Where to Go for New Year in Gran Canaria

Well, Christmas in Gran Canaria was lots of fun. OK, not so much fun for me because I was working but we did as the Canarians do and had our Christmas dinner on 24th December rather than on Christmas day itself.  The weather in Gran Canaria in January looks like it might be a bit iffy, judging by this month. We’ve had the coldest winter in 43 years here and it’s been raining non-stop for 11 hours so far! This is a snapshot from 5 minutes ago so you can see for yourself:


It isn’t windy – that tree has always been like that!!

New Year’s Eve in the Canaries

At least it is forecast to be better for New Year! If you are wondering what to do in Gran Canaria on New Year’s Eve, you have plenty of choice. Whichever of the resorts you are in, the bars will be open late and the champagne will be flowing! If you are in Puerto Rico, you can take your pick from any bar in either of the commercial centres. Spanish bars follow the tradition of eating a grape on every chime at midnight!


In Playa del Inglés, Maspalomas and San Agustín there are lots of places to go too. If you want a special New Year’s Eve dinner, you will need to pre-book it. All the big hotels offer different dinner deals which range upwards of about 30 euros per head. There will also be fireworks visible from everywhere on the island pretty much! We are staying in with the cats (they aren’t too keen on fireworks) and a bottle of bubbly. After all, we both have to work the next day!


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