The sun shines year-round on this lovely island, where you’ll enjoy a welcome as warm as the weather. And good times are always go around the fun-loving beach resorts. The bar-filled commercial centres of popular Playa del Ingles are fun day or night, while Meloneras is the place for swish boutiques and waterside dining. You can slow the pace among the leafy boulevards of Maspalomas, with its family-flavoured attractions and sensational sand dunes. But it’s well worth exploring inland too. Authentic towns will greet you with coffee-drinking locals and peaceful town squares, and rugged rock formations call for adventure.
An old favourite
German and Scandinavian holidaymakers have been coming to Gran Canaria, the third largest of the Canary Islands, since the 19th century and it’s easy to see why. The sun shines on its sandy shores practically all year round, all set against a dramatic backdrop of volcanic cliffs. There’s plenty to keep explorers happy too, with gardens, historical sights and natural wonders aplenty.
Beaches in black, white and gold
The island’s beaches come in all shapes, sizes and even colours. Take your pick between sheltered bays and windswept shorelines blanketed in golden, white or black volcanic sand. The surrounding backdrop makes Gran Canaria a picture-perfect spot, with traditional towns, rugged mountains and lush greenery.
Dream holidays for everyone
Whatever your idea of the perfect holiday, Gran Canaria is sure to have a resort that’s just right for you. Playa Del Ingles is built for serious sunbathing by day and hard partying at night. Puerto Mogan is all about sleepy, traditional charm while Meloneras has the five-star market covered.