Canary Islands

Canary Islands: When to Go

The Canary Islands are a year-round destination, enjoying warm weather in winter and cool Atlantic breezes in summer. December to March (winter) is high season, with Christmas, New Year and Easter being the peak times for sun-seeking northern Europeans. Prices tend to be higher and accommodation can be hard to come by. August is popular with Spaniards from the mainland, who come to escape the oppressive heat of their respective cities.

Come in February/March for carnival celebrations, or in spring for the wild flowers. Prices and airfares are at their best in April/May (except Easter) and November.

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Getting There

See our individual guides for Tenerife, Lanzarote and Gran Canaria.

Visa / Entry Requirements

The Canary Islands are part of Spain. EU citizens do not need a visa, and North Americans, New Zealanders and Australians do not need a visa for stays of up to 90 days.