A self-catering holiday to Gran Canaria means you can discover this amazing island at your own pace with the freedom to cook at home or dine out.
There are countless things to do on a self-catering holiday in Gran Canaria. Tafira Baja and Tafira Alta at the centre of the island offer colonial style architecture, country houses and wonderful botanic gardens, giving visitors the chance to explore the rich variety of plant life. Or San Mateo's diverting Museo Etnológico La Cantonera features a 300-year-old farmhouse which has been transformed into a museum. The museum documents the history of the island and has a great restaurant attached.
As well as sand dunes and beaches Maspalomas offers a good range of restaurants and a large shopping centre, and golf is available nearby.Read more
A relative newcomer to the Lanzarote holiday map, Playa Blanca is getting everything right. Its template is very much the holiday resort of the future: no ugly high rises, wide, traffic-free avenues, pretty, landscaped public areas, and a lovely promenade.Read more
Puerto de la Cruz's fashionable old town is a maze of illuminated streets, cobbled plazas and villas, complete with the traditional Canarian balconies.Read more
Once a fishing village, Puerto de Santiago is one of three towns that form the popular tourist resort of Los Gigantes. It is 5 minutes from one of the best beaches on the west coast.Read more
Book one of our self-catering holidays to Canary Islands and you can choose from hundreds of superb places to stay. Don’t forget to check out our experts’ recommendations of great places to eat. Simply book your fantastic Canary Islands self-catering holiday with Thomas Cook and have an amazing trip on your own terms.