Gran Canaria Holiday Deals
Gran Canaria: Introduction
Gran Canaria is the second most populous of the seven Canary Islands, after Tenerife, and its capital city, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is a wonderful holiday destination. With a wide variety of things to see and do on the island, one can be hard pressed to find a better holiday destination. The “Miniature Continent” as it is affectionately known as, because of its wide variety of different climates and landscapes, sees about 2.2 million visitors every year. The south is the more popular of the two sides of the island is warmer and provides holidaymakers sunnier days on the beach, where the north is cooler and as a result not as popular with the crowds.
Reasons to visit
For nature lovers, a Gran Canaria holiday is a real treat, as it has some of the most diverse and fascinating micro-climates found anywhere in the world. From beautiful beaches in the south to the rocky, mountainous north, there is something different to explore with reasonable ease every day of you next Gran Canaria holiday. There is an annual carnival in the city in February when the entire city transforms into a festive hotpot. The historical and natural significance of this tiny island cannot be underestimated, but when it comes down to it, the main reason to visit Gran Canaria has to be the perfect weather and the opportunity to unwind, whichever way you choose.
Things to see and do
A Gran Canaria holiday offers a range of sights for visitors to enjoy and some of the more notable historic sites include the Museo Canario, the Cathedral and Plaza del Espiritu Santo. Guayadeque Ravine is one of the most unique areas in the world and from its church that has been built into the hillside to the number of cave restaurants, and the world class scuba diving on offer, the region is an essential stop on any Gran Canaria holiday. For those looking for a wonderful resort to spend a cheap Gran Canaria holiday in, Playa del Ingles offers just that.
Many of the best kids’ activities on offer in Gran Canaria are, expectedly, based around the ocean, none more so than possibly the pick of the lot. A dolphin search tour or swimming with sealions gives you and your family a wonderful opportunity to experience these fascinating creatures in their natural habitat and it’s not to be missed!
The Canary Islands enjoy a very tourist friendly climate as it is always comfortably warm, and never really cold. Average maximum temperatures range from 20°C in January to 27°C in August, the climate is ideal for holidaymakers. With more than 50 beaches to explore along the island’s 122km of shoreline, it’s just as well the weather is always good, because you’ll have no weather interruptions on your cheap Gran Canaria holiday.
Why not check out our late holiday deals section to find last minute holidays to Gran Canaria.
Gran Canaria holiday resorts
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