Wednesday 10 January 2018

The top five things to do in Gran Canaria

This post is in collaboration with James Villa Holidays.

With January in full swing and the cold winter weather sweeping across the UK, everyone is starting to think about their summer holiday destinations. I'm already planning my 2018 trips and getting inspired by various travel sites and blogs. I've visited a few of the popular Canary islands and wanted to help others get some summer holiday inspiration by sharing the top things to do in sunny Gran Canaria (aside from sunbathing on the beach)! Sometimes staying in a private accommodation rather than a hotel allows more flexibility to explore the area. James Villa Holidays offer a number of handpicked villas ideal for a holiday in the sun.

Roque Nublo

The rock formation of Roque Nublo is a fantastic sight that you must see. Often surrounded by clouds which is a reason many people miss this sight, it's actually a beautiful natural rock formation that you travel through the small town of Tejeda to see.

Playa des las Canteras

For the hustle and bustle of the city life, Playa des las Canteras must be visited. Relax on the sandy beach or browse the many shops.

Dunas de Maspalomas

A truly unique experience, the rolling sand dunes of Maspalomas are not to be missed. You feel like you're in a desert but you're actually very close to the sea, on a beach that is miles long at the south coast of the island.


I love visiting old towns and travelling to Vegueta allows you to walk along the cobbled streets and explore the old city centre. Don't miss the visiting the famous Cathedral at Santa Ana Square.

Visit a spa

Holidays are all about relaxing after all! Gran Canara has a number of fantastic spas including the popular Siam Spa and Corallium Spa. Enjoy the spa facilities and book yourself in for some luxury treatments.

Have you ever visited Gran Canaria? What did you enjoy the most?

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