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Gran Canaria
Gran Canaria

Holidays to Gran Canaria are very popular with all types of holiday makers
Average Flight Time:
5 hours
Time Difference:
+1 hours
Average Temp:
20°C
Currency:
EUR

Holidays in Gran Canaria pretty much guarantee sunshine, whatever the time of year. The second largest of the Canary Islands is home to sandy beaches, bustling resorts, great shopping and plenty of entertainment. Party animals flock to Playa del Ingles for its neon-lit nightclubs and busy bars. Just along the coast, Maspalomas is a little lower key, with a magnificent sand dune backdrop. In sophisticated Puerto Mogan, whitewashed houses lace miniature canals that lead to the harbour. Lively Puerto Rico is a popular choice for families and groups of friends, who love the horseshoe bay, hillside setting and water park. The north of the island is unspoilt, with forests, waterfalls and pretty Canarian Villages. In the purpose-built resorts of the south, handy entertainment centres house all the shops, bars and restaurants you could wish for in one convenient place. There are hotels in Gran Canaria for everyone, choose from great value all-inclusive hotels, luxury spa retreats and affordable self-catering apartments. What's more, flights to Gran Canaria take only four hours from most UK airports, so a holiday in the Canary Islands is never too far away!

We have a great selection of Gran Canaria holidays to choose from

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Below is a selection of our top hotels in Gran Canaria
Cordial Mogan Playa Hotel
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Cordial Mogan Playa Hotel
From the moment you step into the impressive atrium of the Cordial Mogan Playa Hotel, you know are in for a great holiday.
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Gloria Palace Royal Hotel & Spa
Gloria Palace Royal Hotel & Spa
Located on the southern coastline of Gran Canaria, the Gloria Palace Hotel Royal & Spa has 176 attractive rooms in addition to suites and is set amid pretty gardens and sparkling pools.
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Marina Suites
Marina Suites
The Marina Suites are right opposite the glamorous Portonovo Marina in the heart of Puerto Rico. The unique architecture of this modern aparthotel is inspired by a cruise ship and recreates the cruising experience with large cabins that overlook the Atlantic Ocean!
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Hotel Terraza Amadores
Hotel Terraza Amadores
The apartment complex is perfect for those who just want to get away from it all and get on with the all important business of chilling out. With just 45 immaculate rooms, it's small but perfectly formed, and that's where its charm lies.
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El Greco Apartments
El Greco Apartments
The popular El Greco Apartments are in a great location, located next to the beach, for a relaxing an enjoyable holiday.
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Marina Bayview Apartments
Marina Bayview Apartments
The Marina Bayview Apartments are located in Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria. The apartments are built into the hillside and designed so that every apartment has a breathtaking view over both the marina and the ocean.
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Jan
18°C
Feb
18°C
Mar
18°C
Apr
19°C
May
19°C
Jun
20°C
Jul
22°C
Aug
23°C
Sep
24°C
Oct
24°C
Nov
23°C
Dec
21°C
The weather in Gran Canaria is warm and sunny almost all year round, with temperatures ranging from 24 to 28 degrees in the summer to 19 to 21 degrees in the winter. Summers are generally dry everywhere on the island, although the northern half tends to have more cloud cover. In Winter, the difference between the north and south is even more pronounced, with the southern resorts often a few degrees warmer than Las Palmas November and December are the rainiest months, but the long, warm days mean Gran Canaria's still a great destination for winter sunshine.
Things to see & do

Holidays in Gran Canaria are packed with things to see and do. As you'd expect from a sunshine holiday island, Gran Canaria boasts water sports and boat trips galore, but there's plenty going on on dry land too. Explore the mountainous terrain on a hiking trip, or play a round of golf on one of the island's eight courses. Don't miss a camel trip through the breathtaking Maspalomas Dunes; you'll feel like you're in the Sahara. Great family days out include Aqua Sur Waterpark with its many pools and chutes, Crocodile Park zoo and Palmitos Park, home to exotic birds, fish and cacti. For retail therapy, head to the department stores and boutiques of capital Las Palmas, or pick up a bargain at a Sunday morning market. Gran Canaria holidays are about more than just sunbathing!

Gran Canaria's wide range of resorts mean that there's a type of evening entertainment to suit every visitor. The entertainment complexes in the more developed resorts put bars, restaurants and clubs in one place. Playa del Ingles is a must for partyanimals in search nonstop parties and busy bars. For trendy nightspots, jazz bars and casinos head for Maspalomas. Puerto Rico is a family favourite, but its happy hour bars and discos attract groups of friends, especially in the summer months. In the capital Las Palmas, experience tapas cafs and salsa clubs. Many familyfriendly hotels offer onsite entertainment with little ones in mind. For true relaxation, spend evenings simply sitting on your balcony and taking in the beautiful island sunsets.

Food & drink

Restaurants and cafs on Gran Canaria cater for most tastes. Youll find typical Canarian cuisine and fish restaurants alongside Italian, Chinese and British fare. Try the locally produced wines and sangria, or sample the famous Arucas rum. All inclusive hotels offer good valueformoney with food and drink thrown in and larger resorts have the fast food chains you'd expect.

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