24 Sep 2010

The islands of eternal sunshine - Best climate of the World

Published in Living in Gran Canaria
The Canary Islands are known for their warm all year round subtropical climate and are the most popular winter destination in Europe. All of the islands offer a climate incomparable to the rest of Europe thanks to their closeness to the west coast of North Africa, the best of the weather is to be found in the south coastal areas of the islands. Gran Canaria enjoys a concentration of diverse microclimate as the high central mountains create great regional variation in climate. The northeast regions are generally cooler and wetter than the southwest as the mountains trap the trade winds, forcing wind to fall before it passes over to the other side. The south of the island is where you will find the healthiest microclimate of all the Canary Islands. Along the south coast from Arguineguin to Puerto de Mogan the constant temperatures and ideal humidity combined with the positive action of the sun and the sea make life much easier here than anywhere else and has been especially recommended by international physicians as a winter destination. Ample scientific research has shown that safe exposure to the sun’s rays boosts your immune system and, among many other beneficial effects, helps to lower blood pressure and stress. People with health problems find that Gran Canaria’s weather works wonders for them. For example, many people with rheumatism, asthma and skin allergies from the UK, Norway and other countries transfer to Gran Canaria because the good weather makes them feel better and consequently require much less treatment. All of us here at Cardenas are extremely busy preparing the arrival of many of our clients who year after year come to the municipal of Mogán to escape the cold winter months of their homelands. According to a study written by Thomas Whitmore, manager of the climatological research department at the University of Syracusa (USA), published by Consumer Travel Publications in 1996, with the title "Pleasant Weather Ratings", Gran Canaria has the best climate in the world.