Eversince January I’ve been doing my Erasmus exchange on the sunny island of Gran Canaria (Canary Islands), in its capital Las Palmas. It took me some time, but I’m fully settled and ready to give you tips on how to prepare your trip to the sunniest city in the world! ☀️
To die or not to die of a heat stroke…
Although a lot of people seem to think that summer is the warmest period of the Canaries, it’s actually not true. If you are looking for heat you should definitely travel during fall. While the rest of Europe is getting cooler (or at least colder 😉), the Canaries will still be warm and sunny. Especially September until November are good months but celebrating Christmas in nice temperatures is definitely possible here. Just keep in mind that February is the rainy month. Oh and if you want to travel in a period with relatively little tourists, come during the summer months! That’s when Gran Canaria is ’empty’.
Attention! You will be flying ‘outside the EU zone’!
Am I? You might think. Yes you are. Even though las Islas Canarias are part of Spain and thus definitely European (I mean, you even pay with euros!) they are an exception when it comes to customs of airports in the EU. And let’s be fair, it’s basically Africa.