Glisten In Gran Canaria
With scorching summers and warm winters, Gran Canaria makes the perfect Spanish getaway, whatever the time of year. Kick back and relax on the beach, make a splash in the shimmering ocean with some scuba diving or venture inland and discover the beautifully diverse landscape on your doorstep.
Expect magnificent sand dunes in Maspaolomas, a buzzing nightlife in Playa del Ingles and dolphin watching in Puerto Rico. Whether you’re travelling as a family, a couple or friends, you are sure to find what you’re looking for on Gran Canaria holidays.
During your getaway, don't accept second best - stay at one of our top hotels. Check out the beautiful Hotel Cordial Mogan Playa where you'll enjoy a modern break with a relaxing atmosphere and a wide range of facilities including swimming pools and a spa centre. Or perhaps you'd prefer the Gloria Palace Royal Hotel & Spa right by the beach with comfortable and stylish guestrooms.
Easy on the Eye
The pretty village of Puerto Mogán is seen by many as being the most beautiful place to stay. Home to ‘Little Venice’, the district showcases gorgeous beaches, lots of restaurants and plenty of bars. The laid-back Playa Taurito, the beach lover’s haven of Amadores and the small town of Arguineguin are also places you can base yourself.
When it comes to accommodation, holidays to Gran Canaria leave you with so many options. Book yourself into one of the luxury beach front hotels in Playa Taurito for supreme sea views and easy access to the beach. There are also hostels, apartments and family guesthouses in the sleepy fishing town of Puerto Mogán.
See the Sights
Founded in 1478, the capital of the island Las Palmas is filled with culture, beaches and historical landmarks. The north-eastern region has some unique offerings such as Canarian lateen sailing and Canarian wrestling, while Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is also home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Vegueta.
Gran Canaria has so many layers which will keep holidaymakers smiling. Popular with locals and many European golf enthusiasts alike, Gran Canaria holidays are thegetaways for playing golf. There are lusciously scenic golf courses such as Las Palmeras Golf, Anfi Tauro Golf, and Maspalomas Golf. Whether a golf novice or a seasoned player, the island’s eight golf courses will have something for every taste.
With its French inspired gardens and carved stone buildings, the ‘pearl of Gran Canaria,’ Arucas, is great for those who love culture, architecture and food. The stone Parish Church of San Juan Bautista which was built by local Master Masons is one of the architectural delights of the town. The food is super tasty and areas such as San Andres, El Puertillo and Quintanilla are areas that are well renowned for serving up fantastic fresh seafood.
Museums and Shopping
There are plenty of museums in Gran Canaria to go to. Museo Elder de la Ciencia y la Tecnología is the perfect museum for families where it is possible to be amazed by the world of science. Along with Hispanic-Flemish art, Casa-Museo de Colón has a galleon and chronicles Columbus’s journeys. The Las Palmas is a historical centre that will invigorate your curiosity in centuries long gone.
Shopping on your holidays to Gran Canariais time well spent. Market days in Arguineguin Market and Puerto Mogan Market are a real treat for those who will indulge in a spot of haggling. You can find local goods such as decorated tiles, Moroccan plates, elegant wood carvings and eclectic African drums. Foods such as fresh breads, dried fruits and nuts and spices can also be found. If you prefer shopping malls then head to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. The capital has 4 large shopping malls, Las Arenas, La Ballena, El Muelle and 7 Palmas.