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Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria is an autonomous community of Spain located in the Canary Islands, off the coast of northwest Africa. It is the third largest of the seven main islands of the archipelago and is known as a popular tourist destination. Gran Canaria is known for its year-round warm and sunny climate, stunning beaches, and lush forests.

Gran Canaria is located in the Atlantic Ocean, about 125 miles off the coast of Morocco. It is the second most populous of the Canary Islands, with a population of over 855,000 people. The capital and largest city is Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

Gran Canaria has a varied and interesting history. It was first inhabited by the Guanches, a pre-Hispanic civilization, and was later conquered by the Spanish in 1483. In the 19th century, Gran Canaria became a major center of trade and commerce in the region, and the island was used as a base for the Spanish Navy.

Gran Canaria is a popular tourist destination for visitors from all over the world. It is known for its beautiful beaches, stunning landscapes, and vibrant nightlife. The island is home to numerous resorts, hotels, and attractions, making it a great place to relax and enjoy the Mediterranean culture.

In addition to its stunning beaches and diverse culture, Gran Canaria has a rich history and culture. The island is home to many archaeological sites, including several ancient fortresses, as well as the remains of the old city of Agaete. Gran Canaria is also home to a number of festivals and events throughout the year, including the Carnival of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, which is considered one of the largest festivals in the Canary Islands.

Gran Canaria is a beautiful and vibrant destination, offering visitors a unique and unforgettable experience. From its stunning beaches to its diverse culture and history, Gran Canaria is sure to provide an unforgettable vacation experience.

Excursion tips for a day in Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria is an ideal destination for tourists looking to explore the unique beauty of the Canary Islands. On a day trip, there are plenty of activities to explore, including:

1. Visit the capital city of Las Palmas and explore its old town, Vegueta.
2. Spend the day at one of the island’s many beaches, such as Playa del Ingles or Maspalomas.
3. Go on a boat tour of the island, spotting dolphins and whales.
4. Take a cable car to the top of the mountain at Roque Nublo for spectacular views.
5. Visit the Doramas Park and explore its botanical gardens.
6. Take a tour of the Cueva Pintada Museum in Galdar, which showcases the ancient culture of the Canaries.
7. Take a day trip to the island of Fuerteventura and explore its sandy beaches and dunes.
8. Visit the Aqualand water park for a day of fun.
9. Take a trip to the historic city of Agaete and explore its cobblestone streets.
10. Explore the natural wonders of the island, such as the Caldera de Bandama volcano or the Charco de San Gines wetlands.

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The climate in Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria in Spain has a pleasant subtropical climate all year round, with temperatures rarely dipping below 16°C. In the winter months (November to March), temperatures average around 19°C during the day, dropping to around 14°C at night. During the summer months (June to September), temperatures reach an average of 25°C during the day, with temperatures rarely exceeding 30°C. Rainfall is minimal throughout the year, but it is slightly more likely in the winter months. The island also benefits from a cooling breeze throughout the year, making it an ideal holiday destination no matter the season.

