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A Mediterranean Adventure:
Gran Canaria for the Tourists

Holiday attractions on the second most populous of the Canary Islands

There are times when we want nothing more than to escape the everyday hustle and bustle of city life, and take a vacation to one of the world’s many paradises. The island of Gran Canaria is such a place, and it offers a variety of landscapes and natural attractions that are perfect for the entire family. Beach to beach, cocktail to cocktail, restaurant to restaurant, this amazing island has something for everyone, an whether you’re travelling with a loved one or with friends, there’s no doubt that you’ll have the time of your life here!

Water Activities

Gran Canaria is an island surrounded by water, so why not try out some water activities after you’ve checked into your hotel! From scuba diving to kite surfing, snorkeling to swimming, there’s plenty of shoreline entertainment to keep you on your toes in, and it’s a great way to spend time with the family too!

Gran Canaria Island in Spain
Picturesque Playa de los Enamorados beach, on Gran Canaria, part of Canary Islands, in Spain

Maspalomas Lighthouse

Nicknamed ‘the lighthouse at the end of the world’, Maspalomas Lighthouse is one of the most visited attractions on this island. Not only is the lighthouse located on the island’s most beautiful stretch of coastline, but taking over 28 years to build, you really haven’t experienced the island architecture and design until you see the Lighthouse for yourself.

Gran Canaria Botanical Gardens

This is the ultimate treasure of the island, perfect for nature lovers and those looking for some peace and relaxation. Not only is it an iconic and most adored natural attraction, but located right on the edge of the Guiniguada Ravine, there are spectacular sights to be witnessed all around! These gardens know no sorrow or worries, anger or frustration, and with so many different types of flowers, plants and trees, a walk through the Botanical Gardens of Gran Canaria is an experience not to be missed.

Parque Nacional de Garajonay

This 4,000-hectare park takes up over 10 per cent of Gran Canaria, and it’s one of the best places to watch the sun set on island. With rocky hills and tall peaks, Parque Nacional de Garajonay is a great place to spend the day, and from mountain biking to hiking, there are plenty of opportunities to get active here. So if you’re not quite content with lounging on the beach all day, we suggest heading over to Cheapflights to begin your search for next year’s holiday. You might not expect an island as rugged as this to have such beautiful green landscapes, but it’s actually one of the Mediterranean’s many detailed ecosystems, home to ancient forests and wonderful wildlife.

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Spectacular views of Ronda city on Malaga mountain in Spanish Andalucia

Visit Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Las Palmas is second only to Tenerife’s Santa Cruz when it comes to vibrant city life, and visited by millions every year, it’s certainly the tourist hub of the island. Offering a wealth of restaurants, shopping malls, markets, street cuisine and entertainment, Las Palmas is the place to stay if you love to be right in the action. Although its historical centre is small, there’s no doubt that it is rich in history, with stunning architecture and culture all around.

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