If you don’t know your next vacation destination, what do you think about an island where summer reigns all year round? Holidays in Gran Canaria, a paradise located just 100 kilometres off the northwestern African coast and just a couple hours flight away from the European continent, are made for you.
This is a unique island in the world. In fact, it has always been important due to its strategic location in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean as a stopover during the voyages to the New World and the Far East along Africa’s coast. Nowadays, that multicultural essence still lives in Gran Canaria.
This island, also known as a ‘miniature continent’ for its great diversity of landscapes, offers the millions of visitors that every year come searching for the sun plenty of things to do and places to see. Did you know that in Gran Canaria you can enjoy a picnic on the top of the island and then have a dip in the sea in less than an hour?
Tourism is, by far, the most important economic sector of Spain, the Canary Islands and, of course, Gran Canaria. Therefore, you can expect that the tourist sector is highly developed, something that you will notice from the very first moment. Here you can find the wide range of accommodation that suits all kinds of public offered by HD Hotels.
Do you prefer the typical vacation under the sun where relax is all you will get? Then the answer is HD Parque Cristóbal Gran Canaria, a hotel with many awards given by prestigious organizations such as Booking, TripAdvisor or HolidayCheck. Its location right in the middle of Playa del Inglés makes it perfect to get to the amazing southern beaches of the island.
Perhaps you’re more of an urban tourist and like to know first hand all about Canarian culture and art. If that’s the case, the Acuario Lifestyle Hotel should be your choice. Located in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the capital of the island, you can enjoy the wonderful Las Canteras Beach or the old quarter of Vegueta, among many other things.
With a litoral of more than 200 kilometres, it’s easy to imagine that Gran Canaria is home to endless beaches and coves of all types – from golden, white or black sand to pebbles. Don’t miss the stunning Maspalomas Dunes to feel like you’re in the middle of the desert or a small beach like Mogán, next to beautiful sea canals, to discover why it reminds of Venice.
But, if rurality is your thing... you’re lucky! Due to its volcanic origin, Gran Canaria has a rough orography with a multitude of ravines that are ideal for hiking or cycling lovers. Is there a better plan than enjoying the fresh air while contemplating the endemic flora and fauna present on the island?
Moreover, Gran Canaria is home to (officially) one of the most beautiful villages in Spain – Tejeda. Its location next to the Roque Nublo, the giant that watches over the island is proof of that. Here on clear days you could even watch the Teide, the highest peak in Spain with 3,718 metres above sea level, from the neighbouring island of Tenerife.
In short, spending your holidays in Gran Canaria is always a good idea. It doesn’t matter if you like the beach, the countryside or the city, this island has everything to make your vacation unforgettable.