The island, tanks to its warms and mild climate throughout the year offers food options for visits in every season.
If it is plant life that is your greatest interest, then the best period to come here is between March and June. During this period the flowering and development of the plants reaches it greatest splendour and colour. The rainiest period is from November to February but the rainy times rarely last for long and without a doubt you will be able to enjoy walking and swimming in the sea, as well as being able to see all of the green island, including the coast. From July to September is the driest and hottest period, and the island offers its driest face, but even at this time it is much less overpowering than in the Mediterranean for instance, with a pleasant coolness being maintained in the north of the island.
If what you are searching for is a direct encounter with the culture and the flavour of the autochthonous, at all times of year you can find folk singing and dancing, popular religious festivals and evenings although they are more prolific in summer. Tasting dishes and products of the local gastronomy (palm honey, guarapo, stews, leche asada, etc) can be enjoyed in the range of establishments which are available all over the island.
You can enjoy the beaches throughout the year. Some of them, such as those in Valle Gran Rey, are covered during part of the winter with pebbles and no sand, while in the springtime the sea will return the sand which it took away, offering some beautiful beaches of black sand.