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What to do in Gran Canaria in Autumn

18 Jun 2024

All year round is a good time to visit Gran Canaria, but autumn is certainly a special time on the island since the temperatures are pleasant, and the island comes alive, making it possible to do thousands of things.

Do you want to know more? In this article, we’ll show you everything you can do in Gran Canaria during autumn.

5 things to do in autumn

In this article, we'll guide you through the best things to do and places to visit in Gran Canaria in autumn, making sure you get the most out of your trip to this wonderful island. 

Whether you're looking for adventure, relaxation, culture or gastronomy, Gran Canaria in autumn has something special for everyone, so get ready to discover the best of the island during this magical season!

1. Nature and adventure

Exploring the nature of the “miniature continent” is one of the things you can do to enjoy your visit to the island. Gran Canaria has a somewhat peculiar nature, as you can go from being in a lush forest to suddenly finding yourself in an area with an arid climate.

What makes this destination special is that it offers options for all tastes, since if you’re a hiking lover, you can enjoy a wide variety of routes. You can also visit the Maspalomas Dunes and enjoy a spectacular sunset.

What's more, if you stay in a hotel complex in Maspalomas, such as Dunas Hotels & Resorts, you’ll be just a few minutes away from one of the most emblematic beaches in Gran Canaria, Playa del Inglés. Here you can enjoy various water activities such as jet skiing.

2. Culture and heritage

Gran Canaria's outstanding culture and heritage is undoubtedly one of the attractions that make this destination one of the most visited year after year. That's why we recommend that you don't miss the opportunity to enjoy it during your visit.

Some places you can visit are the Old Town of Vegeta, where you can visit historical monuments such as the house of Columbus or the cathedral of Santa Ana. Don't forget to visit traditional villages such as Teror and enjoy its markets held on Sundays.

Continue to enjoy the history of this island by visiting museums such as the spectacular Canary Island Museum and the numerous art museums with works by contemporary Canarian artists.

3. Beaches and water activities


It’s practically impossible to visit this island without going to its incredible beaches and enjoying the water activities it provides. Being an island, it has spectacular shorelines wherever you go.

You can relax on the beach of Las Canteras or Playa del Inglés while enjoying the sun and the sea, as well as enjoying the wide range of services you can find such as restaurants and bars. In addition, you can also enjoy activities such as surfing lessons or parasailing, among others.

5. Autumn festivities

There’s a wide range of typical festivities on the island of Gran Canaria, which is why we bring you a table with some of the most important festivities in this destination.

Party Month Date Location
Virgen del Pino September 8th of September Teror
Fiesta del Pino September 7th - 8th September Agaete Valley
Festival of San Miguel September 29th of September Valsequillo
Fiesta de la Naval October 13th October Tamaraceite, Las Palmas
Fiesta del Rosario October 7th October Agüimes
Virgen del Carmen October 29th October Puerto de Mogán
Day of the Dead October 31st of October The whole island
Almond Festival November 1st - 2nd November Tejeda
Fiesta de San Andrés (Tenerife) November 30th of November Icod de los Vinos
Fiesta de Santa Lucía December 13th December Santa Lucía de Tirajana
Immaculate Conception December 8th December Arucas
Fiesta de Santo Tomás December 21st of December Telde

An autumn in Gran Canaria is what you need

Enjoy one of the best times of the year, now that you know what to do in autumn in Gran Canaria. Experience a magnificent getaway staying at Hotel Suites & Villas by Dunas in Maspalomas, or enjoy your accommodation with sea views at Hotel Don Gregory by Dunas in San Agustín. You can also enjoy the feeling of being in a different home with its own personality at Maspalomas Resort by Dunas, or stay at Mirador Maspalomas by Dunas and relax in a