Gran Canaria has over 80 golden beaches for those looking to enjoy a sun-filled holiday in Spain. While it's one of the busiest destinations of the Canary Islands, you can still find untouched landscapes housing rare wildlife. Nearly half of the island is a protected area, which includes 6 nature reserves, 2 natural parks, and 10 natural monuments, just to name a few.

Most travellers spend their holidays in Gran Canaria’s capital city, Las Palmas. This major cruise-ship port is known for duty-free shopping and sandy beaches that offer plenty of water sports and family-friendly attractions. Las Palmas becomes truly vibrant with its annual carnival in February when the streets are packed with live music and dance by performers in flamboyant costumes.

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  • 10 Best Places to Go Shopping in Gran Canaria

    The best places to go shopping in Gran Canaria include the island’s pedestrianised shopping streets, village markets, and modern shopping centres. From designer shoes and clothing to small handicraft stores, Gran Canaria offers a host of fantastic retailers to pick up a souvenir, buy a gift, or simply indulge yourself. Even better, with lower import tax and VAT rates, prices of...

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  • Gran Canaria Travel Essentials

    Our Gran Canaria Travel Essentials guide contains all the information you need to plan an unforgettable holiday to this Spanish island in Macaronesia off the coast of Africa. In this guide, you'll be able to learn all about the local climate as well as the local plug style and electricity. Emergency phone numbers, currency and more are detailed as well. Getting...

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