Holidays to Gran Canaria
Despite its name, Gran Canaria is only the third largest of the Canary Islands, covering an area not much larger than London. However, within this compact space a Gran Canaria holiday offers endless variety. Permanently sunny, with a lush mountainous interior and fantastic beaches, we at Co-operative Travel have bargain holidays to Gran Canaria throughout the year.
Gran Canaria is popular with holidaymakers of every age. Gran Canaria holidays offer the glittering silver beaches and waterparks of Playa del Ingles and Porto Rico in the south, the dramatic mountains of the interior, and the lush forests of the north. With the island’s historic capital, Las Palmas, also in the north, Gran Canaria package holidays offer so much more than just endless hours on the beach. Take time out to explore and you’ll discover lush banana plantations, tiny whitewashed villages, historic architecture and breathtaking forest and mountain scenery.
Most cheap holidays to Gran Canaria are booked in the south of the island, which boasts broad, sweeping beaches offering everything from sailing lessons to scuba diving. Those choosing to stay in villas and apartments need have no fear of going hungry. The island is peppered with shops and restaurants selling locally farmed and caught produce, and those booking last minute Gran Canaria holidays on a self-catering basis will find the delicious Canarian cuisine finds favour with even the most pernickety of palettes.
Playa del Ingles is one of the most popular choices for Gran Canaria package holidays. Boasting almost 3 kilometres of golden beach, this glittering neon-lit resort has all the shopping malls, bars and restaurants you could wish for, many of them catering for British visitors. However, many families prefer to book a late deal in Gran Canaria’s more tranquil regions, such as nearby Maspalomas, where the glittering sand dunes are a haven for wildlife.
We at Co-operative Travel also recommend you look for Gran Canaria holiday offers in Bahia Feliz, Meloneras and Puerto Rico. Wherever you stay, you’ll find Gran Canaria resorts are attractive, family-friendly and full of character.