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.
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.
Site updated on 22. January 2020