What to do in Gran Canaria in April

Travelling to Gran Canaria in April is a great decision. Depending on the year, it may coincide with the Easter holidays, which is a magnificent opportunity to discover the island of eternal spring. In the case of Gran Canaria, it’s a spring with almost no rain.

The best things to do in Gran Canaria in April

Gran Canaria is the ideal place to relax and enjoy its idyllic beaches for many people. The pleasant temperatures make it a perfect destination to travel all year round. However, April is one of the best months to enjoy the island to the fullest.

Easter in Gran Canaria, solemnity in its purest form

Did you know that Triana, one of the oldest neighbourhoods in the Canary Islands, has its origins in the famous Seville neighbourhood of the same name? It’s not surprising, since among the first inhabitants of the island there were many Andalusians.

This fact is reflected in the Holy Week (or Semana Santa), a religious celebration that has been deeply rooted among the island’s population since those times. Although these festivities don’t have the same magnitude as in Andalusia, they’re very popular among the Canary Islanders.

The fervour of the people of Gran Canaria is most visible in the city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, one of the most interesting places to see processions and brotherhoods on the island with processions every day and a large one on Good Friday afternoon.

Whale watching in the south of Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria is one of the best places in the world to see cetaceans in the wild as it’s a stopover point for 23 different species. From sperm whales to pilot whales and six different kinds of dolphins.

April in Gran Canaria is especially ideal to see Bryde’s whales (also called tropical whales), which are a species of cetacean, dark grey in colour with three prominent fins, a yellowish-white belly and a raised dorsal fin.

To observe these species in the wild, you have to take the boats with the ‘blue boat (barco azul)’ label, which are the ones that guarantee their safety. Seeing them in their natural habitat, so close to the coast, is an unforgettable experience. 

Enjoying quiet beaches in Gran Canaria

There’s no doubt that April is one of the best months to enjoy a holiday in Gran Canaria. The island offers long, sunny days and refreshing swims on the beach.

Beaches such as Maspalomas, Playa del Inglés, Anfi del Mar, Amadores, Arguinequín, San Agustín or Las Burras, among others, are perfect for spending the day as a couple, with friends, family or even on your own. There are beaches for everyone in Gran Canaria.

Furthermore, the natural pools the island has to offer are authentic natural jacuzzi where you can dive into the seawater and live the calm and relaxation that you can breathe on the island. These natural pools are like small spas created by nature, sheltered from the waves.

See the best films of the moment

The Las Palmas de Gran Canaria International Film Festival, which will be held from 22 April to 1 May, will screen a record number of films of 958 works of all kinds.

If you like cinema, don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy a wide-ranging catalogue of feature films and short films from all over the world in an edition that promises to leave attendees speechless.

Holidayworld Maspalomas, the fun centre par excellence in April in the south of Gran Canaria

But, in addition to all of the above, there’s one thing you shouldn’t miss for anything in the world: a visit to the largest entertainment and leisure centre in the Canary Islands, located in the south of Gran Canaria. 

At Holidayworld Maspalomas, you can enjoy the best attractions, have a game of bowling in a professional bowling alley, feel like a music star in a magnificent karaoke room, decipher the mysteries of an escape room, taste the flavours of the world in a gastronomic market, and much more.

It’s the heart of leisure and entertainment on the island. At this place full of magic young and old alike will have a great time. There’s no better plan to do in Gran Canaria in April than to visit Holidayworld Maspalomas. What are you waiting for?


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