About Gran Canaria - Gran Canaria travel guide

Tourist information and guide to to holidays island Gran Canaria in Canary Islands, Spain...

Gran Canaria is a paradise island located in the Atlantic Ocean and offers the best beaches together with great nature for the holidaymakers. Gran Canaria is the third biggest of the Canaria Islands and the beautiful landscape with great diversity of climate, flora, fauna, golden sandy beaches, best hotels, clubs, bars and cafes make the island one of the best holiday destinations in Europe and in the world.

Gran Canaria offers 365 beach days a year with its 236 kilometres of coastline and a diameter of 50 kilometres and a maximum height above sea-level of 1,950 metres.

Gran Canaria also possesses top flight tourist facilities with more than 150,000 hotel and apartments bed capacity. With its quality accommodation services, amenities and entertainment, Gran Canaria has become one of Europe’s top holiday destinations.

There are lots of places to visit and see in Gran Canaria.  Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is the capital city and more the half of the people are concentrated in Las Palmas. The city is also one of the most important ports on the Atlantic. As for Gran Canaria resorts; Playa del Ingles, Maspalomas, San Agustin Puerto Rico and Puerto de Mogan are the most popular holiday resorts in Gran Canaria. San Agustin, Playa del Ingles and Maspalomas are the most popular holiday resorts in Gran Canaria with a large variety of hotels, apartments, shops, restaurants, bars, and entertainment.

The resorts share the most well known beach of the Canary Islands that is eight kilometres long and up to two meters wide formed by dunes and an oasis of palm trees, an authentic mini-desert by the sea. Puerto Rico and Puerto Mogan are two smaller holiday resorts that are mostly popular for the practice of water sports and each has its own marina.

Puerto Rico has a quiet beach around that is possible to enjoy a wide assortment of activities, including boat trips, windsurfing, deep-sea fishing, parachuting into the sea and more. Puerto Mogan is an attractive old fishing with a traditional architecture.

Holidaymakers may find great day out attractions in Gran Canaria. As for things to do in Gran Canaria; holidaymakers may relax while enjoying the beaches, the sea and the sun at any of its seventy beautiful beaches. Also visitors may simultaneously delight in the island’s exotic and varied scenery.

Gran Canaria boasts a great quantity of beaches of all types along with its steeply rising shoreline. As for Gran Canaria beaches; the Playa del Ingles (English Beach) and Maspalomas Beach are the most popular beaches in Gran Canaria, with its 250 hectares of shifting dunes and palm tree oasis and they are internationally known for their unrivalled beauty. In addition; while there are many attractive beach areas on the island, of these four have been singled out for special mention that include the resorts of San Agustin, Puerto Rico, Puerto Mogan and Las Canteras. Like Playa del Ingles and Maspalomas, all these resorts also are equipped with a wide range of accommodation, restaurants and attractions of every kind.

As for nature; excursions to Bandama Volcano, Viera y Clavijo Botanical Gardens, Tamadaba Pinewood and Nublo is a must for the nature lovers.

As for theme parks in Gran Canaria; Aqualand, Palmitos Park, Holiday World, Sioux City and Aqua Sur around Maspalomas, Crocodile Park in Villa de Aguimes and Cactualdea Park in San Nicolas de Tolentino are the best options and a must visit places for the families with kids.

As for water parks in Gran Canaria; Aqualand is a popular water park in Gran Canaria located in Maspalomas. Aqualand is a great place to spend time and have fun with your children in Gran Canaria.

As for the museums in Gran Canaria; the Casa de Colon and Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno (CAAM) in Las Palmas are the museums that may be visited.

As for accommodation in Gran Canaria; Gran Canaria offers great choice of hotels, apartments and villas for the holidaymakers to chose from on their Gran Canaria holidays.

Weather in Gran Canaria is great. Gran Canaria has a excellent Mediterranean climate which is warm and dry in summer, humid and mild in winter.

As for getting to Gran Canaria; there are many direct flights to Gran Canaria from many major cities of Europe and the world. Flights between all islands except La Gomera is regular and flights from Spain to Gran Canaria is made by the companies Binter and Iberian Airways. The International Airport in Gran Canaria is the Gran Canaria Airport (LPA)  (Phone: 902 404 704) situated in Telde, on the east coast of Gran Canaria and about 25 km. from the main holiday resorts of the southern region of Gran Canaria and 18 km. from the capital city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. It is also possible to get to Gran Canaria by sea from the city of Cadiz in Spain.

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