Gran Canaria

If you love the beach and warm temperatures, you’ll certainly be spoilt for choice, with the picturesque sand dunes of Maspalomas and the hustle of Playa del Ingles. If that’s not your scene, there are plenty of other  activities to keep you occupied - from shopping to sightseeing. The varied nightlife and dining options will appeal to every taste and budget – Party the night away in Playa del Ingles or embrace the Canarian way of life with traditional folklore.

Gran Canaria

All You Need To Know

Gran Canaria is more than just a beach destination, you can enjoy an array of things to do in Gran Canaria. With its mild year-round temperatures, spectacular coastline, exciting landscape and historic capital city - it’s easy to understand the appeal.

Shopping

Las Palmas boasts an array of shopping options, from covered markets to malls. Head to the super-chic Avenida Mesa y Lopez for the famous department store El Corte Ingles, numerous designers shops. Vecindario has a large shopping centre, with a cinema, while pedestrianised Calle Triana offers local high street shops.

Sightseeing

Get stuck into the history and culture of Gran Canaria as you see the sights. Learn about traditional agriculture at Museo de la Zafra or see fascinating mummified remains and relics at the Museo Canario. Enjoy an interactive experience at Museo Elder de la Ciencia y la Tecnologia, where the motto is ‘forbidden not to touch’.

Food

Discover cuisine to satisfy all taste buds in Gran Canaria. From the affordable international cuisine of Playa del Ingles to the authentic tapas bars of San Fernando. Dine on freshly caught seafood in Agaete or sample Papas Arrugadas, a Canarian delicacy. The islands tropical climate means that delicious, exotic fruit is grown locally and readily available.

 

Nightlife

Party the night away in Playa del Ingles, where the lively nightlife attracts the party crowd. Embrace a more upmarket vibe in Maspalomas as you enjoy a leisurely meal and cocktails or absorb the Canarian flavour of Las Palmas. If you’re feeling lucky pay a visit to the casino at either Hotel Santa Catalina or Hotel Melia Tamarindos.

Beaches

Maspalomas is perhaps Gran Canarias’s most popular beach, especially in the summer months. While the volcanic sands of Playa de San Agustin offer a more peaceful atmosphere. Playa del Ingles is a hive of activity with its lively water sports and energetic vibe and Puerto Rico Beach is said to get the most sunshine on the island.

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