- Flight duration:
- 4 hours 15 minutes from Gatwick
- GMT +0
WHEN TO GO
A Gran Canaria holiday is a sure-fire option for sun-seekers, thanks to its close-to-Africa setting. The island really shows off in summer, with numbers like 30°C coming into play. Although, a few cooling spots of rain are common around this time, too. In winter, you’ll see the mercury settle at around 16°C, so hibernation’s off the table.
Average monthly temperature and rainfall for Gran Canaria.
TEMPERATURE (°C)RAINFALL (mm)
Passports and Visas
British citizens don’t need a visa to enter Spain but must have a valid passport. For the most up-to-date passport and visa info, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain/entry-requirements
For more information visit the Foreign Office website - www.fco.gov.uk/en/
Health & Safety
You should take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance to cover you while you’re away. It’s also a good idea to get a European Health Insurance Card – or EHIC – before leaving the UK. Though it’s not a substitute for travel insurance, it entitles you to emergency medical treatment on the same terms as Spanish nationals. It won’t, however, cover you for medical repatriation, ongoing medical treatment or non-urgent treatment. For the latest health and safety info, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain/health