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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Hotel THe Koala Garden

Maspalomas, Gran Canaria

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Based on 401 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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Eden Apartments

Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria

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Based on 1591 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

Lanzarote is flush with beaches, from the clear waters of the seaside spots in the north, to the serene bronze stretches on the southern tip of the island. Resort towns all boast their own beaches. If you’re after the best waves on the island, head to the north-west.

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Maspalomas Dunes

Sights

Take a tour of the world-famous volcanoes at Timanfaya National Park. A bus through the Mars-like terrain takes you along the craters’ edges. Look across the island of La Graciosa from the vast lookout point, or drive up the verdant valleys to get a feel for rural life in Lanzarote.

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El Faro Lighthouse

Activities

See the work of the island’s most famous artist, César Manrique, and other various museums and galleries of pure inspiration scattered all around. For something a little livelier, head to Costa Teguise – there’s a waterpark on the outskirts of town, plus windsurfing, snorkelling and diving at the beach.

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Aqualand Waterpark

Eating and drinking

Try out Canarian cuisine at authentic local restaurants, both in rural towns and resort hotspots. Seafood is often on the menu, as well as staples like papas arrugadas with mojo sauce. Otherwise you’ve got a choice of international cuisine, plus home favourites served in Brit bars around the island.

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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

Make your way to the capital, Arrecife, for full-throttle high-street shopping. There are pedestrian-only streets fully lined with boutiques, tech stores and duty-free shops. You can fill your suitcases with household brands like Zara, Bershka and Timberland too, so make sure you set aside some time at the mall.

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Nightlife

Whether you’re after a quiet drink or clubbing till dawn, Lanzarote has got you covered. Puerto del Carmen is the nightlife centre, with a main strip boasting family-friendly bars plus bass-filled clubs. But across the smaller resorts, you can keep things simple with a couple of cold ones in the pubs.

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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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