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If you want to spend all of you days lazing on the beach and catching a tan to make those you have left behind in the UK jealous, then by all means fill your boots! But if you want to mix things up a bit, then a Gran Canaria holiday is a great choice for you and your family or partner.


Spend your days on a glass bottomed boat or take a ride on an open top bus to see day to day life both under and above the water, or drink in some of the finest architecture in the whole of the Canary Islands. Gran Canaria has been a holiday destination since as far back as the 18th century, so there is little wonder that its attractions are as well-known as anywhere else.


Hit the Beach


  • If you want to mingle with lively crowds, then your best bet is to park yourself down on the beaches at Playa del Ingles, Maspalomas or San Augustin. Here you can chill out and sweat out last nights excesses whilst also enjoying easy access to many bars and cafes


  • The Canaries are famous for their water sport opportunities and Gran Canaria is a prime example. Take a stroll down to Puerto Rico beach if you want to have a go at windsurfing or jet skiing for example. This beach offers more opportunities than the other two popular stretches and attracts like-minded adventure seekers


  • If you want to experience something a bit different, plonk yourself down on the dark sand of San Agustin. It may not be typically golden like most beaches but it does just as good a job!


Coastal Activities


  • If water sports are not your cup of tea but you want to experience the coastal delights of Gran Canaria then do not worry, there are plenty of other opportunities open to you


  • You can take a glass bottomed boat from anyone of the major resorts which will take you on a tour of the coast and let you see just what lurks under the waves. You could also take a deep sea fishing trip and catch yourself some dinner too


  • If you get an urge to jump off the glass bottomed boat and see the fish up close, refrain yourself, and instead take a scuba diving course. They are available in Sioux City throughout the year

Hints & Tips

  • During the summer, the island is packed with sun worshippers looking for fantastic beaches and plenty of nightlife, so it is the best time to visit if you want these things too. If you want a more relaxing experience then the winter months may be a better time to visit. The temperatures remain warm and many resorts stay open all year round


  • Remember that Gran Canaria is tax free so shopping trips are less expensive than they would be back home in EU. Many people quite understandably take advantage of the reduced prices


  • Party lovers take note – Playas del Ingles is the place to go. Bar after bar and club after club line the streets, so you had better be on form if you want to keep up with the hectic pace

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    Cheap Holidays in Playa Del Ingles - Large and Lively Playa del Ingles is the largest Gran Canaria holiday resort and the second largest in the whole of Europe in fact, which gives you some idea of what to expect here. Not a tiny fishing...

  • Puerto Rico

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