April is the start of our summer season. Although the weather is warm all year, the summer is hot hot hot! If you are coming over between April and October, bring some Factor 15 at least! It is still possible to get rain in the summer but it’s unlikely. April is a month of hot sunny days and mild evenings. Expect the temperature to be about 18ºC in the evenings and 24ºC in the daytimes. You can bring a jacket just in case but you probably won’t need it, even at night.
Now the weather is warm, it is a great time to visit Aqualand in Maspalomas, the largest water park in the Canary Islands. There are 33 water slides and 13 attractions. The water park covers 90,000 square metres.
Gran Canaria’s biggest car rally, the Rally El Corte Inglés, takes place in April and there are lots of international entrants.
The Fiesta del Queso del Flor (or Festival of the Flower Cheese) is from 30 April until 7 May. Santa Maria de Guía has traditional music shows and dancing to mark the anniversary of their famous speciality flower cheese-making. And there is lots of yummy cheese tasting too!