Experience Gran Canaria
Due to the big variety in landscapes, the third largest island of the Canary Islands is also called a miniature continent. Here you find warm weather pretty much all-year round, inviting you to visit the many attractions the island has to offer! In the South, you have a buzzing tourist life, with lots of culture, restaurants, bars and of course beautiful beaches where you can simply enjoy the nice sunshine! If you wish to see some more of “real” Gran Canaria, you should definitely also head inland!
The mountains of Gran Canaria are impressive and will amaze you with their natural diversity. From up here you also get a better feeling of the volcanic landscape of Gran Canaria. There are many different trails: for beginners and for the more advanced hikers. And to freshen up, there are loads of water sport activities offered around the coast! Gran Canaria is sure to be a great destination for everybody - from active travelers over sunlovers, the island is perfect for all!
- Our favorite beach: Maspalomas
- Our favorite restaurant: Sweet Corner
- Our favorite boat tour in Gran Canaria: Whale & dolphin watching in Gran Canaria
- Our favorite water sport in Gran Canaria: Snorkeling in Gran Canaria
Language and currency in Gran Canaria
As in the rest of Spain, on Gran Canaria the official language is Spanish. However, there are many people who speak English, which is the second most spoken language. There are also many people who understand German. In almost all public establishments, such as stores, restaurants, hotels, etc., there is at least one person who speaks English or German. What is the currency in Gran Canaria? The Euro, like in the rest of Spain and Europe.
Getting around in Gran Canaria
To travel around the island we highly recommend you to rent a car, since public transport does not reach all parts of the island. In Gran Canaria there is no train network, but they only have buses or guaguas as they name it in the Canary Islands. The bus company that manages the insular transport network is called Global and you recognize them by their turquoise-coloured buses. It is also possible to rent a bike. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is quite modern in terms of mobility by bicycle. There are several bike lanes that run through the city.
Best things to do during your holidays in Gran Canaria
Discover Roque Nublo
Roque Nublo is a volcanic rock of 80 meters tall. It is a famous landmark of the island and protected by UNESCO as a natural monument. Roque Nublo began to exist after a volcanic eruption approximately 4.5 million years ago. It’s the most popular destination in Gran Canaria for hiking lovers and an ideal experience for all who desire to see the wonderful views of Tejeda mountain.
Go snorkeling in Gran Canaria
Snorkeling in Gran Canaria
is a great way to explore the marine life
and the coast of Gran Canaria around the beautiful island. Observe the colourful and fascinating marine life just beneath the ocean’s surface. It is the ideal activity for the whole family and you will get to see the best areas for snorkeling around the island.
Maspalomas is the second longest beach in Gran Canaria and is primarily famous for its vast dunes. However, dunes are a fragile ecosystem and need to be visited with care. The highlight of your visit will be the opportunity to ride a camel in the desert and stop by the lagoon with fresh crystal clear water.
Whale and dolphin watching boat trip in Gran Canaria
Whale and dolphin watching in Gran Canaria
takes place on a specially designed glass-bottom catamaran
. The catamaran cruise is perfect for groups and families or all of those who want to enjoy some unforgettable moments traversing the open ocean. The coast around Puerto Rico is a very privileged area for observing the magnificent whales, dolphins and other marine life in their natural habitat
. Given this special location, you can find many species. And did you know that there is also enough time to stop for a swim?
Whatever you decide to do during your trip to Gran Canaria, we promise you will love this part of the Canary Islands! Sunshine and a lot of fun are guaranteed! For any further tips or requests, feel free to contact us anytime.