Although places closer to home like Amsterdam and Ibiza are popular stag party destinations, the Canaries have a certain appeal and part of that is the year-round good weather. Now I’m not saying that every day is hot and sunny because it isn’t (despite what the tour operators promise) but most of the time the weather is sunny and nearly every day call be classed as warm or hot 8)
Many stag do’s involve drinking, partying and sleeping and if that’s what you have in mind you won’t be as concerned about whether the sun decides to shine or not, but what if you want something a bit different? Gran Canaria has plenty of activities for you to choose from. You can go on a dolphin trip, try your luck at sea fishing, go on an evening booze cruise or go Go-Karting or try a camel ride.
You can charter a fishing boat or another small boat if you want just yourselves on it, or perhaps get group discounts on other activities, especially during low season. It pays to enquire about group discounts when you’re there.
What About Hen Parties?
The spas and therapy centres found in some of the larger hotels, as well as the shopping centres, mean that you can even bring the hens and let the girls enjoy their hen party in Gran Canaria while you get on with more masculine pursuits.
When is Best to Go?
You can get a good deal during the low season and remember that Gran Canaria is only a 4 hour flight from the UK so you can go for a long weekend, although the exact dates will probably depend when you are getting married!
There are tourists there year-round with the quietest times being January until April and perhaps also late October and November, but even during the quieter times there are people around because the weather tends to be good all year.
I wrote a post about getting married in Gran Canaria a while back but it turns out that many people haven’t found it as easy as they had hoped so, if anyone reading is wondering about Gran Canaria weddings, perhaps you ought to settle for your stag do in Gran Canaria and get married somewhere more local! 🙂