Gran Canaria

Trish Griffiths on 01 March 2019
We last visited Gran Canaria 23 years ago and again, like my Tenerife blog, we wanted to go back to see how things have changed.

We visited in March and the weather was lovely, always warm during the day - but sometimes needed a light jacket in the evening.

We stayed in Arguineguín which is more of a Spanish resort and less touristy although it has a great choice or restaurants and bars and a nice beach.

Whilst we were there, they had a carnival which made the town extra busy because many people come from Las Palmas to experience the amazing atmosphere. Everyone gets dressed up in fancy dress and there is a huge Parade on the last night along with fireworks in Arguineguin.

As regards beaches, you have a choice of the sweeping golden sand dunes of Maspalomas to small pretty bays or more secluded rocky bays. Nothing has changed much on the dunes over the years.

From 5-star hotels to self-catering apartments there's something to suit all budgets and depending on what you want from a holiday would determine which resort I would suggest for you.

A popular resort with my clients is Puerto Mogan which is nicknamed ‘Little Venice’ and it’s not difficult to see why. With its canals and abundance of floral canopies encompassing the streets, it feels more like being in Venice than it does just off the coast of Africa.

Arguineguin is less touristy, but in my opinion is more Spanish with proper Tapa’s bars and hosts the biggest market on the island on a Tuesday – well worth a visit for market lovers.

Once again Gran Canaria has a variety of resorts which are all different. If you are considering visiting, get in touch and I will advise the best resort for you.