Gran Canaria has long been a hotspot for holidaymakers in search for sun and sea. It is a land of much contrast – the epic mountainous scenery, found towards the centre of this round-shaped island, is enclosed by an outer ring of sprawling beaches and majestic cliffs. Gran Canaria's fusion of modern Spanish and traditional Guanche has created an island steeped in history, culture and humanitarian beauty – a perfect invitation for exploration.
The islands offer n fantastic choice of hotels, from hostels, self catering, to luxury villas for rent and an amazing choice of hotels from modest 2 star to 5 star luxury. You will always be able to find good quality accommodation at affordable prices on the Gran Canaries that's for sure.
A wealth of beach resorts can be found on the sun-blessed south – the most attractive part of the island. Don't forget to visit the spectacular golden sand dunes of Maspalomas, a true testament to the pristine wilderness of the region. Take the opportunity to visit the Palmitos bird park, and don't miss out on the town of Agüimes, on the eastern flank of the island: a wonderfully charming place where you can enjoy local delights and venture beneath the sea in the island's most popular scuba-diving area.
To really get the most out of your time in Gran Canaria, a day has to be devoted to the stunning inland regions. A network of roads will lead you into a different world – one dotted with picturesque white villages and natural retreats. What better than to truly indulge in the traditional culture of the island? I really recommend exploring these uncovered lands, a place which few tourists know exists, and a place that is sure to reach your heart.