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What to do in the Canary Islands in February?

Even in the colder months of the year, such as February, the mild climate of the Canary Islands means you can make the most romantic plans for St. Valentine’s Day or enjoy the Canary Islands’ quintessential festival, Carnival.


Murgas (street bands), mogollones (carnival nights), spectacular galas, streets packed with people in carnival costumes and parades of comparsas (dance troupes) bring life to the Canary Islands’ fiesta with a capital “F”, experienced in the midst of a joyous, festive and safe atmosphere. The most eagerly-awaited events and the main attractions of the carnival are without doubt the Tenerife Carnival Queen Gala and the Drag Queen Gala of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, when the foremost ambassadors of the festivals are elected.

And all this is accompanied by the most alluring feature of the Canary Islands: their wonderful climate and pleasant temperatures.


The Canary Islands are an ideal destination for couples who want to celebrate a different St. Valentine’s Day, full of incredibly romantic plans in delightful hotels, volcanic coves, infinite, heavenly beaches and wild natural scenery. Because the islands offer multiple attractions to make this an unforgettable day.


The beautiful pink and white blossoms of the almond trees are an incomparable spectacle, perfect for visiting at this time of year, either on hikes or on bike tours. On tourist trails, family routes or even gastronomy itineraries, you can enjoy this unique festival of plant life as you contemplate landscapes in the midst of the lava paths of Santiago del Teide (Tenerife), the green slopes of Puntagorda (La Palma) or the mountains of Tejeda (Gran Canaria). In all of them, the fiestas held in honour of the almond tree offer local wine, almond confectionary and folklore.