Gran Canaria

Award winning combination of good weather, great beaches and fabulous scenery

Like the rest of the Canary Islands, Gran Canaria has a lot more to it than its reputation as a reliable beach holiday destination would suggest.  Sand dunes, rugged mountains, tropical forests, tranquil valleys and dramatic cliffs to name but a few.  It’s an island that offers loads for both active and less active travellers and there is a stark contrast between the tranquil interior of the island and the busy resorts on the coast.   Highlights include:

  • Walking at all levels (see below).
  • Family wineries in the Caldera de Bandama. 
  • Catamaran cruises to see dolphins and whales off the south west coast.
  • The Dunas de Maspalomas, a protected natural park of spectacular sand formations and 6 km of golden beaches.
  • Charming interior villages with colonial style architecture.
  • The 11km wide Caldera de Bandama.
  • The botanical gardens in Agaete.
  • The small fishing village of Puerto de Morgan with its bougainvillea covered houses and seawater canals.
  • Nine golf courses for the golfing enthusiast.

Walking on Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria has a huge range of walking possibilities from leisurely rambles to more demanding hikes on the higher slopes of the Laurel Forest.  Kestrel Canyon is excellent for leisurely walks but for intermediate walkers a climb to the foot of Roque Nublo, a 68m high volcanic plug is a great way to walk on the higher plateau. We can organise walks as private or group walks.  Please get in touch if you are interested in including walking during your trip to Gran Canaria.   

  • Flying time: 4 hours
  • Time difference: + 1 hour
  • Currency: Euro
  • Best time of year to travel: Year round

Ideas for a trip to Gran Canaria

Here are some ideas for trips to Gran Canaria all of which can be adapted for you and we are always happy to create a bespoke trip from scratch.

Long weekend in Las Palmas

from £500 per person
A three-night stay at the Hotel Veintiuno in Las Palmas. With a glorious rooftop pool and terrace with Santa Ana Cathedral as a backdrop, the Hotel Veintiuno is a delightful place to stay. The cobbled streets of the old town are just outside the entrance, a perfect location for exploring, shopping and dining out.

Contrasting landscapes of Gran Canaria

from £821per person
Spend four nights at a beachfront hotel in vibrant Las Palmas followed by two nights at the Parador Cruz de Tejeda in the very centre of the island. Located in a beautiful setting with spectacular views of the Tejeda mountain range.

A week of winter sun in a luxury hotel

from £1040 per person
Stay for a week at a luxury hotel by the dunes of Maspalomas. This 5 * hotel is built in Canarian architecture and is a village style property. A choice of outdoor pools, sports facilities, thalassotherapy centre and a selection of restaurants and bars.

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