Gran Canaria Vacations

The third-largest of the Canary Islands, Gran Canaria is often described as the continent in miniature due to the variety of features including unspoiled peaks and valleys, a rugged coastline with white sandy beaches, and a string of purpose-built holiday resorts. Gran Canaria offers outdoor adventurers plenty of hiking, horse trekking, and water ... Read more
sports, while those more oriented towards culture will be satisfied by the historic cosmopolitan capital of Las Palmas. Those wanting beaches are spoiled for choice, but that of Maspalomas is one of the longest. And for a little taste of the Sahara, try the dunes of Maspalomas.

Gran Canaria places to stay and top hotels

Gran Canaria things to do and experiences

  • Dunes of Maspalomas
    9.622 reviews
    Outdoors, Hiking and Nature, Beach
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  • Playa de Las Canteras
    9.021 reviews
    Outdoors, Beaches and Watersports
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  • Palmitos park
    8.815 reviews
    Zoo or Aquarium, Garden, Theme Park
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  • Aqualand
    8.813 reviews
    Outdoors, Children's Activities, Entertainment, Water Park
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Gran Canaria reviews & trip reports

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  • 7.8
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  • 6.9
    Green Travelers
  • 6.4
    Nightlife Lovers

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Brilliant island with loads to do if you’re happy to explore and get away from the touristy bits. Beautiful world class beaches, world tour circuit for surfing and windsurfing, sailing (“the Arc” leaves from here) and plenty more to see in the capital Las Palmas along with the bountiful quaint interior with its beautiful passage and villages and Festivals, along with a major Carnival in February every year... go and explore!

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Miravet, Spain

There's little to redeem this Canary Island which tends to attract the worst sort of tourist, which want to eat familiar foods and stay in concrete monstrosities which have ruined the coastline of this once beautiful place. Head up into the mountains and all is redeemed, though be warned, it can get pretty chilly.

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Great holiday island especially when it winter in mainland Europe . Varieties of restaurants, hotels and clubs with reasonable price

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Stuttgart, Germany
First to Review

beaches are nice but very touristic could be somewhere you fell not like in spain, but lovely landscape good for hiking there often not very much people

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I was born and raises here and I honestly love coming back

Recommended for:Family TravelersHistory BuffsNightlife LoversSpiritual Seekers
Northampton, Northamptonshire

love it !! deffo go back there ever again !! :-)

Catez, Slovenia

Night life!


A very relaxing Place to go to if your that sort of person.

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

7 years in a row and loving it


The island of eternal spring, how beautiful it is, everything blooms, it smells, the birds are singing, the ocean, the smoke. The historic Vegeta in Las Palmas is the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona. There were three days oh my god why so little, the resort town, the dunes, the lighthouse and a lot of the sea traveled to Maspomas. I recommend in winter and spring, when you want warmth and sun, this is a balm for a cold and long Russian winter.

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