Gran Canaria

10 Reasons to return to Gran Canaria

Ten reasons to go back to Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria is a fascinating place. A tiny Eden in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean that wins over anyone who sets foot there. Without a doubt, it’s a great destination.

Here are 10 reasons why you’re about to fall head over heels in love.

Ilustración de una familia paseando mientras el padre señala a la playa, de fondo un termómetro marca 24 grados centígrados

The thermometer is your best friend

Gran Canaria has been blessed with lovely weather, thanks to its extraordinary geographic location and generous trade winds.

With an average yearly temperature of 24 degrees, the sun might occasionally hide in Gran Canaria, but it never deserts us.


Spectacular natural decor

Welcome to the immensity of the universe. Gran Canaria is a place where you can gaze at, feel and practically touch the stars.

A place where time seems to stand still and whose legacy ensures extraordinary environmental purity, thanks to our attempts to conserve unique natural heritage that you won’t see anywhere else in the world..

An extraordinary destination to explore the stars, a Starlight Destination..

Ilustración de un joven mirando por un telescopio bajo un cielo lleno de estrellas azuladas con la sombra del roque nublo como horizonte
Ilustración de las barquillas de pescadores descansando en la arena rubia de la playa al fondo más allá de las olas se distingue el Auditorio Alfredo Krauss


A day at the beach is a luxury you can afford almost all year round.

And Gran Canaria is home to 40 miles of beaches slotted along 150 miles of coastline.

Beaches to suit all tastes: from extensive carpets of golden sand in the south to intimate spots dotted along the north of the island.

A playground for generations of islanders who are proud to share their most valuable treasure with visitors.


A home from home for athletes

Outdoor sports fans - You luck is in!

With its enviable climate and this amazing natural environment, Gran Canaria is the ideal training partner for both mountain enthusiasts and sea-lovers. Hiking, cycling and mind-boggling landscapes await along the routes and tracks criss-crossing the island. Activities such as surfing, windsurfing or kitesurfing for anyone who prefers a good shot of adrenaline from the wind and the sea. Deep-sea fishing or scuba diving, the perfect escape under the waves.

The choice is yours!

Ilustración de una chica joven que hace deporte por la orilla de la playa
Ilustración de unos padres junto a la orilla jugando con su bebé mientras el padre lo sostiene, al fondo el faro de Maspalomas

An excellent place for a family holiday

Gran Canaria is the ideal destination to enjoy time off with your loved ones. Whether it’s a break with your partner or a family holiday, this is one of the safest destinations in the world.

You’ll find all you need here to make your trip an unforgettable experience.


Land of history, culture and leisure

Gran Canaria’s pre-Hispanic history can still be perceived six centuries later.

Its aboriginal past is carefully preserved in archaeological parks and museums that will help you understand part of our legacy, culture and history.

Carnival is a classic festival in an extensive leisure programme that really brings out the most sociable, fun side of the people of Gran Canaria.

Ilustración del momumento en bronce a Don Benito Pérez Galdós, al fondo la facha del teatro Pérez Galdós
Ilustración de unos jóvenes desenfadados comen y toman vino tinto en una mesa de mantel blanco en una plataforma de madera sobre la arena oscura, junto a ellos un cocotero, al fondo el mar y a lo lejos las montañas

An exquisite sea of flavours

Every corner of Gran Canaria offers you the chance to discover delicious aromas emanating from cuisine that is as lively as it is diverse.

We grow our own coffee in Agaete, and we are proud to show off our home-grown produce, succulent pastries and an iconic rum made in Europe's oldest distillery.

Let yourself be tempted by culinary secrets passed down directly by our best chefs and Come and enjoy our unique cuisine!


Take a real break

Gran Canaria is the perfect destination to unwind and forget your troubles.

With an extensive range of wellbeing and wellness centres, we believe that your health and wellbeing should be one of your top priorities.

What’s more, we’ve got the best professionals in the business who will take good care of you!

Ilustración de una chica meditando con las piernas cruzadas a la orilla de una playa, al fondo en el mar veleros y un pesquero, en el cielo las gaviotas
Ilustración de la escultura llamada Lady Harimaguada sobre su pedestal en medio del césped

A modern capital with an open mind

The capital offers you a wide range of great entertainment with a modern, cosmopolitan feel. The historical old town of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, located in the Vegueta and Triana neighbourhoods, is worth visiting to check out their colonial-style houses.

Puerto de la Luz is one of the city’s main roads, taking you straight to Las Canteras, a meeting point for locals and one of the best city beaches in the world .


Charming villages

Gran Canaria’s best-kept secret is definitely its villages.

Agaete, Mogán, Teror or Tejeda are just a few spots worth exploring that reveal the island’s true spirit.

Its friendly people and its wealth of traditions make visitors feel right at home.

From the mountain peaks right down to the coast, passing through everywhere in between, each and every town helps protect all our signature features.

Ilustración de una pareja caminan de la mano por el empredado del camino peatonal hacia la basílica de nuestra señora del pino en Teror, a los lado del camino los balcones y coloridas casas tradicionales
Do you really need any more reasons to come back?
Gran Canaria