Gran Canaria Holidays 2022/2023

The second most populated Canary Island, Gran Canaria is full of natural beauty. Known as the 'miniature continent' due to its variety of climates and terrain, this beautiful island offers opportunities to unwind or experience something new and exciting.

Gran Canaria Holiday Deals 2022/2023

Natural beauty

Most visitors to Gran Canaria head to the south of the island to experience its year-round warm climate and the many bustling beach resorts on the coast. With its pale, rolling dunes made of sand from the Sahara Desert, a Gran Canaria All Inclusive holiday is perfect if you want to soak up the sun and experience some of the most beautiful beaches in the Canary Islands.

One third of Gran Canaria is under protection from UNESCO World Heritage as a Biosphere Reserve. This means unspoilt landscapes filled with interesting plant and animal life – and the opportunity for experiences that make an interesting contrast to a lazy day on the beach. Take a trip to the famous bird park Palmitos Park in the south, or visit one of the Special Nature Reserves and see species unique to Gran Canaria.

Currency: Euro

Language: Spanish

Time Difference: GMT - 0

Population: Approx 845,676

Religion: Roman Catholic


Playa Del Cura

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.

San Agustin

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.

Bahia Feliz

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.

Las Palmas

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 Taurito

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.

Puerto Mogan

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.

Puerto Rico

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.

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

The capital city of Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, has the largest population of all the cities in the Canary Islands. And according to some scientists, it has the best climate of all the cities in the world. Offering a huge variety of theatre, cinema, music and museum experiences – it is also a bustling and attractive cultural centre for those looking for an active holiday in the region. If it’s a night out that you’re looking for, the beautiful, historic district of Vegueta is the place where both locals and tourists can be found enjoying themselves until the early hours.


The Carnival des Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is one of many highlights on the island – and it one of the most famous Carnivals in Spain. Around 200,000 people come to experience the fun that fills a six-kilometre route through the city in February every year. Expect beautiful people, spectacular costumes and a night you’re likely to remember for the rest of your life.

Charming villages, beautiful towns

Away from the cosmopolitan capital and the tourist-friendly resorts in the south, you’ll find well-preserved spots that present an authentic Canarian experience. Picturesque Puetro de Mogan is called ‘Little Venice’ due to its system of canals linking the marina to the fishing harbour. Although it’s a traditional fishing town it’s also a charming, welcoming place for foreign visitors. The town of Agüimes, on the eastern side of the island, is also worth a visit. You will see a traditional view of Gran Canaria, walking around the carefully restored old church and the peaceful town square.


Many people travel to Gran Canaria to indulge their favourite sport on some of the best courses in Spain. A total of seven extensive courses are spread across the island, each one designed and maintained to the highest standards. The Real Club de Golf de Las Palmas is the oldest golf club in Spain, and the magnificent setting, next to the crater of an old volcano and with views of mountain tops and the Atlantic Ocean, make it a spectacular destination.

Gran Canarian cuisine

As with all the Canary Islands, if you like fish, you are going to be very pleased with the food on the island. Typical Canarian recipes include its traditional caldo de pescado, or fish soup, and vieja sancochada, a sea bream casserole. Gran Canaria’s special climate means its ingredients are first rate, and if you decide to do your own cooking then the markets and variety of produce on offer are a delight.