Travel to the
Canary Islands inMay

24° C
average

12 hours
of sun every day
As well as enjoying nature, crystal clear waters and good weather, the Canary Islands in May are the ideal destination for cultural festivals and folklore. When the temperature is 20ºC… you are sure to have a wonderful break.

This month,
we recommend…

1
Flowers and
Day of the Cross

The islands' crosses are bedecked on 3 May every year to celebrate the Día de la Cruz (Day of the Cross). One of the archipelago's most cherished festivals, particularly in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Santa Cruz de La Palma and in Puerto de la Cruz. Crosses are decorated with flowers and other materials that transform them into works of art. They are then displayed in the islands' towns, where they are admired and rewarded for their originality and elegance.

Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Santa Cruz de La Palma
Puerto de la Cruz

2
El corazoncillo
de la Palma

Also known as the Lotus Hillebrandii, it is an endemic plant in the Canary Islands. This May in the Canary Islands you can enjoy it in all its splendour in the typical pine forest of the Caldera de Taburiente National Park in La Palma. The park contains valuable, diverse treasures, so it is no surprise that it is a Unesco Biosphere Reserve.

Lace up your boots and discover trails among huge pine trees, venture out to gaze at the night sky or swim under waterfalls.

Caldera de Taburiente National Park in La Palma
Scenic spots close to you
Trails

3
Celebrate
Canary Islands Day

If you travel to the Canary Islands in May, remember that on 30 May is Canary Islands Day, a brilliant opportunity for enjoying cultural and popular festivals, and sport and social events on the islands. During this day, which commemorates the anniversary of the first session of the Canary Islands' Parliament, taste typical island fare with locals dressed in a traditional costume: a wizard suit. Experience a special day in a unique way, that reveals its one-of-a-kind identity.

Popular festivals
Island hopping
Canary Island gastronmy

A wizard costume for Canary Islands Day!
Black
hat
Linen Shirt
Red
cummerbund

For him:

Felt hat
Long sleeve
blouse
Long, colourful
skirt

For her: