Hottest Canary Islands in April

Lanzarote is one of the hottest Canary islands Canary Islands in April

 By Mark Hodson, Sunday Times Travel Writer

Escape the April showers with a trip to the Canaries. The islands are much drier than the UK at this time of year and should be quiet this early in the season.

Lanzarote and Fuerteventura are the hottest islands in April, though Gran Canaria remains warmer at night. Fuerteventura is the driest, with only 5mm of rain predicted for the month. Here, our researchers select the best places to stay in the Canary Islands in April, with detailed weather info.

  • London

Average maximum temperature: 13ºC
Average minimum temperature: 5ºC
Hours of daily sunshine: 5

  • Gran Canaria

Average maximum temperature: 21ºC
Average minimum temperature: 15ºC
Hours of daily sunshine: 8

Like most of the Canary Islands, there’s much to Gran Canaria than sandy beaches and year-round good weather. This volcanic island has a fascinating, starkly beautiful interior, which you can explore by hire car or excursion. This guide explains the best places to stay in Gran Canaria including some characterful boutique hotels. If you like to hike, explore the island’s canyons and coastline on this walking holiday.

  • Lanzarote

Average maximum temperature: 22ºC
Average minimum temperature: 14ºC
Hours of daily sunshine: 8

There’s a huge choice of hotels in Lanzarote but we recommend renting a villa with private pool. Families with young children will adore the Princess Yaiza Resort. i-escape has found some lovely boutique hotels in Lanzarote. Or stretch your legs on a walking holiday around the island.

  • Fuerteventura

Average maximum temperature: 22ºC
Average minimum temperature: 14ºC
Hours of daily sunshine: 8

Fuerteventura kick-started the tourism industry in the Canaries and it remains one of the most fascinating and beautiful islands. It has sensational beaches and is popular with windsurfers and kitesurfers. You’ll find a good range of lovely places to stay. Rent a car to explore the rugged interior and unspoiled villages, or set off on an independent walking holiday.

  • Tenerife

Average maximum temperature: 20ºC
Average minimum temperature: 13ºC
Hours of daily sunshine: 8

One of the reason why Tenerife is so popular with Brits is the fabulous selection of luxury hotels such as the Gran Hotel Bahia del Duque and the Iberostar Selection Anthelia. For families, we suggest The Ritz-Carlton, Abama or the Sheraton La Caleta. If you want something with charm and character, see these boutique hotels in Tenerife including the intimate Hotel San Roque, set in a grand 18th-century house in the north of Tenerife.

See more about where to go in the Canaries. Also, explore the lesser-known Canary Islands.

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