If you fancy a bit of sun at Christmas (and let’s be honest, most of us crave it by then!) what about a holiday in Gran Canaria?
Daily sun is not guaranteed as such but when you have a cloudy day here the next day is often nice. Also, you get some days with a few cloudy hours and a few sunny ones, but mostly you can expect sun!
The average December temperatures are between 19ºC and 26ºC in the daytime and you can expect 17ºC at night. The coldest I have ever experienced on the island since 2001 is 13ºC (for me that means gloves, scarf, thick coat and thermal socks but I am kind of acclimatised by now!)
You should bring long trousers and a jacket at least because if there is a breeze it will feel cooler, but I’ve been on the beach on Christmas day (and on my birthday which is January 2nd) in a bikini and been plenty warm enough.
Even if you do get a dull day or two, there is plenty to do, such as a visit to Mogan market, boat trips, shopping, a visit to Palmitos Park Gran Canaria and much more.The Gran Canaria nightlife is busy too over Christmas here.
One word of advice is that if you want to visit Gran Canaria at Christmas or another of the Canary Islands at Christmas, you should book well in advance. It is the busiest week of the year by far and many of the hotels are booked up weeks beforehand.