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.

Lopesan Costa Meloneras Resort Corallium Spa & Casino
Luxe Collection
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£485pp
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  • London Stansted, Thu 31 May 2018
  • 7 Nights, Bed and Breakfast
  • 3 Adults, 0 Children

Lopesan Costa Meloneras Resort Corallium Spa & Casino

Meloneras, Gran Canaria

Our rating

Based on 5435 reviews

  • Fantastic spa
  • Luxurious setting
  • Close to the beach
  • Direct access to the promenade
  • Great range of facilities
Hotel THe Koala Garden Suites
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£473pp
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  • Belfast, Thu 12 Apr 2018
  • 7 Nights, All Inclusive
  • 2 Adults, 0 Children

Hotel THe Koala Garden Suites

Maspalomas, Gran Canaria

Our rating

Based on 869 reviews

  • Recently refurbished
  • Great for both couples and families
  • Children's splash park
  • Stylish and modern rooms
  • 7 outdoor pools

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 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 de Mogán are all about sleepy, traditional charm. Meloneras and 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

Puerto Rico is home to one of the prettiest beaches on the island, and its calm, shallow waters make it the perfect choice for families, while Playa del Ingles is best for beach bars and watersports. Many of Gran Canaria’s beaches are lined with shops and cafés, meaning you won’t have to travel far if you forget your towel!

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Maspalomas Dunes

Sights

Las Palmas’s colonial streets are dotted with palaces, churches, cafés and boutiques, and there’s a beautiful botanical garden just outside town. If you’re feeling adventurous, trek across the Maspalomas sand dunes on camelback or climb into the heart of the Caldera de Bandama, a dormant volcanic crater.

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Barranco de Guayadeque

Barranco de Guayadeque

Gran Canaria

Barranco de Guayadeque is a beautiful ravine with a fascinating history. Hidden in the cliffside is a warren of natural and manmade caves, once ancient burial sites and later homes - many of the caverns are...
Bogeda Las Tirajanas

Bogeda Las Tirajanas

Gran Canaria

On a guided tour of the Bogeda Las Tirajanas winery, your English-speaking guide will explain how winemaking in Gran Canaria has evolved. You’ll see how the white, rosé and red varieties are made there today....

Activities

If sitting still isn’t your thing, then Gran Canaria might just be. If you like to keep fit, activities such as hiking, cycling and water sports are sure to keep you busy. Check out the nature tours and boat trips too – you’re sure to find something to suit you and your holiday.

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Maspalomas Golf

Maspalomas Golf

Maspalomas, Gran Canaria

Surrounded by the Maspalomas sand dunes, and with a sea breeze to keep you cool even on the hottest day, Maspalomas Golf is a beautiful place for a round. Warm up on the practice course, then enjoy playing 18...
Aqualand Waterpark

Aqualand Waterpark

Maspalomas, Gran Canaria

The kids - and you - will have a whale of a time at Aqualand, with a host of fun slides and water chutes to satisfy thrill-seekers and little ones alike. Kids will be entertained in the children's area and...

Eating and drinking

You’ll find first-class international cuisine all over the island, but the local dishes are not to be missed. Tuck into fresh seafood and top-notch tapas in one of the island’s many waterfront restaurants. The local wines aren’t bad either – Tinto del Monte is one of the best reds.

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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 Canary Islands have special status as a free trade zone, which means shopping in Gran Canaria is duty-free. The island’s vast shopping malls come well-stocked with everything from designer clothes to electronic goods. For traditional souvenirs, make for the local markets where you can get great deals on pottery, lace, coffee and more.

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Boulevard Lopesan El Faro

Boulevard Lopesan El Faro

Meloneras, Gran Canaria

High-street and designer brands like Dolce & Gabbana and Mango feature at the new Boulevard Lopesan El Faro shopping centre - and there are chic boutiques to browse there too. You'll find this shoppers' oasis...
CC Varadero Comercial Center

CC Varadero Comercial Center

Meloneras, Gran Canaria

Upmarket boutiques rub shoulders with souvenir stores at the CC Varadero shopping centre. When you've finished browsing the jewellery, clothes and perfume you can take time to have a drink on the boulevard...

Nightlife

Playa del Ingles is the island’s party hotspot, with big-name clubs staying open until the early hours. Puerto Rico does a strong line in family-friendly live shows, while Puerto Mogan and Bahia Feliz are picturesque spots to settle outside with a bottle of wine and ocean views.

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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...
Bars and cafés in the main square

Bars and cafés in the main square

Bahia Feliz, Gran Canaria

In Bahia Feliz, the nightlife is laid back. You can expect to spend the evening in one of the low-key open-air bars and cafes in the main square. Forget thumping music, here it’s more about sipping a glass of...
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