Gran Canaria is the third largest of the Canary Islands and a fantastic holiday destination whether you are looking for a family holiday, a relaxing getaway or to explore the island’s epic terrain. With the most scenic diversity of any of the Canaries, landscape here contrasts from the white-sandy beaches stretching its southern coast to its mountainous interior to the island’s bustling capital.
With fantastic resorts scattered along the Southern coast of the island, you will certainly be spoilt for choice for where to stay including Playa del Ingles, the largest resort on the island which truly caters for the tourists. Next door you will find the quieter Maspalomas resort, perfect if relaxing on the miles of beautiful beaches here and enjoying a meal and a glass of wine along the seafront is your idea of paradise. Alternatively, with water sports facilities, a fantastic promenade and waterpark, laid back Taurito is another great family favourite.
With its spring-time condition and average temperature of 24°C as well as offering countless opportunities for mountain biking, horse trekking and water sports, Gran Canaria is an ideal holiday destination year-round. Gran Canaria is also known for being an excellent hiking destination boasting superb trails, phenomenal mountain views, and excellent diversity for an exciting island adventure. Whether you choose an active break or simply prefer to do nothing but relax on the beautiful beaches here, you are sure to enjoy this picturesque island.
Enjoy the numerous urban attractions that lie within Las Palmas, Gran Canaria’s capital city. It is set in outstanding scenery composed of two bays and their attractive beaches- Playa de las Canteras and Playa de las Alcaravaneras. Fall in love with its charm and cultural heritage, with the oldest quarter of the town earning its UNESCO World Heritage site title since 1990. Alternatively simply relax in one of the city’s picturesque squares or visit the various markets that are held here.