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Holidays to Gran Canaria 2018/2019

An exotic holiday to Gran Canaria offers pristine white-gold beaches, awe-inspiring mountains, a bright but pleasantly mild climate, delicious food, and an endless array of activities.

The island is known as a “mini continent”, due to its range of climates and landscapes found throughout. Lush forests and lofty mountains provide the glorious scenery, while Gran Canaria’s historic capital Las Palmas is filled with entertainment, refreshments, and shops to enjoy. The inviting island atmosphere of the purpose-built holiday resorts contrasts with the rugged terrain and lush green of the countryside, creating the perfect balance between nature and holiday convenience.

You’ll find waterparks and water sports for your sun-drenched holiday thrills as well as theme parks galore. Holiday World in Maspalomas and the Angry Birds Activity Park offer rides and activities, Sioux City Park is a Wild West extravaganza, Hangar 37 is a thrilling airsoft battlefield, and Aqualand is ready for visitors who want to get wet and wild.

Meanwhile, the tiny whitewashed villages and historic architecture you’ll find elsewhere will give insights into the island’s fascinating culture and past.

By the evening, you’ll find bars and restaurants in which to relax or clubs and discos if you are hungry to taste Gran Canaria’s nightlife. While there are plenty of family-friendly places to be at night, there is also a raucous and fun side to the island, showcasing DJs and music clubs that really pick up after midnight.

Booking ahead – Gran Canaria Holidays in 2018/2019

With less than a million permanent residents but over 4.5 million tourists who relished a Gran Canaria holiday in 2017, the third largest of the Canary Islands’ popularity reflects that it is the perfect exotic getaway for anyone seeking sun, sand, and a mouth-watering cuisine.

Our all-inclusive holidays to Gran Canaria always offer great value, so it is never a bad time to book your package holiday – however, booking ahead for a visit to Gran Canaria could land you an irresistible deal.


All prices are based on 2 adults sharing. Prices & availability correct at the time offers were generated and are subject to change at any time.

Gran Canaria – Holiday Destination Information

Key Information: Gran Canaria is one of Spain’s Canary Islands located in the Atlantic Ocean. It is renowned for its white sand beaches, warm holiday weather and tourist oriented holiday resorts.

Ideal Time to Go: Gran Canaria is a year round destination due to its year round lovely weather. It is known as ‘The Island of Eternal Spring’ and quite rightly too. Peak season in Gran Canaria falls between the months November and March, however, you can enjoy a holiday in Gran Canaria all year round and if you book an off peak Gran Canaria holiday you can find that it works out to be cheaper than booking during peak season.

Weather: Gran Canaria stays warm and sunny all year round. Its hottest months are August and September with an average temperature of 24°C. The coolest months are January and February with average temperatures of 18°C. Gran Canaria rarely sees a lot of rainfall so this shouldn’t be a concern when booking your holiday. The wettest month in Gran Canaria is December with 31mm of rainfall over 5 days.

 

Gran Canaria – holiday destination information

Key information: Gran Canaria is one of Spain’s Canary Islands and is located in the Atlantic Ocean. It is renowned for its white sand beaches, warm holiday weather, and tourist-oriented holiday resorts.

Ideal time to go: Gran Canaria is a year round destination due to its year-round lovely weather; in fact, it is known as “The Island of Eternal Spring”. Peak season in Gran Canaria falls between November and March, but you can enjoy a holiday in Gran Canaria all-year-round. If you book an off-peak Gran Canaria holiday it is likely to work out cheaper than during peak season.

Weather: Gran Canaria stays warm and sunny all year round. The hottest months are August and September which have an average temperature of 24°C, while the coolest are January and February with an average temperature of 18°C. Gran Canaria rarely sees much rainfall so this shouldn’t be a concern when booking your holiday. The wettest month in Gran Canaria is December, with 31mm of rainfall over 5 days.

Flight time: A direct flight to Gran Canaria from London takes less than 5 hours

Time difference: Gran Canaria shares the same time as the UK

Currency: Euro (€)

Fun fact: A prestigious university based in New York claimed that Gran Canaria has the nicest weather in the world.

Top tip: Keep an eye out for flags on the beaches during your holiday, as Gran Canaria uses a coloured flag system on beaches based on safety for swimming. Green means it’s safe, yellow means experienced swimmers only, and red means too dangerous for swimming.

Where to go on your Gran Canaria holiday

Gran Canaria is a beautiful holiday location with many great places to visit.

  • Palmitos Park – This large botanical garden and zoo makes for the perfect family holiday outing during your visit to Gran Canaria. There is a spectacular array of wildlife on show, featuring dolphins in the dolphinarium section and a multitude of mammals, birds, reptiles and many other wonderful animals throughout the rest of the park. Drink in the gorgeous lush scenery and spend a day relaxing in the sun.
  • Playa del Ingles – This sea resort lies on the south coast of the island and is a great place to spend time in during your Gran Canaria holiday. Playa del Ingles is a delightfully pretty and tidy beach that gets plenty of sunlight, making it the perfect place to relax and take in the wonderful views Gran Canaria has on offer.
  • Roque Nublo – This volcanic rock formation is a fascinating spectacle which will get the whole family considering the wonderful feats nature often performs. As well as being a stunningly pretty sight, Roque Nublo costs nothing to admire.

Holiday activities in Gran Canaria

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; along with the island’s historic capital, Las Palmas. All inclusive Gran Canaria holidays offer so much more than just endless hours on the beach. Take time out to explore and you’ll discover lush banana plantations, attractive villages, breathtaking forests, and glorious 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 can experience the fine fresh food around the island, which is peppered with shops and restaurants selling locally-farmed and caught produce. Those booking cheap Gran Canaria holidays on a self-catering basis can experience the delicious Canarian cuisine which finds favour with even the most particular of palettes.

Playa del Ingles is one of the most popular choices for All Inclusive Gran Canaria holidays. Boasting almost three kilometres of golden beach, this glittering neon-lit resort has all the shopping malls, bars and restaurants you could wish for, with many catering for British visitors. Some families prefer to book a holiday in Gran Canaria’s more tranquil regions, such as nearby Maspalomas, where the glittering sand dunes are a haven for wildlife.

We also recommend that you look for Gran Canaria holiday deals in Bahia Feliz, Meloneras and Puerto Rico. Wherever you stay, you’ll find Gran Canaria resorts are attractive, family-friendly and full of character.

 

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