Gran Canaria: Introduction
The third largest of the Canary Islands is famous for its diverse landscape and micro-climates, and boasts a seductive mixture of a vibrant seaside resorts and picturesque villages littered across a stark desertscape. From magnificent sand dunes to fun-filled theme parks and brilliant watersports, Gran Canaria holidays have something for everyone.
With guaranteed sunshine and a mild climate, Gran Canaria is a perfect holiday destination at any time of the year. With 122 miles of coastline and 50 beaches to enjoy, the island boasts a number of welcoming resorts to choose from. And our huge range of cheap package Gran Canaria holidays mean that even travellers on the smallest budget can visit this exciting destination.
Playa del Inglés is a fantastic choice for fun-loving holidaymakers, with an endless supply of restaurants, bars and clubs. The broad expanse of golden sand is ideal for hours of relaxing sunbathing and there are plenty of duty-free bargains to grab in the various stores. Play del Ingles is also legendary for the nightlife in the self-contained entertainment centres to help both family and friends party the night away.
San Augustin is great if you're looking for a restful but cheap holiday to Gran Canaria, with picturesque whitewashed apartments and villas sitting around three dark sandy beaches. Soak up the sun on a pedalo, or paddle in the sparkling and calm waters, and then indulge in some delicious fresh fish at one of the resorts excellent restaurants. Take the family to the nearby Wild West theme park, or testing your nerve on the go-karting track.
Maspalomas to the south of the island is famous for its photogenic giant sand dunes, which borders a stunning beach that stretches for 1.2 miles. The white sand is regarded as the most beautiful on Gran Canaria, with families and nudists normally forming distinct sections. To the western end is the rocky Playa de las Mujeres, which is great for surfing and windsurfing, whilst the La Charca lagoon is an idyllic spot for sunbathing and swimming.
Keen golfers will also enjoy the three magnificent golf courses at Maspalomas, which have hosted international events. Enjoy the protection of the huge dunes surrounding the long-established Campo de Golf de Maspalomas, marvel at the ravines and volcanic landscape at Salobre Golf, and admire the sea-views from the fairways of Meloneras Golf.
There are also a huge number of activities for families to enjoy whilst on holiday in Gran Canaria. Nature-lovers will be astounded by the beautifully landscaped oasis of Palmitos Park, the home of 150 species of birds, a butterfly house, aquarium and gibbon island. Just 2 miles north of Maspalomas is the biggest water park in the Canary Islands, with around 50 flumes, rides and even a mini-golf site. Thrill seekers should check out the fairground rides of Holiday World, with onsite restaurants, nightclubs, gym and spa to entertain the family for hours on end.
Check our Hot Offer holidays section for cheap Gran Canaria holidays and start looking forward to a fun-filled break now, or browse our range of Gran Canaria accommodation and cheap Gran Canaria flights to tailor your own perfect getaway.
Gran Canaria holiday resorts
|Playa del Ingles Holidays||15 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|
|Puerto Rico Holidays||13 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|
|Maspalomas Holidays||12 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|
|San Agustin Holidays||5 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|
|Playa Amadores Holidays||2 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|
|Puerto Mogan Holidays||2 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|
|Playa de Taurito Holidays||2 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|
|Playa Meloneras Holidays||2 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|
|Playa de Balito Holidays||1 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|
|Playa del Cura Holidays||1 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|