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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Looking for Gran Canaria holidays? 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.
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.
There are no visa requirements for UK passport holders, so booking last minute holidays to Gran Canaria is stress free.
The mother tongue in Gran Canaria is Spanish, but most people in tourist areas understand and speak English well.
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