Gran Canaria is perhaps the most versatile island of the Canaries. The island offers up lively tourist resorts, amazing natural beauty spots and historic places; now that's a lot for a small island! Whether you are looking for that typical beach holiday or something a little different, Gran Canaria is sure to please.The beaches on the island are very varied. The sand dunes at Maspalomas are best explored on a camel or on foot, and Playa Del Ingles is great for those who love to relax by day and party at night. For the families, Puerto Rico has the best beach. It has a number of water activities that you can try and the waters are calm, making it perfect for the kids!
The harbours of Gran Canaria are popular with the tourists. The resorts of Puerto de Mogan, which is set into a steep sided valley along the southwest coast has earned the nickname of 'Little Venice'; this is because it has many small canal-like channels that link the marina to the traditional fishing harbour. For historic attractions the best place to head to is Las Palmas
. The casa Museo de Colon is a great place to learn about the history of the Canary Islands; you can even visit Christopher Columbus's house! For the nature lover inside us all, the best way to see the island's hidden gems is to book a Gran Canaria car hire
. Drive to Tamadaba where you can admire the wonders of Mother Nature! The National Park is one of the best pre-served natural pine forests on the island and is home to a large number of birds and protected species. Take a hike up Montanon Negro Mountain and you can see the geomorphological structures which came from the volcanic earth!
So all of that squeezed into one small island and we forgot to mention that Gran Canaria also has a fantastic year round climate. Book your cheap car hire Spain
now and start planning your island holiday!