Gran Canaria has over 80 golden beaches for those looking to enjoy a sun-filled holiday in Spain. While it's one of the busiest destinations of the Canary Islands, you can still find untouched landscapes housing rare wildlife. Nearly half of the island is a protected area, which includes 6 nature reserves, 2 natural parks, and 10 natural monuments, just to name a few.

    Most travellers spend their holidays in Gran Canaria’s capital city, Las Palmas. This major cruise-ship port is known for duty-free shopping and sandy beaches that offer plenty of water sports and family-friendly attractions. Las Palmas becomes truly vibrant with its annual carnival in February when the streets are packed with live music and dance by performers in flamboyant costumes.

    Where & what to eat in Gran Canaria

    • The 10 Best Local Cuisine Restaurants in Gran Canaria

      Even during the most intense of holidays, there's time for everything. On Gran Canaria, you can enjoy a relaxing, luxurious holiday, as well as active tourism in the heart of the countryside. To help you here, we have selected highly recommended restaurants for every occasion, from elegant establishments in which you can experience new taste sensations to restaurants serving traditional...

    Where to shop & what to buy in Gran Canaria

    • 10 Best Places to Go Shopping in Gran Canaria

      The best places to go shopping in Gran Canaria include the island’s pedestrianised shopping streets, village markets, and modern shopping centres. From designer shoes and clothing to small handicraft stores, Gran Canaria offers a host of fantastic retailers to pick up a souvenir, buy a gift, or simply indulge yourself. Even better, with lower import tax and VAT rates, prices...

    Where to go & what to do at night in Gran Canaria

    • 10 Best Things to Do After Dinner in Gran Canaria

      The best things to do after dinner in Gran Canaria include going to a theme park, attending a concert, and enjoying natural landscapes at night. There's an activity for every kind of traveller of whatever age, making Gran Canaria as exciting to explore at night as it is during the daytime. Whether you love a party or prefer a quieter...

    neighbourhoods in Gran Canaria

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