Las Palmas: Fascinating sights and year-round summer weather
Las Palmas is located in Spain, in Gran Canaria and a highly appealing holiday destination thanks to its year-round summer weather.
If you are considering whether to spend a day away from your luxury cruise ship, the fact that a climate study found Las Palmas to have the ‘best climate in the world’ should help you decide! How to spend your day off ship?
If you’re travelling with children, this is one destination you won’t want to miss, as Las Palmas truly boasts a dizzying array of attractions.
You can ensure that youngsters have some great vacation memories to take back home; there are no less than three swimming and water parks (Aqualand, Ocean Land and Aqua Park) or try HolidayWorld, an immense leisure and funfair complex, Reptilania (reptile park), Palmito’s Park (tropical gardens, birds of prey and flamingos), Parque de los Cocodilos (zoological park), the Science and Technology Museum or Sioux City (Western theme park)!
For calmer delights, passengers may wish to explore the district of Vegueta, with its splendid 17th century Palacio Regental and the Canary Island museum. Art buffs and design aficionados will appreciate the Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, not just for its collection of avant-garde artworks, but its impressive interior design.
Sun worshippers can head for Las Palmas’ two great beaches – Las Canteras and Las Alcaravaneras.
The area around Las Palmas is also packed with fascinating sights, so browse our program of excursion packages to ensure you benefit from the best deals around.
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Port average temperature
Las Palmas has a Subtropical climate, with warm dry summers and moderately warm winters. Its average annual temperature is 20 °C : 23 °C during the day and 17 °C at night. In the coldest month the typically temperature ranges from 18 to 21 °C during the day, 14 to 15 °C at night, the average sea temperature is 18–19 °C. In the warmest months the typically temperature ranges from 25 to 29 °C during the day, above 20 °C at night, the average sea temperature is 23 °C. Average number of days per year above 32 °C is only 3-4.
Average morning relative humidity: 74%, evening relative humidity: 60%. Sunshine hours is till 2,776 per year, from 186 in December and January to 310 in July.Average precipitation days per year is only 33, precipitation per year is only 13.3 cm. According to a study carried out by Thomas Whitmore, director of research on climatology at Syracuse University (USA), the city of Las Palmas enjoys "the best climate in the world".
The temperate figures shown are based on monthly average weather conditions for the selected port. Weather data is not real-time, and sometimes no data is shown for a specific date, month or port in general.