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8 days / 7 nights
DepartingSat, 23 Mar 2019
AC Hotel Iberia Las Palmas
23 Mar 2019 - 30 Mar 2019
TripAdvisor rating 3.5
From £424 per person
The Fataga
23 Mar 2019 - 30 Mar 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £433 per person
Hotel Atlanta
23 Mar 2019 - 30 Mar 2019
TripAdvisor rating 3.0
From £314 per person
Hotel Boji
23 Mar 2019 - 30 Mar 2019
From £307 per person
8 days / 7 nights
DepartingSat, 17 Aug 2019
Hotel Astoria
17 Aug 2019 - 24 Aug 2019
TripAdvisor rating 3.5
From £452 per person
Apartamentos Brisamar Canteras
17 Aug 2019 - 24 Aug 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £367 per person
MUR Aparthotel Buenos Aires- Apartment
17 Aug 2019 - 24 Aug 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.5
From £467 per person
Hotel Faycán
17 Aug 2019 - 24 Aug 2019
TripAdvisor rating 3.5
From £363 per person
8 days / 7 nights
DepartingSat, 24 Aug 2019
City Room Las Palmas
24 Aug 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
From £383 per person
Hotel Taurito Princess - All Inclusive
24 Aug 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £804 per person
Gloria Palace Amadores Thalasso & Hotel
24 Aug 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.5
From £689 per person
Gloria Palace San Agustin Thalasso & Hotel
24 Aug 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.5
From £568 per person
3 days / 2 nights
DepartingFri, 03 May 2019
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Hotel Parque
03 May 2019 - 05 May 2019
From £173 per person
Concorde
03 May 2019 - 05 May 2019
TripAdvisor rating 3.5
From £173 per person
Hotel Reina Isabel
03 May 2019 - 05 May 2019
From £219 per person
Hotel Pujol
03 May 2019 - 05 May 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £157 per person
3 days / 2 nights
DepartingFri, 07 Jun 2019
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Hotel Concorde
07 Jun 2019 - 09 Jun 2019
TripAdvisor rating 3.5
From £180 per person
Hotel Silken Saaj Las Palmas
07 Jun 2019 - 09 Jun 2019
From £189 per person
AC Gran Canaria
07 Jun 2019 - 09 Jun 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £191 per person
RK Luz Playa Suites
07 Jun 2019 - 09 Jun 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £168 per person
Hotel ratings in Gran Canaria
Cantur City Hotel
2515270
From £456 per person
Las Palmas holiday
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
Mar 17, 2019
Oldham, United Kingdom
Hostal 7 Soles
2515270
From £197 per person
Location, staff, terrace :)
TripAdvisor rating 3.0
Mar 09, 2019
Hvar Island, Croatia
Verol
Gran Canaria
From £421 per person
Mr Lee McCue
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
Dec 07, 2018
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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Flight and hotel Gran Canaria

Welcome To Gran Canaria

Whether you're looking for miles of sandy beaches, the very best in nightlife, or a historical treasure trove, Gran Canaria has it all. Book your flight and hotel for Gran Canaria, and get to know this exciting, vibrant island. The second-most populous of the Canary Islands, package holidays in Gran Canaria offers a diverse range of entertainment, with cities like capital Las Palmas giving way to a fairly rural interior. Whether you're looking to spend your holiday golfing, hiking the island's western Biosphere Reserve, or lounging on a black sand beach, a weekend in Gran Canaria has it all.

What To Know Before Visiting Gran Canaria?

Gran Canaria Airport is situated on the eastern side of the island, with a range of flights coming in from UK destinations including from Manchester and London. Once your flight to Gran Canaria has landed, you can take a shuttle bus service to your hotel. Taxis from the airport are also plentiful and reasonably priced.

Although it sits off the coast of Africa, Gran Canaria is part of Spain, so the currency is the Euro. Gran Canaria is a truly international holiday destination, and you’ll find almost everyone on the island will know at least a little English.

When Is Best to Visit Gran Canaria?

Package holidays to Gran Canaria are most popular in the summer months. The beaches, pools, bars, and restaurants are buzzing during this period, and the summer school holidays mean that its especially popular with families.

The island does, however, enjoy a warm and pleasant climate all year round, so those wishing to visit off season will still find a warm welcome, lush vegetation, and many of the bars and restaurants still open, making a sunny winter weekend in Gran Canaria a great way to escape the UK weather. Winter daytime temperatures can reach a temperate 16°C or 17°C, though do keep in mind the ocean temperatures will be too chilly for swimming.

What Are the Best Places to Visit in Gran Canaria?

  • The little northern town of Firgas has a charming detail — lining the floor of its main street are lavishly coloured tiles depicting the various towns, crests, and geography of Gran Canaria.
  • Also in the north of the island is the towering Iglesia de San Juan Bautista. Made from volcanic rock, this church rises dark and imposing above the historic town of Arucas.
  • Pico de las Nieves, Gran Canaria's highest peak, offers unbeatable views across the island, and even of neighbouring Tenerife.
  • Palmitos Park in Maspalomas is a little tropical oasis that's alive with butterflies, animals, attractions, and regular dolphin shows.
  • The so-called 'Sistine Chapel' of Gran Canaria, the Painted Cave of Galdar dates back to pre-Hispanic times and is an archaeological treasure.

What Is There to Do in Gran Canaria?

The bars and beaches are enough for many people on a weekend in Gran Canaria, but while the island's nightlife is a real highlight, Gran Canaria has so much more to see and do. One of the most peculiar things you’ll find on the island is Sioux City Park. Built in the 1970s as a movie set for ‘Spaghetti Westerns', the park is now a living Old West-style town, complete with bank robberies, saloon brawls, Indian attacks, and gunfights at high noon.

City breaks in Gran Canaria can be particularly free and easy with a scooter. Vespa scooters with onboard GPS allow you to roam the island at your leisure. Simply select one of the pre-selected destinations on the GPS, or choose your own spot on the map and strike out alone. Gran Canaria has miles of paved roads around the coast, but do be careful if you're heading inland, where the roads are occasionally a little worse for wear.

Another way to discover more about the island is from the sea. Why not do it in style with a day trip aboard a classic sailing boat? The Karolka Yacht Charter company offers boat trips around the south of the island. Setting off from Puerto de Mogán, a five hour trip aboard a beautiful, sleek sailing yacht offers a glamorous way to see the island. If you'd rather rough it inland, head to Nublo Rural Park, a Biosphere Reserve home to 30 small villages.

Where to Eat and Drink In Gran Canaria

It’s well worth making the trip to the north of the island to check out one of Gran Canaria’s most beloved foodie spot, the Arte Gaia in Artenara. A warm welcome and local delicacies await you in this cafe-restaurant that is built within a cave! The Arte Gaia also houses a shop where you can buy many of the local products used in the restaurant.

The Grill Costa Mar in Puerto Base is the perfect place for those looking to enjoy local seafood. The view across the harbour at sunset is a great complement to the food. If you are looking for buzzing nightlife, head to the Mesa y López district of Las Palmas.

Bring a Piece of Gran Canaria Home

City breaks in Gran Canaria are best remembered with a piece of traditional earthenware. The island has a long pottery tradition. As the island has no rivers, it has no naturally occurring clay, so the Canarians have long made pottery from volcanic ash. All sorts of decorative objects are available, and are easy to find in local shops and craft markets.