is an attractive tourist city that is found on the Grand Canaria Island, in the Canary Islands region in Spain
. Located to the southern part of the San Bartolome de Tirajana municipality, Maspalomas encompasses Bahia Feliz to the East, Meloneras to the west, and extends into the San Augustin and Playa del Ingles resort towns.
Maspalomas is home to extensively vast coastal dunes, which form plenty of tourism attractions. In particular, the Maspalomas Dunes natural reserve is at the frontline in attracting visitors to its several natural ecosystems like La Charca Lagoon, where the beauty of the dunes and palm groves can be best experienced.
More for the outdoors in Maspalomas can be explored at the famous Pilancones National Park to the North of the city, as well as at the natural volcanic crater of Caldera de Tirajana. The many beaches around Maspalomas provide an excellent spot for the majority of water activities, including swimming, surfing, and even snorkeling among others.
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, experiences a moderately stable climate throughout the year, with cases of small microclimates as experienced by practically all the other Islands that are within the Canary Islands. The climate is a hot desert climate majorly and is classified as Köppen BWh, with heavy influences from the Atlantic Ocean breezes and trade winds. Owing to the microclimates, though, the climate of Maspalomas may range anything from semi-arid climate to desert climate, with a few characteristics of the humid subtropical climate.
Maspalomas does not experience extremes in its weather, especially in the form of extremely scorching summers of very chilly winters. Instead, the weather is characterized by stable temperatures with minimal differences between the seasons, across the year. Also, there is minimal rainfall in winter, spring, and autumn. Summer experiences no rain at all, with most days going by without even a single drop.
The average temperature in Maspalomas during the day ranges between 20.8°C (69.4°F) and 22.2°C (72°F) during winter, between 24.2°C (75.6°F) and 26.2°C (79.2°F) during autumn, and a steady daily average of 22.5°C (72.5°F) during spring. The lows in the temperature range between 15.3°C (59.5°F) and 20.1°C (68.2°F) across the three seasons.
During summer, however, it becomes a little warmer, albeit with very minimal differences in the temperature. The days' record highs of between 25.5°C (77.9°F) and 27.8°C (82°F), and at night the mercury sticks between 20.1°C (68.2°F) and 22.3°C (72.1°F).
Notably, summer receives up to ten and a half hours of sunshine per day, while the other seasons receive an average of seven sunshine hours per day. Because of the hot sun, Maspalomas may feel a lot warmer than registered, but thankfully, the sea breezes make the days even more pleasant.
While the other seasons may receive light afternoon showers of rainfall each day, during summer, the average precipitation reads 0mm (0"), as most days pass by without any rain at all! With such warm and steady weather, it is no wonder Maspalomas is best toured during summer.
Maspalomas can be visited anytime during the year because it has warm and pleasant temperature readings consistently throughout the year. Also, since the rainfall registered in Maspalomas is moderately minimal, there are minimal interruptions while touring the resort town. However, July
, the warmest months of the year, record higher numbers of visitors than the other seasons.