Nightspots and beaches make Gran Canaria great for last minute getaways
In just over four hours, you could be heading for the beach in gorgeous Gran Canaria from the UK and making the most of your super-savvy last minute holiday deal to Gran Canaria.
For vibrant late nights, Puerto Rico provides the ideal mix of hot nightlife venues and wide sandy beaches for daytime relaxation. For peace and tranquillity, look to San Agustin, which is just a short taxi ride from the lively beach life of Playa del Ingles but far enough off the beaten track for totally secluded bliss. Whichever resort you choose in Gran Canaria, the incredible scenery and wildlife are readily available to explore, so you’ll always find something interesting to see and do.
The best time of year to book your last minute holiday to Gran Canaria
If you’re looking for the hottest days of sunshine and warm sea, the summer months starting from the end of May to the end of August are definitely your best bets.
To get the top picks from our last minute deals, you should make your booking a maximum of eight weeks in advance. For summer, this means looking for offers around April and May. If you can be flexible on dates you can also look outside of high season in the months of February, September and October. Low season deals tend to be some of the absolute best bargains while still providing sunny warmth and sparkling sea.
Other popular holidays in Spain
If you love the idea of booking a last minute deal but are still weighing up your options, there are plenty of other places you’ll love. Take a look at similar destinations, like Costa del Sol or Costa Brava. Or if you’re set on a holiday to Gran Canaria, take a look at our travel guide for more information on how to plan your perfect last minute holiday in the Spanish sun. To give you some ideas on where to stay, below are the top last minute Gran Canaria hotels for you to check out.
The tropical vibe of tall palm trees in the gardens and around the two outdoor pools at the All Inclusive Ifa Interclub Atlantic complement the lush greenery and surrounding hills. Waterslides and a kids' club ensure the little ones have fab play days. Meanwhile, adults can doze in the hot tub, read, grab a chilled drink from the poolside bar, show off their football skills or take in an aerobics class to stay trim.
Mealtimes and snacks are delicious affairs at the buffet restaurant, with afternoon tea, coffee and cakes served to reduce your meal planning needs to a minimum.
A forest of palm trees frames the beachside views at the IFA Continental Hotel. The bustling activity of Playa del Ingles beach – literally a few steps away – means you won't have to go far to dig your toes in the sand, stroll along the shore or try some watersports. For an afternoon of swimming or sun lounging, two lagoon-shaped outdoor pools are connected by charming wooden bridges.
Children have their own club and pool to keep them happily entertained, so adults can enjoy some quiet downtime whenever they wish. With activities including volleyball and French Bowls, you can get active if you want to, or chat and socialise over a glass of wine by the poolside bar. In the evenings the lobby bar hosts regular live shows, or a five-minute walk into town gives you an excellent selection of bars and restaurants.