What to do in Gran Canaria in March

March marks the beginning of one of the most eagerly awaited seasons on the island. Although this month doesn’t differ a lot from others, because on Gran Canaria there’s spring atmosphere all year round. Still, it never hurts to know what to do in Gran Canaria in March, a month with mild and pleasant temperatures that allows you to enjoy all kinds of plans and activities.

What’s the weather like in March in Gran Canaria

In March, Gran Canaria typically experiences mild and pleasant weather. The island enjoys a subtropical climate with warm temperatures, making it an appealing destination for visitors. During this time of the year, you can expect daytime temperatures to range from around 18 to 24 degrees Celsius (64 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit). The weather is generally sunny, with occasional clouds and a low chance of rainfall.

March marks the transition from the winter to spring in Gran Canaria, and the island starts to see an increase in temperature compared to the cooler winter months. While the sea may still be a bit cool for swimming, outdoor activities and sightseeing are enjoyable due to the comfortable weather conditions.

It’s advisable to pack light and breathable clothing, as well as sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat to protect yourself from the sun. Evenings can be cooler, so bringing a light jacket or sweater for nighttime activities is recommended.

The best things to do in Gran Canaria in March

It might seem that nothing happens on the island in March. The time between the end of Carnival and the beginning of Easter is usually a bit of a blur, but in Gran Canaria this isn’t the case. Below, you’ll find the best events and things to do on Gran Canaria in March:

1. The Carnival of Maspalomas

black woman on carnival

The 2024 Maspalomas Carnival in Gran Canaria promises an unforgettable celebration of culture and tradition, with the Grand Carnival Parade scheduled for March 16th at 17:00 as the highlight event. At the parade will showcase elaborate costumes, vibrant street performances, and a lively display of music and dance, providing a captivating glimpse into the rich cultural heritage of the Canary Islands. Attendees can immerse themselves in the festivities, enjoying street parties and experiencing the warm hospitality that defines Gran Canaria.

Throughout March, the carnival transforms the island into a kaleidoscope of colors and creativity, fostering a sense of unity that transcends cultural boundaries. The carnival becomes a dynamic blend of traditions and celebrations, offering visitors a unique opportunity to embrace the vibrant spirit of Gran Canaria. With the Grand Carnival Parade marking the pinnacle of the festivities on March 16th, attendees are invited to join in the revelry and partake in this lively cultural experience.

2. Urban tourism with history 

The capital of Gran Canaria hides a history that often goes unnoticed by tourists, who in March tend to go mainly to the south. The district of Vegueta is the historic centre and founding nucleus of the city par excellence. It still preserves the beautiful buildings of past centuries, and strolling through its cobbled streets is a real pleasure.

Renaissance, Baroque and Neoclassical façades follow one another in this neighbourhood, which is home to important buildings such as the Columbus House (Casa de Colón), the Cathedral of Santa Ana and the Hospital of San Martín. Vegueta also has interesting museums such as the Museo Canario and the Atlantic Centre of Modern Art (CAAM). Strolling around the city can be a good plan to do during March on the Canary Islands.

3. Stroll through one of Gran Canaria’s best street markets

In Teror, famous for its delicious chorizo, every Sunday its famous and busy street market is being held place, where you can find practically everything: from vegetables and fruit, meat and sausages, cheese, to clothing of all kinds, jewellery, flowers, toys, handicrafts, religious objects, etc. It’s, without a doubt, a great plan for Sunday morning and a good place to buy a nice souvenir.

4. Breathe in Gran Canaria’s seafaring tradition

The whitewashed houses edged with bright colours and beautifully decorated with flowers are the most striking feature of Puerto de Mogán, a traditional seaside town in the southwest of the island. It’s known as the “Venice of the Canary Islands” because of the canals that cross some of its streets next to a small quay full of pleasure boats.

It’s a scene that is hard to forget. If, as well as strolling around and taking photos, you want to take a dip, you can do so on its small, welcoming beach. And, like any self-respecting fishing village, it has several restaurants where you can sample the freshness of the seafood caught daily by the local fishermen.

5. Holidayworld Maspalomas, where everything happens in March

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: Holidayworld Maspalomas. Here 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, decipher the mysteries of an escape room, taste the flavours of the world in a gastronomic market and so much more!

It’s, in short, the heart of leisure and entertainment on the island. It’s a place full of magic where young and old alike will have a great time. There’s no better plan to do in Gran Canaria in March than to visit Holidayworld Maspalomas.

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