Gran Canaria

Key facts

  • Currency: EUR:Euro
  • Language: Spanish
  • Flight duration: 4 hours 15 minutes from Gatwick
  • Timezones: GMT +0

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Gran Canaria’s default setting is warm. Even in winter, daytime temperatures tend to average somewhere between 16˚C and 22˚C. Summer is in full swing between May and October. At this time of year, temperatures sit between the mid 20s and the mid 30s. As far as rain is concerned, the wettest months are January and February, but you get the odd shower in summer, particularly in the north of the island.


Average monthly temperature and rainfall for Gran Canaria.


JAN 21.0 31.0
FEB 21.0 23.0
MAR 22.0 13.0
APR 23.0 5.0
MAY 24.0 1.0
JUN 25.0 1.0
JUL 27.0 0.0
AUG 28.0 0.0
SEP 27.0 5.0
OCT 26.0 20.0
NOV 24.0 22.0
DEC 22.0 33.0

Health & Safety

You should take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance to cover you while you’re away. It’s also a good idea to get a European Health Insurance Card – or EHIC – before leaving the UK. Though it’s not a substitute for travel insurance, it entitles you to emergency medical treatment on the same terms as Spanish nationals. It won’t, however, cover you for medical repatriation, ongoing medical treatment or non-urgent treatment. For the latest health and safety information, visit

Passports and Visas

British citizens don’t need a visa to enter Spain but must have a valid passport. For the most up-to-date passport and visa info, visit

For more information visit the Foreign Office website -