Miles of soft golden sand and great year-round weather make holidays in Las Palmas a popular choice for travellers to the golden isle of Gran Canaria. Immerse yourself in the island's traditional Spanish culture, lounge on beautiful sandy beaches, and sunbathe to your heart’s content – even in the depths of winter!
Gran Canaria is an island of tradition, charm, and beauty. Watch ships sail out to sea from the grand marina (the 'home port' of the ARC) or explore the whitewashed houses and vineyards in Fuencaliente on the sunny south coast. Playa de las Canteras and Playa de las Alcaravaneres are two beaches you should visit during your Las Palmas holidays, with great diving, surfing and water activities to enjoy between sunbathing on the soft sands. If you like to keep active, northern Gran Canaria has a fantastic landscape worth exploring with plenty of hiking and biking trails, topped off by breath-taking panoramic views.
Plan your Las Palmas holidays so that it coincides with the carnival – a three-week-long extravaganza of dance, music and colourful floats that is attended by thousands. The carnival usually starts the 26th January every year – perfect for a winter sun escape. As night falls, the central terrace bars and restaurants buzz with activity, or you can spend a quiet evening strolling down the promenade where you can watch the sun set over the sand. Las Palmas holidays are not expensive, and with a huge range of all inclusive hotels, full board options, and fantastic last minute deals – all ages and budgets are catered for.
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