Gran Canaria is the third-largest of the Canary Islands, an archipelago which can be found just off the western coastline of Morocco. There are a total of seven Canary Islands, which together are considered to be an autonomous, self-governing community of Spain. The Canaries are among the most popular tourist destinations in the Mediterranean. An astonishing 13.1 million tourists visited the islands in 2016 alone, nearly 20% of the total visitors to Spain that year – not bad for a group of islands which, when combined, account for less than 2% of Spain’s total surface area!
It’s not difficult to see the appeal of the islands, either. Gran Canaria alone boasts world-class beaches, busy resort towns and authentic Spanish villages – not to mention some of the most stunning and dramatic scenery in the Mediterranean. Whether you are soaking up the sunshine and enjoying the electric nightlife of the busy, coastal resort of Maspalomas, immersing yourself in the traditional Spanish way of life still preserved in sleepy Puerto Rico or exploring the culture and history of the island in its capital city of Las Palmas, we have every faith that you will fall in love with this versatile, volcanic island during a cheap holiday to Gran Canaria!