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Canaries: Climate & Weather

The climate of the Canaries is mild throughout the year to year, with temperatures of 18 ° C on average in winter and 24 ° C during the summer. He obviously warmer on beaches and in the mountains, and the southern islands typically offer a subtropical climate. Overall, rainfall is rare, but there is more rain on the north side of the mountainous islands. In summer, the sirocco can blow intensively and cover everything with dust, especially in the eastern islands. So you can visit the Canaries all year, avoiding December and February if you want to avoid the crowds and high prices, but the summer also, for the same reasons. The best of times are spring and autumn.


Current conditions

condictions actuelles : Clear

15°C - 59°F

Las Palmas (Canaries), updated 02:30 GMT
(Local time 03:30)

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What to do in Canaries

In Tenerife, you can make a hike around the volcano El Teide, in a strange lunar landscape before taking the cable car to the summit lost in the clouds. On the same island, you will attend the carnival in Santa Cruz, which lasts three weeks in February, with parades and fireworks that have nothing to envy to those of Rio. Also visit La Laguna and historic quarter, cobbled streets, houses with pine balconies, and café terraces. In Fuerteventura, you will discover the most beautiful beaches of the Canary Islands, especially if you go to the northwest where they are still wild and battered by waves. Do not miss the Barrango valley of Guayadeque, Gran Canaria, always green, and even more beautiful in spring when the almond trees are in bloom. On Lanzarote, you will taste the Malvasia wine (or Malmsey) and can visit the Wine Museum in La Geria, but also discover the art of César Manrique, local artist, his metal sculptures, his former home and the 2 websites reflecting its architecture, the Cueva de los Verdes and Jameos del Agua. For sports and outdoor enthusiasts, the choices are many: surfer particularly in Lanzarote reef El Quemao with its famous and huge wave rolls; climb the Alto Garajonay summit on La Gomera, at 1487 meters, for his fascinating spectacle once on top; dive in El Hierro, with its hot springs and amazing sea creatures; a cruise to see whales and dolphins in the channel between Tenerife and La Gomera. Night owls will not be disappointed either, they will find something to drink and dance to Las Américas, important resort of Tenerife, and gourmands will taste the specialties of La Gomera, like honey or palm almogrote.

Canaries : The basics

EU citizens do not need visas to enter the Canary Islands. The currency is the euro. Regarding your budget, less demanding can live for about 60 € per day, but count about a hundred euros if you want a double room in an average hotel and 3 square meals. To get to the Canaries, the aircraft is the most common means of transport: the flights arrive there from all over Europe, and the seven islands of the archipelago each have an airport, some of which receive international flights. One can also take a ferry from Spain. To move to the Canaries, the plane used to move quickly between the different islands. There are also fast ferries and hydrofoils. On the same island, you can take the bus, but also travel by bicycle. The easiest way however, is to rent a car or a motorcycle, especially since petrol is cheap. Health: There are no particular health problem, just be sure to protect yourself from sunburn and mosquitoes. Security: There is no note of security problem in the Canaries, they are safe islands. The only dangers can come to the beaches, as some have strong currents, so you have to be vigilant. Shopping: the islands have all specialties, which you can bring in memory as pottery, embroidery, basketry, palm honey, wine, cheeses, the almogrote and quesadillas.


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