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Gran Canaria Holidays

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Sand Dunes & Sunsets

Gran Canaria is a beautiful island full of sand dunes and scenery. The third largest of the Canary Islands, it boasts fantastic weather, over 50 beaches and is dotted with picturesque villages and desert landscapes.

You may feel like you are in the middle of nowhere amongst a backdrop of golden sands in Maspalomas or if you are more into Flora and Fauna, Palmitos Park is the home of 150 species of birds, a butterfly house, aquarium and gibbon island! An array of activities await the adventurous here, from water sports to sand dune trekking. Gran Canaria is diverse and delightful so try it!

Maspalomas

Maspalomas in the south is famous for its amazing sand dunes. The white sand beach there is regarded as the most beautiful on Gran Canaria and has different sections depending on what you are after. You can go surfing and windsurfing at the Rocky Playa de las Mujeres, or visit La Charca lagoon if you like sunbathing and swimming. Activities wise, golfers will also find themselves with 3 top class golf courses or if you are on a family holiday, just outside Maspalomas is the biggest water park in the Canary Islands. More information on Maspalomas

Playa del Inglés

Playa del Inglés is where the nightlife is for the young or young at heart! Just a short walk over the sand dunes from Maspalomas, it has a fantastic selection of restaurants, bars and clubs. Perfect for couples breaks or groups looking for a little more action. The great beach is ideal for sunbathing and sleeping away all of those late nights! More information on Playa del Ingles

San Agustin

San Agustin is a quiet and cosy resort next to Maspalomas with whitewashed buildings & dark sandy beaches. If you are looking to be close enough to the tourist are as yet far enough away to enjoy the peace this is for you! Perfect for a cheap family holiday and you can always take the kids to the nearby Wild West theme park, or race each other around the go-karting track. More information on San Agustin

Gran Canaria Fact file

Flying time from UK: 4.5 hours (approx) Currency: Euro Average Temperature: During the winter 15Cº and during the summer 30Cº Sunny Days a Year: +250 days.

Top tip: Take the trip to Maspalomas and take a camel ride on the sand dunes... a great experience!

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AC GRAN CANARIA BY MARRIOTT

, Las Palmas
Rating 4 suns
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The outdoor pool on the top floor of the hotel with awesome views of the coast of Las Palmas is the perfect place for guests can relax. The AC Gran Canaria’s restaurant is located in the 23 and 24 floor of the hotel, and offers a creative cuisine... See More Info

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AC IBERIA LAS PALMAS BY MARRIOTT

, Las Palmas
Rating 4 suns
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Hotel AC Iberia Las Palmas is located near the shopping and cultural centre of the city,Vegueta Neighbourhood, in front of the ocean in Las Palmas' promenade. This hotel has been totally refurbished according the AC Hotels standards and feature a... See More Info

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APARTHOTEL MARACAIBO

, Puerto Rico
Rating 3 suns
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The Maracaibo serviced apartments complex in Gran Canaria, located at 400m from the beach. It has 101 rooms, of approximate 55m2 with private terrace with sea view and equipped kitchen. Categories: 17 Deluxe, 18 Superior and 66 Classic (capacity for... See More Info

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AXELBEACH MASPALOMAS

, Maspalomas
Rating 3 suns
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The new AxelBeach offers the best experience and fun of the island with the best atmosphere, facilities and leisure so you can enjoy your holiday in Gran Canaria, both day and night. Located in Maspalomas, just 1.5 km from the sea, the new AxelBeach... See More Info

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Agaete Parque Apartments

, Playa Del Ingles
Rating 3 suns
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The Agaete Parque Apartments is situated in the heart of Playa del Ingles in a central location near the promenade on the island paradise of Gran Canaria. This is a terrific budget choice for accommodation in the popular resort of Playa del Ingles... See More Info

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Airtours Beach Club

, San Agustin - Gran Canaria
Rating 4 suns
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The Blue Bay Beach Club (formerly known as the Airtours Beach Club) overlooks the sea in the area of San Agustín. It is located only 25 minutes by car from Maspalomas and Playa del Ingles, where you will be able to enjoy the wide availability of... See More Info

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Altair Apartments

, Puerto Rico
Rating 3 suns
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The Altair Apartments are located on the south west coast of the beautiful island paradise of Gran Canaria, within walking distance from a good variety of bars, restaurants and shops and just 500 m from the lovely Puerto Rico beach offering wide... See More Info

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Altamadores Aparthotel

, Puerto Rico
Rating 3 suns
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The Altamadores Apartments is located on the south west coast of the beautiful island paradise of Gran Canaria, resting on the hill of Puerto Rico between the beaches of Amadores and Puerto Rico. Homey and affordable, this 3 Star complex is great for... See More Info

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Altamar Aparthotel

, Puerto Rico
Rating 3 suns
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The Altamar Aparthotel is located on the south west coast of the beautiful island paradise of Gran Canaria, resting on the hill of Puerto Rico between the beaches of Amadores and Puerto Rico. Homey and affordable, this 3 Star complex is great for... See More Info

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Anamar Suites

, Playa Del Ingles
Rating 3 suns
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The Anamar Suites are situated 300 m from the beach at Playa del Ingles in a very central location near the promenade on the island paradise of Gran Canaria. This is a great value for money 2 Star complex in the popular resort of Playa del Ingles... See More Info

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