way to explore them in style is on camel back, with camel rides an exciting activity that people of all ages are bound to enjoy.
Maspalomas Hotels in March
Dunas Maspalomas offers a three-star bungalow complex, located just 300m away from Gran Canaria's Maspalomas Golf Course. The complex also features two outdoor swimming pools and tennis courts. Each bungalow comes with a private balcony, as well as a spacious living area, satellite TV and fully equipped kitchenette.
The Seaside Palm Beach is a five-star hotel located in Maspalomas. The complex is located just 100m away from the beach and features a lagoon-style swimming pool, spa and tropical gardens. Activities such as yoga, tennis and water aerobics are also available at no extra cost!
Maspalomas is very popular with the LGBT community. The Beach Boys Boutique Resort is a gay men only resort located right next to Maspalomas Golf Course. The complex features a nudist-friendly outdoor swimming pool, as well as a secluded hot tub and massage room. Each bungalow boasts an individually themed décor, based on cities from around the world.
The Suite Hotel Jardin Dorado is an exclusive four-star hotel located next to the Maspalomas sand dunes and golf course. The hotel boasts a gym, sauna, outdoor swimming pool, as well as a hydro massage pool and hot tub. Massages can also be arranged on request.
Maspalomas Beach for March
Maspalomas offers one of the best beaches in Gran Canaria. This enormous, golden sand beach offers a nudist area, as well as a variety of water sports such as surfing and jet skiing. You can even take a camel ride around the sand dunes and freshwater lagoon. Throughout the year the sea is warm enough for swimming, even in spring and winter! There are also a number of bars, restaurants and cafes within close proximity if you are feeling a bit peckish.
Bars and Restaurants
Sushi Mex is Gran Canaria's only restaurant with two kitchens serving Mexican and Japanese cuisine. Each dish is carefully crafted using only the freshest ingredients. This contemporary eatery can be found located along the beachfront in Maspalomas. Whilst you're here make sure to try their signature dish the tempura-fried ice-cream.
Meat eaters will love Restaurante El Churrasco Meloneras, which is a renowned Argentine steakhouse located in Maspalomas. The restaurant serves only the best steak sourced from farms in Scotland and Argentina. They also pride themselves on stocking some of the best wines in the area and host a number of wine testing sessions throughout the year.
However, if you love Italian cuisine you should definitely try Grand Italia located down Boulevard El Faro. This authentic restaurant offers traditional pizzas, cooked in a wood-fired oven for a delicious, mouthwatering taste. They also offer a variety of different ice creams flavours at their in house gelataria.
On the other hand, if you're a fan of Spanish and Canarian cuisine make sure to try Las Rias Meloneras. This eatery is located on the 1st floor of the Varadero Shopping Centre in Meloneras, but don't be fooled by first appearances as this place offers some of the best seafood in Gran Canaria.
Things to do in Maspalomas in March
The Maspalomas Sand Dunes are undoubtedly one of the most popular tourist attractions not only in Maspalomas but also the whole of Gran Canaria. The sand dunes are 12km long and eventually lead to Playa del Ingles. There are a number of things to see and do here such as camel rides and visiting the El Faro de Maspalomas lighthouse.
On the other hand, if you're here with the little ones you may want to take them to Aqualand, located in Maspalomas. This enormous Water Park boasts a number of attractions for the whole family from wave machines to adrenaline packed slides. The park also features a children's play pool as well as the chance to swim with sea lions!
On a sunny day you may want to visit the Maspalomas Botanical Park (El Parque Botanico de Maspalomas). This spectacular garden features an ever-growing list of species of palms from around the world. This attraction is perfect for any nature enthusiast, plus entry is completely free!
Believe it or not this time of year is perfect for water sports such as kite surfing and wakeboarding. The Pro Surfing Company is located in Maspalomas and offers a wide variety of water sports such as paddle surfing, jet skiing, diving, surfing and more, plus they also rent out a number of surfboards if you would rather take to the water by yourself. However, if you want to try something completely different they also offer "sand boarding" on the Maspalomas sand dunes.
Dates for the diary
The Maspalomas Carnival takes place usually in February or March. This popular event is celebrated every year on the main streets of the resort. The festival includes a variety of events such as the Carnival Queen Gala, Drag Queen and the Grand Parade. The highlight of the carnival is definitely the Grand Parade, where a procession of different floats and acts will make their way through Maspalomas, with plenty of music and dancing.