Gran Canaria Holidays

Gran Canaria
Cheap Holidays to Gran Canaria:

Travel Guide for your Holiday to Gran Canaria:

Huge rolling sand dunes dominate the popular holiday resorts dotted along Gran Canaria's southern coastline, with shelving sands creating the perfect environment for safe family holidays in Gran Canaria, and the bustling bargain beach-front bars appealing to couples of all ages.

Explore on Holiday in Gran Canaria:

The Gran Canaria holiday resorts of Playa del Ingles, Maspalomas, Sonnenland, Puerto Rico, Puerto Mogan and San Agustin have been purpose-built, with an exhausting range of family holiday facilities and attractions to ensure you never have to travel too far for holiday fun. The obvious temptation for a summer sun holiday break in any one of the six is to stretch out, soak up the sun and recharge the batteries to enjoy Gran Canaria's legendary holiday nightlife to the full.

But if you can find the time whilst on your holiday to Gran Canaria, pick up a car to explore the beautiful village of Tejeda, the chic shopping of island capital Las Palmas, or the formerly explosive beauty of Bandama Crater, now thankfully extinct. Whatever your preference, our range of accommodation including cheap apartments bargain holiday villas and great value all inclusive hotels will allow you to enjoy your holiday in Gran Canaria to the full.

Eating out on Holiday in Gran Canaria:

On a holiday to Gran Canaria the majority of resorts offer an abundance of middle to high class restaurants, snack bars/caf├ęs and cheap fast food outlets. Restaurants serving typical local cuisine offer good value for money in a cheerful atmosphere. Local speciality dishes available on a holiday to Gran Canaria include 'rancho canario', a thick soup with vegetables and meat; 'puchero canario', chick peas, meat and beans; and 'mojo picon', typical Canarian spicy sauce. The most common drink you will come across on a holiday in Gran Canaria is banana liqueur made from the locally grown fruit. Spanish wines and spirits are good value on a holiday in Gran Canaria and slightly cheaper than in the UK. Local beer is also produced in Gran Canaria but is rather weak.

Shopping on your Holiday in Gran Canaria:

Bargain buys in Gran Canaria include cigarettes/tobacco, wines/spirits and perfumes. Local specialities which are highly recommended include hand embroidery, lace and wicker baskets. Tobacco produced here is excellent and world famous, while cigars from the Canary Islands are outstanding in quality. Price haggling is acceptable in markets and bazaars so make such you get a holiday bargain, and all shopping centres in the larger holiday resorts offer a variety of shops and bargains.

Beaches on Holiday in Gran Canaria:

Maspalomas is home of the famous sand dunes and a very popular beach to enjoy on a family holiday to Gran Canarias; the central area is a naturist beach. Playa del Ingles has a very large stretch of sandy beach and Puerto Rico has a small sandy shore within the port area that is surrounded by a little marina. All the beaches have been granted the EC Blue Flag and are ideal for family holidays in Gran Canaria .

Sports on Holiday in Gran Canaria:

There are many sports facilities to enjoy on a holiday to Gran Canaria, of which watersports are the most popular including windsurfing, jetskiing, pedaloes and swimming. Other activities include ten-pin bowling, football, golf, roller-skating, tennis, squash, volleyball and go-karting. Theres something for all to enjoy on a family holiday to Gran Canaria.

Nightlife on Holiday in Gran Canaria:

The most lively holiday resorts on the island of Gran Canaria are Playa del Ingles and the commercial centre of Puerto Rico, where you can discover numerous cheap bars, open to 4.00am, and a wide selection of nightclubs open to 6.00am. If you want a quieter life on your holiday in Gran Canaria then Maspalomas and some areas of Puerto Rico offer a more relaxed holiday atmosphere.

Use our bargain holiday search to see if you can find either a cheap all inclusive holiday offer or a cancellation holiday in Gran Canaria.

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