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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.
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 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.
Gran Canaria is truly a paradise on Earth and of the best places to spend a magical beach holiday in the Canary Islands. We highly recommend to anyone visiting the island to venture outside the hotels and to explore the natural highlights of Gran Canaria.
Telde is the second most populated city in Gran Canaria and it used to be the capital of the island before Las Palmas. The town is located in the southeast of the island, just 16 km south of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and very close to the island's airport.
Gran Canaria is an ideal place for shopping during your holiday, as the island has over 20 weekly markets and a few annual ones. See which are the best markets in Gran Canaria and where you should go for your souvenir shopping.
Read our travel guide for Arguineguín, if you are planning a holiday in this area of Gran Canaria. Arguineguín is an ideal destination for people who want a relaxing and quiet holiday, away from the noisy bars and clubs.
While the name of Puerto Rico might at first make you think of the Carribean Sea and distant places, you must know that the Spanish resort with the same name has equally beautiful beaches and an exotic feel, perfect for a holiday in the sun.
Playa del Inglés is a beach resort in Gran Canaria, situated in the southern part of the island, where the weather is sunny and warm all year round, which is why it's so popular among many visitors.
Puerto de Mogan is a fishing village situated in the municipality of Mogan, one of the sunniest parts of the island Gran Canaria, part of the Canary Islands. If you're visiting the island, you should not miss the chance of seeing this lovely place.
Maspalomas is one of Gran Canaria's most popular resorts, due to its all-year-round good weather, which makes it a good destination even for a winter holiday in the sun.
The Municipality of Arucas is situated in the north of Gran Canaria, stretching from sea level until up into the foothills, at an altitude of over 1.800 feet.
Gran Canaria is the second most visited island of Canary Islands (after Tenerife) and it's often referred to as a Mini Continent, due to its diversity in landscapes. From amazing beaches to mountain trails and volcanic landscapes, Gran Canaria has it all.
Poema del Mar is one of the newest attractions in Gran Canaria, which was opened in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria at the end of 2017. It is an interesting place to visit especially if you are on a family holiday and you are traveling with kids.
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is the capital of Gran Canaria and is one of the capitals of the Canary Islands, along with Santa Cruz de Tenerife. The city is great to visit if you're looking for a sunny city break, as you can find interesting places to visit, great restaurants, shopping opportunities and also a beautiful beach (actually one of the best city beaches in Spain).