"Gran Canaria is a treasure filled with natural and historic delights"
Poetic, pristine and perfect – Gran Canaria is a treasure filled with natural and historic delights, and is an ideal destination for your next beach holiday close to the UK. Take in the island’s rolling landscapes and endless ocean vistas that draw in holidaymakers from across the globe or make the most of its exuberant nightlife and animated cultural allure, which combine to make this destination perfect for families, friends, couples, and even solo travellers seeking that iconic Canary Island experience.
Gran Canaria holidays
With landmasses carved out by millions of years of natural forces, Gran Canaria has earned the nickname ‘Miniature Continent’. Its remarkable diversity of fauna and flora make a holiday to Gran Canaria a nature lover’s dream. You can discover the depths of the Doramas Jungle, the grand Azuaje Ravine, or the sifting dunes in Maspalomas - there’s so much here just waiting to be explored. As one of UNESCO’s most protected natural regions in the world, holidays to Gran Canaria offer a truly enthralling experience for its visitors. And what’s more, the island’s dynamic culture makes travelling here a thoroughly immersive holiday experience.
Create your perfect Gran Canaria holiday by taking a look at our fantastic selection of resorts and hotels below, or continue reading to discover more about this genuine wonder that lies just off the African coast.
Things to do in Gran Canaria
Feed the adventurer in you. Spend your Gran Canaria holidays hiking along the trails that line the crystalline coast, or disappear into the leafy foliage that suddenly bursts into thousands of colours as the birds of Palmitos Park soar from their branches. If water-based fun is your style, then surf the waves at the popular Playa del Ingles or try out the many water sports available here. For little ones there a pedalos and banana boat rides, while adults can also enjoy sailing, windsurfing and more.
Do you want to revel in a spectacle of vibrant colours, sounds and laughter? Then take part in the famous Carnival in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Here you will enjoy a bustling and exciting atmosphere at Las Canteras Beach, deep in the heart of the city. Perhaps you would love to learn more about the island’s rich historical legacy. Discover Canarian antiquities and more at Museo Canario, or investigate archaeological sites such as the Hermitage of San Antonio Abad and the dramatic Plaza del Espíritu Santo. No matter which site you explore, you’ll be in for a fascinating day full of Canary Island wonder.
As regal in its character as it is in name, Gran Canaria is the place to treat yourself with delicious cuisine from a multitude of traditions. Then spend the night dancing away the hours under a cloudless sky, before finding yourself struck with awe by grandiose cathedrals and the island’s signature landmarks. Whether you are looking for the sea, the sun or a sensuous escape into island living, holidays in Gran Canaria will deliver everything you can imagine and more.
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