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With subtropical landscapes and impressive vegetation, desert areas, vertiginous cliffs and golden beaches, the Canary Islands have everything to offer you. Lanzarote, the land of lava and fire, Fuerteventura, with multitudes of magnificent beaches, Tenerife, dominated by its fascinating volcano and Grand Canaria, with its majestic sand dune reminischent of the Sahara… they are all quite different. But each one of them offers a dazzling sun and a mild climate which guarantees a successful seaside holiday for all ages.
Considered a ‘mini-continent’, the island of Gran Canaria owes its nickname to the great diversity of its landscapes, climate, flora and fauna. A unique sea of sand dunes extends over an area of almost 250 hectares on the south coast, where the popular seaside resorts of Playa del Inglés and Playa de Maspalomas, with their superb sandy beaches, golf courses, shopping centres and entertainments, are located. Excellent hotels are also contributing to an increase in the island’s popularity.
Lively seaside resort and the largest on the island, with a promenade (shops, restaurants and bars) and a long, sandy beach extending to the dunes of Maspalomas. Playa del Inglés offers a wide choice of shops and a lively nightlife, with three large complexes, ‘Yumbo’, ‘Cita’ and ‘Kasbah’, providing shopping and entertainmentsainment. Distance to airport approx. 30 km.
This peaceful seaside resort is located close to Playa del Inglés with its countless shops, bars and restaurants. Playa de Burras with its fine black sand and as well as the beautiful promenade are also located in the district. Distance from the airport: 25 km.
The hotel area is part of the seaside resort of Puerto Rico, situated to the south-west of Playa del Inglés and approx. 50 km from the airport (good motorway link). The region is considered to be the sunniest in Europe and therefore it is quite dry. Most of the hotels were built impressively on the cliff tops. In the centre of Puerto Rico, you will find several forms of entertainmentsainment, a little port and a sandy beach. There are several cafés and small shops around the bay. With good weather, a magnificent view of Tenerife can be enjoyed from the cafe terraces, with the summit of the Teide emerging from the clouds on most days. The white, sandy beach in the bay of Amadores and its wonderful sunsets will take your breath away!
Once a small fishing port, Puerto de Mogán has gradually grown into a pretty marina in the south of the island. This quiet place boasts a public beach and small colourful streets where climbing flowers adorn the typical Canarian façades. Distance from the airport: 50 km.
Playa del Taurito is approx. 55 km from the airport. As well as some hotels, shops and bars, this seaside resort has a large water park offering lots of fun for everyone. There is a bay with a sandy beach, a pebble beach and a diving school. Puerto Rico (approx. 10 km) has plenty to offer holidaymakers looking for more activity, or there is the option of visiting the charming marina of Puerto de Mogán, with its small boutiques and cafés (approx. 6 km).
Approx. 35 km from the airport, Playa de Maspalomas is the ideal place for a relaxing holiday. The tourist area of ‘Meloneras’ was developed several years ago and offers top-class hotels and many modern shops, cafés and restaurants. It is linked to the palm grove and beach by a beautiful promenade. The magnificent sand dunes are the main attraction in Maspalomas. Golfers will appreciate the beautiful 18-hole course on the edge of the sand dunes, as well as the more recent addition of ‘Meloneras Golf’ at the northern tip of the hotel area.
Good to know... On the beaches connected to the hotel areas mentioned below, sun loungers and parasols can be rented for approx. 12 € per day for 2 sun loungers and a parasol.
Don't miss a visit to Christopher Columbus' house, now a museum depicting the life of the famous navigator; a must-see in Las Palmas! Besides, Santa Ana Cathedral is also worth a visit, as are the superb Canarian architecture buildings located in the heart of the historic district.
Classified as a protected area since 1975, the nature reserve where the famous Maspalomas Dunes are located offers a beautiful landscape in a unique atmosphere, enhanced by golden and orange tones. The reserve covers almost 403 hectares! Enjoy a night-time stroll around the site and take time to admire the shooting stars!
The charming village of Artenara, located in the highest part of the island, is well worth a visit. Its surroundings are home to impressive troglodyte houses as well as fascinating rock engravings, archaeological sites and caves.
Travel inland on Gran Canaria and experience a unique adventure! You will travel through mountains and valleys in a convoy of 4-wheel drive cars (each 4x4 vehicle will have its own driver). Taking small, little used roads over high mountain passes offers you a delightful and amazing opportunity to admire not only the most well-known attractions of the island but also its hidden treasures. Duration approx. 8 hours (lunch not included).
If you have always dreamed of watching whales or dolphins, this is the excursion for you! You will board the Multiacuatic catamaran ant take a little sea trip in search of fascinating species in their natural environment.
You will be picked up at the hotel and taken to the Valley of San Nicolas de Toletino. This area has the most number of tomato plantations of Gran Canaria. On your way there, you will pass by Mogan Venegueras.
We will then leave the coast and narrow road will lead us towards the center of the island, through deep ravines, palm groves and small villages.
For this route to climb Pico de Las Nieves, the highest point of the island, 1949 meters.
Afterwards, the tour continues downhill towards the north until you reach Fontanales. There, you will have lunch (not included in the price) and free time for example to stroll through the small market.
Continuation from Fontanales to the Bandama crater and then back to the hotel, where the tour ends.
The excursions on offer, as well as their prices and times, may vary depending on the location of the hotel. Excursion prices are provided for information purposes only and may be subject to change. For more information and to book, please contact your local LuxairTours guide.