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There’s a lot more to Gran Canaria than purpose-built hotel resorts and tacky bars. From subtropical forests, to rugged mountains and the epic sands of Maspalomas in the south, Gran Canaria boasts a rich array of landscapes seldom found elsewhere. Hiking and outdoor tours are big here, with endless trails and a popular walking festival a big draw card for adventurous souls. For the travel-weary, the beguiling town of Las Palmas offers much-needed respite, where white-sand beaches meet a historical centre abrim with world-class restaurants and a dynamic nightlife scene.
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Our tips for Gran Canaria

  • Get cultured. This island is not known for its architecture, however delve a little deeper to Las Palmas’ historic centre, and you’ll find more cultured things to do in Gran Canaria. The Las Palmas cathedral took some 400 years to complete, and offers a great birds-eye view from its tower.
  • Walk this way. Plenty of great hiking trails show off Gran Canaria’s strikingly diverse landscape. One of the most iconic Gran Canaria tours, the walk to Roque Nublo, a volcanic rock in the centre of the island, is a must-do.
  • Dip and dive. Take a Gran Canaria day tour and head to Mogán in the island’s south for an epic scuba-diving experience.

Good to know

Best time to visit
Gran Canaria is warm and sunny year-round. Summer, from June to October, brings the warmest weather – and the crowds – but the refreshing sea breeze means it never gets too humid. For quieter Gran Canaria attractions, plan your visit in the months of November and March.
Getting around
Navigating Gran Canaria can be testing. Here’s our travel breakdown of the best ways to find your way around this charming island.
  • When it comes to organising your Gran Canaria sightseeing itinerary, bus is best. Gran Canaria day trip buses and local buses run regularly from the island’s capital, Las Palmas.
  • Taxis are also widely available throughout the island, while some choose to hire a car when considering what to do in Gran Canaria and their limited transport options.
Stay Safe
Gran Canaria is a relatively safe island. Keep these travel tips in tow so your trip can go off without a hitch…
  • Cross carefully. Drivers in Gran Canaria can be on the reckless side, so be sure to look both ways before crossing busy roads.
  • Don’t leave your valuables unattended on the beach. Instead, take it in turns to go for a dip.
  • In any emergency, dial 112.

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