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Gran Canaria

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Gran Canaria is a firm British favourite when it comes to finding some sun. The year-round good weather and booming nightlife mean that it’s a destination that isn’t going out of style anytime soon. With tourists flocking to the island since the 19th century, Gran Canaria is a long-established holiday hotspot that knows how to cater for its crowd.

Things to do

Gran Canaria isn’t short of things to do, and you won’t be stuck for sightseeing either. Whether you’re looking to immerse yourself in history or dive into adrenaline-filled adventures, you’ll never be left twiddling your thumbs in Gran Canaria. The island isn’t short of a few natural beauties, either. The iconic Roque Nuplo and rolling dunes of Maspalomas will leave you with more than a few impressive holiday snaps. (Read more...)

Where to stay

With an abundance of resorts to choose from, it can be hard to know which one’s right for you. The legendary nightlife of Playa Del Ingles might suit an 18-30’s crowd down to the ground, whereas the sleepy Puerto de Morgan is perfect for those that want nothing more than a bit of rest and relaxation. Check out our guide to Gran Canaria’s resorts. (Read more...)

History & culture

Despite being a tourist destination since the 19th century, Gran Canaria has a rich and fascinating history. From Greek and Celtic mythology to the Spanish invasion of the 15th century, there’s so much to learn about how the island became the tourist haven that it is today. (Read more...)

When to go

Gran Canaria is lucky enough to benefit from year-round good weather, and so tends to be popular throughout the year. But with so many unmissable events on the thriving island, you might not be sure about when to visit. Whether you’re dancing up a storm at Mardi Gras or enjoying the Fiesta del Carmen, make sure that you don’t miss out on all of the fabulous events Gran Canaria has to offer. (Read more...)

Things to avoid

No one wants the unavoidable to happen on their holiday, but there are a few things that you need to know before visiting Gran Canaria. From keeping your sun cream topped up to avoiding local tourist scams, we give the lowdown on things to avoid in Gran Canaria. (Read more...)


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