Gran Canaria has been a tourist hotspot since the 19th century. The area has continued to lure in travellers from around the world seeking sunshine and beautiful landscapes. People have kept coming for here for over a hundred years for the fantastic year-round weather, quaint villages and breathtaking nature.
The Canary Islands are known for their variety of resorts offering package holidays. No matter what sort of traveller you are, there is a resort with your name on it. Night owls should look at booking a stay in Playa del Ingles or Maspalomas. Here sunbathing is a favourite past time until the sun sets down and the neon lights switch on, then its time to party well into the night. If you want a more relaxed holiday then the quieter resorts of Puerto Mogan, Bahia Feliz and Puerto Rico are a better fit. There will be more room to stretch out on the beach and the evenings will be more laid-back. The island is known not just for its coastal beauty but its gorgeous inland as well. It's the perfect place to hike, bike or take a quad bike out for a ride. Families will appreciate the variety of watersports and attractions ranging from national parks, waterparks and dolphin watching excursions.