The second largest of the Canary Islands by the people and the third largest in size, Gran Canaria is a versatile and inviting destination. Holiday in Gran Canaria is popular with a wide range of travellers, from all night party crowd that those seeking a more serene oasis. The island has been described as a 'mini-continent' Such is the variation in the landscape of Gran Canaria.
Is an island with more than enough beautiful beaches to the millions of people who vacation in the Canary Islands each year to meet. British tourists mainly travel to Gran Canaria for its wonderful climate all year round |. For more vibrant nightlife, a holiday in Playa del Ingles can be just up your street. But there are also spectacular mountain terrain that is ideal for walking holidays, provided you can tear yourself away from the duty free shopping arcades and waterfront bars and cafes.
Not content with one week or two of lazing on the beach holiday in Gran Canaria is equal parts fun and relaxation. There are countless bars and nightclubs in the capital, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Revellers can enjoy good food of Spanish and international flavors, washed down with an equally fine selection of local and international tipples. The cuisine on the island is simply delicious and one of the main reasons why so many people choose this exciting island destination.
The capital of Gran Canaria, usually shortened to Las Palmas is the capital of the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands. Las Palmas magnificent year-round weather, and indeed it was described by one American climatologist have "the best climate in the world." Shopping is also high on the agenda for many visitors to Las Palmas, with its modern department stores and stylish boutiques. If your idea of the perfect vacation is indulging in some retail therapy then the Canary Islands are definitely the right choice for you!
The top resorts for a relaxing holiday in Gran Canaria is Maspalomas, the oldest of the island's resorts, and the quiet suburb of Playa del Aguila. This large purpose built resort boasts a wide range of bars and clubs, and a long wide sandy beach, the perfect place to unwind from the night before. Pack light for a holiday in Playa del Ingles fill your pockets with a range of bargains from the Yumbo Centre commercial district, a fine selection of souvenir shops, perfumes, electrical goods and duty free alcohol.