Playa del Cura is an idyllic dream where life is lived in the slow lane. The perfect spot to enjoy a relaxing break in the sun, if you're looking for a Gran Canaria holiday where you can enjoy some peace and quiet but still be within walking distance of a large resort like Puerto Rico, this is the place to be. 'Cura' translates to English as 'care' – and the name is perfectly fitting for this lovely resort because it's the ideal spot for rest and relaxation. Whether you like to lounge on the beach, take a stroll on the seafront or enjoy some traditional cuisine, you'll be right at home here.
Nestled nicely between Maspolomas and Playa del Ingles is the more subdued resort of San Agustin. This tucked away gem was one of the first resorts built on Gran Canaria in the 1970s. While others expanded, San Agustin became known for its tranquility and relaxed atmosphere, ideal for unwinding on a last minute holiday to Majorca. Locals here are mostly Swedish expats who have come to retire or start up restaurants and other businesses on its laid back coast.
Just along the southwest coast of Gran Canaria, tucked into a rocky hillside, is the beachside town of Amadores. The place of holidaygoers' dreams, this tranquil, Blue Flag Award winning spot is surrounded by a line of protective rocks that hold in a clear blue bay and nearly 800 metres of quiet beach. Further up the coast and into the cliffside are hotels and restaurants overlooking the ocean, providing an unrivalled front row seat for Canarian sunsets.
The perfect place to relax and enjoy island life, Bahia Feliz is a small resort on the southern coast of Gran Canaria. It's only 20 minutes from the airport and its relatively small size means everything is quiet, calm and within easy reach.
As the capital of Gran Canaria, Las Palmas mixes sumptuous beaches and sublime architecture to superb effect. Markets and shopping mingle with excellent cuisine in this city of sunshine.
Maspalomas is the calmer, older sister of the flashy nearby resort of Playa del Ingles. Located on the southern edge of Gran Canaria, Maspalomas provides the perfect surroundings to chill out and relax in while still offering a wealth of entertainment should you fancy it. From its stunning beach to the Sahara-esque sand dunes, your troubles will feel a million miles away while holidaying here.
Nestled between the tourist hotspots of Maspalomas and Playa del Ingles is the peaceful purpose-built resort of Meloneras. A stunning location with enchanting southern coastal Gran Canaria views, Meloneras is not to be missed for any holidaymaker wanting to get away from it all.
Playa Del Ingles
Tourism is at the heart of Playa del Ingles – which isn't surprising considering it welcomes thousands of holidaymakers and visitors every year.
Nestled amongst Gran Canaria's striking cliffs, the resort of Playa Taurito is a holidaymaker's dream. It's a stunning spectacle with enchanting views and is not to be missed by anyone looking to get away from it all.
Carved into the southwest coast of the island of Gran Canaria, Puerto Mogan is a vibrant seaside village framed with endless stretches of ocean and white villas dotting the hillside. Easily walkable and steeped in fresh sea air, the streets are lined with unique local shops and restaurants draped with colourful flowers, while down unassuming side avenues, hidden gems await.
By day, Gran Canaria's southern coastal city of Puerto Rico is ripe with beach-side activities, bustling shopping centres and restaurants sporting gorgeous waterfront views. Boats debark on marine life-viewing excursions, adrenaline junkies whiz through the waves on jet skis, champagne glasses clink together on outdoor patios and the sun-thirsty drink in warm rays from a plush sunbed.