Relax and unwind in Gran Canaria
Located off the coast of Africa in the Atlantic Ocean, Gran Canaria is the third largest of the Spanish Canary Islands. It has some of the most breathtaking scenery with glistening, azure seas, golden, sandy beaches, secluded coves, dramatic volcanic landscapes and fertile countryside making it a very popular choice with Irish holidaymakers.
This stunning island combines its traditional and modern aspects to create an ideal holiday haven for families, couples and anyone seeking year round sunshine. On Gran Canaria you will delight in the warm welcome of the locals that bring holidaymakers back year after year. Over recent years the resorts on the island have gained a reputation for the wonderfully elegant, upmarket luxury accommodation but whatever your budget you will find something to suit you on Gran Canaria.
Gran Canaria Beach Holidays
Gran Canaria is a paradise for holidaymakers with peaceful laid back beaches and vibrant resorts, with average year round temperatures of above 20C. The island is known for its miles and miles of stunning soft, sandy beaches and magnificent sand dunes. Whatever kind of beach you like, you will find it in Gran Canaria.
Puerto Rico to the south-west has a wide selection of shops, bars and restaurants and a wide crescent shaped beach. An 8Km. stretch of beach takes in the blue flag resort of Playa del Ingles, Maspalomas and San Agustin. Playa del Ingles means beach of the English so is a good choice for a fun packed holiday with late nights, if on the other hand you are after some Spanish culture, this will not be the place for you.
Maspalomas is at Gran Canaria's most southern tip and is the most popular resort on the island. Here is also the home of the famous sand dunes and a stunning stretch of sandy beach. Meanwhile San Agustine is located at the eastern end of the strip of beaches which forms the southern coast of Gran Canaria. The pace of life here is more laid back making it a better option for families.
Exploring Gran Canaria
The diversity of the island and the wide range of facilities on offer makes Gran Canaria an ideal choice for your Canary Island holiday. European, African and South American influences are evident in every aspect of life on the island.
The capital, Las Palmas, is home to the magnificent Cathedral de Santa Ana, Casa de Colon and the beautiful gardens and replica Canarian village of Pueblo Canario. Las Palmas is also a popular night time choice and thought to be more sophisticated and cosmopolitan than many of the other resorts. Here there are a great selection of bars and restaurants offering a more authentic Spanish vibe with salsa music, live bands and jazz.
Maspalomas is home to one of the best golf courses Campo de Golf de Maspalomas for anyone wanting to take in some golfing practice.
If you are looking for something to keep the whole family happy Aqualand Maspalomas is the biggest water park not only in Gran Canaria but in the whole of the Canary Islands. It boasts over 30 slides and the best water attractions for all ages.
Playa del Ingles is generally considered to be Gran Canaria’s party capital with a great selection of bars, discos and nightclubs.
All Gran Canaria’s resorts offer a superb range of traditional and international cuisine to cater for every taste ranging from Chinese and Italian to American style burger bars. With a traditional Spanish influence fused with North African spices the local cuisine is delicious. Fresh seafood and rice dishes feature on most menus.
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