- Canary Islands
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Driving in Gran Canaria, the second most visited Canary Island after Tenerife is generally easy and offers a convenient way to explore the island.
If you're planning to spend your Gran Canaria holiday in Playa del Ingles and the Maspalomas area, take a look at our walk from Yumbo Centrum to the beach!
Coming to Gran Canaria on holiday and planning to stay around Playa del Ingles/Maspalomas? Take a walk with us from Playa del Ingles to Playa El Veril.
Visiting Gran Canaria for a holiday and staying around Playa del Ingles? Take a walk with us from Anexo II to Yumbo Centrum.
Visiting Gran Canaria soon and staying in Playa del Ingles? Take a walk with us from Playa El Veril to Anexo II.
Gran Canaria is the second most visited island of the 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.
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.
Did you know that you can along the ocean from San Agustin to Maspalomas and you can stop at several beaches along the way?
Puerto de Mogan is a former fishing village now turned tourist resort, 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.
Located on the southern coast of Gran Canaria, Bahia Feliz is a quiet tourist area, ideal for those who want a chilled, relaxed and quiet holiday in the Canaries.
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.
While the name Puerto Rico might at first make you think of the Caribbean 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.
Gran Canaria is known especially for its beautiful beaches and warm winter weather, so it's a really nice place to visit for a beach holiday and the stunning sunsets will definitely charm you.
Meloneras is an upmarket resort in the south of Gran Canaria, home to many luxury hotels.
Arucas is home to the famous cathedral in Gran Canaria, often called The Arucas Cathedral, although it is actually a church. But due to its architecture and impressive size, the Church of San Juan Bautista is usually referred to as the Arucas Cathedral.
Agaete is a municipality in the north-west of Gran Canaria and it has many beautiful landscapes, as well as breathtaking views.
Santa Lucía de Tirajana is a town and municipality in Gran Canaria, located in the southeast of the island. The town of Santa Lucia is located up in the mountains of Gran Canaria, at an altitude of 680 m.
If you're planning to visit Anfi del Mar soon, here's a walking tour of the area around the beach to see what you can expect.
Most visitors who come to Gran Canaria and stay in the south of the island haven't heard of Patalavaca, although this lovely beach is located close to one of Gran Canaria's most popular beaches: Anfi del Mar.
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.
Arinaga is a coastal town in Gran Canaria, in the municipality of Aguimes, on the eastern part of the island, close to Vecindario.
Anfi del Mar is one of Gran Canaria's most beautiful beaches, with white sand brought from the Caribbean, which gives it an idyllic look, which is why it's so popular among visitors.
El Balcón viewpoint in Gran Canaria is located in the municipality of La Aldea de San Nicolás, which is the island's westernmost municipality.
Gran Canaria is home to some of the best beaches in the Canary Islands and also in Spain. The island has around 240 kilometers of coastline and 60 kilometers of beaches, with different types of sand and landscapes, which means that everyone will find a place that is suited to his expectations. In this article, we'll look at Playa de Amadores: what it's like, where it is and why it's one of the best beaches in Gran Canaria.
The town of Firgas is located in the municipality with the same name, in the north of Gran Canaria and relatively close to the capital Las Palmas.
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.
Did you know that the Botanical Garden in Gran Canaria (Jardín Botánico Canario Viera y Clavijo) is actually the largest botanical garden not only in the Canary Islands, but in all of Spain?
It's probably no secret that Las Palmas is our favourite city in the Canary Islands. One of the reasons why we love Las Palmas so much is the diversity in food culture that the city has to offer since you can find so many great restaurants, from affordable ones to fancy and sophisticated ones.
Gran Canaria is often seen as just a beach holiday destination or a sunny place where you can escape the cold winter back home, but if you take the time to explore, you'll discover that it's much more than that.
If you only have one day to stay in Gran Canaria's capital and you want to see as much as possible in such a short time, the Hop-On Hop-Off bus tour in Las Palmas might be a good choice for you, as it will take you to all the important spots in the city.
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.
Mirador del Faro de la Sardina has been renovated with an investment of 82,962.44 euros, and will now be an added feature on the route of tourist attractions in Gran Canaria.
Wondering what to do in Gran Canaria in May? If you're looking for a new and interesting place to visit in Gran Canaria, why not plan a day trip to Gáldar, a town located in the north of the island, which organizes an exhibition called "Gáldar in Bloom" ("Gáldar en Flor") from May 13 until June 2?
Teror City Council has announced the opening of the first route of the “Senderos y Vida” (Trails and Life) project, located in the El Álamo neighborhood, between the “El Muñigal” bridge and the “La Molineta” bridge. This new route will also allows hikers to connect directly with other existing trails such as Peñón Chiquito, Subida de Las Abejas, Mirador de Las Cuevas or Barranquillo de El Barbuzano, among others.
Gran Canaria is a popular beach destination for Europeans, but there's much more to see on the island besides the beaches and the resorts. The Canary Islands have a wealth of beautiful landscapes and charming villages, many of them hidden in the mountains, which you should really visit.
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?
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.
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).