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Gran Canaria
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Resorts in Gran Canaria

Maspalomas | Playa del Ingles | Puerto Rico

Jump on a plane and in just 4 ½ hours you can be in the sunshine, strolling along the promenade or heading for one of the many soft, sandy beaches which are scattered around the Island- Gran Canaria’s raison d’etre. Unlike Tenerife, the Canary Islands’ largest island that sits north west of Gran Canaria, the beaches are not volcanic black sand but rather powder white, with magnificent dunes in Maspalomas.

Daytime highs on average range from 20°C in winter to 26°C in the summer months, making Gran Canaria a pleasing escape from the British weather whatever time of year.

It’s not a case of one-size fits all here. Inland, the sweeping beaches give way to lush green landscapes, gorges and picturesque villages where you can catch a glimpse of real island life. Whether you want lively resorts where the action doesn’t stop when the sun goes down, or quiet towns for a serious dose of R&R, Gran Canaria delivers. 

Gran Canaria’s beaches are the island’s real draw. Maspalomas’ is the biggest and most popular beach and runs over 6km, from Maspolomas to Playa del Ingles. Here you’ll find Gran Canaria’s famous dunes in Maspalomas’ Natural Dune Reserve. Rising up in enormous golden hills, the dunes run parallel to the calm, clear waters of the Atlantic Ocean, and stretch for miles, making you feel like you’re in the middle of a desert.

 

Playa del Ingles is the place to go if you have a penchant for watersports. Diving, jet skiing, windsurfing and even the good old banana boats are available to get your pulses racing. Also offering exciting nightlife, Playa del Ingles’s lively bars and clubs will keep you entertained when the sun goes down. 

One thing you will find no matter where you are in the Canaries are Tapas bars, and Gran Canaria is no different. You’ll find these tiny treats almost everywhere on the Island; the perfect sampling size.

 

There’s an amazing variety of fish and seafood on offer and can be found in most restaurants. There are many European style cafe bars and restaurants where you can eat al fresco while watching the people go about their business, while sipping on a cool beer. 

Reviews

Review from sarah Reviewed 06 December 2013
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Been to Gran Canaria countless times. I usually stay in Playa del Ingles but the whole island has something to offer. I particularly enjoyed the nightlife in playa and the shopping in las palmas. The waterpark in Maspalomas is a decent size and has options like swimming with the sealions which was really good fun. It is well worth hiring a car or taking one of the trips inland as the smaller villages are absolutely stunning. Meloneras is a beautiful resort also, bordering maspalomas, it is a very cosmopolitan resort. The hotels in this area tend to be 4* or above and the nightlife consists more of casinos than clubs which is a nice change to the usual nights out. Would recommend Gran Canaria to anyone.

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Top Resorts In Gran Canaria

Maspalomas
Maspalomas

Unlike other resorts Maspalomas has a personality of it's own! With it's towering sand dunes, you could be mistaken for thinking you are in the Sahara desert, not Gran Canaria! read more

Playa del Ingles
Playa del Ingles

The largest and busiest of the resorts on Gran Canaria, Playa del Ingles is a favourite for the younger crowd with an abundance of bars, cafes and lively clubs. read more

Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico

The modern resort of Puerto Rico nestles high into the hillside, providing excellent views of the beach. An ideal base for anyone looking for a great choice of elegant after dark entertainment or just a lazy holiday soaking up the sun on the wide sandy beach. read more

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