Guide to Gran Canaria
Imagine an island boasting snow-topped mountains, beautiful beaches, desert landscapes and woody glades. Welcome to Gran Canaria; a veritable continent in miniature.
From the arid south to the rugged north, not forgetting the windy west and bustling east, let alone the stunning interior, Gran Canaria is generous with its charms. If you crave peace and quiet, things don't get much more relaxed than at the mountainous heart of Gran Canaria. At the opposite end of the spectrum lies the island’s capital city, Las Palmas. A cosmopolitan hive of activity, Las Palmas delivers culture, history and a thriving nightlife. You can truly dance the night away here.
Gran Canaria is a land of extremes - the green north a polar opposite of the desert south. Wherever you are, though, you'll find extreme beauty, extreme charm and extreme hospitality. Tourists are made to feel at home as soon as they step off the plane.
The Gran Canaria guide is the one-stop destination for those planning a holiday on this paradise isle. We'll show you the best Gran Canaria hotels and the most interesting and exciting things to see and do, along with the finest restaurants. You won't have to worry about a thing; we've done all the hard work for you.
Good weather is guaranteed all year round, but check out our links to satellite images and forecasts, as well as average temperatures. We've also included a list of beaches. Whether you want to top up your tan or indulge in water sports, on Gran Canaria there's a beach for everyone.