When to Go

High Season (Dec–Apr & Jul–Aug)

  • Coincides with Christmas, carnival season and Easter
  • Accommodation prices are highest in January and February
  • Mid-summer is holiday time on the Spanish mainland, so expect more tourists
  • July and August are the hottest months of the year, but temperatures rarely hit higher than 38°C
  • Rain is possible from January to March, especially in the mountains

Shoulder Season (May–Jun & Sep–Nov)

  • Temperatures average around 28°C, nights are cooler
  • Fewer tourists visit in the autumn overall
  • Higher altitudes, particularly in Gran Canaria and Tenerife, can be far cooler with some fog