Go deep into the landscapes and micro-climates of the paradise that is Gran Canaria, while exploring the banana trail, participating in the lively, age-old Carnival and dreaming of a never-ending summer against a fantastic beach backdrop.
Choose one of our low-cost Gran Canaria holidays and discover the charms hidden in 580 square miles bathed in sun and sea. Join the festive spirit of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, visit its fishing villages and try its food, traditions, and much more.
Book your flight + hotel to Gran Canaria, and visit Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the island's capital and its oldest district, Vegueta. Here you can explore the Cathedral of Santa Ana, the Episcopal Palace and the Historical Archive. On the blue-flag beach of Las Canteras with its 3-mile long promenade, you can delight your taste buds with one of the typical island dishes, such as papas arrugadas with a spicy mojo picón sauce. Afterwards, head north to Agaete, 18 miles from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, to discover Puerto de las Nieves where the proud Dedo de Dios (God's finger) sea stack once stood before a storm destroyed it. To delve into the island's hidden traditions, don't miss the pilgrimage to the Basilica of Our Lady the Virgen del Pino, Gran Canaria's patron saint, in Teror on 8 September.
Gran Canaria holidays hold much more than just beaches: explore the dunes of the Maspalomas Nature Reserve; be drenched by clay and water at the mud party of La Atalaya de Santa Brígida, when the entire village of Santa Brígida holds a mud-slinging battle; travel the banana trail to the north-east of the island; or experience the magic of one of the most famous Carnival celebrations in the world.
The marvellous beaches and exceptional climate of the island may be the main reason why Gran Canaria has become a top holiday destination all year round, but its food, festivals and numerous charms won't leave you unmoved either.
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