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Holidays to Gran Canaria

from €189 per person

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A hodgepodge of dramatic terrains, Gran Canaria runs the gamut from lush, leafy forests to arid deserts, often titled a continent in miniature as a result. Each year, families flock to the water parks and beaches of all-encompassing holiday resorts like Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria, while the jaw-dropping sand dunes of Maspalomas are popular with sunbathers. However, it’s not all sun, sea and sand – spectacular mountain landscapes, rocky ravines and coastal ruggedness leave subtle reminders of the island’s vivacious volcanic history. Playa del Ingles has wholeheartedly embraced its reputation as a clubbing hotspot for gay travellers, catering to both mainstream and more niche tastes including leather, drag and cabaret. The Pride festival at the start of May each year is one of the biggest in Europe and remains immensely popular with those seeking to show their true colours. Welcoming and friendly, Gran Canaria is truly the island with something for everyone. Book your 2021 holiday today.

Your guide to Gran Canaria holidays

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Top attractions

Boasting curiously inhabited cave villages, stunning coastal trails and a wealth of mountainous terrain, our advice for your trip to Gran Canaria would be to give the beach a miss for a day or two, and get back to nature. With such otherworldly rural scenery on offer in this special part of the Canaries, it would almost be a crime to miss out. The best way to explore this spectacular paradise is on wheels, whether two wheels or four, but if you do opt to travel by bike, there’s an abundance of cycle tracks available to suit any strength and ability. Often dubbed the ‘Hawaii of the Atlantic’ by the worldwide surfing community, Gran Canaria has year-round sunshine, warm waters and near-perfect surfing conditions, so is extremely popular with those looking to shred some waves. Simply kick back and enjoy the spectacle as some of the best pro surfers from around the globe do their thing. With a number of surf schools also available, you could even catch some waves yourself.

Beaches

Beaches

For an effortlessly diverse trip to Gran Canaria in 2021, check out the resorts on the south side of the island. With their sun-bleached sandy stretches, buzzing nightlife and a host of luxe hotels on offer, there’s no finer selection than the resort of Playa del Ingles. It’s the head honcho of what gorgeous Gran Canaria has to offer, so those looking for the finer things in life should look no further. Elsewhere, Maspalomas next door is another resort with a strong fan base. Somewhat more reserved, you may find the beaches slightly less occupied here and its unique wind-beaten dune formations make for an afternoons lazing about with a difference. The resort also has plenty of classy hotels and scenic restaurants on display, with a rip-roaring water park if you have the little ones in tow. If you want nothing more than a good sizzle with golden stretches of sand as far as the eye can see, then the resort of Puerto Rico is the choice for you.

Most popular Gran Canaria hotels

Castillo De Sol Apartments
  1. Puerto Rico (GC)
  2. Gran Canaria
From €205 per person Check availability
Servatur Casablanca Suites & Spa - Adults Only
  1. Puerto Rico (GC)
  2. Gran Canaria
From €271 per person Check availability
Riosol Hotel
  1. Puerto Rico (GC)
  2. Gran Canaria
From €245 per person Check availability
Jardin Del Atlantico Apartments
  1. Playa del Ingles
  2. Gran Canaria
From €228 per person Check availability
Green Field
  1. Playa del Ingles
  2. Gran Canaria
From €306 per person Check availability
Axelbeach Maspalomas
  1. Playa del Ingles
  2. Gran Canaria
From €279 per person Check availability
Cordial Mogan Playa
  1. Puerto de Mogan
  2. Gran Canaria
From €447 per person Check availability
Cala D Or
  1. Puerto Rico (GC)
  2. Gran Canaria
From €210 per person Check availability
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Gran Canaria weather

Gran Canaria weather
Jan
19°C
Avg. Dry Days 26
Feb
19°C
Avg. Dry Days 23
Mar
19°C
Avg. Dry Days 25
Apr
20°C
Avg. Dry Days 25
Nov
22°C
Avg. Dry Days 21
Dec
20°C
Avg. Dry Days 24

Prices last checked at 12:26 AM January 23, 2021