History buffs: Visit the island’s capital, Las Palmas, to follow in the footsteps of Christopher Columbus, explore the Old Town, see the beautiful Catedral de Santa Ana, and step inside Castillo de la Luz fortress. Plus there’s Maspalomas Lighthouse, cave dwellings and an archaeological park!
Party animals: From Yumbo Centre’s famous drag shows to Kasbah’s lively clubs, Playa del Ingles is the island’s party front-runner. While Maspalomas offers a more laid-back nightlife scene, you’re just a taxi ride from Playa del Ingles if you decide to dial things up a notch.
Sun worshippers: Whether you want to kick back on Sahara-like sands, get wet at Aqualand Maspalomas or enjoy the watersports at Playa del Inglés, no two days on this island are the same. And don’t forget to head north to walk Gran Canaria’s longest shoreline at Las Canteras.