Gran Canaria Holiday Guide



Visit Gran Canaria


Gran Canaria is certainly one of the last remaining European paradise isles. A continent in miniature, it offers lush forests, exotic fauna and flora, Sahara-like dunes, mountains, volcanic craters, the odd flurry of snow on the highest peaks, the most dynamic capital city in the Canaries, incredibly beautiful coastlines and spectacular beaches. And it's all just a mouse-click away... virtually!
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The beautiful island of Gran Canaria has a wealth of places to visit, from the north to the south, east to west, it’s all here for you to discover. Whether you are with your loved one, in a group of friends or on a family holiday, you are sure to find what you’re looking for to make your holiday experience memorable and exciting, not to mention relaxing.
The south has some stunning resorts packed with entertainment, bars, restaurants, cafes, shops and nightlife, guaranteed to give you that holiday feeling: the fantastic new resort of Meloneras, Playa del Inglés, Maspalomas, Mogán and plenty more besides. And of course the sunshine helps too!

Meloneras really has the Wow factor. The whole area has been refurbished and finished with such style and sophistication – a very classy place. You can walk along the promenade, shop until you drop in high-end designer stores like Lacoste and Ralph Lauren before sampling cuisine from a whole host of restaurants including Italian, traditional Spanish tapas, sushi and seafood.

Dip a toe in the warm waters at Playa del Inglés and top up your tan on the beach there. It’s full of great places to eat and drink giving you a perfect place to rest and recharge your batteries. By night Playa del Inglés really comes alive. If you like music and dancing, this is the place to be!

The sand dunes of Maspalomas are a sight to behold, stretching out along the south coast looking like giant waves of sand covering around 4 square kilometres.

Picturesque Puerto de Mogán is a very popular destination and it’s easy to see why; with its canal-like channels and quaint bridges is also known as Little Venice.

And of course the vibrant capital, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, is crammed with culture and history. This is a truly cosmopolitan city located on the north-east of the island with so much to do and see – museums, art collections, fantastic architecture, beautiful parks, great shops, cafés and also the famous Las Canteras Beach, perfect for a cooling dip or a spot of sun-bathing.


Not only will you find the exact locations of hotels, great offers and unbeatable prices on this website, you will also find all the information you need to plan and book your holiday in Gran Canaria: An in-depth guide to the most interesting places to see, the most popular beaches, car hire, Gran Canaria hotels and resorts, weather, getting around and all those essential travel tips that are usually so hard to find.

Whether you like to surf, swim in tranquil waters or just relax on the beach, Gran Canaria has a wide variety of beaches and beautiful coastlines to compliment your holiday.

Picture the scene: You relaxing in a beachfront bar of a luxury hotel sipping a cool refreshing drink listening to the waves as you watch the beautiful sun set. Sounds good doesn’t it… Well this and much more is right here for you. At Spain-Grancanaria we pride ourselves on giving you detailed, accurate and up-to-date information that puts you in the driving seat when booking your dream holiday, staying in the best hotels in prime locations and at the best available prices. You will find the exact location of your hotel; we tell you what’s around, the best places to go, not to mention other great offers and unbeatable prices.
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Spain-Grancanaria gives you the best; the best holiday experience, the best locations, the best prices and the best hotels. We have carefully hand-picked the crème de la crème of hotels on the island, paying particular attention to their location and surroundings. By giving this such careful consideration we can guarantee you the quality you deserve and ensure you will be staying in luxury accommodation throughout your holiday. From the north to south we can present you 4 and 5 star ratings in a wide variety of places from the capital, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, to a selection of hotels in the popular southern resorts.

If you would like to stay in the capital we have five superb hotels to choose from.

AC Gran Canaria is also close to the beach and to Santa Catalina Park. This impressive 4-star hotel offers you great views of the city as well as an outdoor pool and much more.
Also alongside Las Canteras beach is Hotel Cristina Las Palmas. This 5-star hotel is around 4 kilometres from the stunning harbour and not too far from the historical city centre, Vegueta.

Hotel Santa Catalina is a magnificent 5-star hotel which exudes pure luxury - the sort of place you would expect to find a celebrity or two. There is something quite regal and presidential about this hotel which is located in the area of Ciudad Jardín, among the Doramas gardens.

And in the south, the 4-star Hotel Meliá Tamarindos is a large, light and airy hotel nestled just off the beach of San Agustín with subtropical gardens leading down to the beach. A perfect spot. Gloria Palace San Agustín Thalasso & Hotel, was refurbished in 2007 and is a very family-orientated 4-star hotel with a friendly atmosphere. It offers you the chance to really pamper yourself with a selection of spa services and is close to the beach.

In Playa del Inglés treat yourself to a stay at Vital Suites Hotel and Spa, a 4-star rated accommodation in a quiet spot but still within walking distance of the hustle and bustle of this popular seaside resort. Or choose the 4-star Hotel Neptuno which is located right in the centre of Playa del Inglés.

And if your choice is Maspalomas the IFA Faro Hotel has 4 stars and is close to the beach and dunes. Located right at the foot of the lighthouse, you can use this as a landmark to find your way back to your hotel after a night on the town!  Lopesan Baobab Resort also has 5-stars and it comes complete with pools, waterfalls, bridges, gardens and much more making it perfect for guests of all ages. 

In the resort of Meloneras, the chic destination in Gran Canaria, consider Lopesan Costa Meloneras Resort, Spa and Casino. This is a luxurious 4-star hotel close to the dunes and seafront. It’s a palatial building boasting a large subtropical garden and offers superb Nouvelle Cuisine. Lopesan Villa del Conde Resort & Corallium Thalasso Hotel is a 5-star hotel around 300 metres from Meloneras beach. It has a very romantic feel and is a great place for couples celebrating something special.

Marina Suites in Puerto Rico is a chic 4-star hotel within touching distance of the beach and harbour. A great place to relax in style.

In Amadores choose between the Gloria Palace Royal Hotel & Spa or the Gloria Palace Amadores Thalasso & Hotel. Both are gorgeous 4-star hotels ideally situated and great for guests young and old. And in nearby Taurito the 4-star Hotel LTI Valle Taurito welcomes you. This is a modern hotel less than 100 metres from the beach and close to the charming Puerto de Mogán.

If you’re looking for true peace and quiet maybe a stay in the 4-star Rural Hotel Las Tirajanas would suit you. It’s surrounded by pine forests and majestic mountains in San Bartolomé de Tirajana.


This fascinating island has something for everyone. Whatever your taste or age, you will find the perfect location to spend your precious time and a huge variety of things to do to transform your trip into the holiday of a lifetime.


Come and discover Gran Canaria with us!



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