Book this experience

Travel Guide of Gran Canaria in Spain by Influencers and Travelers

Gran Canaria, also Grand Canary Island, is the second most populous of the Canary Islands, an archipelago off the Atlantic coast of Northwest Africa which is part of Spain.

Download the Travel Map of Spain on Google Maps here

Pictures and Stories of Gran Canaria from Influencers

20 pictures of Gran Canaria from Alona B, Dell RG, Krisjanis Mezulis and other travelers

Plan your trip in Gran Canaria with AI 🤖 🗺 is a AI powered trip planner that you can use to generate a customized trip itinerary for any destination in Spain in just one click

Just write your activities preferences, budget and number of days travelling and our artificial intelligence will do the rest for you

👉 Use the AI Trip Planner

How to visit Gran Canaria ?

To get to Gran Canaria, you can fly directly to the island's main airport, Gran Canaria Airport (LPA), which is well-connected to major cities in Europe. Alternatively, you can take a ferry from mainland Spain or other Canary Islands, such as Tenerife and Fuerteventura.

It is highly recommended to book your accommodation and rental car in advance, especially during the peak season (December to February and June to August). Also, if you plan to visit any popular attractions, such as Palmitos Park or Aqualand, booking your tickets online beforehand can save you time and money.

The costs of visiting Gran Canaria can vary depending on your preferences and budget. Accommodation prices range from budget-friendly hostels to luxurious hotels and resorts. Eating out can be affordable if you stick to local restaurants and tapas bars. Car rental, public transport, and admission fees to attractions are generally reasonable.

Some of the best things to do in Gran Canaria include:
1. Exploring the stunning Maspalomas Dunes.
2. Taking a hike through the lush forests of the Tamadaba Natural Park.
3. Visiting the charming towns of Teror and Arucas, known for their beautiful architecture and historical sites.
4. Enjoying the vibrant atmosphere of Las Palmas, the island's capital, and strolling along its picturesque promenade.
5. Discovering the unique landscapes of Roque Nublo and Pico de las Nieves, the island's highest points.

When it comes to dining, there are plenty of delicious options in Gran Canaria. Some popular choices include:
1. Restaurante La Aquarela, which offers exquisite Mediterranean cuisine with a focus on seafood.
2. El Churrasco, a well-known steakhouse in Las Palmas that serves delicious Argentine-style grilled meats.
3. Bodegón Pueblo Canario, a traditional Canarian restaurant that offers tasty local dishes in a cozy atmosphere.

For accommodation, consider the following options:
1. Lopesan Costa Meloneras Resort, a luxurious hotel with a fantastic location near the Maspalomas Dunes.
2. Santa Catalina, a Royal Hideaway Hotel, a classic and elegant option in Las Palmas.
3. Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Gran Canaria Mogan, a modern and stylish resort perfect for families and couples.

Off the beaten path:
For an unusual travel experience in Gran Canaria, consider exploring the island's mysterious network of caves. The Cueva de los Candiles, for example, is a fascinating cave system filled with amazing geological formations, ancient aboriginal paintings, and traces of the island's prehistoric past. To visit these caves, it's best to join a guided tour led by experienced professionals who can ensure your safety while providing valuable insights into the history and geology of this unique attraction.

   Book your Travel Experience at Gran Canaria

Discover the best tours and activities around Gran Canaria, Spain and book your travel experience today with our booking partners

  Map of Gran Canaria

View Gran Canaria on a map with the the closest popular places nearby

   Download On Google Maps  🗺️📲

   More Travel spots to explore around Gran Canaria

Click on the pictures to learn more about the places and to get directions

Discover more travel spots to explore around Gran Canaria

  ⛰️ Hill station spots     ⛰️ Hill spots     🏖️ Beach spots     ⛰️ Mountain spots     🛣️ Road trip spots     🏘️ Town spots     🏖️ Shore spots     🐾 Wildlife spots     ⛰️ Cliff spots     ️🏜️ Desert spots     Mountain pass spots     ⛰️ Mountain range spots     🌲 Nature reserve spots  

Learn More about Gran Canaria

A great tourist destination for a peaceful holiday 

Gran Canaria is the second most populated island of the Canary archipelago after Tenerife and is a Spanish island located in the Atlantic Ocean between Tenerife and Fuerteventura. The island is renowned for its incredible diversity of landscapes and was recognized as a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 2005. The island is lit by subtropical sunshine all year round (with a semi-arid climate bringing only 14 days of rain per year) and is known as the island of "eternal spring"
The island of Gran Canaria is like the other islands of the archipelago, a volcanic island. The volcano of the island "Volcan de Bandama" is inactive. There are beautiful walks to do at the site of the volcano. 
The highest point of Gran Canaria is the Pico de las Nieves, located in the middle of the island in the countryside. Once you reach the summit, enjoy a panoramic view of the island. 

Let yourself be seduced by a visit to the island's capital

Las Palmas is the capital of Gran Canaria. It has an important port for cruise ships and is famous for its duty-free shopping and beautiful sandy beaches. The district of Vegueta is one of the two historical districts of Las Palmas. You will discover it in the south of the city, it is a medieval district rich in historical monuments, museums, and bright colors. 
To see during your visit to the district: the Casa de Colón, the Santa Ana cathedral, the Canario museum, and the Vegueta market.
The second district to visit is Triana, the other historical district of Las Palmas, dating from the 19th century. It has many bars and restaurants, a park, and especially the Calle Triana, a shopping street.

Frequently Asked Questions by Travelers planning a trip to Gran Canaria

How to stay in Gran Canaria ?

The island has many hotels with swimming pools near the beaches, but you can also be tempted by a nice flat in the city of Las Palmas

The beach of Las Canteras in Las Palmas, located in the heart of the city, is beautiful. There is also the beach of Maspalomas which is bordered by sand dunes. And also the beach of Gui Gui which is difficult to reach, it is necessary to walk for 2h30 or to reach it by boat but it offers a wild setting with volcanic rock and brown sand.

   Where to Stay near Gran Canaria

Discover the best hotels around Gran Canaria, Spain and book your stay today with our booking partner

    Find Hotels

Popular destinations near Gran Canaria

Disover the best Instagram Spots around Gran Canaria here

   Book Flights to Gran Canaria, Spain

  • Share This Travel Guide

Book the Gran Canaria experience