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Gran Canaria Holidays
Gran Canaria Holidays
The holiday island is widely known for its lively beach resorts, sandy beaches, and exciting nightlife, although there is a more laid back and authentic side to Gran Canaria too. Summer is glorious on the island but a mild climate makes it a perfect destination all year round.
Why holiday in Gran Canaria?
The Capital Las Palmas is a cosmopolitan city centre with a rich historic quarter and contrasting nightlife, popular with the 18-30 crowd. For a more authentic Gran Canarian experience, head to the picturesque towns and villages of Agaete, Cruz de Tejeda, San Mateo, and Vecindario. The street markets are a must visit and are particularly lively at night.
Beach Holidays in Gran Canaria
The island is home to some well-known beach resorts, including the largest and most popular - Maspalomas. Despite the beach’s popularity, it doesn’t feel crowded due to its considerable size. Another popular beach is Playa del Ingles with massive sand dunes and calm waters perfect for paddling. The quieter beaches of Amadores or Taurito are considered more family friendly.
Many of the beaches in Gran Canaria are lined with shops and cafes where you can buy supplies for your day of sun and sea. If you prefer to get active rather than soak up the rays then surfing and water sports are offered at many beach resorts across the island.
Food and Drink
In terms of nightlife, Las Palmas is known for late night clubs like Tres x Uno but the southern resorts also offer a great variety with hundreds of bars, clubs, and pubs. If you fancy trying a local drink you can order a glass of Tinto del Monte, a local red wine.
As well as the range of watersports available at the beach resorts, such as jet skiing and the classic banana boats, there are also regular trips out to sea including sport fishing trips, glass-bottom ferries, and even underwater subs.
If you fancy a few rounds in a stunning landscape, there are plenty of golf courses along the north and south coast.
Useful info for Gran Canaria Holidays
The local currency is the Euro and as always, we advise you to shop around for the best conversion rate.
Mild climates make Gran Canaria a great place to visit all year round.
The local language is Spanish, although many people speak English in the tourist resorts, making communication and navigation for English-speaking tourists a lot easier.
If you’re planning to explore the island there is an affordable bus network that’s ideal for keeping costs down.
Couples Holidays to Gran Canaria
Resorts in Gran Canaria
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