Book flights to Gran Canaria and find out how the third largest of the Canary Islands earned its nickname: “A continent in miniature.” For a relatively small island, Gran Canaria offers incredibly diverse settings, from the mountain-speckled interior, to the idyllic beaches in the south, to its vibrant capital, Las Palmas.
Gran Canaria’s Must-See Attractions
- Gran Canaria is a beach-lover's dream destination, with more than 60 beaches, renowned for their excellent scuba diving and surfing
- Snap a photo in front of Roque Nublo, one of the most famous landmarks on the island
- Explore the Dunes of Maspalomas, a breathtaking 4-kilometer expanse of sand
Discover Gran Canaria
Most tourists book tickets to Gran Canaria with a beach vacation in mind, so the easiest way to discover this island’s hidden gems is to delve into its lush interior. Explore quiet towns barely touched by tourism, such as Tejeda and Puerto de Mogán. If you really want to escape the hustle and bustle of the more touristy parts of the island, these small towns are also the best places to find cheap hotels in Gran Canaria. Head up to the island’s highest peak, Pico de las Nieves, and witness spectacular views of Mount Teide.
Gran Canaria Activities
With minimal import taxes, Gran Canaria is an excellent place for bargain hunting. You’ll find countless local markets in La Palma, where you can pick up traditional souvenirs such as baskets made from banana leaves and delicate lace embroidery.
Plan Your Gran Canaria Holiday
Look for flight deals to Gran Canaria in March and arrive in time for Festival Internacional de Cine de Las Palmas (International Film Festival of Las Palmas), when numerous international celebrities visit the island and films are screened at various venues throughout Las Palmas.