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What to do in the Canary Islands in January?

Starting the year by escaping the cold weather to enjoy the beach, the sun and nature is possible thanks to the invariably warm, pleasant temperatures of the Canary Islands.


What better way of starting the year with renewed energy than bathing on a beach with crystal-clear water? Having a dip on January 1st is a tradition now, and one that has become an extremely popular way of ringing in the new year on the beach of Las Canteras, in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.


The Canary Islands have a rich musical culture. And a good illustration of this is the International Music Festival of the Canary Islands, which inaugurates musical activity in Europe. With a history going back over 30 years, this international classical music benchmark brings together orchestras from all over the world in January and February, for the most part in Gran Canaria and Tenerife.

The concerts are held in some of the most singular, emblematic buildings on the islands: the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium, in Gran Canaria, named after the most international tenor from the Canary Islands, and the Tenerife Auditorium “Adán Martín”, designed by the famous architect Santiago Calatrava.


Each of the Canary Islands offers a wide variety of natural settings for resting and regaining strength after Christmas. The volcanoes, the ancient forests, the heavenly beaches with tranquil waters, the dunes, and the cleanest, clearest skies of Europe for stargazing, make the islands one of the most precious, spectacular ecosystems in the world. A place brimming with energy, perfect for visiting at any time of year.