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Gran Canaria

Destination Fun: Gran Canaria

The sheer breadth of tourist activity and the quality thereof makes Gran Canaria Spain a standout Holiday Supermarket destination. Those who love the idea of idling away the day on a Gran Canaria beach are spoilt for choice. (Do you dare get a little more sun than you're used to on the stretch of beach between Playa del Inglés and Meloneras, the island's well-known nudist beach?) If you prefer a more active holiday, then take on the waves in the north of the island, or, in the right conditions, the south - Maspalomas, Playa del Inglés and Arguineguin in the southern resort areas.

Gran Canaria is the third largest of the island group and it boasts a variety of terrain perfect for mountain biking. There are plenty of hire centres on the island and the marked trails offer a good selection of trails for amblers and serious enthusiasts. If you like golf, you're well catered for with 8 new courses and if you like scuba diving the southern part of the island has several world-class dive sites.

Where to stay? The southern region is where most apartments and resorts in Gran Canaria are located. This places you in the middle of great beaches and excellent restaurants, as well as most of the tourist services (like car or bike hire for example). Capital Las Palmas is in the north east of the island.

Information & Facts

Climate

The weather on Gran Canaria is sub tropical and a balmy 28-33 most days in summer, although it drops to around 21-24 by night. Winter temps are around 23C and about 17 at night. Rough weather is an autumn phenomenon with Atlantic storms from October on - with some occurring as late as March. Heavy rain is rare, although you might want to bring a jacket for winter walks.

Eating Out

Cheap, expensive and everything in between

As an island chain with a significant population the Canarian cuisine has developed flavours all its own - do make sure you try the 'local' food. It tends to be a blend of dishes like Gofio, fish, squid rings, octopus with vinegar; Papas arrugadas con mojo (salt and spices potatoes), and grilled meat.

The budget options - your best choice is the Red Cow on Ave Alf. Provisionales in Playa del Ingles for a good, hearty meal. It's not an exploration of Canarian cuisine by any means, but the honest steaks and pizza/pasta menu will fill you up, and leave you satisfied at a very reasonable price.

Mid price options - Wapa Tapa in Yumbo Centrum is a lively, well-staffed, casual restaurant that serves a lovely modern take on traditional Spanish Tapas. This is great food, served fast, caught fresh that day and with just the right amount of spices and flavour. Good with a group, but couples are easily catered for too.

Splurge - Casito Mediterraneo is fast developing a reputation for being the best on the island. You'll find it in Puerto de Mogan and it won't disappoint with dishes like sea bass with basil sauce or duck in cherry tomato sauce. Dessert? Try the strawberry and chocolate ice cream waffles!

Sightseeing

Gran Canaria - delightful beaches, awesome activities
You can idle away days by the pool very easily in Gran Canaria - the summer weather practically invites you to do so. But you'd be wasting some seriously good opportunities to get out and get active.

"Hawaii" in Europe  - the surf on Gran Canaria can be incredible and there are a few surf schools that will show you the ropes. The northern beaches host great swells and learning to surf is fantastic fun on long, balmy summer days. The southern beaches around Maspalomas, Playa del Inglés and Arguineguin also have reasonable waves. 

Best beaches  - if you're staying close to the Mogán area your beach choices include Amadores, Anfi del Mar, Puerto Rico, and Playa de Mogán. The 4 km stretch of beach between Playa del Inglés and Meloneras is nudist (clothing optional).

Hiking - you don't have to be fit (but it helps) to take on the trails that run the length and breadth of the island. There are inhabited cave villages to see, walks along lakes and into the mountains on well-maintained tracks.

Located in Firgas, this apartment is within a 10-minute drive of Tomas Morales House Museum and Arucas Municipal Park. This apartment is 11.2 mi (18 km) from Gran Canaria Stadium and 12.8 mi (20.6 km) from Las Canteras Beach.
Located in Firgas, this apartment is within a 10-minute drive of Tomas Morales House Museum and Arucas Municipal Park. This apartment is 11.2 mi (18 km) from Gran Canaria Stadium and 12.8 mi (20.6 km) from Las Canteras Beach.
Apartamentos Los Juncos I is located 300 metres from Playa del Inglés Beach, in southern Gran Canaria. The apartment complex features an outdoor pool and apartments with a furnished terrace. Each apartment has a lounge diner with a sofa or sofa bed..
Serenity Amadores unites everything that you need in order to enjoy a relaxing holiday, far away from the hectic of cities and work life. The views to the Playa Amadores beach, the tranquility that can be breathed within the whole property and the apartments..
The house in A Coruña , Mazaricos, has 4 bedrooms and has capacity for 8 people. The accommodation is fully equipped and comfortable, and has 150 m2. It is located 17 kms from 'Carnota' sand beach and 101 kms from metro station and is situated in a well..
Firgas: Cosy, comfortable house "Barreto". For shared use: barbecue. Private: property 27'000 m2, orchard. Whirlpool, parking at the house. Golf course 12 km. Nearby attractions: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 13 km, Puerto Rico 37 km, Campo de Golf Bandama..
Cosy, simple apartment block "Brisamar", renovated in 2010. Outside the resort, 2 km from the centre of Gáldar, in a quiet, sunny position, 3 m from the sea, direct access to the beach. For shared use: swimming pool angular (50 x 25 m, 01.01.-31.12.)..
With a stay at Casa rural en Hoya de Tunte. Vivienda 4 in San Bartolome de Tirajana, you'll be within a 15-minute walk of Las Tirajanas Winery and Pilancones Natural Park. This country house is 17 mi (27.4 km) from Yumbo Shopping Center and 17.6 mi (28.3..
With a stay at Casa rural en Hoya de Tunte. Vivienda 4 in San Bartolome de Tirajana, you'll be within a 15-minute walk of Las Tirajanas Winery and Pilancones Natural Park. This country house is 17 mi (27.4 km) from Yumbo Shopping Center and 17.6 mi (28.3..
Spacious, fully equipped holiday homes with 1 or 2 bedrooms with a fresh and modern design, a terrace with private jacuzzi and other amenities that will make you dream of returning.Luxury and comfort coexist in perfect harmony in these 17 newly constructed..

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