Cruise weather for Gran Canaria

Our weather forecast for Gran Canaria helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 30.0 °C
min: 20.4 °C
35.3 m/s
25.6 m/s
24.2 %
17.2 m
43.2 %
1,017 hPa
07:20:50
20:56:27
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 29.8 °C
min: 23.6 °C
20.5 m/s
29.9 m/s
10.4 %
19.1 m
35.1 %
1,016 hPa
07:21:23
20:55:55
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 28.0 °C
min: 21.4 °C
22.7 m/s
29.2 m/s
6.3 %
18.3 m
41.0 %
1,015 hPa
07:21:55
20:55:22
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 24.4 °C
min: 18.2 °C
30.2 m/s
37.1 m/s
15.5 %
15.7 m
72.5 %
1,017 hPa
07:22:28
20:54:47
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 23.5 °C
min: 17.8 °C
28.8 m/s
35.6 m/s
16.0 %
16.8 m
77.6 %
1,018 hPa
07:23:00
20:54:11
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 21.9 °C
min: 17.7 °C
22.1 m/s
27.5 m/s
22.3 %
20.3 m
79.7 %
1,018 hPa
07:23:33
20:53:34
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 23.7 °C
min: 17.1 °C
19.8 m/s
23.4 m/s
20.8 %
16.1 m
74.8 %
1,017 hPa
07:24:06
20:52:56
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 26.9 °C
min: 17.8 °C
21.2 m/s
25.8 m/s
29.0 %
13.1 m
67.3 %
1,017 hPa
07:24:38
20:52:17
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 28.7 °C
min: 18.9 °C
21.6 m/s
28.1 m/s
18.2 %
11.2 m
57.9 %
1,016 hPa
07:25:11
20:51:36
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 29.5 °C
min: 21.1 °C
21.2 m/s
27.7 m/s
12.2 %
13.8 m
43.7 %
1,015 hPa
07:25:43
20:50:55
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 27.2 °C
min: 20.1 °C
22.7 m/s
31.0 m/s
6.1 %
18.0 m
52.2 %
1,015 hPa
07:26:16
20:50:12
Aug. 4th 2024 Aug. 4th 2024 max: 24.9 °C
min: 18.2 °C
28.4 m/s
34.2 m/s
19.7 %
14.6 m
70.2 %
1,016 hPa
07:26:48
20:49:28
Aug. 5th 2024 Aug. 5th 2024 max: 24.2 °C
min: 17.5 °C
27.7 m/s
33.8 m/s
21.2 %
12.2 m
76.1 %
1,016 hPa
07:27:21
20:48:43
Aug. 6th 2024 Aug. 6th 2024 max: 23.0 °C
min: 17.2 °C
22.7 m/s
28.4 m/s
18.4 %
14.3 m
76.6 %
1,016 hPa
07:27:53
20:47:56
Aug. 7th 2024 Aug. 7th 2024 max: 22.6 °C
min: 16.7 °C
19.8 m/s
22.6 m/s
22.1 %
20.8 m
78.7 %
1,016 hPa
07:28:25
20:47:09

