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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.
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.
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.
Gran Canaria is a beautiful holiday location with many great places to visit.
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.
Our expert travel team have access to hundreds more great deals throughout Gran Canaria to suit all budgets. So whether you're travelling as a couple, a family or on your own, call the team now on 01922 895 606 and they'll be happy to help you find your perfect Gran Canaria Holiday.
A small resort by Gran Canaria’s standards, Bahia Feliz is just a short 35 minute transfer journey fromthe Bahia Feliz Airport. An attractive resort, it retains much of it’s old fashioned ambiance.
Cruz de Tejeda
Tejeda is the second smallest village on the island of Gran Canaria. It is home to the nearby Cruz de Tejeda (cross of Tejeda), a carved stone cross on a mountain pass, standing 1580 metres above sealevel, marking the geographical centre of Gran Canaria.
Las Palmas is the largest resort of Gran Canaria; this large metropolis offers a fantastic cosmopolitan experience. Located at the top of the island, it is connected to the main airport, and the journey time between the two will take you around 20 minutes.
When you are looking for a destination that can offer everything from golden sandy beaches and inviting blue waters to activities, outstanding nightlife and outrageously good dining...
Playa Del Cura
The resort of Playa Del Cura is situated on the south west coast of the island of Gran Canaria; about 30 miles south of the airport, it is located in a valley, with mainly flat land but with a backdrop ofmountain scenery.
Playa Del Ingles
If you are dreaming of a holiday where you're lying on warm, golden sands while gazing out over a blue ocean, having the time of your life learning to water ski, and enjoying mouth-watering seafood dishes at local, family-run restaurants, then a holiday in Playa del Ingles is for you.
If your main reason for visiting Gran Canaria is to find a beautiful spot for relaxing and unwinding then make sure you consider making Playa Taurito your base. Nestled between the resorts of Puerto Mogan and Puerto Rico on the southern coast of the island...
With its dark golden sands, stunning vistas and prettily painted houses, many consider Puerto Mogan to be one of the most picturesque resorts in the whole of Gran Canaria.
If you look for sun-kissed beaches, great entertainment and warm blue waters from your package holidays, Puerto Rico on the southern coast of Gran Canaria is a destination that you'll want to consider.
San Agustin is a quitter alternative to its neighbouring resort Playa Del Ingles. It is an upmarket resort with casinos and relaxed nightlife. San Agustin is situated about a 25 minute drive away from Gran Canaria Airport.
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