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Visit Gran Canaria

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.

Spain's Canary Islands are some of the best destinations in the world for a beach holiday. If you like beach holidays in Gran Canaria then you're sure to love our cheap beach holidays to Fuerteventura or our Tenerife beach holidays. Book with Expedia and find out why.

Top hotels in Gran Canaria

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Gran Canaria Princess - Adults Only
Gran Canaria Princess - Adults Only
4 out of 5
Avenida Gran Canaria, 18, Playa del Ingles, San Bartolome de Tirajana, Gran Canaria

Situated in San Bartolome de Tirajana, this eco-friendly hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Kasbah Shopping Center and Yumbo Shopping Center. Maspalomas Dunes ...

4.3/5Excellent! (361 reviews)

"I highly recommend staying in this hotel. The room was very comfortable, spacious and quiet. The food was a very high quality, lots of variety and very efficiently managed. The pool area was excellent."…"

Reviewed on 22 Nov 2019

Gran Canaria Princess - Adults Only
Hotel Ritual Maspalomas – Adults Only
Hotel Ritual Maspalomas – Adults Only
3.5 out of 5
Avenida Alféreces Provisionales, 33, San Bartolome de Tirajana
£49
per night
11 Dec-12 Dec

Situated by the ocean, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kasbah Shopping Center and Yumbo Shopping Center. Maspalomas Golf Course and Maspalomas Dunes are ...

4.1/5Very Good! (18 reviews)

"Close to shopping and resturants. Cleen and nice rooms."…"

Reviewed on 6 Dec 2019

Hotel Ritual Maspalomas – Adults Only
Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Gran Canaria Mogan
Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Gran Canaria Mogan
5 out of 5
Avenida Los Marrero 35, Mogan, Mogan
£125
per night
10 Dec-11 Dec

This family-friendly Mogan hotel is located by the ocean, within 1 mi (2 km) of Plaza Las Gananias and Mogan Port. Playa Mogan and Veneguera Beach are also within ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (782 reviews)

"Love the pool at this hotel and the restaurant is great too. The staff are nice enough but there's not much by way of personal touches - this was our third stay here and this time we bought family but they don't acknowledge you as a regular guest or seem to welcome you back."…"

Reviewed on 5 Dec 2019

Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Gran Canaria Mogan

Popular things to do in Gran Canaria

Palmitos Park
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Palmitos Park

4.5/5(32 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors with a trip to Palmitos Park, a popular green space in Los Palmitos. Wander through the beautiful beaches and marina in this relaxing area.

Las Canteras Beach
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Las Canteras Beach

4.5/5(122 reviews)

Nothing says holiday like spending a lazy day at Las Canteras Beach, a popular beach in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Stroll along the area's marina or simply enjoy its cafes.

Amadores Beach
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Amadores Beach

4.5/5(138 reviews)

This perfectly protected bay features tranquil waters, a pretty harbor and fine beachfront dining.

Mogan Port
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Mogan Port

4.5/5(218 reviews)

Explore the waterfront in Puerto de Mogan with a trip to Mogan Port. Stroll along the beautiful beaches in this relaxing area or visit its top-notch restaurants.

Maspalomas Lighthouse
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Maspalomas Lighthouse

4.5/5(151 reviews)

This iconic, towering lighthouse has played a vital role in protecting local sailors for more than 100 years.

Maspalomas Dunes
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Maspalomas Dunes

4.5/5(243 reviews)

Wonder at these stunning, golden sand dunes and explore the wind-sculpted mounds to find pools abundant with fish and bird life. 

Top activities in Gran Canaria

Jeep Safari Adventure
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Jeep Safari Adventure

£44

Embark on an off-roading Jeep excursion to discover the hidden secrets of the volcanic island of Gran Canaria. Whether you’re the driver or passenger, you can feel the rush of adrenaline from the ride and appreciate the starkly contrasting scenery while following your knowledgeable guide.

Music Hall Tavern Extravaganza Show
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Music Hall Tavern Extravaganza Show

£41

Come along for a night of magical comedy and be enraptured and in stitches from start to finish. Join Mrs. Titti Trollop, Ms. Peggy Lee, Dame Nelly Pledge, and the rest of the cast for the best drag show in town—Music Hall Tavern.

1-day Discovery Tour around Gran Canaria
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1-day Discovery Tour around Gran Canaria

£28

Discover the beauty of Gran Canaria with an eight-hour tour around the island and reach those places where most tourists never go. A professional guide will remain alongside you at all times while telling you everything about the interesting locations you will visit.

Sioux City Park Admission Ticket
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Sioux City Park Admission Ticket

£17

Enter a replica town of the old Wild West at Gran Canaria's Sioux City Park, originally built in 1972 as a set for filming Western movies. See typical buildings and encounter archetypal characters of the Wild West. Watch cowboy and cattle-walking demonstrations and more.

4-hour Surfsafari Course at Meloneras in Gran Canaria
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4-hour Surfsafari Course at Meloneras in Gran Canaria

£42

We bring you this fantastic opportunity to have a great time while you learn with a surf lesson at one of the best beaches in the south of Gran Canaria, at the beach of Meloneras or at the beach of Maspalomas, depending on weather conditions.

FLYBOARD GRAN CANARIA 30min
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FLYBOARD GRAN CANARIA 30min

£80

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Our kiosk is on the south part of the Anfi beach Duration: 1 hour Location: Anfi Playa, Mogan, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands