Places to enjoy the sunset in Gran Canaria

Places to enjoy the sunset in Gran Canaria

2 September 2019

There are many ways to enjoy the island of Gran Canaria, without a doubt, an ideal destination for your holidays if you want to live a different experience. This island is the perfect place for those who want to fall in love with the beauty of its varied landscapes or those who simply want to enjoy the sun and beach on a relaxing holiday. However, for those travellers who really enjoy the simpler things in life, the chance to enjoy the best sunset in Gran Canaria, one of the most beautiful sunsets in Spain, is undoubtedly an opportunity which can’t be refused.

The skies we will see in Gran Canaria are the result of the combination of the purity of the air, the trade winds and the blurring of the clouds, a direct consequence of the wind currents emanating from the ravines, a circumstance that causes beautiful and curious shapes that we associate with images we have already seen, a visual and psychological phenomenon known as pareidolia.

These features make the nightfall from certain points of the island a moment worth capturing with the camera, to immortalise this unique moment of your visit to Gran Canaria.

This is the best way to round off a day full of sensations after enjoying the wide variety of things to do on this island during your holiday.


sunsets in gran canaria

The colour changes in the sky, the setting of the sun, and the cool breeze are all signs of the beginning of sunset time in Gran Canaria.

Sunset takes place from 19:30h onwards during the Summer and from 17:30h onwards during the Winter

This daily event can be enjoyed throughout your stay on the island, as the climate of Gran Canaria is characterised by more than 300 days of sunshine a year, accompanied by average temperatures of 24 degrees, something that has given Gran Canaria the reputation of an eternal paradise to enjoy a sunny holiday at any time of the year.

The best place to enjoy the sun setting in the evening is at the beginning of the western part of Gran Canaria, which stretches from the municipalities of San Bartolomé de Tirajana, along the west coast to Agaete.

The best way to explore this route is by car, so if you are planning on travelling to the island and don't want to miss out on this moment of the day, we recommend using a good Rent a Car service at Gran Canaria airport, so you can move around freely during your holidays.

And it is from these places that we will be able to enjoy one of the most beautiful sunsets that can be seen in Spain, a natural spectacle that adds even more value to Gran Canaria as a destination for an incredible holiday.


A sunset from the maspalomas dunes

In this beautiful ocean of white sand, located in the municipality of San Bartolomé de Tirajana, you can enjoy one of the most spectacular sunsets on the island of Gran Canaria. The combination of reddish and blue colours in the sky contrasts with the brightness of the Maspalomas dunes.

Despite not being able to enjoy the sight of the sun going down, the sunset in Maspalomas makes it one of the most romantic spots on the island. 

What’s more, Maspalomas is a city with a large variety of leisure activities that will allow you to continue enjoying yourself when the night falls.


nightfall in gran canaria

You can enjoy the beauty of the sun disappearing below the horizon from any of the areas situated along the coastline of the municipality of Mogán. This is one of the reasons why this municipality is so positively valued among the tourists who visit it.

You can catch the best sunsets in Gran Canaria from:

  • Arguineguín: a very welcoming coastal village with an avenue by the sea that will allow you to enjoy the sunset at its best.
  • Anfi del Mar: located in the area of Aguamarina you can enjoy the sun setting behind the horizon of a beautiful palm grove on the “Heart-shaped island”.
  • Amadores: the promenade that links this beach with Puerto Rico is, without a doubt, one of the ideal spots in the south of Gran Canaria to photograph the sunset with the incredible view of Mount Teide on the neighbouring island.


gran canaria sunsets

A town located in the west of Gran Canaria from where you can watch the incredible nightfall with clear skies and sit comfortably on the promenade near the town's quay. 

Here you will find one of the most secluded beaches of the Canary Islands: the beach of Güigüí, which can be reached by a short boat ride from the port of La Aldea or from Mogán. There is also a hiking route to reach the hidden beach.


sunset view from Tejeda in Gran Canaria

We are now at the centre of the island, a municipality that is home to the great Roque Nublo and Pico de las Nieves, the two highest points of Gran Canaria.

Observing the sunset from the highest points of this island is a very interesting plan that will allow you to be surrounded by the spectacular natural beauty of the island, at the most magical moment of the day.


gran canaria nightfall

This coastal municipality is located in the northwest of the island and is one of the main points connecting the island of Gran Canaria and the neighbouring island of Tenerife by sea from the famous port of Las Nieves.

The sunset, same as from Playa de Amadores or La Aldea de San Nicolás, creates an even more spectacular view with the beautiful image of Mount Teide on the horizon, highlighting the closeness between the two most visited islands in the Canary archipelago.

These are the best options for enjoying the beautiful sunset in Gran Canaria, one of the best you will see in Spain.