When is the best time to go to the Canary Islands?

When is the best time to go to the Canary Islands? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • The weather is good in the Canary Islands throughout the year
  • The cities with the best climate are Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Arrecife, Puerto del Rosario, Los Llanos de Aridane, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Valverde, San Sebastián de La Gomera, Playa de las Américas, Puerto de la Cruz and Playa Blanca, with good weather at least 11 months a year
  • The best months for swimming in Santa Cruz de Tenerife are June, July, August, September, October and November


Where and when to go based on the weather?

El Hierro
Valverde, La Restinga, Sabinosa...

May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December
70°F to 76°F°C
0 to 1 days
70°F to 76°F
January, February, March and April
67°F to 68°F°C
0 to 1 days
68°F to 70°F

Fuerteventura
Puerto del Rosario, Corralejo, Morro Jable...

May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December
70°F to 77°F°C
0 to 2 days
68°F to 74°F
January, February, March and April
67°F to 70°F°C
0 to 1 days
67°F to 68°F

Gomera
San Sebastián de La Gomera, Vallehermoso, Playa Santiago...

May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December
70°F to 77°F°C
0 to 1 days
70°F to 76°F
January, February, March and April
67°F to 68°F°C
0 to 1 days
68°F to 70°F

Gran Canaria
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Maspalomas, Agaete...

April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December
70°F to 79°F°C
0 to 2 days
68°F to 76°F
January, February and March
67°F to 68°F°C
1 to 2 days
67°F to 70°F

La Palma
Los Llanos de Aridane, Los Sauces, Los Canarios...

June, July, August, September, October, November and December
70°F to 76°F°C
0 to 2 days
70°F to 76°F
January, February, March, April and May
67°F to 68°F°C
0 to 1 days
68°F to 70°F

Lanzarote
Arrecife, Playa Blanca, Teguise...

May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December
68°F to 76°F°C
0 to 1 days
68°F to 74°F
January, February, March and April
65°F to 68°F°C
0 to 1 days
67°F to 68°F

Tenerife
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Puerto de la Cruz, Playa de las Américas...

May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December
68°F to 79°F°C
0 to 2 days
70°F to 76°F
January, February, March and April
65°F to 70°F°C
0 to 1 days
68°F to 70°F

Best time to travel to Canary Islands by cities

Chargement en cours
El Hierro El Hierro Fuerteventura Fuerteventura Gomera Gomera Gran Canaria Gran Canaria La Palma La Palma Lanzarote Lanzarote Tenerife Tenerife



Temperatures and rainfall in the Canary Islands

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Canary Islands and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Arrecife, Puerto del Rosario, Los Llanos de Aridane and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in the Canary Islands

Find out when Canary Islands has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in the Canary Islands

The months with low numbers of tourists are: January, March, May, June, September and November. The number of visitors to Canary Islands is high in: February, April, July, August, October and December.

  • Very low season in the Canary Islands: March, May, June, September and November.
  • Low season in the Canary Islands: January.
  • High season in the Canary Islands: April.
  • Peak season in the Canary Islands: February, July, August, October and December.

Figure: Visitor index for Canary Islands month by month


Average price for flights to the Canary Islands

A return flight between Manchester and Tenerife is generally cheaper if you go in january ($ 98 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 243 more for your airline ticket to Tenerife if you go in august.

Find the best price for your flight Flight prices to the Canary Islands




Where to go in the Canary Islands?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Santa Cruz de Tenerife67°F67°F67°F67°F68°F72°F74°F76°F76°F76°F72°F68°F
Arrecife67°F67°F67°F68°F70°F72°F74°F76°F76°F76°F72°F70°F
Puerto del Rosario67°F67°F68°F68°F72°F74°F76°F77°F77°F76°F72°F70°F
Los Llanos de Aridane67°F67°F67°F67°F68°F72°F74°F76°F76°F74°F72°F70°F
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria68°F67°F68°F70°F72°F74°F76°F77°F77°F77°F72°F70°F
Valverde68°F67°F67°F68°F70°F72°F74°F76°F76°F76°F74°F70°F
San Sebastián de La Gomera68°F68°F68°F68°F72°F74°F76°F77°F77°F77°F74°F70°F
Playa de las Américas68°F68°F68°F70°F72°F76°F77°F79°F79°F77°F74°F70°F
Puerto de la Cruz67°F67°F67°F68°F70°F72°F76°F76°F76°F76°F72°F70°F
Playa Blanca67°F67°F67°F68°F70°F72°F74°F76°F76°F76°F72°F70°F
Teguise67°F67°F67°F68°F70°F72°F74°F76°F76°F76°F72°F70°F
Corralejo67°F67°F67°F68°F70°F72°F74°F76°F76°F76°F72°F70°F
Morro Jable68°F67°F68°F68°F72°F74°F76°F76°F77°F76°F74°F70°F
Los Canarios67°F67°F67°F67°F68°F72°F74°F76°F76°F74°F72°F70°F
Los Sauces67°F67°F67°F67°F68°F72°F74°F76°F76°F74°F72°F70°F
Agaete68°F67°F68°F70°F72°F74°F76°F77°F77°F77°F72°F70°F
Maspalomas68°F68°F68°F70°F72°F74°F77°F79°F77°F77°F74°F70°F
La Restinga68°F67°F67°F68°F70°F72°F74°F76°F76°F76°F74°F70°F
Sabinosa68°F67°F67°F68°F70°F72°F74°F76°F76°F76°F74°F70°F
Playa Santiago68°F67°F68°F68°F70°F72°F76°F77°F77°F76°F74°F70°F

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About Canary Islands

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Is this weather information for Canary Islands reliable?

Climate data for Canary Islands has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Canary Islands allows us to determine the average for each month in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Arrecife, Puerto del Rosario, Los Llanos de Aridane, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Valverde, San Sebastián de La Gomera, Playa de las Américas, and 128 other cities.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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