Gran Canaria: arguably the most colourful island of las Islas Canarias. Known best as a party island, especially among youthful holidaymakers, this tourist-oriented destination offers a first-class nightlife with an abundance of bars, clubs and restaurants. But if you think Gran Canaria is only good for partying, you are sorely mistaken: active holidaymakers and those seeking relaxation will also find their place along the beautiful coastal landscape or in the island's interior.
Destination airport: Gran Canaria (LPA)
Gran Canaria’s capital city is Las Palmas. In addition to historical attractions scattered throughout the old town - where a history spanning almost seven centuries can be admired - this city also boasts several museums, such as the Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno art museum, where modern works of art are exhibited. If you prefer to explore the latest trends sweeping the Canaries, then the traditional district of Vegueta is exactly the place to be. Redirect your gaze from the north of the island to the south and it comes to rest on the town of Maspalomas. This popular holiday resort is ideal for a relaxing beach getaway. In addition to a beautiful and extensive beach promenade, here you will find the famous Maspalomas Dunes - a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After a hike over the dunes, you have the option of spending the evenings exploring the two shopping centres, Yumbo Centrum and Cita Shopping Center. The malls are not only an excellent place to visit during the day - by night you’ll find many clubs and bars that perfectly exemplify the Maspalomas nightlife.
The famous dunes in the Maspalomas nature reserve are an absolute must-see during your holiday in Gran Canaria.
For the romantic souls, we recommend an excursion to Puerto de Mogán.
The picturesque fishing village is located in the Mogán region, which is renowned for its special microclimate. Here you will find a peaceful harbour with a very elegant marina. Allow yourself to be enchanted by the romantic alleys or enjoy some freshly caught fish in one of the cosy seafood restaurants. In Puerto de Mogán, you can experience up close and personal the Mediterranean flair of the Spanish island and let its effect take hold. You can also explore the historic town centre, where you’ll find the Iglesia de San Antonio de Padua church, built in 1814 and lauded for its timber ceiling panelling.
Gran Canaria is arguably the best-known island of the Canaries, and it appeals equally to the youthful and the not-so-youthful. Culture-vultures, romantics, families or couples: Gran Canaria offers something for everyone and makes for a successful and memorable summer holiday!