An island with a variety of landscapes, Gran Canaria holidays offer great beaches and plenty of activities. For a fantastic day out, head south to Aqualand, the biggest water park in Gran Canaria, or enjoy the amusements at Maspalomas Holiday World; it’s perfect if you have younger children. On the island of Gran Canaria, modern coastal resorts blend with picturesque towns full of history. Head to the heart of this Canary Island for an unforgettable drive through dramatic mountains.

Where to stay

Head south if you want to stay in Gran Canaria’s most popular resorts. Playa Del Ingles and San Agustin are among the villages that cluster together to form Maspalomas. Carry on eastwards to reach a string of bustling resorts – Arguineguin, Puerto Rico and Mogan – before the more peaceful beach at Playa de los Amadores. Artists have colonised the north-western coastal village of Agaete, turning many of the whitewashed houses into galleries. If you want a dose of culture and history to go with the beaches, wander the winding streets of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. 

18-24 ℃

One of the so called ‘Islands of eternal sunshine’, Gran Canaria is known for its year-round sunshine. 

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The only airport in Gran Canaria is on the eastern side of the island about 19km south of the capital city Las Palmas.

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