Gran Canaria is a classic holiday location. In fact, holidaymakers have been travelling to Gran Canaria on their spring and summer holidays for years, dating right back to the 19th century.
Soak up the sun at one of many majestic beaches or paddle in the clear waters, which gradually seep into the golden sands. You’ll certainly want to capture the immersive scenery on your camera over and over again, either as you sunbathe or as you eat at beachfront bars.
Add some Caribbean flavour to your Gran Canaria holiday in popular Puerto Rico, where you can escape the hustle and bustle of the busy beach attractions and truly relax. Puerto Rico is famous for its tranquil surroundings, so immerse yourself in the atmosphere; listen to the palm trees dotted along the sandy coastline, as they gently sway side to side. Or, choose unique items from many of the interesting shops that can be found here.
Each year, Gran Canaria hosts the charismatic Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Carnival – a real highlight when visiting this exotic Spanish Island. The Carnival is filled with fantastical fancy dress outfits, talented street dancers, fanciful fire breathers and live music to dance along to, all night long.
Sandy beaches aren’t just golden in Gran Canaria, they’re white, black and grey, too. In fact, the different coloured beaches of Gran Canaria are what make this sunny island so unique. Cliffs and coves sit behind the exotic beaches and glistening waters and bright flashes of pink flowers add extra colour to the heavenly palette at popular Anfi del Mar Beach.
Shopping is a treat for those visiting Gran Canaria, as holidaymakers can enjoy duty-free shopping all day long. Las Palmas offers an array of unique shops to explore, where you can purchase anything, from intricate souvenirs to fashionable yet affordable items. The shopping journey doesn’t stop there; three new shopping plazas are planning to arrive in Gran Canaria very soon, two in Puerto Rico and one in Meloneras.
Gran Canaria is home to a wide variety of unique activities and exciting adventures. There is something for everyone when it comes to watersports on the island, whether you’re into surfing, jet-skiing, kayaking or sailing. Fly over land and sea in a helicopter and get a birds-eye view of the dramatic scenery this beautiful island has to offer.SEE ALL GUIDES
Beaches in Gran Canaria offer tourists a calming sunbathing experience. Relax at two of the most popular beachside resorts, Puerto Rico and Playa del Ingles, where you can stroll through fine sands and dip your toes in the cool blue waves. A lively atmosphere fills the air at every beach in Gran Canaria, echoing from the neighbouring shops, bars and delicious eateries.SEE ALL GUIDES
Gourmet eateries are dotted along the streets of Gran Canaria, cooking up fresh seafood platters, sizzling tapas dishes and fine red wine. The sophisticated Puerto Rican bar, Amadores Beach Club is the perfect spot to enjoy a relaxing drink, serving exquisite looking and zesty tasting cocktails, with accompanying adornments of fruit and herbs sitting on the side of the ice cold glass.SEE ALL GUIDES
As well as majestic beaches, sparkling waters, soaring cliffs and clear blue skies, Gran Canaria offers some of the best sights in the whole of the Canaries. Experience unforgettable views of Gran Canaria, from the highest peak at Pico de las Nieves in Las Palmas. For those looking to dive deep into rich culture and study the fascinating history, venture over to El Museo Canario.SEE ALL GUIDES