Holidays in Gran Canaria - Amadores Beach

Gran Canaria Holidays 2024/2025

Popular Hotels In Gran Canaria

Getting to, from and around Gran Canaria

Flying from the UK, you'll fly into Gran Canaria airport in the east of the island, easily accessible by the main motorway that circles Gran Canaria.

Flights are available throughout the year and from various cities in the UK including London, Manchester and Glasgow.

It's easy to organise a transfer from Gran Canaria airport to your hotel, however, to get around the island, buses run frequently and the Sightseeing Bus is a great option to get you about the island as well as highlighting some of Gran Canaria's top attractions.

Things to do in Gran Canaria

The southern resort of Maspalomas is home to one of the island's most popular beaches, Playa del Ingles. A fantastic, sandy beach with views to the east, and linking to the impressive sand dunes. It's also home to one of the most popular tourist spots in Gran Canaria and full of vibrant nightlife, high rises and restaurants. If you don't like things quite, Playa del Ingles is for you.

Also close to Maspalomas is Aqualand, a 130,000 sq. metre waterpark, perfect if you get fidgety just lazying by the pool. Offering various waterslides, a children's area, as well as the opportunity to swim with sea lions, tickets for children cost €17 and adult tickets are €26, although there are discounts available when you buy multiple days and family tickets.

If it's the outdoors and adventure you love, then you'll love the Tamadaba Nature Reserve, which lies on the west coast of Gran Canaria. Hiking along the pine forest trails in this beautiful park, you'll find yourself wandering past stunning vistas out to see.

Where to stay in Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria, a sparkling gem in the Canary Islands, has it all. Whether you're a beach bum seeking the perfect tan or an adventure enthusiast craving thrilling hikes through rugged landscapes, this island has something for everyone. Explore the mesmerising sand dunes of Maspalomas, wander through charming cobblestone streets in the colonial town of Vegueta, or indulge in mouthwatering local delicacies like papas arrugadas and mojo sauce. But Gran Canaria isn't just about the sun and sea; it's a destination that ignites your senses. From the pulsating nightlife in Playa del Ingles to the awe-inspiring views from the Roque Nublo, prepare to be enchanted at every turn.

Maspalomas and Playa del Ingles is certainly one of the more popular holiday resorts on Gran Canaria. It's combination of beautiful beach, nightlife and range of activities and attractions means you'll always have something to do.

The main town of Las Palmas in the north is home to the popular Playa de las Canteras beach. Here the coral reef protects the beach, meaning smaller waves and ideal for families with younger children wishing to enjoy the water.

For a quieter stay, try Melonares next door to Maspalomas or Puerto Mogan further along the coast to the west. With less nightlife and fewer hotels, staying here is far more relaxed.

Holiday Types

All Inclusive

For those looking for convenience and ultimate relaxation, the all-inclusive holiday option is a perfect fit. Imagine lounging by the pool with unlimited drinks and delicious meals readily available. All-inclusive resorts in Gran Canaria provide a hassle-free experience, allowing you to indulge in a variety of activities, including water sports, spa treatments, and evening entertainment, without worrying about additional costs.

Family Friendly

Gran Canaria is also a fantastic destination for family-friendly holidays. The island boasts numerous family-oriented resorts and attractions which can be booked through the likes of TUI and Jet2 Holidays. Spend quality time together at water parks, adventure parks, or take leisurely strolls along the sandy beaches. Family-friendly accommodation provides spacious rooms and apartments, including family rooms, kids' clubs, and a range of activities suitable for all ages, ensuring every member of the family has a memorable and enjoyable holiday.


Luxury holidays to Gran Canaria are synonymous with elegance and extravagance. The island boasts a selection of high-end resorts, offering premium amenities such as private pools, world-class restaurants, and exclusive access to pristine beaches. Immerse yourself in luxury spas, championship golf courses, and personalized services, ensuring an unforgettable holiday experience in sheer opulence.

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