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Gran Canaria holidays ~ Getting to know Gran Canaria, Spain

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About Gran Canaria
The paradise island of Gran Canaria is located in the Atlantic Ocean and offer the best beaches among great nature. It is the third biggest of the Canaria Islands after Tenerife and Fuerteventura. Beautiful landscape with great diversity of climate, flora, fauna, golden sandy beaches, best hotels, clubs, bars and cafes has led the island one of the best holiday destination in Europe. The International Airport of Gran Canaria is the only international airport in and around Canary Islands. Gran Canaria welcomes more than 1,500,000 holidaymakers every year.

Gran Canaria has a 236 km. long shoreline which means that the sea is a constant presence. Gran Canaria offers 365 beach days a year. Along with its steeply rising shoreline, Gran Canaria boasts a great quantity of beaches of all types for the holidaymakers.


Gran Canaria beaches are outstanding especially for the beach holidays lovers. The most famous beaches in Gran Canaria is located on the south coasts. Gran Canaria hosts numerous cultural events such as international music, dance, theatre and cinema festivals and carnival celebrations throughout the year. With spectacular landscapes and views, make sure you don't island's rugged interior and west coast parts. Gran Canaria has perfect weather for every kinds of outdoor sports for whole year. With a great choice of hotels and flights especially from UK, its never been that easy to holiday in Gran Canaria.

Popular Holiday Resorts
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Maspalomas, Playa del Inglés,
Puerto de Mogán, San Agustín and Puerto Rico is the most popular holiday resorts in Gran Canaria as well as holiday resorts in Spain. There are numerous quality hotels, villa and holiday rentals in these resorts.

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is the largest town and capital city of Gran Canaria located on the north end.

Maspalomas and Playa del Inglés are the most popular holiday resorts, centre of tourism and beach life in Gran Canaria, used to be two separate resorts that are located on the south and very close to each other.

Puerto de Mogán
is a charming holidays resort and offers relaxing holidays in Gran Canaria. It is one of the most attractive holiday resorts in the Canaries.

Puerto Rico is famous for its water sports and yachting opportunities with a big yacht harbour and 400 meters of artificially made golden sandy beach.

San Agustín
is one of the popular and leading tourist resorts in Gran Canaria. It is located on the southern flank.


Things to Do and See
Gran Canaria has much to offer to holiday makers. There are a lot of places to see in Gran Canaria.The south is the most popular containing such delights as the village Puerto Mogán, a picturesque small town also known as "little Venice", and together with Puerto Rico, Maspalomas, Meloneras and Playa del Inglés.

Maspalomas, Playa del Inglés
and Puerto Rico are among the most beautiful and the most famous beaches in Gran Canaria.
Aqualand, Palmitos Park and Aqua Sur in and near Maspalomas; Crocodile Park in Villa de Aguimes and Cactualdea Park in San Nicolas de Tolentino worth visiting.

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Gran Canaria nightlife is much more energetic and full of fun. Gran Canaria nights and parties are full of fun and freedom with lots of gay cafés and lesbian cafés. Playa del Inglés is Europe's winter party capital popular by the gay travelers. Kasbah Centre is nice for family nights. Cafe Avenida, Gran Café Latino, Mundo Restaurant and Peppermint are the best known and famous cafes. Disco and bars at
Puerto Rico, Maspalomas, and Las Palmas worth visiting.

Food & Drinks
Try the local dishes in Gran Canaria such as goat cheese, watercress stew and rabbit in spicy sauce. Parrot fish is the popular sea food. There are lots of restaurants in Gran Canaria offering world cuisine.

Holidaymakers in Gran Canaria prefer to shop in the area of Las Canteras beach in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Calle Triana is the most popular shopping street located in Las Palmas. Baskets made of banana leaves, pottery and lace embroidery; miniature replica of Canary Island wooden balconies are the popular things to buy in your Gran Canaria holidays.

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