The fact that Gran Canaria is mountainous also plays to its advantages in that the Trade Winds mix with the varied altitudes on the island, producing many different microclimates. So, whereas on the coast, above all in the South the climate is dry and sunny, things change quite dramatically when we climb upwards and inwards.
When we reach higher grounds, the sea no longer influences the climate and the mountains reach the clouds, producing enormous changes in temperature between the tepid areas of the mid-hinterlands with their valleys and sub-tropical forests through to the higher reaches. It has even been known for someone to be toasting on the beach and just one hour’s drive away for other tourists and locals to be cavorting in the snow on the peaks.
#hitide #laspalmas #surfing #waves #grancanaria #travel #hostel