Gran Canaria, the miniature continent

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Feb. 26, 2019, 5:20 p.m.

Gran Canaria is an excellent destination known popularly as the “miniature continent” for the diversity of landscapes and microclimates it has. You'll find things to do that make every day on the island special. Walk in the Canary pine forests, have fun at a waterpark, sail out to watch cetaceans, visit museums or just relax on a beautiful beach.

What do you want to do today? Anything is possible in Gran Canaria

In this small but great paradise you can enjoy all kinds of activities that will make your holiday on the island an unforgettable experience that will make you want to repeat in the near future.

Oceans of beaches

Gran Canaria has a choice of beaches as diverse as the changing landscapes it hides away. Just under 60 kilometres of beaches along 236 kilometres of coastline, under a gentle sun which seems to have settled here for good.

There are the busiest and best known beaches, such as the large stretch of sands at  Maspalomas, a long strip of golden sand that starts out at Playa del Inglés all the way along to the great Lighthouse at Maspalomas, around the famous desert of the Dunes of Maspalomas. Additionally, you might prefer the quieter family beaches like Agaete or Puerto de Mogán. 

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Nature in its purest form

Gran Canaria is also a mountain destiny, because its interior hides away an ocean of mountains, alternating between volcanoes and ravines filled with infinite paths to walk and take deep breaths of pure air. Gran Canaria is an ideal island to rest and get away from the hustle and bustle. An island different from any other that offers you the chance to savour its strange yet diverse natural surroundings, and also close to a sea of fine weather.

Twelve months to live the sea

The ingredients for the best marine cocktail recipe are the next ones: one of the finest climates in Europe, the water temperature (around 20 degrees) and the perfect sea and wind conditions. This allows the practice of watersports twelve months of the year.

Added to  this are the marine currents that bring in schools of fish to the spectacular sea beds and winds made to measure that offer great regattas, the result is an island which keeps its gigantic sports marina open all year round, with a wide range of infrastructures.

A sea of cultures

Just behind the beaches there is a extraordinary rarity hidden. This island is a popular port of call, created by people coming in from over a thousand different points that has resulted in a strange melting pot of aromas and colours seemed to catch the ancient travelers by surprise. The last European port of call before taking on the long ocean adventure.

Nobody expected quite such a melting pot so far from the main centres of the world, as borderlines make up their own rules. You will find aboriginal silos on clifftops, neo gothic churches in banana plantations, hidden prehispanic cities, colonial districts that slap bang in the middle of traffic… Discover the strange magic of a place from nowhere.

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The formula for great rest

Those who visit Gran Canaria find a wide range of Spa & Wellness Centres with the personal touch of top specialist and the latest treatments in the field of wellness. The latest techniques and modern spa and thalassotherapy amenities fuse with a sea of beaches, all this backed by a large number of professionals in the area of health and beauty, together with a wide choice of private health care.

A unique gastronomy

The toing and froing of ingredients helps to explain the diversity of the cuisine on the island’s 21 municipalities, ranging from the superb Queso de Flor cheese to wines, sugar cane rum and coffee. To this, just add the sea, a multimillionaire fertile orchard surrounding the island, providing it with the finest raw materials for cooking.

Gran Canaria’s larder was also in luck thanks to the fine climate that provides a gourmet range of products including the famous Canarian bananas, oranges, tropical fruits, olives, apples or tomatoes, among others. These are just one example of what inquisitive visitors can come across on Gran Canaria.

Where to stay in Gran Canaria

We are sure that when you finish reading this article you will have an enormous desire to catch a plane, give yourself a little escape to paradise on earth and stay in the best hotels in the Canary Islands.

In Gran Canaria you’ll find a renewed hotel offer with a great diversity of high quality accommodation for all types of public: whether you travel with the family, if you prefer to forget about everything at an all-inclusive hotel, if you like simplicity and choose a bungalow, if you have a limited budget or if you live in style, the dedicated customer service and the characteristic Canarian hospitality will make you return home like new.

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Maspalomas

In few places the sky, the sea and the sand form such a paradisiacal place as Maspalomas. Therefore, any type of visitor who comes is welcome. It doesn’t matter if you live in style, if you have a limited budget, if you like simplicity and choose a bungalow, if you prefer to forget about everything at an all-inclusive hotel or if you travel with the family.

Playa del Inglés

Playa del Inglés is the ideal place to enjoy a lively holiday. Thus, it is perfect for those who want to forget about everything at an all-inclusive hotel, travel as a family, like simplicity and choose a bungalow, have a limited budget or live in style.

As we have seen, although for many Gran Canaria is well known as an ideal destination of sun and sea, the truth is that the island has endless options that adapt to all kind of visitors. Don’t hesitate and dare to discover the best of Gran Canaria.

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