Gran Canaria

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Gran Canaria, the Canary Islands

As the third largest of the Canary Islands, it’s probably quite surprising to learn that it accounts for almost half the population of all the Canaries. Described often as a continent in miniature, it really does live up to its billing.

Gran Canaria is a great choice for a stunning holiday, offering something for everyone. With amazing sandy beaches, unspoiled valleys and rugged coastline, you can really experience everything that the Canary Islands have to offer.

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About Gran Canaria

The Landscape

Gran Canaria has really made a name for itself by offering sublime landscapes to it’s tourists, and inhabitants, to enjoy. From the mountainous and green North to the Desert South, not too mention it’s volcanous craters scattered throughout, you’d be hard pushed to find so much landscape variety within such a (relatively) small space.

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Gran Canaria’s Climate

Famed for it’s own micro-climates, Gran Canaria varies quite a lot in temperature according to your location. On average, and roughly speaking, the daytime temperature is around the 20 degree mark in Winter and rises to around 26 degrees in Summer. For this reason it makes it a great holiday destination for those looking for a winter break to escape the UK’s dark, dull and long days.

In the summertime you can expect to get average highs of 27 degrees here during August, and average lows of 22. As you’d expect, January has the lowest average temperature at 18 – which is still a sight better than that of England.

Where to Stay in Gran Canaria

Being the third largest island of the Canary Isles, and being home to over 50% of the population of the Canaries, as you’d expect some parts of the island are quite built-up. Holiday makers tend to venture South when they stay on the island where its warmer and sunnier, with the North cooler.

As you’d expect from an island the size of Gran Canaria’sthere is a huge range of choice and variety when it comes to finding a place to stay, with all budgets and requirements catered for. The location that you choose to stay would likely be dependant on your own needs and wants – some parts of the island are more suited for watersports enthusiasts, whereas other parts can be more family orientated. It really does suit those looking for adventurous holidays too – so everyone is catered for here on Gran Canaria.

Seaside Grand Hotel Residencia in Fuerteventura

Seaside Grand Hotel Residencia

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Radisson Blue in Gran Canaria

Radisson Blu Resort

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Gloria Palace Amadores hotel in Gran Canaria

Gloria Palace Amadores hotel

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Bohemia Suites in Gran Canaria

Bohemia Suites and Spa

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Gran Canaria Travel Information

Language: Spanish

Currency: Euro (€) Most establishments will accept debit and credit cards.

Flight /travel time:  From 4 hours 10 from London, UK.

Time Difference: Same time zone as Britain.

Official Website: http://www.hellocanaryislands.com/gran-canaria/

Emergency Contact: 112 is the number to call for any emergency, operators speak Spanish, English and German.

Further information: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain

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