The third-largest Canary Island, Gran Canaria, is an enchanting blend of mountains, beaches of black, pink or golden sands, quaint villages of whitewashed houses, vibrant greenery and a plethora of restaurants, bars and shops. The seemingly endless sunshine and diverse landscapes here, including sand dunes blown across from the Sahara Desert, mean that the list of activities here is vast and varied.
Though the island is relatively small, the atmosphere on each side of the island is distinctly different from another, with the large coastal resorts of Playa del Ingles inviting days of sun worshipping and evenings filled with cocktails, the more placid towns of Bahia Feliz and Puerto Mogan offer a more subtle beach experience. From hitting the ocean waves on a surfboard to meandering around the bustling markets of Maspalomas Plaza or visiting the majestic Santa Ana Cathedral in Las Palmas.
A year-round destination, this 'continent-on-an-island' enjoys a gentle, warm climate, a sophisticated culture and friendly Spanish hospitality. Perfect for families looking to mix precious time together with adventure and excitement, for couples looking for some alone time or for friends looking for a sunny golfing or spa experience.