Spending  Easter In the Canary Islands is an experience that you should not miss. During these days you can enjoy incredible beaches, beautiful natural landscapes and an incredible offer of leisure throughout the islands.

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Holy Week in the Canary Islands: Vegueta, in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

With the arrival of spring, we not only say goodbye to the cold winter, but we also welcome the first festive week, after Christmas, in which you can enjoy a well-deserved rest.

If you like tradition and culture, also at Easter in the Canary Islands you can discover numerous religious festivities, which has as one of the reference places, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. In the Vegueta neighborhood, of the capital of the island of Gran Canaria, numerous processions are held from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday.

The different brotherhoods of the islands go out in procession in various parts of the archipelago, but, without a doubt, one of the most important is celebrated on Good Friday in the Vegueta neighborhood and is known as the Procession of Art or Las Mantillas. It shows the two most important images of the Canarian sculptor, José Luján Pérez, and the ladies, who accompany the images on their journey, are dressed in the typical Canarian mantilla.

Vegueta has very attractive tourist sites with a long history such as the Plaza de Santo Domingo, the market and the Cathedral of Plaza de Santa Ana.

Also, in the Vegueta neighborhood you will find museums, venues and restaurants, where you can taste the best typical Canarian food; and also enjoy the gastronomic days that usually take place during Holy Week.


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Easter holidays in the Canary Islands

The historic center of Las Palmas in Gran Canaria is one of the most recommended options to visit during your holidays on the island during Easter. But the archipelago has countless places to visit to make your trip an unforgettable experience.

Enjoying the most of Holy Week in the Canary Islands means being able to know all the leisure and relaxation alternatives that the islands offer. Would you like to know more?

≈ Enjoy its charming beaches

Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura have a variety of beaches that you will want to visit during your Easter stay on the islands. Above all, due to the favorable weather conditions within the archipelago at this time. Remember that, in northern and central Europe, temperatures are still low in March and April.

In Gran Canaria, one of the best known and visited is Playa de Las Canteras, located in the capital of the island. You should also not miss others such as the famous Playa del Inglés and Maspalomas, in the municipality of San Bartolomé de Tirajana, or the Playa Anfi del Mar in Mogán.

If you choose to visit the island of Fuerteventura, in the south you will find the impressive beaches of the Jandía peninsula and El Cofete, in an almost virgin natural environment. Also, in the far north, you can visit the Cotillo beaches and the impressive Corralejo Dunes, which we will talk about below.


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≈ Explore the Dunes of Maspalomas or Corralejo

The south of the island of Gran Canaria hides one of its greatest treasures, Las Dunas de Maspalomas. A desert oasis of 400 hectares where different natural landscapes converge such as the La Charca lagoon and the Maspalomas Beach.

In Fuerteventura, the Natural Park of the Dunes of Corralejo will amaze you with the beauty of its white sand in front of a beautiful turquoise sea. You can explore its more than 2,500 hectares lined with impressive beaches that, due to their climatic conditions, are ideal for practicing sports such as windsurfing or kitesurfing.

≈ Swim in natural pools

Swim and immerse yourself in the bottom of natural pools of volcanic origin, such as Las Salinas de Agaete. The archipelago has numerous natural pools; but, without a doubt, those in the municipality of Agaete are one of the most popular. With its three saltwater ponds, in these old salt flats you will spend a different time during your Easter getaway in the Canary Islands.


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≈ Attractive gastronomy

Typical Canarian food mixes different flavors in its recipes. During your Easter trip to the Canary Islands, you will be able to taste the island’s native products, starting with its renowned wines, cheeses and typical desserts such as bienmesabe.

≈ Archaeological Parks

Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura have a significant number of archaeological sites such as El Parque del Maipés, La Cueva Pintada, Risco Caído or the mountain Tindaya. Visiting these archaeological parks, you will discover how the ancient inhabitants of the islands lived, their customs and rituals.


≈ Hiking in Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria is called the island of a thousand landscapes. And, if your idea of ​​having fun at Easter is related to mountaineering, trekking or hiking, the island is the right place for you.

In Gran Canaria you can find incredible natural routes to discover the island on foot with. Some of these routes can present a high level of demand, although other trails have a medium difficulty, such as the Caldera de Bandama, which originates from the remains of an ancient volcano.

Where to stay during Holy Week in the Canary Islands?

Spending the Easter holidays in the Canary Islands is, without a doubt, an ideal plan to get to know the archipelago and experience this time of year in a different way, accompanied by the sea and good weather.

If you need accommodation to make a getaway to the Canary Islands during Easter, go to the website Lopesan Group and book your stay at one of our incredible hotels.

Come and visit the Canary Islands at Easter!



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