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Is Gran Canaria windy?

Gran Canaria is not so windy. I consider Gran Canaria the best island to go to for a winter holiday 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 MogĂ n.
The least windy area of ​​Gran Canaria includes several villages, the most popular are:
  • Puerto Rico (Playa de Amadores)
  • Anfi del Mar 
  • Puerto de Mogan
The beaches are protected from strong winds; ocean without waves. Usually the temperatures in winter are about 25 degrees.

is gran canaria windy
Playa Amadores

Ocean is not as mild as the Mediterranean Sea but is pleasant to swim. Especially if you live in the England, Norway, Germany, Denmark, Finland, Russia...

maspalomas is windy?
Playa del Ingles - Maspalomas beach

The windiest area of ​​Gran Canaria is located in the North-east part (near airport) so if you want to be sure to stay in the hottest part of Gran Canaria, book an accommodation in the area you see on the map below:

Thank you and have a nice and sunny holiday!


Which is the sunniest part of Gran Canaria?

Here my list of the sunniest resorts to stay in Gran Canaria:

  • Puerto Rico
  • Playa de Amadores
  • Anfi del Mar
  • Puerto De Mogan

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Sunniest part of Gran Canaria

The sunniest part of Gran Canaria is located in the municipality of Mogan. Puerto Rico is the most touristic town in this area. A very popular destination among European tourists who come here to spend the winter.

Puerto Rico

Excellent strategic town located in the sunniest and warmer part of Gran Canaria near the 3 most beautiful beaches of the island, sheltered from the wind, with a lively centre full of restaurants, shops and a pleasant sea promenade. 
Very touristic country enclosed between 2 valleys that make it one of the warmest countries on the island. A must in winter. Strategic point to see the most beautiful beaches in the south of Gran Canaria.

Puerto Rico has a shelter beach and is located in the middle between 2 very crowded beaches (Playa Amadores and Anfi beach) respectively 3 and 5 km away (by car) accessible by bus or even on foot.

To know: Puerto Rico has not enough free parking lots so if you rent a car, at the airport, it is better to choose an accommodation that has parking included.

Where to Stay in Gran Canaria North or South?

Where to Stay in Gran Canaria North or South?

The North of Gran Canaria is really different from the Southern area which is dedicated to the tourism.

Best area to Stay in Gran Canaria South

The best area where to stay in Gran Canaria if you look for beautiful beaches sheltered from the wind, is located in the southwest part of the island, in Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria: one of the most popular seaside resorts on the island.

Where to Stay in Gran Canaria North


Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is the capital of the island.  I suggest staying in this cosmopolitan city in the summer months which enjoy a stable climate while in winter it is more cloudy and rainy than in the southern resorts.

It is also very touristy but if you are looking for the classic seaside resort in which to spend the winter months, it is better to stay in the sunniest area: in Puerto Rico. Las Canteras, the beach of Palmas, is more windy. Swimming is possible but the water is colder and the ocean is more wavy compared to the sheltered beaches of the South.

However, in February I recommend staying a few days in Las Palmas because there is the famous Spanish carnival and the city comes alive with parties, allegorical floats, music on the streets and it is pleasant to be part of it. 

Las Palmas is a cosmopolitan, young city (there is a university and many Europeans come for Erasmus) full of shops, restaurants and clubs. The main street of Las Palmas is "Calle Triana" very long, full of people, a lively place. 

Gran Canaria North or South?
Where to Stay in Gran Canaria North or South?

Beach front hotel in Las Palmas

hotels in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Most-booked hotels in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

đź“Ť YOU KNOW THAT Las Palmas have the largest carnival in the world after Rio De Janeiro?

I would advise you to stay in Las Palmas at least for 3 nights in order to visit the historic centre and walking in the avenue that runs along Europe's most beautiful urban beach. 

Here a map with some accommodation... to get a personalized quote you must enter the dates of your trip: prices are per room, not per person.

Updated 2020



Warmest Canary Island in Feb. Which is the best Canary Island to visit in Feb? Which is the best Canary Island to visit in February, March, November or December?

In travel often around the Canary Islands. This January I went to Fuerteventura, last February I went in Lanzarote, a few years ago I went in Tenerife (Costa Adeje) but if I want to spend a warm winter I'll go in my apartment in Gran Canaria, in Puerto Rico. I can say with certainty that the countries that are located in the municipality of Mogan are the hottest in winter.
If you are looking for a place to sunbathe, swimming, I suggest you stay here.



