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Gran Canaria holidays

Gran Canaria holidays are a combination of beach fun, ancient sights, and incredible nature. Miles and miles of sand dunes and beaches surround the lush, green interior filled with traditional villages and awe-inspiring features. Whether you’re looking to fit your day around that highly enjoyed siesta or trying to fill your day with as much activity as possible, Gran Canaria holidays offer a wide selection of things to do and places to enjoy.

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Things to do in Gran Canaria

Enjoy the perfect synthesis of relaxation and a party atmosphere on your holiday to Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands. Beaming proudly with its sandy beaches, volcanic landscape and glorious sunshine, a holiday to Gran Canaria is the perfect all year round choice of destination.

Beaches

  • Visit Maspalomas's Sunkist sand dunes and experience it your way, whether it’s on the back of a Camel or in a hired Jeep, it’s sure to be an experience you’ll not soon forget. If you are looking for something a little quieter, there are plenty of quiet and peaceful areas often located within a short distance from the hustle and bustle of the Gran Canaria holiday nightlife.
  • Maspalomas Gran Canaria holidays mean lounging on the huge beach and enjoying the view over the lighthouse and dunes. Las Marañuelas is a dark volcanic sand beach which is peaceful and has warm, shallow water.
  • Las Palmas is a highly popular resort for those who wish to sample a taste of several cultures in a sunny climate. As a frequently chosen destination Las Palmas offers great food, shopping, nightlife and weather for the complete holiday experience. There is no shortage of things to do as there are theatres and casinos as well as a party atmosphere keeping many up until the early hours of sunrise.
  • Playa Del Aguila is a quaint little area located near Playa Del Ingles, offering great beaches and several friendly hotel packages. As the local night life twists your arm, feel inclined to visit some of the great clubs on offer in the vibrant and energetic land of Playa Del Aquila. There are plenty of English bars for the hedonistic and homesick at heart, many of them offering bingo and quiz nights and there is plenty of live football being shown for those experiencing withdrawals within a matter of days, or even hours in some cases no doubt!

Family fun

Top of your list of Gran Canaria Playa del Ingles things to do for the family should be a boat trip to see the dolphins. There is also a mini train, Aqualand water park, and a camel safari nearby to keep the kids entertained.

Shopping

Your Puerto de Mogán Gran Canaria holidays are sure to include beaches, fun and not forgetting, shopping. Most stores stay open late so you can shop to your heart's content. Whether you're looking for discounted designer clothes, some rustic jewellery or gifts to take home for friends you'll find it here.

Things to see in Gran Canaria

The choices on offer are as unique and as individual as you and there is so much on offer with a Gran Canaria holiday. Whether it’s taking time to go and see Elvis Presley´s Live Show, exploring underwater with an electric Sea scooter, enjoying the Sky Runners experience or just renting an electric bicycle, Gran Canaria holidays offer something for everybody.

Star gazing

Gran Canaria and the other Canary Islands are known to have one of the clearest views of the night sky in the world. Temisas Astronomic Observatory and the Roque Saucillo Astronomy Centre offer the opportunity to explore the stars through their telescopes.

Archaeological sites

Playa del Inglés Gran Canaria holidays can be fun but busy. Take some time to unwind and explore the island's fascinating sights, such as the Cañada de Los Gatos archaeological site. The preserved remains of caves and burial sites of indigenous people are believed to be 1,300 years old.

Tour the island

Be sure to check out as much of island as you can, you can hire a car or go on an organised tour. The old town of Vegueta, the Guayadeque Ravine, and the Caldera de Bandama crater are just a few of the lesser known, yet most beautiful sights in Gran Canaria.

How to get there

Flights to Gran Canaria land at Las Palmas Airport. You can easily get a bus to the main tourist areas for around EUR2-7 depending on the location. A taxi costs on average EUR40-60.

Public transportation 

There are bus routes all around the island, some run late at night too. The bus service is fast, reliable and very inexpensive with short journeys costing approximately EUR1-2.

Typical food and gastronomy 

On package holidays to Gran Canaria it's always fun to try some traditional food. Seafood and potatoes play a large part in the cuisine of the island. Try a caldo de pescado, fish soup or a vieja sancochada, seam bream casserole along with some papas arrugadas, wrinkled potatoes.

What is the Best time of the year to visit Gran Canaria?

Looking for Gran Canaria holidays in 2019? Don't miss the Maspalomas International Carnival in March, a lively and colourful display of music and dance. Cheap holidays to Gran Canaria tend to be available in April, May, September and October.

Weather & Climate

Holiday weather in Gran Canaria is year-round sunshine, so you can visit at any time of year to chase the sun. Winter is ideal for escaping the cold and enjoying a pleasant warm Christmas. August and September are the hottest months with an average temperature of 24°C. The coolest months are January and February at an average of 18°C. It rains throughout the winter, but only small amounts.

Visas and other essential information

There are no visa requirements for UK passport holders, so booking last minute holidays to Gran Canaria is stress free.

What language is spoken in Gran Canaria?

The mother tongue in Gran Canaria is Spanish, but most people in tourist areas understand and speak English well.

Accommodation in Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria holidays all inclusive of flight and hotel give you great savings on booking separately. If you only need accommodation browse through our Gran Canaria hotels for the best deals.

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