The magazine Travel Counsellors has published an article listing the 10 ways you’ll lose your heart to Gran Canaria. And it couldn’t be more right. Gran Canaria offers so many things the tourist is looking for to have an amazing holiday (book for your next holiday home here)
Here are the highlights of the article:
1. The weather in Gran Canaria.
As we have mentioned in a previous article, the fortunate location of the island makes it a paradise. There are no extremes in temperature, the average of 24 degrees makes it a perfect destination. As Travel Counsellors highlight: “This friendly climate makes Gran Canaria a perfect choice for families, couples and groups alike. Gently warming you up without being too hot the seasons blend into one balmy temperature on Gran Canaria”1
2. Its stunning natural beauty.
The article points out that the island protects its surface from development and you can discover its amazing natural parks responsibly.
3. Gran Canaria’s beaches.
With its 60 kilometers of beaches along its 236 kilometers of coastline Gran Canaria has a variety of beaches to choose from: sandy or rocky beaches, secluded for privacy or popular for socializing. The beach here is a luxury you can enjoy everyday.
4. It is a great destination for the fitness fanatics.
Thanks to it all-year-round fantastic weather outdoor sports can be practiced all year round. It is a perfect touristic destination for hikers, cyclists, surfers and divers!
5. Family friendly touristic destination.
This is a place for the whole family to enjoy thanks to the attractions like water parks and amusement parks and many leisure activities.
6. Fun history lessons
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria has a lot of interesting historical places to visit and that can be interesting for the whole family. To quote Travel Counsellors, “Explore the aboriginal past which is cast in stone in archaeological parks and museums which also highlight the island’s rich cultural blend. Christopher Columbus stopped off at Gran Canaria when sailing the ocean blue in 1492. On Columbus’ voyage of discovery, which would lead him to America, he left an indelible mark in his wake.”2
7. The flavor of Gran Canaria
Gran Canaria-s almond trees, coffee plantations, tropical fuits and vines offer delicious local products. You should not forget about the delicious local rum.
8. Leave everyday problems behind
Gran Canaria has a range of spas and wellness centers with professionals that will keep your mind away from everyday troubles. Don’t forget to try the canarian aloe vera products
9. The capital city: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Travel Counsellors couldn’t have describe it better: “Stroll through the cobbled streets in the historic neighbourhoods of Triana and Vegueta. Or chill, without catching a cold, at one of the world’s greatest urban beaches, Las Canteras.”3
10. Town and country
Visit the municipalities, they have a lot to offer, each one with its own identity. You would be surprised how many different places you can find in such a small island.