The winter is a great time to visit the Canary Islands, the tourist crowds have gone and the islands revert to a calm state. The pace slows, the prices drop and most importantly, the sun still shines. Here’s our guide to getting some winter sun in the Canary Islands.
Canary Islands Weather in Winter
If you’re looking to get some winter sun, then the weather will be the main thing you want to know. Generally, the weather in the Canary Islands in winter will be mild and generally sunny; although there is more chance of rain than during the summer months.
Although the islands may vary slightly in temperatures, in January, the coldest month, you can expect the daily maximum temperatures across all the main islands to be around 21C and the daily lows to be around 15C.
Winter in Lanzarote, for example, is when you would expect to get the most rain, but even then, it only averages 3 or 4 days per month. A winter holiday in the Canary Islands is still likely to give you good weather.
Things to do in Winter in the Canary Islands
Without the tourists, you can get closer to the real culture of the Canary Islands and how the locals live. The restaurants are less busy so you’ll get more attentive service. The shops are quieter so the prices will be lower. And if you do get a good beach day, you will have most of it to yourself.