The Canary Islands

High Season is from December to April and July and August when the islands are swarming with tourists and prices tend to be at their highest. It is particularly popular during Christmas, Easter and Carnival season. Accommodation prices are highest in January and February. Mid-summer is very busy also with tourists from Spain and the rest of Europe. July and August are the hottest months of the year, but temperatures rarely hit higher than 38°C. The shoulder Season is in May and June and September and October however, the temperatures do not differ hugely from summer. There will be fewer tourists during this time and islands with higher altitudes such as Gran Canaria and Tenerife can be far cooler. The evenings throughout the islands tend to be cooler during this time also. For average monthly temperature charts please click here.