04:03:33 Monday, 6th February 2023

Are you one of those people who has a tendency to overpack? Well, Gran Canaria is the ideal destination for you: with bargain shopping in abundance, you can arrive practically naked and buy your fresh, new holiday attire here. However, we do advise that you bring the bare necessities… which for this sun-kissed island will mainly include sunglasses, swimwear, a high factor sun lotion and flip flops!

What you like to do on holiday will determine what you need to pack. If you like fine dining or clubbing, for instance, remember to bring some smarter clothes, as beachwear and trainers may not be accepted in some formal restaurants or nightclubs.

Many people like exploring, so if you are planning an adventure into the mountains or a day trip inland, take a light sweater to keep you warm. For the hikers among you, remember to bring practical footwear and some waterproof clothing might come in handy as the weather in mountainous areas can change quickly. If you would like to know more information about the weather conditions in Gran Canaria, click here.

You may also need to bring general items including an electrical plug adapter — in Gran Canaria, you need a two-pin 220 volt plug. A driving licence is necessary if you want to hire a car and photo ID is needed when you pay by credit or debit card. Perhaps you want to try out your language skills and bring along a Spanish phrasebook too?