The most beautiful of the Canary Islands (and always comfortably warm)
What attracts people to the Canary Islands, especially in winter? First and foremost; the always pleasant temperatures caused by Western-Saharan wind currents. And of all the islands, Gran Canaria wins at this! The island surely lives up to its name. Gran Canaria has great (‘Gran’) natural diversity and a wonderful island way of life.
Take the plane South of the European continent and you’ll instantly start feeling warm and sunny inside. We’ve decided: Gran Canaria is the most beautiful of the Canary Islands.
Popular destination: The Canary Islands
Nature’s beauty all around you
Go for a wonderful walk in the Maspalomas dunes or climb to Roque Nublio, enjoy long forest walks up North and cruise the volcanic inlands with your convertible. Wind blowing in your hair, take in nature’s beauty all around you. Come across places where you can almost imagine yourself on the moon and reach bizarre look-out spots on steep edges of cliffs and impressive mountains. Then on to little bays and natural pools, authentic villages and challenging overpasses crossing deep ravines. Gran Canaria has it all. ‘All continents packed in a day’, as the locals say.
Vamos a la playa at Gran Canaria
As you’d expect from any island, Gran Canaria has plenty of beaches. Be amazed by the clear blue waters of Anfi del Mar or tan your bare bottom at the Playa Guigui. You could try out SUPping at Arguineguin and fall in love with Playa de Mogán. For those who especially love water and activity, head for Puertillo de Arucas where kite surfing is always the highlight of the day.
Before heading back to your wintery home, immerse yourself in the Spanish culture and laid-backness of Las Palmas, Gran Canaria’s capital city. Visit the Santa Ana cathedral and learn all about the life and travels of Christopher Columbus in Casa de Colon. End the day in the historical quarter Vegueta with a cocktail facing the evening sun. Here you’ll find countless little tapas bars and pinchos restaurants to satisfy your rumbling belly.
We wish you good luck dealing with your culture shock-in-reverse once you’re home ;-).