No matter what you favour, you can be sure you won’t run out of opportunities to enjoy your stay on the island. From nature to culture or adventure to relaxation, this ’miniature continent’ is sure to provide you with plenty of chances to turn your holiday into an amazing experience.
Things to do in Gran Canaria
Thanks to the diverse microclimates, landscapes and places to visit on Gran Canaria, this almost perfectly round island is described as “a continent in miniature” where every day can offer a different experience. Here are seven not-to-be-missed things to do on your holidays on Gran Canaria
Be a Gran Canaria gourmet: As a cultural melting pot and natural paradise, Gran Canaria has endless foodie delights to enjoy, from sardines from Sardina del Norte to rum from Arucas, cheese from Valsequillo and the sweets made by the nuns from the abbey near the pretty village of Teror.
Party like a Canarian. Spain is famous for its fiestas and Gran Canaria is no exception. Highlights are the huge Carnival in Las Palmas, Winter Pride in Maspalomas, and September’s festival in honour of the island's patron saint, Nuestra Señora del Pino, celebrated in the mountain village of Teror.
- Carnival of las Palmas de Gran Canaria
- International carnaval of Maspalomas
- Canarias Jazz & Más Festival
- World of Music Art and Dance Festival WOMAD
- Transgrancanaria Ultra endurance Race
- Gay Pride Maspalomas
- La Fiesta del Pino
- Winter Pride