Known around the world for beaches to suit every taste and for its mild climate throughout the year, this island is also famous as one of the world’s best windsurfing locations.
Flights come to its international airport from most of Europe. The largest town on the island is Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
There are beaches of every kind, from the enormous dunes of Maspalomas to the many coves of the Mogán coast, or the lively Las Canteras beach. It is also known for its many different types of landscape. Nearly half the island is a UNESCO Biosphere reserve.
Gran Canaria is a great place for a family holiday - you can go on dolphin-spotting excursions, sign the kids up for surfing classes, take camel rides, or visit its theme parks.
If you want to relax, you can enjoy the natural treatments available in any of the island’s wellness centres, and discover the benefits of aloe vera, for example.