Cruises to Gran Canaria

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Scheduled ship calls in Gran Canaria, Spain
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Jul. 27th 2024 Saturday, 27th of Jul. 2024 P&O Ventura 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 4th 2024 Sunday, 4th of Aug. 2024 MS Amera 08:00 am 11:00 pm
Aug. 15th 2024 Thursday, 15th of Aug. 2024 MSC Virtuosa 11:00 am 08:00 pm
Aug. 17th 2024 Saturday, 17th of Aug. 2024 P&O Ventura 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Sep. 6th 2024 Friday, 6th of Sep. 2024 P&O Britannia 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Sep. 14th 2024 Saturday, 14th of Sep. 2024 Anthem of the Seas 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Sep. 15th 2024 Sunday, 15th of Sep. 2024 MSC Virtuosa 07:00 am 07:00 pm
Sep. 21st 2024 Saturday, 21st of Sep. 2024 P&O Ventura 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Sep. 26th 2024 Thursday, 26th of Sep. 2024 Anthem of the Seas 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Sep. 27th 2024 Friday, 27th of Sep. 2024 P&O Iona 07:00 am 07:00 pm
Oct. 6th 2024 Sunday, 6th of Oct. 2024 Celebrity Apex 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Oct. 11th 2024 Friday, 11th of Oct. 2024 P&O Britannia 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Oct. 12th 2024 Saturday, 12th of Oct. 2024 P&O Ventura 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Oct. 13th 2024 Sunday, 13th of Oct. 2024 Costa Diadema 08:00 am 09:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Oct. 17th 2024 Thursday, 17th of Oct. 2024 Celebrity Apex 10:00 am 07:00 pm
Oct. 20th 2024 Sunday, 20th of Oct. 2024 Mein Schiff 2 09:00 am 10:00 pm
Oct. 22nd 2024 Tuesday, 22nd of Oct. 2024 Sky Princess 08:00 am 10:00 pm
Oct. 23rd 2024 Wednesday, 23rd of Oct. 2024 P&O Azura 07:00 am 10:00 pm
Oct. 24th 2024 Thursday, 24th of Oct. 2024 AIDAstella 12:00 pm 08:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Oct. 24th 2024 Thursday, 24th of Oct. 2024 L AUSTRAL 06:00 am 12:00 pm
Oct. 24th 2024 Thursday, 24th of Oct. 2024 P&O Azura 07:00 am 10:00 pm
Oct. 26th 2024 Saturday, 26th of Oct. 2024 Costa Diadema 08:00 am 09:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Oct. 26th 2024 Saturday, 26th of Oct. 2024 Silver Moon 08:00 am 09:00 pm
Oct. 27th 2024 Sunday, 27th of Oct. 2024 AIDAperla 05:00 am 10:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Oct. 27th 2024 Sunday, 27th of Oct. 2024 Mein Schiff 7 04:30 am 10:30 pm
Oct. 29th 2024 Tuesday, 29th of Oct. 2024 AIDAsol 08:00 am 08:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Oct. 29th 2024 Tuesday, 29th of Oct. 2024 HANSEATIC spirit 12:00 am 12:00 am
Oct. 30th 2024 Wednesday, 30th of Oct. 2024 P&O Azura 07:00 am 10:00 pm
Oct. 31st 2024 Thursday, 31st of Oct. 2024 P&O Arcadia 08:00 am 07:00 pm
Oct. 31st 2024 Thursday, 31st of Oct. 2024 P&O Azura 07:00 am 10:00 pm
Nov. 2nd 2024 Saturday, 2nd of Nov. 2024 AIDAcosma 05:00 am 10:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Nov. 3rd 2024 Sunday, 3rd of Nov. 2024 Mein Schiff 7 04:30 am 10:30 pm
Nov. 3rd 2024 Sunday, 3rd of Nov. 2024 MSC Virtuosa 07:00 am 07:00 pm
Nov. 4th 2024 Monday, 4th of Nov. 2024 MSC Opera 06:00 am 10:00 pm
Nov. 4th 2024 Monday, 4th of Nov. 2024 Sea Cloud 07:00 am 12:00 am
Nov. 6th 2024 Wednesday, 6th of Nov. 2024 P&O Azura 07:00 am 10:00 pm
Nov. 7th 2024 Thursday, 7th of Nov. 2024 MS Hamburg 08:00 am 09:00 pm
Nov. 7th 2024 Thursday, 7th of Nov. 2024 P&O Azura 07:00 am 10:00 pm
Nov. 8th 2024 Friday, 8th of Nov. 2024 Queen Victoria 09:30 am 07:00 pm
Nov. 9th 2024 Saturday, 9th of Nov. 2024 AIDAcosma 05:00 am 10:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Nov. 9th 2024 Saturday, 9th of Nov. 2024 MS Marina 12:00 pm 10:00 pm
Nov. 9th 2024 Saturday, 9th of Nov. 2024 Norwegian Sky 01:00 pm 09:00 pm
Nov. 10th 2024 Sunday, 10th of Nov. 2024 Mein Schiff 7 04:30 am 10:30 pm
Nov. 10th 2024 Sunday, 10th of Nov. 2024 Queen Anne 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Nov. 11th 2024 Monday, 11th of Nov. 2024 Costa Diadema 07:00 am 04:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Nov. 11th 2024 Monday, 11th of Nov. 2024 MSC Opera 06:00 am 10:00 pm
Nov. 11th 2024 Monday, 11th of Nov. 2024 Sea Cloud II 07:00 am 12:00 am
Nov. 11th 2024 Monday, 11th of Nov. 2024 Sea Cloud Spirit 07:00 am 10:00 pm
Nov. 12th 2024 Tuesday, 12th of Nov. 2024 P&O Ventura 08:00 am 07:00 pm
Nov. 13th 2024 Wednesday, 13th of Nov. 2024 Mein Schiff 5 08:00 am 07:00 pm

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