This beautiful island is known as a ‘Continent in miniature’ and one worth exploring. Take a luxury beach holiday to the south of the island and soak up the Canarian sun at the Maspalomas dunes. Spend a few days in the capital, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, a city with an interesting heritage and charming old quarter combined with fabulous gastronomy and superior shopping. Those wanting a more authentic experience on this volcanic isle should head north, where they can enjoy scenic walks and plenty of star gazing opportunities.
Maspalomas & Meloneras on the southernmost point of Gran Canaria are one of the most stylish areas in Spain. With its thousand-year palm grove, natural lagoon, beautiful white sandy beach and famous dunes, Maspalomas is placed within a protected area. Meloneras, on the other hand, has a wonderful, long oceanfront promenade with bars, restaurants, boutique shopping, casino and a golf course.
Other resorts in Gran Canaria include Arguineguín, known for its great micro-climate and Caribbean-style sandy beach, beautiful white sand at Amadores beach and Puerto de Mogán, known as a “Little Venice” because of the many channels which pass under bridges between the buildings. Pretty Puerto de Mogan has beautiful sub-tropical plants, marina, beach, bars and restaurants.
Gran Canaria continues developing high-quality boutique hotels with modern design and high-tech amenities, with a special focus on healthy living and wellbeing.
Multi-award winning 5* GL Seaside Grand Hotel Residencia, The Leading Hotels of the World member, is the best hotel in Gran Canaria. Also on offer is the stylish Seaside Palm Beach, wow factor Lopesan Hotel Villa del Conde, beautiful RIU Palace Oasis and H10 Playa Meloneras Palace and fabulous Radisson Blu Resorts – there are two on the island – all sit on the southern coast.
Gran Canaria also offers a great choice of charming hotels like the adults-only Dunas Don Gregory hotel in the smaller resort of San Agustin, Cordial Mogan Playa in Puerto de Mogan, the popular Reina Isabel located on the Las Canteras beach in the North, or the boutique hotel Veintiuno, both in the capital Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
Get active in Gran Canaria
In less than an hour you can swap the golden sands and turquoise water of the coast and be in the serene mountains at dizzying heights.
The island also has plenty of cycling and walking activities. If you prefer to relax, many of our hotels offer spa facilities, gym and saunas together with yoga and fitness classes. Watersports are found in abundance.
Golf in Gran Canaria
If teeing off is your thing? With a deep golfing tradition and pleasant year-round playing conditions, Gran Canaria brings fantastic golfing opportunities with seven 18-hole golf courses all within a 50-kilometre radius of each other.
A place for city breakers
The capital city Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is the biggest city in the Canary Islands. It is fantastic for a city beach escape with the golden sands of Las Canteras and its lovely promenade with bars, restaurants and hotels located nearby.
The historical quarter is the city’s most beautiful area with cobbled streets, pretty corners and a variety of styles ranging from late Gothic to Renaissance. If you’re interested in culture, then this part of town is dotted with Gran Canarian landmarks including Columbus’ house, Canarian museum and the Santa Ana Cathedral.
Gran Canaria offers sophisticated, delightful gastronomy with dishes based on traditional recipes and locally sourced, natural ingredients with modern twists to awaken the senses.
The tantalising taste adventure that Gran Canaria serves up is embodied by its range of markets, featuring fresh food and restaurants converted from traditional stalls, as well as local delicacies such as honey rum and salted fish. The island has also joined the Saborea España association, giving several talented, young chefs the opportunity to put their personal, arty touch on traditional cuisine.
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