Gran Canaria is a lovely holiday island located in the Atlantic Ocean and the island offers the best beaches as well as great nature for the holidaymakers.
Gran Canaria is the 3rd largest of the Canaria Islands. The outstanding landscape with great diversity of climate, flora, fauna, golden sandy beaches, best hotels, clubs, bars and cafes make the island one of the best holiday destinations in Europe and in the world.
Gran Canaria offers 365 beach days a year with its 236 kilometres of coastline and a diameter of 50 kilometres and a maximum height above sea-level of 1,950 metres.
Playa del Ingles, Maspalomas, San Agustin, Puerto Rico and Puerto de Mogan are the popular holiday resorts in Gran Canaria.
Gran Canaria also possesses top flight tourist facilities with more than 150,000 plus hotel and holiday flat bed capacity, and all the amenities and entertainment to be expected of one Europe’s top tourist destinations.
Gran Canaria is an island that the holidaymakers do not have to choose between countryside and beach; based at any of its seaside resorts, they can enjoy stupendous beaches, go hiking, indulge in green tourism amidst exotic and varied natural surroundings.
As for beaches in Gran Canaria; along with its steeply rising shoreline, Gran Canaria also boasts a great quantity of beaches of all types. The Playa del Ingles beach (literally, English Beach) and Maspalomas beach, with its 250 hectares of shifting dunes and palm tree oasis, are worldwide known for their unrivalled beauty.
As for nightlife in Gran Canaria; Playa del Ingles is the centre of great nights in Gran Canaria. Together with Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Playa del Ingles is the most popular nightspot with the islanders themselves. There are more than 300 restaurants and 50 discos at the town which is very notable.
As for shopping in Gran Canaria; visitors in Las Canteras also spend their time between the beach and the many shops in the area.
As for accommodation in Gran Canaria; holidaymakers may find variety of nice and quality hotels and apartments to choose from.
Gran Canaria can be accessed by sea or by air. Regular daily flights connect the island with principal cities around Spain and the rest of Europe. Buses link the airport with Las Palmas de Gran Canaria every 20 minutes.