1. Gran Canaria (southwest area),
2. Tenerife (southeast area),
3. Fuerteventura (Caleta de Fuste),
4. Lanzarote (Southern area: playa Blanca)

Best Canary island for a winter break

Gran Canaria

All the countries enclosed in the municipality of Mogán
( Ayuntamiento de Mogán en Gran Canaria).

Puerto Rico, in the south of the island, about half an hour’s drive from the airport.
There’s plenty to do in the town ⇩⇩⇩
best weather canary island in feb
Canary Island: best weather in feb

There are restaurants and bars: you can find your international dishes like Italian, Irish, Indian food. 

There is the beautiful Amadores beach, which is probably the main reason that anyone would come to Puerto Rico, because it’s amazing. It’s ideal for families, or anyone who is not love strong wind. Puerto Rico have these great harbor walls and sea defenses that mean that the waves are tiny and the water is shallow.

best beach winter season in canaries

There are two harbors so you’ll see plenty of yachts and boats sailing off into the distance.

Puerto Rico has everything on its doorstep: lots of activities and facilities. And, it’s really cheap if you book an accommodation in advance.

For winter stays: If you do not book in advance, not only the price increase but will be very difficult find an accommodation in this area.

THINGS TO DO starting from Puerto Rico

. Relaxing in Playa de Amadores or Anfi del Mar,
. Do water sports in Playa de Puerto Rico,
. Take the ferry to go to the famous street market of Mogan or ArguineguĂ­n,
. Play golf at nearby Tauro,
. Walking in the dunes of Maspalomas (15 km far away),
. A walk (Trekking or Nordic walking) or a bike ride along the paths of the mountain
- Visit the island's hinterland with its typical villages in the Canarian style.

Stay in Puerto rico-Amadores area if you are looking for:
  • A Great location for winter season. 
  • Amazing beach. 
  • Family and children friendly. 
  • Relaxing and easy going.

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Warmest Canary Island in Feb

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Holidays in the Canary Islands: the warmest canary island in winter: December, January, February. Best Canary Island to visit during Christmas & New Year 2021
Which is the hottest Canary Island? Wärmste kanarische insel im winter.

Last year I stayed in December in Gran Canaria. There were 30 degrees in Puerto Rico area: being on the beach, sunbathing and swimming in the ocean was a pleasure!

warmest canary island
warmest canary island


In general, the Canary Islands have a mild climate all year arund but not all the 7 spanish islands are so warm.

For those who want to spend the winter months at the beach, sunbathing, I would exclude, for climatic reasons, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote: in this islands is better to stay in summer-spring.

warmest canary island
Playa Amadores in December

Best canary island for new year?

Which Canary Island has the best weather in January?

The hottest and warmest canary island in january perfect for a beach holiday are:
  • Tenerife | southern part
  • Gran Canaria | Southwest area. 
Spend a warm holiday in Tenerife or Gran Canaria is a cheap. These islands are easy to reach by frequent low cost air flights company like Ryanair. Fair prices.


The best area to spend New Year in Gran Canaria is in the southwestern towns of the island: due to its geography, this area remains protected by strong winds. For this reason it is the warmer and the sunniest canary islands.

hottest part gran canaria
Puerto Rico Beach in winter

I have a holiday apartment in Gran Canaria so... if you are looking for a hotel or apartment for Christmas in the Puerto Rico, Arguineguin or Playa de Amadores area, I advise you to book early.

Read more: Which Is The Sunniest Part Of Gran Canaria?



Hottest canary island|New Year's Eve

TO KNOW: I would point out that it is quit difficult to find cheap apartments "last second" in New Year's Eve" in the hottest part of Gran Canaria because half of European people is wintering here. 

So if you have not booked in advance and you are at the last minute wanting to organize a holiday in Gran Canaria, you can stay in the neighboring countries.

The New Year's Eve of  Playa del InglĂ©s and Maspalomas is a good alternative if you do not find an accommodation in the southwest area of Gran Canaria. The Maspalomas beach is wide but windy and colder than Puerto Rico, Amadores and Puerto de Mogan beaches BUT from Maspalomas you can get to these beaches by bus or car, just 10-15 km away. 


If you've already visit Gran Canaria, or looking for a resort more lively, the southeast of Tenerife is a good alternative.

Which is the hottest towns in Tenerife during Christmas & New Year?

  • Los Cristianos, 
  • Playa de Las Americas,
  • Costa Adeje.

Most hottest beach in Winter

The most popular and hottest beach to sunbathe and swimming in winter in Tenerife is Las Vistas and the nearby playa de Los Cristianos. I advice you to stay not far from this area represented in the map below. 

Read more about Tenerife least windy area or Hire a car in the hottest Canaries. Best Car Hire company.
updated 2020
Moira Tips