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With subtropical landscapes and luxurious 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 its nod to the Sahara, Tenerife, dominated by its fascinating volcano and Grand Canaria, with multitudes of magnificent beaches… 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.
Cycling enthusiasts can take the long seaside promenade, while the more experienced can train on the many steep roads in the hinterland.
Put on your hiking boots to discover Roque Nublo: an impressive 80-meter high monolith, culminating at 1814 meters above sea level. There is a well-marked trail to get there.
Discover the charming fishing village of Puerto Mogán, with white facades decorated with bright colors and embellished with multicolored climbing flowers. Take a seat in one of the restaurants to taste delicious tapas made with local products.
Known for its bargains, the pedestrian streets of Las Palmas, full of all kinds of stores and 3 shopping malls located in the vicinity are all options for your shopping trip.
Don't miss the visit to the house of Christopher Columbus, transformed into a museum retracing his life, established in the heart of the old town of Las Palmas. The cathedral of Santa Ana is also worth a visit, as well as all the beautiful buildings of the historic district with their beautiful wooden balconies inspired by Canarian architecture.
Dunes of Maspalomas: named as a protected area in 1975, this beautiful, rare and unique landscape with golden and orange tones extends over nearly 403 hectares. Since 1994 this site has been designated as a nature reserve. It is the ideal place for a night out. The luckiest among you might even see shooting stars.
The charming village of Artenara, one of the oldest on the island, is also the highest municipality on Gran Canaria. The surroundings are home to impressive troglodyte houses as well as fascinating rock engravings, archaeological sites and caves.
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.
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.
Quiet seaside resort near Playa del Inglés, with shops, bars and restaurants. San Agustín is also where you will find the fine sand black beach, Playa de las Burras, and an attractive seafront promenade. There is also a very large thalassotherapy centre (approx. 7,000 m²) at the Gloria Palace San Agustín Thalasso & Hotel.
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!
This charming little fishing port, which has been extended into a pretty marina, is situated in the south of Gran Canaria, about 50 km from the airport. This peaceful place has a public beach and small colourful streets, embellished with climbing flowers on the buildings with typical Canarian architecture.
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).
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 the most well-known attractions of the island as well as its hidden treasures. Duration approx. 8 hours
The best excursion for watching whales and dolphins. Take a trip in search of sea mammals 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.
We begin to descend the north through the Canary pine forest to the village of Valleseco. We will have lunch at that point, which is included as part of this excursion.
The Vip Trip will continue from Valleseco to Bandama Crater and from there back to the tourist areas where the tour will end.
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.