People often ask me which is the least windy Canary island in december, winter season, and tips to choose the least windy resort of Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote or Fueteventura especially if they travel with children.

The least windy Canaries Islands are Gran Canaria and Tenerife but only in certain specific areas.

The bad news is that all the Canary Islands are windy BUT there are places more sheltered by wind and with beaches suitable in every season especially in the winter months (December, January and February).

Let's find out together.

least windy resort in the canary island
least windy canary island

I do not love places too windy: the wind annoys me a lot. For this reason, during my trips to Canary Islands, I always stay in resort sheltered from the strong wind. A sea breeze is pleasant, and inevitable if you're on an island but I avoid the places where the wind raises the sand and gets into my eyes.

  • LEAST WINDY CANARY ISLAND: least windy area in Tenerife

The least windy area in Tenerife is in the South-East area the best resorts are Los Cristianos and Playa de las Americas.

Least windy area in Tenerife: Los Cristianos find an accomodation near the sunniest beach in Tenerife "Las vistas" or Read more 👉 Best place to stay in Tenerife.


  • LEAST WINDY CANARY ISLAND: least windy between Lanzarote and Fuerteventua

Lanzarote and Fuerteventura are the windiest islands in the Canary Islands.

  • LEAST WINDY CANARY ISLAND: least windy area in Gran Canaria?

The least windy area of ​​Gran Canaria is located in the South-West. Municipality of Mogàn.
Least windy area in Gran Canaria: Puerto Rico. Find an accomodation near the sunniest beach in Gran Canaria "Playa amadores" or Read more 👉 Best place to stay in Gran Canaria.


  • LEAST WINDY CANARY ISLAND: Is Tenerife windy?

No doubt for me the Least windy area in Tenerife is Los Cristianos.

Tenerife is windy especially on the west coast (Garachico, Puerto de la Cruz ...). The best beach is "Las Vistas" in Los Cristianos, close to Playa de Las Americas.
Las Vistas beach is ideal for the children: no strong winds, not even dangerous waves.

  • LEAST WINDY CANARY ISLAND: Is Gran Canaria windy?
If you want to go on Canary Islands in winter, and you are looking for the best place to sunbathe and swim in the sea, I suggest you to stay in Gran Canaria.
The windiest area of ​​Gran Canaria is located in the North-east (airport area). Just below there is Pozo izquierdo well-known resort for surf lovers.
The least windy area of ​​Gran Canaria is enclosed in the municipality of Mogan which includes several villages and the best known are:
  • Arguineguin, 
  • Puerto Rico, 
  • Tauro, 
  • Puerto de Mogan... 
The beaches are protected from strong winds.

Playa Amadores

  • LEAST WINDY CANARY ISLAND: Is Lanzarote windy? 
Yes, Lanzarote is windy. Is one of the windiest Canary Islands on a par with Fuerteventura. If you are looking for a sheltered and sunny beach in Lanzarote, you can stay in the South, in the area of ​​Playa Blanca.
least windy resort in Lanzarote
Playa Dorada

Find an accomodation near the sunniest beach in Playa Blanca "Playa Dorada" or Read more 👉 Best place to stay in Lanzarote.
I took several trips to Lanzarote. The last one dedicated to the visit of Arrecife (the capital of the island), where the wind was so strong that it created waves so big that the coastal path to the Reducto beach has been closed. In a week I enjoyed 4 sunny days and 3 rainy days.

Is lanzarote windy
Arrecife during the storm
  • LEAST WINDY CANARY ISLAND: Is Fuerteventura windy?
Yes, Fuerteventura is windy. The windiest period is August. If you are looking for the least windy resort in Fuerteventura, you can stay in Caleta de Fuste (the beach is enclosed in a basin) or in the South, in Morro Jable (Jandia Peninsula, Pájara).

is fuerteventura windy
Morro del Jable by Tripadvisor credit

Morro Jable is windy but in case of strong wind, the staff make barriers to protect the sun umbrellas by the wind and sand storms. The beach is really amazing, long and large.

Find an accomodation in the lively country in Fuerteventura "Caleta de Fuste" or Read more 👉 Best place to stay in Fuerteventura.
Fuerteventura is the island of surfing! So it must be windy otherwise it would not attract many fans. It is not an island that I recommend to people travelling with kids, but if you love the natural environments, the huge beaches without borders, you should go in Fuerteventura. The wind is a blessing for Fuerteventura because the sun is hot and the risk of burns is not uncommon.


Usually the temperatures in the Canaries are about 25 degrees, but it happens (at the end of summer) that the temperatures increase due to the Calima (hot wind mixed to sand coming from Africa). The sky, usually blue, becomes blue-grey due to the sand carried by the wind. Fortunately they are sporadic episodes which last even 1 or 2 days. Although the sea temperature is not as mild as the Mediterranean Sea, it is pleasant to swim, especially if you live in northern Europe.

maspalomas is windy?
Playa del Ingles - Maspalomas beach

Maspalomas and Playa del Ingles have milder temperatures. This places are not always windy, depending by the period. Some day is almost impossible to stay on the beach cause the wind raises the sand and this bothers.
In these days is possible stay behind the dunes, downwind, or, if you prefer, take the bus, or car, and drive for 15 km towards Anfi del mar, Puerto Rico, Amadores...

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Thank you and have a nice trip!
Updated March 2020
Moira Tips


  1. Hello!
    I had traveled to Lanzarote three times now, and always stayed at Puerto del Carmen because I think it's the least windy part of the Island.
    I hope that helps :)

    1. It helps! Thanks for sharing your experience. I had a good time in Puerto del Carmen too, although I prefer the south of Lanzarote for the "beach life".


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