When to Go

  • The island’s annual Carnaval in February or March pales slightly compared to Tenerife or Gran Canaria, but is still celebrated with great gusto. Processions, music and general merriment abounds.
  • Peak periods are Easter, July, August and December.
  • Cheaper airfares from other European destinations are normally most plentiful during the autumn and spring (aside from Easter holidays).
  • Día de San Ginés takes place on August 25. The festivities happen across the island.