Gran Canaria is the most popular island of the Canaries, as it has everything, perfect for a great holiday. The island is the third-largest in the archipelago and is known as a microcontinent due to striking natural and climatic diversity. You will fund lots of beautiful sights and fun things to do.
Explore Gran Canaria
Whether you want to explore the diverse nature, enjoy some quality beach-time or indulge into the buzzing nightlife, Gran Canaria is ready for you.
The climate on the island varies depending on the area. Need a little break from sunbathing? Board a local bus or hire a car and go further into the island. You’ll see landscapes of vast pine forests, snowy mountain tops, summer-green landscapes, and valleys that look as if straight from the Caribbean islands, with banana and sugar plantations. Or head to the south to the Maspalomas dunes, and you'll suddenly be in a miniature desert.
When in Gran Canaria, do not miss the chance to try the local cuisine. Enjoy delicious tapas, ropa vieja, paella, Spanish red wine or a glass of cold sangria.
Hotel resorts in Gran Canaria
Most resorts and hotels are situated on the southern coast, where the sun is the brightest. As soon as you land in Las Palmas Airport, you can see Playa de Inglés - the island’s biggest holiday resort, famous for its long and sandy beach, large selection of restaurants, shops, bars and much more. Playa de Inglés is merged with other local areas - San Agustin, the cosy Maspalomas and the exclusive Meloneras.
Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria is the island’s second-largest city, located just 25 km from Playa de Inglés. Puerto Rico is referred to as having the highest ‘sun guarantee’. Further to the West you'll find the charming Taurito Valley.