The weather in Gran Canaria in January is wonderful, something unheard of in any continental European location at this time of year. It’s not surprising, therefore, that many national and international travellers decide to start the year on this spectacular island.

Fancy joining them? In addition to taking a dip in the sea in the middle of winter, you’ll have the chance to enjoy a magnificent landscape, the friendly Canarian hospitality, as well as a very appealing variety of activities. Discover why travelling to Gran Canaria in January is a fantastic idea.

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Visiting Gran Canaria in January

Forget about January price hikes. Start the first month of the year in style. Gran Canaria in January is marvellous. This island paradise feels even more welcoming, warm and revitalising in the winter months.

Staying at one of the best accommodation options in Gran Canaria and spending a few special days here will fill you with energy for the rest of the year. At Gran Canaria Stays, we have the widest and best-maintained selection of holiday rentals.

Do you prefer apartments or studios? Or maybe you’d rather go for a bungalow, a dream home, a chalet or even a luxury villa? We make all of these options available to you at an affordable price, in the most incredible areas of Gran Canaria.

Pleasant weather and temperatures at this time of year

Next, we’re going to tell you about what to do in Gran Canaria in January, a trip sure to be packed with incomparable experiences and memories. First, however, we need to talk about the weather.

Did you know that, in this winter paradise, maximum daily temperatures tend to reach 21ºC? They don’t often go below 19 or exceed 23ºC. As for the minimum temperatures, the average is 16ºC, and anything below that is practically unheard of. In other words, the weather in Gran Canaria in January couldn’t be better: if you could pick and choose from a catalogue, you’d choose the Canarian climate.

The rain or snow forecast is practically inexistent around these dates, year after year. In other words, every day of the month will be dry, warm and pleasant. You’ll be able to explore the island without feeling too cold or too hot! If you fancy a swim, you can also take a dip at any of its gorgeous beaches. For many, the climate in Gran Canaria is the best in the world.

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Events and activities to enjoy in January in Gran Canaria

Tradition dictates that, on the first day of the year (the 1st of January), you have to take a dip at Las Canteras beach. In fact, various events are held around this tradition that you simply cannot miss out on. Take the plunge and start the year like never before with a refreshing swim!

This month is when the Canary Island International Music Festival takes place in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. The Alfredo Kraus Auditorium looks better than ever at this event.

As for this city’s tourist route, for which we recommend you take the “guagua” – that’s what the islanders call buses – or walk, you can’t miss:

  • The Canarian Museum.
  • The Basilica of Santa Ana.
  • The Elder and Néstor Museum.

You’ll love exploring the street markets on the island – San Mateo, Firgas, Teror and more – and visiting its film or television locations. In fact, you’ll recognise quite a few charming locations from the big or small screen.

There is a wide variety of cultural events and activities on the island during this month. Check the schedule on the official website of tourism in Gran Canaria to keep track of everything that awaits you in January. One of the options is Holidayworld Maspalomas, an exciting theme park that has it all.

What to visit in Gran Canaria in January

This island’s natural beauty is renowned all over the globe. It is like a mini continent that UNESCO has recognised as a Biosphere Reserve.

Among its natural touristic gems, the Roque Nublo Rural Park and the Dunes of Maspalomas stand out. The first, of a volcanic nature, boasts a height of 80 metres and served as a place of worship for the ancient natives. In the 40 hectares of living dunes, surrounded by palm trees and next to a salt lake, the location’s spectacular nature prevails.

The Caldera de Bandama, the Garajonay National Park, as well as the Risco Caído and the Sacred Mountains are also a must-see. What’s more, January is a wonderful month to embark on the Almond Blossom Route, especially the part between Tejeda and Valsequillo.

Of course, we urge you to visit the beaches of Gran Canaria in January. Around these dates, their presence is awe-inspiring and the feelings they convey are unique. Las Canteras, Maspalomas, Anfi del Mar, Amadores, Güigüi, Playa del Inglés, Dedo de Dios, Roquete, Tauro, Guayedra and Tufia are among those you won’t want to miss.

Plan your trip to Gran Canaria now

Spending your time in Gran Canaria in January is an excellent idea. You’ve just had a glimpse of what awaits you on this island and, indeed, there’s no better way to welcome in the new year. Beaches, nature, a great atmosphere, events and cultural shows will fill you with excitement. So, what are you waiting for? Try out our search engine at Gran Canaria Stays now, and book the accommodation of your dreams for these dates.