Maspalomas Weather October Averages, Canary Islands
What's the weather like in Maspalomas in October
By October in Masplomas, the temperatures drop slightly as the summer heat begins to draw to a close.
Don't expect an autumnal climate just yet, though, as the hot summer weather continues throughout this month in Maspalomas. The temperatures remain high and the sun shines for hours each day, however, at this time of year the temperature is starting to gradually decrease as the winter months approach.
There is more wet weather at this time of the year, so you may well see a wet spell if you're visiting the area in October. Any showers should clear up quickly though to reveal bright skies once again and more of the warm and pleasant weather.
Average Sea Temperature
The average temperature of the sea during this month is 23°C that's exactly the same temperature as September and only 1°C cooler compared to August. This means its still warm enough to go swimming in the sea and take part in water sports such as surfing.
Maspalomas sees an average of 16 mm over 3 days of rain during this month. The probability of precipitation varies throughout the month. Precipitation is most likely around October 31st at 21%, whilst precipitation is least likely around October 1st at 21%. Throughout October, the most common forms of rainfall are moderate rain, drizzle and light rain.
There is an average humidity of 64%. At this time of year the relative humidity typically fluctuates between a mildly humid 56% to a very humid 87%, rarely dropping below a comfortable 41% or reaching as high as 100%. On average, the air is driest around October 31st, when humidity levels can drop below 64% three days out of four. On the other hand, the air is most humid around October 20th at 80%, three days out of four.
Average Sunshine Hours and Daylight Hours
There is an average of 7 hours of sunshine per day in Maspalomas at this time of the year. Over the course of October, the length of day is gradually decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of day decreases by 46 minutes. On average, the shortest day of the month is October 31st with 11:06 hours of daylight, whilst the longest day is October 1st with 11:52 hours of daylight.
You won't have to worry too much either about any clouds obstructing the sunlight. During October the median cloud cover ranges from a mostly clear 38% to a partly cloudy 46%. At this time of year the trend is for the sky to be becoming cloudier with the median cloud cover increasing by 9% from the start to the end of the month.
During October typical wind speeds vary from 4 mph to 23 mph, rarely exceeding 29 mph. The highest average wind speed of 14 mph usually occurs around October 1st, when the average daily maximum wind speed is 23 mph. At this time of year the wind is most often coming from the north, shortly followed by the northeast.
October is a better time to try out the activities on offer in the area beyond water sports, as the weather is getting slightly cooler, making it more comfortable to be more active.
Away from the beach, Maspalomas has the mountain range, meaning it is an ideal location to go trekking. For the more active minded, this is a great way to spend a day of your holiday and see some more of what Maspalomas has to offer beyond its sandy beaches.
Maspalomas Hotels in October
If you're looking for self-catering accommodation, the two-star Bungalows Cordial Green Golf Resort may be offering just what you are looking for. This affordable complex offers a number of modern décor bungalows that feature well-equipped kitchenettes and even a private terrace. The resort is located right next to Maspalomas Golf Course and features two outdoor swimming pools.
On the other hand, the five-star Seaside Palm Beach hotel offers a luxurious lagoon-style swimming pool, spa and tropical gardens. Each room boasts modern décor and is of course air-conditioned. All rooms also include a satellite TV and minibar.
If you're here on a family holiday you may want to stay at the four-star Suite Hotel Jardin Dorado in Maspalomas. This exclusive resort includes a gym, sauna, hydro massage pool, hot tub, putting green, outdoor swimming pool and play area for children. The hotel also offers a buffet restaurant, serving international and traditional Spanish dishes.
Set within extensive tropical gardens you will find the four-star Dunas Suite & Villas Resort in Maspalomas. This popular bungalow complex is situated right next to the Maspalomas Golf Course and Maspalomas Sand Dunes. You will also find three outdoor swimming pools here, as well as a buffet restaurant.
Maspalomas Beach for October
Maspalomas Beach is renowned as Europe's unofficial nudist capital. This golden sand beach is vast, stretching all the way from Maspalomas lighthouse to Playa del Ingles, covering over 6km and is 2km wide, so there's definitely plenty of room for everyone. The nudist part of the beach can be found exactly in the middle, situated just in front the sand dunes. If you head over to the lighthouse at the far end of the beach you will come across a wide variety of restaurants, bars and cafes to choose from.
Bars and Restaurants
Casa Vieja can be found along the road to Fataga. This is a traditional Canarian style restaurant which boasts an countryside feel to it, due to its authentic meny and décor. Plus, there is live music every night from 8pm, so there's no excuse to miss this little gem.
Another option to try one evening is Rias Bajas in Maspalomas. This popular restaurant has been open in the resort for over 20 years, serving a delicious array of fresh seafood. Some of the most delicious dishes include the Galician broth and the succulent prawns from Huelva.
Strand-apo-Theke is a fantastic bar located right on the beachfront of Maspalomas. This is a German run and gay-friendly bar that serves all the classic alcoholic beverages as well as soft drinks.
Another option to try is the Moonlight Sports & Karaoke Bar, which can be found at the front of the Holiday World Centre. This place is one of the largest bars in the area and features karaoke every night, as well as live sports on the widescreen TVs including Premier League Football.
Things to do in Maspalomas in October
Aqualand is a great place to go to on a sunny day. This gigantic water park offers a wide array of slides and rapids to choose from including the highly popular Kamikaze, Tornado, Boomerang and Adrenalina. If you're here with the little ones Aqualand also offers two children's areas to choose from, which feature small slides, paddling pools and waterfalls.
Maspalomas also boasts Europe's only permanent outdoor cinema. Enjoy the movies under the stars at this unique location. The Moonlight Cinema provides warm cosy duvet's to snuggle up in, as well as piping hot pizza. If it's a warm evening you may also want to enjoy the evening tucking into the delicious variety of desserts on offer such as New York Cheesecake and Carte D'Or ice-cream.
October is a great time of year to take to the golf course, as the temperatures are still high but not too hot. The Maspalomas Golf Course is situated next to the beachfront and sand dunes of Maspalomas. This is an 18-hole, par 73 course that includes a putting green, practice course, driving range, professional instructors, a golf shop and even a restaurant and snack bar.
One of the most well preserved natural pine forests on the island of Gran Canaria can be found at Parque Natural de Tamadaba. This flourishing natural park also boasts various protected birds species, which can often be found nestling in the pine forests.
Dates for the diary
October is a very busy month in terms of events. The Fiesta de la Naval is held every year in Gran Canaria's La Isleta district, found on the northern part of the island. The fiesta includes a maritime parade and fireworks to remember the historic attacks in 1595 by Sir Francis Drake.
Around mid-October Romeria de Nuestra Senora de la Luz (Pilgrimage in honour of Our Lady of the Light) is celebrated throughout the island, with a procession of decorated boats honouring the Virgin.
Another event to look out for at the end of October and beginning of November is the International Film Festival of Las Palmas (Festival International de Cine de Las Palmas). This event is one of the most prestigious festivals on the Gran Canarian calendar, attracting famous movie stars and directors from around the world.