OVERVIEW

Gran Canaria is the third biggest island in the Canary Islands archipelago and offers a plethora of activities and experiences for tourists to enjoy during their visit, ranging from water sports and horse riding to surfing, fishing and playing golf. With its stunning landscapes, ranging from pristine beaches to dramatic highlands, the island’s natural beauty is guaranteed to take your breath away and there are many interesting cultural and historic sites to include in your holiday’s itinerary.

Couples visiting Gran Canaria on a romantic break are sure to want to spend plenty of time by the beach, perhaps staying in one of the island’s luxury resorts. Go swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving, try some of the other exciting water sports on offer, and enjoy cosy picnics on the sand. Alternatively you can savour a romantic meal at one of the island’s many atmospheric restaurants, such as Casa Montesdeoca in Las Palmas, with its charming historic setting and delectable Spanish dishes.

Adventurous visitors will appreciate the many exhilarating activities available on Gran Canaria, which vary from jeep safaris and horse riding to whale watching, trekking to the Caldera de Bandama, hiking through the island’s picturesque highlands. You can even try line dancing at 1970’s film set Sioux City.

Families also have plenty of options on Gran Canaria; kids are sure to love visiting Palmitos Park and sprawling water park Aqualand, not to mention admiring the 300 or more scaly-skinned inhabitants of Cocodrilos Park. You can also enjoy a fun-filled camel or donkey safari or enrol your kids on a surfing course, guaranteed to provide hours of enjoyment in the waves.

What is the currency in Gran Canaria?

The official currency of Gran Canaria is the Euro.

How long does it take to fly to Gran Canaria?

A flight from London to Gran Canaria lasts just over 4 hours.

What is the time difference in Gran Canaria?

There is no time difference between the UK and Gran Canaria.

When is the best time to visit Gran Canaria?

Gran Canaria is a year-round holiday destination weather-wise, but if you want to take advantage of lower air fares head to the island between November and the middle of December.

What language is spoken in Gran Canaria?

The official language of Gran Canaria is Spanish.

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Climate

August represents the hottest month in Gran Canaria with a wonderful average temperature in the mid 20s, even creeping up towards 30 degrees. January is the coldest month, whilst December is the wettest and because of this tourists tend to avoid the winter months. September represents the best time for swimmers with sea temperatures reaching the mid 20s.

 

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