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Gran Canaria is the second largest island in terms of population and it has 32 natural protected spaces. The island caters to all types of tourists, having great routes for hikes, as well as beautiful beaches. Most of the resorts are in the Maspalomas area so this would be a good area to lok for holiday packages to the Canary Islands.
A holiday in Gran Canaria is probably your best bet for a sunny and warm Christmas, along with the rest of the Canary Islands, which have the best climate in Europe during winter.
Although the island of Gran Canaria is known for its great weather and back to back hours of sunshine, sometimes it does happen to get some bad weather and rainy days. So what can you do when this occurs while you're there on holiday?
Gran Canaria is a great destination for families, with plenty of activities for children of all ages. The Canary Islands in general have the reputation of family-friendly destinations, ideal for beach holidays, even during the winter months, when the rest of Europe is suffering from terrible cold weather.
With Halloween fastly approaching, there are lots of events and parties announced in Gran Canaria for the spookiest night of the year.
The municipality of Mogán, in the south of Gran Canaria, has inaugurated the first municipal area for parking and overnight stays for motorhomes and camper vans in the municipality. This area is now the first place of this kind that is managed by a local Administration in the Canary Islands.
In normal times, if you were to be in the area of Maspalomas around February or March, we would recommend you to join the fun in the International Carnival of Maspalomas. But in 2021 there will be no carnival, due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.
Gran Canaria is a warm winter destination for European travelers, but even so, many people wonder... does it ever snow in Gran Canaria? Is it possible to see snow on the island?
November is the month when temperatures start to drop and although it's as hot as it was during the summer season, the weather in Gran Canaria is still much great compared to what people living in continental Europe are getting.
Is it getting cold and rainy at home and you are looking for a bit of sun in Maspalomas or Playa del Ingles? Then you are looking at the right place because the Canary Islands are the top destination for Europeans when the cold season is just around the corner.
Gran Canaria has announced that the 2021 edition of the carnival in Las Palmas will be suspended, as there is no safe way to celebrate the carnival during the pandemic.
The world of Carnival will have to wait until 2022 for the celebration of another edition in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. The Carnival department works on a series of acts that, throughout 2021, will keep the essence of the party alive.
If you are looking for accommodation in Gran Canaria for your upcoming holiday, then maybe you should continue reading this article where we've gathered 10 beautiful home rentals that you will love!
Gran Canaria is known by many as a "Miniature Continent", due to its diverse climate and landscape, which varies depending on where exactly you are on the island. You can go from the endless dunes of Maspalomas to the busy capital of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in just under an hour, for a completely different image of the island and a totally different vibe.
You're traveling to Gran Canaria and you want to explore the natural beauty of the island beyond the beaches? Gran Canaria is home to many lovely natural spaces and diverse landscapes, so we highly recommend exploring the center of the island and the north as well.
For most visitors, Gran Canaria is just a beach destination where they can enjoy great weather all year round. However, if you decide to go off the beaten track and explore a bit more of Gran Canaria, you'll discover some truly amazing secret places, with hardly any tourists.
The event first started in Gran Canaria in 2001 and since then it kept growing every year, with thousands of people coming to the island just to participate.
Did you know that Gran Canaria is a very popular destination for people who are looking for naturist beaches in Europe? Gran Canaria has a lot of beaches where nudism is allowed and also quite a few naturist resorts or hotels with dedicated areas and terraces for nudism?
Are you looking to escape the autumn weather back home and come over to Maspalomas or Playa del Ingles? October is still a warm month, plenty of good weather and it's not as busy as in summer, except for when kids get their half-term holiday and families come over for a quick sunny break.
The Maspalomas Beach and Sand Dunes are situated in the south of Gran Canaria and constitute a protected Nature Reserve space since 1987. The area of Maspalomas is one of the most popular tourist centers on the island and the sand dunes play a big role in the popularity of the resorts developed around them.
The Agüimes City Council has announced in an official statement that they are suspending the costume contest (Murgas contest) in the 2021 edition of their carnival. There has been no other announcement regarding the dates of the event and the authorities say they are working to find a safe way to celebrate this event in their municipality.