Visit Gran Canaria to enjoy a unique landscape forged by sand dunes, volcanoes and black lava beaches. One of five isles making up the Canary Islands, in Spain, this is a popular destination with holiday-makers due to its year-round sunny weather and bustling seaside resorts. Enjoy a boat trip to enjoy the views of the island, head to the sand beach of Playa del Inglés or San Agustín, or enjoy whale watching at Playa de Amadores in Puerto Rico.
For a little piece of paradise, no matter the occasion, we can help you find the perfect villa. Whether you’re whisking your partner off for a romantic escape or travelling with a large group of friends or family, there’s something for everyone here. If you enjoy cooking then choose a villa with a fully-equipped kitchen or poolside barbecue, or for fun evenings out on the town find a home near the bustling bars and restaurants. If you want to relax and unwind then we have stunning homes with hot tubs and sun terraces. Stay in the capital, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, for colourful history and vibrant nightlife. For peace and quiet, head to the laidback cliff town of Playa del Cura.
Holidays to Gran Canaria can be easy to plan with Villa Holidays. Forget about package holidays, use our helpful filters or our customer service team will help find your ideal property, with our best price guarantee. Gran Canaria holidays can cater to every need whether you’re looking for a family-friendly getaway, a relaxing retreat by the beach or a fun-filled party trip with friends. So why not start planning your perfect getaway today?
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Villa holidays provide the perfect combination of affordability and comfort. Villa holidays are often much cheaper than staying in hotels, allowing you to enjoy the flexibility of self-catering accommodation without spending a fortune. You can choose from a wide selection of villas, all of which offer spacious living areas and fully-equipped kitchens. You'll have the perfect space to relax and unwind without relying on the extra charges and amenities of a hotel.
A villa and a hotel are both popular vacation lodging choices, but there are some key differences that set them apart. Villas offer more in the way of privacy and seclusion, with spacious rooms, dedicated outdoor areas, and larger kitchens allowing for relaxed in-home meals and entertainment. Moreover, villas are often located in residential areas, with access to the local community and amenities. In contrast, hotels offer a more traditional and convenient lodging experience.
The best time to visit Gran Canaria is during the months of April to June and September to October when temperatures are warm but not too hot and the days are filled with sunshine.
Those looking for a fun holiday in the sun should visit Playa del Inglés, Maspalomas or Puerto Rico where they will find plenty of activities, great beaches and vibrant nightlife. For those looking for an escape from their day-to-day life, the quieter resort of Puerto de Mogan is the perfect spot, offering peace and tranquillity away from the hustle and bustle.
To get to Gran Canaria from the UK, you will need to take a flight to Gran Canaria Airport located in Las Palmas. You can fly with several airlines including British Airways, EasyJet and Ryanair. Most flights have a stopover in either Madrid or Barcelona. You can then find a transfer to your holiday accommodation, such as a shuttle bus or taxi.
The currency used in Gran Canaria is the Euro (EUR).
The time difference between the UK and Gran Canaria is two hours ahead.
The official language of Gran Canaria is Spanish.
Gran Canaria offers something for everyone - from taking surfing lessons on the many beautiful beaches, discovering historical sites like Cueva Pintada, or simply relaxing and exploring the island's stunning natural beauty. There are plenty of activities to enjoy, from tasting local gastronomy to hikes through some of the island's national parks. For those looking for nightlife, the island's lively cities are full of pubs, clubs, and tapas bars.
Gran Canaria is home to a variety of delicious and diverse culinary offerings, from regional dishes such as papas arrugadas (wrinkled potatoes) to international fusion cuisine. Enjoy a variety of local wines as well as refreshing sangria, ponche canario (cane spirit) and tropical fruit smoothies.
Gran Canaria is well known for its stunning beaches. With over 150 beaches, the Canary Islands offer a wide variety of places to relax and take in the sunshine. It's no surprise that the golden sands and crystalline waters attract tourists from around the world.
For crystal blue seas and endless skies, charming towns and pretty countryside, and idyllic islands; Spain is the ultimate holiday destination. Find the perfect spot for you whether it’s on the sun-drenched coast or on a quiet and remote island.