Five reasons to choose Gran Canaria for your winter sun holiday

09 October 2019

Whether you want to soak up the glorious Canarian sunshine on one of the southern coast’s golden sandy beaches, unfurl the fascinating heritage of the capital city’s charming old quarters or enjoy scenic walks and plenty of stargazing opportunities in the lesser-explored north, this diverse volcanic island offers so many exciting opportunities for all types of traveller.

Often thought of as a ‘continent in miniature’, the beautiful island paradise of Gran Canaria is the perfect choice for your winter sunshine escape. Here, we’ve compiled five reasons to choose this colourful island for your next winter sun holiday.

A perfect climate

With year-round-sunshine and average daily temperatures of 24ºC, winters in Gran Canaria are wonderfully warm. Just four hours away by plane and with excellent connections to numerous airports across the United Kingdom, Gran Canaria is also extremely accessible; making it the ideal choice for your winter getaway.

Blissful beaches

Home to over 120 miles of stunning coastline, including the world-famous Maspalomas Dunes, Gran Canaria is a true beach lover’s paradise. With sublime swathes of golden sands, long oceanfront promenades and plenty of fantastic luxury hotels offering fabulous golf and spa facilities, prepare to step inside your holiday dreams.

Stunning scenery and outdoor adventures

In less than an hour, you can swap the golden sands and turquoise waters of the magnificent coastline for the serene mountains of the lush interior. Breath-takingly beautiful UNESCO-protected inland regions, a fascinating pre-Hispanic heritage, interesting local culture and gorgeous gastronomy all combine to make Gran Canaria so much more than your typical holiday destination. Add to this an amazing agenda of sporting events, incredible hiking and cycling trails, and a wealth of exciting water sports, and the whole island feels like your very own open-air gym.

A captivating capital city

If you’re searching for a city break, complete with sun, sea and sand, look no further than the island’s charming capital of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. A long-established cruise port, complete with a beautiful award-winning beach, charming old town, an all-new aquarium and fabulous gastronomic markets, this cosmopolitan capital really does have it all.

Fun for all the family

Destinations don’t come more family-friendly than Gran Canaria, with the island offering plenty of attractions to keep even the littlest ones entertained. From water parks to zoos, this wonderful island offers such an extraordinary range of things to experience. Don’t miss Las Palmas’ brand-new aquarium, where you can get up close and personal with a huge range of weird and wonderful marine creatures, and the newly-relaunched Holiday World theme park in Maspalomas. If parks are your thing, then you’re in luck, as Gran Canaria boasts seven for seven days of your stay.


To book your wonderful winter sunshine escape in Gran Canaria, contact your Travel Counsellor today and enjoy exclusive access to benefits such as full financial protection and a 24-hour duty office ready to assist you before, during and after your stay

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