The beautiful island of Gran Canaria, otherwise known as a ‘Continent in miniature’, is well worth exploring. There’s plenty to do, from taking a luxury beach holiday in the south of the island and soaking up the Canarian sun at the famous Maspalomas dunes, to spending a few days in the bustling capital, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria - a city with an interesting heritage and charming old quarter, as well as a mouthwatering gastronomy and an array of shops to keep you busy. It’s picturesque too. Head north and you’ll be spoilt for choice for scenic walks, as well as opportunities to sit under the stars at night. Gran Canaria is blessed with warm weather all year-round.
Lagoon, beaches and boutique shops
Its thousand-year-old palm grove, natural lagoon, beautiful white sandy beach and its famous dunes, help make Maspalomas one of the island’s most sophisticated and stylish destinations in Europe.
Meloneras also has the wow factor, with a long oceanfront promenade that’s bursting with bars and restaurants to enjoy at lunch or at dinner time. There’s an array of boutique shops too, as well as a casino and golf course to keep you busy morning, noon and night.
Amadores is another must-visit, with a not-to-be-missed beach club and picturesque Puerto de Mogán, otherwise known as Little Venice. It’s well worth spending an afternoon or evening relaxing here.
A golf lover's paradise
If teeing off is your thing, Gran Canaria is the perfect holiday destination. With a golfing tradition and excellent playing conditions all year around, Gran Canaria has a whole host of 18-hole courses – all within a 50 km radius of each other.
A place for city breakers
Gran Canaria is home to the largest city in the Canaries – and there’s an array of things to do in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. You’ll not only find beautiful beaches with golden sands, lively bars, top-notch restaurants and a range of hotels and apartments nearby, but there’s a fascinating historical quarter that requires a visit. You’ll find gorgeous cobbled streets and a variety of architectural styles, from late Gothic to Renaissance. If you’re interested in culture, pay a visit to Casa de Colón Mansion, Museo Canario and the Santa Ana Cathedral, it’ll be well worth it.
A great foodie scene
Gran Canaria offers a wide range of gastronomical delights - there’s something to suit all taste buds. Many of the traditional recipes are locally-sourced with beautifully fresh and natural ingredients – but with a modern twist. From markets with fresh food and restaurants converted from traditional stalls to high-end brasseries, it’s all available.
One thing’s for sure, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to accommodation in Gran Canaria. Each year, we see more boutique hotels with high-tech amenities with a special focus on healthy living and wellbeing popping up, as well as larger resorts that have everything you need.
To find out about excursions, accommodation and holidays available to Gran Canaria, give us a call or email us and we’ll help you find the holiday to suit you.