Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria holidays


Gran Canaria is a winner for all ages, with its swathes of sandy beach, crystal-clear Atlantic waters and resorts to suit all tastes. Its year-round climate makes the search for sun an easy endeavour, but you’ve also got dramatic scenery, adventure parks and traditional eateries all at your disposal.

Hotel THe Koala Garden
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  • 7 Nights, All Inclusive
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Hotel THe Koala Garden

Maspalomas, Gran Canaria

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Based on 353 reviews

  • Recently refurbished
  • Great for both couples and families
  • Children's splash park
  • Stylish and modern rooms
  • 7 outdoor pools
Eden Apartments
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  • 7 Nights, Self Catering
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Eden Apartments

Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria

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Based on 1553 reviews

  • Friendly atmosphere
  • Well-equipped apartments
  • Inviting pool area with large sun terrace area
  • Great entertainment programme
  • Spacious gardens
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Language

Spanish

Currency

Euro

Time difference

GMT

Cost of a beer

from €3 a bottle

3 course meal

from around €20

Flight times

4-5hrs

An old favourite

British holidaymakers have been coming to Gran Canaria, the third largest of the Canary Islands, since the 19th century and it’s easy to see why. The sun shines on its sandy shores practically all year round, all set against a dramatic backdrop of volcanic cliffs. There’s plenty to keep explorers happy too, with gardens, historical sights and natural wonders aplenty.

Beaches in black, white and gold

The island’s beaches come in all shapes, sizes and even colours. Take your pick between sheltered bays and windswept shorelines blanketed in golden, white or black volcanic sand. The surrounding backdrop makes Gran Canaria a picture-perfect spot, with traditional towns, rugged mountains and lush greenery.

Dream holidays for everyone

Whatever your idea of the perfect holiday, Gran Canaria is sure to have a resort that’s just right for you. Playa Del Ingles is built for serious sunbathing by day and hard partying at night. Bahia Feliz and Puerto Mogan are all about sleepy, traditional charm. Melonerasnand Playa Taurito have the 5-star market covered.

Puerto Rico

With its big sandy beach and round-the-clock fun, Puerto Rico caters to families and party-seekers alike.

Playa Del Ingles

The most famous of Gran Can’s resorts is all lit up and ready to go. Think sun, sea and style with its broad beach, trendy clubs and a top-notch shopping scene.

Maspalomas

Sophisticated Maspalomas serves up first-class restaurants and designer boutiques alongside all the soft, golden sand you could dream of.

Playa Taurito

Secure yourself a spot on the warm sands and enjoy the gleaming sunshine of Gran Canaria away from the hustle and bustle from the bigger beaches.

San Agustín

Immerse yourself in the tranquil beauty of San Agustín’s quiet beach, calming spa facilities and sprinkling of Swedish influence.

Meloneras

The upmarket charm of Meloneras really catches the eye along the glittering south-eastern part of the island. Imagine days filled with exclusive boutiques, leading restaurants and world-class beaches.

Puerto Mogan

This old fishing village is now a rip-roaring, modern-day spectacle, still with a rustic resort feel.

Amadores

Showcasing swoon-worthy views of Gran Can's most photogenic beach, Amadores is a hillside hideaway promising peace and wow factor aplenty.

El Salobre

If golf’s your game, get ready to be blown away by the epic setting of this luxury resort.

Playa Del Cura

A cliffside decorated with perched buildings looks down on the bronze sands of this resort.

Arguineguín

Embrace traditions as you explore the colourful boats all moored by the shoreline.

Agaete

This wonderful white town in north west Gran Canaria has got a whole lot going on!

Beaches

Tenerife’s beaches are legendary, and when you set your eyes on the soft white sand, twinkling emerald waters and swaying palm trees, you’ll soon see why. You’ll find many thriving tourist spots with quaint, café-lined promenades and plenty of prime places to watch the sun go down.

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Maspalomas Dunes

Sights

A journey through pine forests takes you to the majestic Mount Teide and its epic National Park. You can get within 200m of the summit by cable car, so you’re in for panoramic views. Whale and dolphin watching is another must in Tenerife – you’re almost sure to see some.

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El Faro Lighthouse

Activities

Tigers, gorillas, meerkats and dolphins are just a few of the animals you’ll find at Loro Parque Zoo, but for thrills and spills, Tenerife’s got the mighty Siam Park Waterpark. Harbours and marinas are dotted all around, so scenic strolls are definitely on the agenda – not to mention cycling the coastal routes.

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Aqualand Waterpark

Eating and drinking

Wrinkly potatoes might not sound like the most appetising, taste bud-tickling dish, but when done the Canarian way, with skins on and lots of salt, they’re delicious. You’ve also got to take advantage of the fish and seafood – Dorada, a type of sea bream, is the speciality.

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Beachfront restaurants

Beachfront restaurants

Playa Del Ingles, Gran Canaria

With the Atlantic Ocean right on the doorstep, it’s no surprise that Playa del Ingles does a strong line in fresh fish! The best restaurants tend to be in the commercial centres, where you can feast on food...
Eat on the seafront

Eat on the seafront

Maspalomas, Gran Canaria

Dine al fresco at one of the promenade restaurants on Maspalomas' pretty seafront. This is a favourite with locals and you'll see why, when you delve into a freshly baked parrot fish. Enjoy a side of...

Shopping

The big, bold capital Santa Cruz is a bit of a shopper’s paradise, with great deals on electricals to be found on Plaza de España and Plaza de la Candelaria. Look out for the street market on Sundays too, where you can pick up everything from jewellery to fruit.

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Nightlife

Tenerife has got nightlife as laid-back or revved up as you want it. Playa de las Americas rightfully wears the partying-till-dawn crown. But like the island’s other resorts, it’s also a place for friendly bars, discos and restaurants where you can take your kids, so you won’t be disappointed.

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Yumbo Centre

Yumbo Centre

Playa Del Ingles, Gran Canaria

With its park and square, Yumbo is where the resort's carnivals and Maspalomas Gay Pride take place. Visitors also flock to its 200 shops, bars and restaurants. You can eat everything from Canarian specialities...
Amadores Beach Club

Amadores Beach Club

Amadores, Gran Canaria

It's ever so sophisticated at this Puerto Rico bar. Be waited on hand and foot as you lounge on double sunbeds by day, and sip on cocktails in front of the stunning sunset at night, before the music and dancing...
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