If you're wondering if Tenerife is windy, if Lanzarote or Fuerteventura are windier then Gran Canaria... this article is for you!
- Which is the least windy area in Tenerife?
- The South-East area, Los Cristianos.
- Which is the least windy between Lanzarote and Fuerteventua?
- Lanzarote and Fuerteventura are the windiest islands in the Canary Islands.
- Which is the least windy area in Gran Canaria?
- The least windy area of Gran Canaria is located in the South-West. Municipality of Mogàn.
Canaries: the less windy island
My readers often ask me about which is the least windy island in the Canary Islands. I understand them... Maybe they travel with children or they, like me, are bothered by the wind.
All the Canary Islands are windy but there are areas/countries more sheltered by wind and with beaches suitable in every season especially in the winter months like December, January and February.
This is what we're going to find out in this article.
LEAST WINDY RESORT on the CANARY ISLAND in december
I'm not a lover of places too windy: the wind annoys me a lot. For this reason, during my trips to Canary Islands, I always stay in resort sheltered from the strong wind. A sea breeze is pleasant, and inevitable if you're on an island but I avoid the places where the wind raises the sand and gets into my eyes.Let's start from the begin ...
Winter sun holidays in the canary islands
If your holiday in the Canaries is in the winter, and you are looking for the best place to sunbathe and swim in the sea, I suggest you to stay here:
- Los Cristianos in Tenerife
- Puerto Rico in Gran Canaria
Tenerife is windy especially on the west coast (Garachico, Puerto de la Cruz ...).
Las Vistas beach is also ideal for people traveling with children. The wind is minimal, except in bad weather days.
|las vistas beach|
In my humble opinion, the ideal island to take a winter break is Gran Canaria.
The windiest area of Gran Canaria is located in the North-east (airport area). Just below there is Pozo izquierdo well-known resort for surf lovers.
The least windy area of Gran Canaria is enclosed in the municipality of Mogan which includes several villages and the best known are:
- Puerto Rico,
- Puerto de Mogan...
The beaches are in a basin, protected from strong winds, the sea is without waves.
Usually the temperatures are about 25 degrees but sometimes it happens (mostly at the end of summer) that they increase due to the Calima (hot wind mixed to sand coming from Africa).
The sky, usually blue, becomes gray due to the sand carried and this create an annoying heat. Fortunately they are sporadic episodes and they pass quickly.
Although the water is not as mild as the Mediterranean Sea, it is pleasant to swim with these temperatures. Especially if you live in the Nordic countries, the sea water will not seem cold at all.
|Playa del Ingles - Maspalomas beach|
Maspalomas and Playa del Ingles have milder temperatures and they are not always windy, depending by the period, sometimes is almost impossible to stay on the beach because it is huge and not sheltered from the wind.
In these days is possible to take shelter behind the dunes or, if you prefer, take the bus or car and reach the least windy beaches at only 10-15 km from Maspalomas.
- Is Lanzarote windy?
Yes, Lanzarote is windy.
With Fuerteventura is one of the windiest Canary Islands. I made several trips to Lanzarote, the last in February 2017, and I was able to enjoy 4 sunny days and 3 rainy days, the last one dedicated to the visit of Arrecife (the capital of the island), where the wind was so strong that it created waves so big that the coastal path to the Reducto beach has been closed.
|Arrecife during the storm|
If you are looking for a sheltered and sunny beach in Lanzarote, you can stay in the South, in the area of Playa Blanca.
- Is Fuerteventura windy?
Yes, Fuerteventura is windy. The windiest period is summer.
Fuerteventura is the island of surfing! So it must be windy otherwise it would not attract many fans. It is not an island that I recommend to people travelling with kids, but if you love the natural environments, the huge beaches without borders, you should go in Fuerteventura. The wind is a blessing in Fuerteventura because the sun is very strong.If you are looking for the least windy resort in Fuerteventura, you can stay in the South, the area of Morro Jable that usually, in case of strong wind, the staff make barrieres to protect the sun umbrellas by the wind and sand storms.
|Morro Jable Beach|
More info: Best months to stay in Fuerteventura.
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Thank you and have a nice trip!
Aggiornato Ottobre 2017