Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
Things to do
Located 130 miles off the northwest coast of Africa, the paradise island of Gran Canaria is known for its fabulous beaches and year round sunshine making it perfect for a relaxing break but with breathtaking scenery, cultural hotspots as well as excellent options for eating out, there is plenty to do for everyone. Book cheap flights to Gran Canaria with Jet2.com from the UK.
Most visitors to the island head to the South for the hot climate and party atmosphere where there is something for everyone, from beaches and watersports by day, to a fantastic array of restaurants and bars by night whilst the cooler North offers acres of sand dunes, spectacular views and landscapes allowing visitors to absorb the peace and tranquility of this beautiful island getaway.
Watersports are very popular in Gran Canaria with many opportunities to go jet skiing, parasailing, fishing and diving. There is also the opportunity to go on a Dolphin spotting excursion and submarine trip which explores a local underwater wreck! With flights so cheap from the UK to Gran Canaria, you can be enjoying an adventure in this fabulous country in no time.
In the North of the island you will also find Gran Canaria’s cosmopolitan Capital Las Palmas, the islands bustling business centre, filled with great shops and eateries. The busy port of Puerto de la Luz and the beautiful sandy beaches of Las Canteras and Las Alcaravaneras are also worth a visit during your stay in Gran Canaria.
The South is made up of numerous delights such as Puerto de Mogán (a picturesque village known as Little Venice) with a beautiful marina and some of the best seafood restaurants on the island where you can dine on locally caught fish. After your meal, enjoy Puerto de Mogan’s relaxed nightlife with a drink in the variety of different bars playing live music. On Fridays there is an open air market that sells a range of handmade and traditionally made goods including candles and glass goods which make great holiday souvenirs to take home as well as clothes, shoes and jewellery. Find cheap flights online at Jet2.com for fantastic breaks away in the beautiful Canary Islands.
Gran Canaria has become a cosmopolitan island with numerous exciting events throughout the year, showcasing the best in Spanish and international music, dance, theatre and cinema as well as many carnival celebrations, festive activities and religious feasts. With all these events you would be very unlucky if you didn’t come across at least one or two during your visit!
Arucas, Gran Canaria
Arucas - renowned for its history and architecture, Arucas has many interesting places to visit and things to see and do. Located in the North of the island, this town is easily accessible from the airport at Las Palmas.
Maspolomas, Gran Canaria
Maspolomas - this area is known for its exquisite beaches. With 10miles of fabulous sandy beaches coupled with the warm, sunny weather of the Canary Islands, this region is perfect for a relaxing beach holiday.
Playas de Las Canteras, Gran Canaria
Playas de Las Canteras - is a firm favourite for all kinds of holiday makers and sun seekers alike. It is also possible to swim in the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean in Playa de Las Canteras' secluded beaches.