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Gran Canaria Holidays

Gran Canaria is one of the most developed islands of all the Canary Islands. It is an ideal place for holidays for everyone, whether you like to try out a new water-sport or just want to relax in the sun. Gran Canaria is a volcanic island, lying between Fuerteventura and Tenerife and ranges from mountainous regions inland and craggy cliff faces on the north, to the impressive sand dunes of the south that attracts millions of holiday makers every year.

Gran Canaria Holidays Attraction Gran Canaria is mainly concentrated on the south of the island. This island is also called a "Miniature Continent" due to the different climates and variety of landscapes found. Maspalomas provide secluded spots for sunbathing, whereas Playa del Ingles is a lively haven for British tourists as it caters to the masses with English pubs and bars. Other attractions of Gran Canaria include Cocodrilos Park, Roque Nublo, Cenobio de Valerón with about 290 caves, the most important archaeological park Cueva Pintada and the botanical gardens Jardin Canario. Some of the famous rock formations are El Dedo de Dios, El Cura, The Frog, Bentayga, the Roque de Gando, and the Peñón Bermejo.

Weather In Gran Canaria

In Gran Canaria, one can enjoy year round warm weather with constant sunshine. Thus, the climate of Gran Canaria is considered to be the best in the world. It boasts of a number of different micro-climates. This volcanic island experiences diverse conditions and terrain, from snow capped peaks to tropical forests. The south of the island that houses major tourist resorts experiences the sunniest and driest weather. The moderate temperature of  Gran Canaria  region hardly fluctuates.

Top Gran Canaria Holidays Beaches And Hotels

The beaches of Gran Canaria are famous for the transparent blue waters, cleanliness and the excellent facilities. Most of the beaches are located in beautiful surroundings and are recognised for their natural beauty and unspoilt landscapes. The main beaches for  Gran Canaria Holidays  are located along the south coast between Tarajalillo and Mogán, where the mountain backdrop acts as a barrier against the clouds, making it possible to enjoy the sun and bathe in the sea all year round. Playa de las Canteras, Playa del Inglés, Playa de los Amadores and Maspalomas are some of the famous beaches of  Gran Canaria.

One can find several hotels in and around Gran Canaria Island situated in places such as Las Palmas and Maspalomas. The Lopesan Villa del Conde Resort, Thalasso Gran Canaria are some of the best rated 5 star hotels in Gran Canaria Island.

Shopping Places For Gran Canaria Holidays Travellers

The popular souvenirs available in Gran Canaria include local handicrafts like baskets made out of banana leaves, pottery, embroidery, felt hats and miniature versions of the famous Canary wooden balconies. For quality products, one can look for the outlets of FEDAC in Las Palmas and Playa del Inglés and at the weekly markets taking place in several towns around the island.

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