Holidays to Gran Canaria (South of the Island)

  • Apr 3, 2024
  • Reading time: 4 mins read
  • By Anoushka
Gran Canaria

Summer is here, it’s finally your vacation season. You might be wondering what destination you should choose for your next trip. You’ve covered luxury island resorts of Maldives, the great Bahamas, islands with pink sand beaches and even some hill stations like the Himalayas or the Alps. Well, to ease your doubt here, we have come up with an impressive holiday that will surely draw your attention towards itself. 

The lovely destination we are going to talk about today is none other than the famous Gran Canaria Islands. The island is a part of the Spanish Canary Islands located in the south of mainland Spain or near northwest Africa. The scenic views and beaches make it worth visiting at least once in a lifetime.

The gorgeous architecture and buildings will make your holiday worth remembering. Also, you can enjoy your holidays on this island with Gran Canaria Stays. Today in this piece of writing, we will introduce some captivating places and activities to you for which you can plan your itinerary. Therefore, get your notebook or planners ready, sit back and get your partner to make a list of the items to carry things for your trip to the islands. 

Popular Things to Do in The Gran Canaria Islands

Starting up with the discussion, we will cover both popular and offbeat destinations where you can capture long-term memories for your lifetime. Moreover, the destination has lots of fun and adventurous activities to do.

Visit Maspalomas

Maspalomas is a popular tourist destination in the south of the island. This place is famous among globetrotters because of its prominent sand beaches and sea birds. The small town has several eye-pleasing Spanish architectures like the one you can see in the picture above. To search for unique holiday rentals in Maspalomas Gran Canaria, click here

Different activities that you can do there are:

  • 4WD Tours
  • Beaches
  • Nature and Wildlife Tours
  • The Volcano Heart Tour
  • Las Palmas City

Sail on a Boat Tour

Boat tours are a famous activity. Many service providers can take you on a delightful voyage to the oceans at very affordable prices. You can choose the amount of luxury you want in your yacht. Also, if you are willing to travel the mainland Spain alongside the island, you can go for various ferries from Spain to Gran Canaria.

Keep things in your budget to enjoy the most out of the trip. The boat rides are full of sightseeing where you can see the dolphins swimming along with you, seagulls flying high in the sky and also enjoy the tropical weather.

Explore Puerto de Mogan

Puerto de Mogan is a village located in the south of the island. The village has a large population of fishermen, therefore, you can see a lot of boats and ports there. Although the beauty and picturesque small canals have made people give a nickname to this place the “Small Venice”. 

But do not confuse this village with a typical fish market. It has exquisite cafes, gardens, docks, and many more things. Being located on the seaside, the seafood and the cuisine here are ultimate in taste. If you are a fan of luxury and exclusive cuisines, you must visit their restaurants and give them a try.

Trek to Roque Nublo

Roque Nublo is around 80m tall standing volcanic rock located exactly in the middle of the island. Tourists like to hike there to take a look at this marvellous standing piece with their naked eyes. Yes, the famous Gran Canaria islands have mountain ranges also where you can fulfil your hobby of trekking. 

The trek starts from the main road from where you start with an initial 1.5 kilometres of walk to Roque de la Rana. After that, the trek of a total of 5 kilometres starts during which you can see different sightseeing spots like the great dams of Las Niñas, Chira and Soria and the towns of Artenara and Acusa.

Wrapping Up

Wrapping up with the items, there were some famous activities that you can cover on your trip to the gorgeous Gran Canary Islands. Since the destination is a Spanish territory, you can see a heavy influence on European architecture and lifestyle. Some destinations like Puerto de Mogan feel like Dorne from the Game of Thrones.

The island consists of almost every terrain. You can trek on its hilly ranges, enjoy beaches in the south, explore dunes that feel like a desert and whatnot. So, what’s stopping you to book your next flight to the Gran Canaria?


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