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Gran CanariaSpain

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

Santa Catalina, a Royal Hideaway Hotel 5*GL
Santa Catalina, a Royal Hideaway Hotel 5*GL
5 out of 5
Calle Leon Y Castillo, 227, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria
The price is £98 per night from 10 Dec to 11 Dec

Located in the heart of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, this luxury hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Las Alcaravaneras Beach, Calle Triana and San Telmo Park. Santa ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (53 reviews)
Excellent!

"Stunning hotel, and excellent service!"…"

Reviewed on 30 Jul 2020

Santa Catalina, a Royal Hideaway Hotel 5*GL
Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Gran Canaria Mogan
Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Gran Canaria Mogan
5 out of 5
Avenida Los Marrero 35, Mogan, Mogan
The price is £98 per night from 3 Dec to 4 Dec

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

4.5/5Wonderful! (945 reviews)

"Excellent stay would defo go back . Great position out of the way and a lovely walk into town."…"

Reviewed on 7 Aug 2020

Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Gran Canaria Mogan
Lopesan Baobab Resort
Lopesan Baobab Resort
5 out of 5
Mar Adriático, 1, San Bartolome de Tirajana, Gran Canaria
The price is £134 per night from 16 Dec to 17 Dec

This family-friendly San Bartolome de Tirajana hotel is located near the beach, within a 10-minute walk of Maspalomas Lighthouse and Maspalomas Dunes. Meloneras ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (372 reviews)

"The hotel is really nice, very relaxing. Very modern, confortable and big rooms. Breakfasts were good although the bread for toast could be better. Coffee was really good. The staff is ok, but for a 5 star hotel I think there is room for improvement"…"

Reviewed on 19 Oct 2020

Lopesan Baobab Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Gran Canaria

AxelBeach Maspalomas Apartments & Lounge Club - Adults Only
AxelBeach Maspalomas Apartments & Lounge Club - Adults Only
3 out of 5
Avenida de Tirajana, 32, (entrada por C/ Timple), San Bartolome de Tirajana, Gran Canaria
The price is £53 per night from 30 Nov to 1 Dec

Located in the heart of San Bartolome de Tirajana, this spa aparthotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Maspalomas Botanical Garden, Yumbo Shopping Center and English ...

4.1/5Very Good! (875 reviews)

"They have proper double bed mattresses that are really comfortable and hard to come by in gran Canaria hotels"…"

Reviewed on 8 Oct 2020

AxelBeach Maspalomas Apartments & Lounge Club - Adults Only
Aparthotel Playa del Sol - Adults Only
Aparthotel Playa del Sol - Adults Only
3.5 out of 5
Avenida Tirajana, 26, San Bartolome de Tirajana, Gran Canaria

Located in the heart of San Bartolome de Tirajana, this aparthotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Maspalomas Botanical Garden, Yumbo Shopping Center and English ...

4.2/5Very Good! (301 reviews)

"The location and the kindness of the staff. Absolutely wonderful as always."…"

Reviewed on 4 Feb 2020

Aparthotel Playa del Sol - Adults Only
Palm Oasis Maspalomas
Palm Oasis Maspalomas
3 out of 5
Albert Einstein, s/n, Parcela 34, Maspalomas, San Bartolome de Tirajana, Gran Canaria

This family-friendly San Bartolome de Tirajana aparthotel is located near the beach, within 2 mi (3 km) of Holiday World Maspalomas, Maspalomas Dunes and Maspalomas ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (333 reviews)

"A lovely place and environment in general but 2 remarks: the coffee / espresso at the poolbar is not recommended and the bingo / gymnastics at the pool was disturbing due to too loud volume - too much charter. If needed at all it is recommended to lower the volume or remove the speakers. Many people ..."…"

Reviewed on 12 Feb 2020

Palm Oasis Maspalomas
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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