Gran Canaria Vacation Guide


Gran Canaria is well known as an island, where every person can find his way to spend vacation. We are offering an online Gran Canaria Guide, for all tastes, regardless if you prefer active holidays or simply want to relax on the beach.

Gran Canaria is located in the Atlantic Ocean and is one of The Canary Islands (in Spanish: Islas Canarias). Although the island is a territory of Spain, it is about 210 kilometres from the coast of West Africa and 1250 kilometres from Cadiz, the nearest point on the European mainland.

Las Palmas de Anaga

Las Palmas de Anaga

If you are interested why being far from mainland Europe, Gran Canaria is part of Spain, find out more about the island’s history:

  • History of Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria is the third largest and the second most populous island of the Canaries archipelago. The Canary Islands have been known for years for the mild climate, what allows enjoy their beauty all year round.

  • Average temperature in Gran Canaria

Guaranteed good weather makes it a very popular winter destination for Europeans. Many tourists come here to enjoy the sun and some of the best beaches, such as Maspalomas or Las Canteras. But also beyond the resorts there are a lot of beautiful places to visit in Gran Canaria, including Las Palmas, the capital city of the island,  Tamadaba pine forest or water reservoirs.

  • Accommodation in Gran Canaria

You can find some useful tips on Gran Canaria resorts at

There can be found some of the most interesting and attractive places in this Gran Canaria Guide:

  • Places to visit in Gran Canaria

If lying on the beach and sunbathing is not the way you would like to spend your vacation, there is a plenty of things to do in Gran Canaria. There is a big selection of hiking, climbing and cycling routes. It is also a paradise for water sports lovers, as there are all the conditions to practise surfing, diving, windsurfing or kitesurfing all year round. Find out more about the activities in Gran Canaria: and

  • Things to do in Gran Canaria

Some useful tips if you have already decided to visit the island:

  • Practical information about Gran Canaria

You can often find Gran Canaria named as “a continent in miniature” and that is with a reason. Within just 1,500 sq km you are going to find a dramatic variation of terrain, ranging from the green and leafy north part of the island to the mountainous interior, reaching almost 2,000 meters above sea level, and desert south. It’s hard to find such a big variety of different landscapes in a territory so small. This online Gran Canaria Guide is going to help you to explore the island and make your trip here unforgettable.

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