gran canaria

You'll Love this Sunshine Paradise

Generations of Irish holidaymakers have flocked to Gran Canaria’s golden shores. It’s got everything from bustling resorts to wild, untamed volcanic landscapes and a bustling capital full of things to do. With more than 80 beaches, the island has your perfect busy sands or tranquil seaside escape.

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Things to Do in Gran Canaria
The island offers enough activities to please both thrill-seekers and lovers of rest and relaxation. City slickers will find plenty to enjoy too, exploring the charming capital of Las Palmas. This is an affordable city to visit of the reasons Gran Canaria is great for those seeking cheap family holidays. Las Palmas is easily walkable and has great public transport. If you’re after something more exciting during your trip, how about racing around the tracks with some go karting, or one of the island’s many other sports hotspots? The island’s especially known for its great water sports. Soak up the local history at its museums and heritage sites, see its charming seaside hamlets and stroll along its stunning walkways.
Dining Out
Gran Canaria’s a foodie paradise and it’s full of familiar family favourites too. The local cuisine is the perfect marriage of traditional Spanish fare, with African and Latin American influences – as well as this, you’ll find lots of international food too. Hotels and resorts will have their own range of food options, and whenever you feel like branching out – well, there’s so many options it’s hard to know where to start. Enjoy fresh fish and local specialties like papas arrugadas. For grownups, there’s local wines and Arehucas, a local rum to enjoy!
Gran Canaria for Families
You’d be hard pressed to find a more family-friendly destination than this! You’ll find something for everyone thanks to the island’s broad range of activities to enjoy and places to see. First off, there’s over 120 beaches scattered around the shimmering coastline. Soft sand dunes and clear waters are perfect for a splash around, for building sand castles and just soaking up those precious rays of sun. The Maspalomas beach is loved for its white sands, and Playa del Inglés is a popular hotspot too. What about a camel ride along the coast? It’s a unique way to take in the chilled-out beachside vibes.
Theme Parks & Water Parks
Kids and adults alike will love the many parks dotted around the island, from themed attractions to water worlds full of epic slides and fun pools. Start with Aqualand, which has tons to choose from when it to waterslides and splash-worthy activities. You’ll find parks with fun times suitable for both small children, teens and adults. Try Sioux City and go back through time to the Wild Wild West. Or how about Palmitos Park? This park is full of animals and plant life that’s super fun and you might learn something too!

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