• Menu
The Auditorium of Tenerife

When to go to the Canary Islands

The Canary Islands is a great place for people who want a perfect sunny weather. A mixture of spring-summer climate best describes the general atmosphere here.

During the so-called “winter” months, from December to March, the islands’ climate gets cooler, with a minimum temperature of 18 °C (64 °F). Winter months are the islands’ busiest period; this is the time when the greatest number of tourists come to the Canary Islands.

From July to September, the summer months, many tourists go to the islands to enjoy the perfect sunny climate, with a maximum temperature of 29 °C (85 °F).

These are general descriptions of the Islands’ climate. In fact, every island has its own microclimate, so it’s entirely possible for you to go from a rain forest climate to a desert climate simply by moving from one island to another.

A general rule is that the closer you get to the African mainland, the warmer and drier the climate is.

During the Carnival season, which falls sometime in the first quarter of the year, tourists can join the festivities being celebrated in the islands.