Are you getting ready for the best holidays of your life in Gran Canaria? Then, we are quite sure that you will be interested in discovering which are the best places to stay in Gran Canaria. As you already know, this island is one of the most popular and famous tourist destinations in the Canary Islands, Spain.
The island has enjoyed unfailing popularity for years — not only because of the excellent weather throughout the year but also for its lively ambiance, its astonishing beaches, its lovely culture, its crazy and amazing nightlife, and its breath-taking nature and landscapes.
This means that Gran Canaria is the perfect destination for culture hunters, beach bathers and nature lovers.
If you are looking for a sunny escape, even during winter months, you can easily find a holiday accommodation in Gran Canaria to rent or to buy — that is up to you! Whatever you prefer, at Villa Gran Canaria, we offer you the best luxury family villas, villas with private pool, the best holiday beach rentals, one-storey villas, holiday city apartments, or the best country cottages in Gran Canaria.
Where to stay in Gran Canaria with your family
No wonder why families definitely love Gran Canaria! Given the wide variety of attractions in the island, you can make a regular trip a real adventure for children! You will all have the chance to live a different and exciting experience day by day.
If you are travelling with your family, we strongly recommend you the destinations at the south of the island because they offer a warm climate, long and sandy beaches and many other things which are the perfect option for a holiday in Gran Canaria with children.
Maspalomas is one of the most family-friendly places to stay in Gran Canaria. Here you will find some of the most amazing beaches on the island apart from one of the biggest attractions of the island, the sand in Maspalomas Dunes.
These protected dunes are famous for resembling the hot sands of the Sahara desert and were formed during the last ice age.
Children will have endless entertainment climbing and rolling down them.
If we talk about Maspalomas town, we have to say that it is perfect family tourism. Here, you will find a great variety of restaurants, shopping centres, shops and supermarkets. All of this, together with several theme parks quite near Maspalomas, such as Aqualand Maspalomas or Holiday World make Maspalomas such a lively city.
Now we are moving to Puerto Rico, located at the south-west of Gran Canaria. There, you will find Amadores beach. People say that it is the most family-friendly and the best resort in Gran Canaria. This beach is an artificial beach created with sand from the Sahara desert and it is definitely one of the favourite places to spend a day at the beach with kids.
You will enjoy the soft golden sand together with the calm waters, which are perfect for babies, toddlers and any young swimmers. Amadores beach has many amenities as well as restaurants and bars. You will also be able to practice water sports or take a boat trip to see watch the dolphins, whales and other sea life in their natural environment. Contact us if you are looking for a family accommodation to stay in Gran Canaria!
Where to stay in Gran Canaria with your partner
Gran Canaria is the ultimate destination to enjoy a romantic holiday with your partner. You can have a romantic dinner, take a walk along the beach while you enjoy the sunset, or simply share lazy mornings looking at the sea.
You can take romantic walks along the narrow streets of Agaete enjoying the traditional Canarian architecture. Make sure to visit El Huerto de las Flores, a botanical garden full of lush vegetation which is also the perfect spot for a romantic picnic.
Agaete Valley, which is nestled amongst lush green pine trees paving the way to the sea, is the most romantic rural destination of the island.
You can also visit the Salinas, natural swimming pools of salty sea water with the best of the views.
Puerto de Mogan
One of the best options for your couple’s getaway is visiting our ‘Little Venice‘, as well known as Puerto de Mogan. It has been named the Venice of Gran Canaria due to its canals linking the marina to the harbour. This little fishermen village consists of narrow and colourful streets. Enjoy the stunning views of the marina and its street market on Fridays if you stay in this cute spot of Gran Canaria during your holidays.
Where to stay in Gran Canaria to appreciate its culture
Would you like to experience some of the local traditions? Then, the best place to stay in Gran Canaria to appreciate culture is Las Palmas. The capital of the island has been recognised as the city with the best climate in the world and it is full of sightseeing opportunities.
Vegueta is the oldest neighbourhood of the city. Stroll along its streets and admire its architecture from the colonial times. You can also visit the impressive Cathedral of St. Anne and the House of Christopher Columbus (Casa de Colon), where Columbus used to stay when he visited the island and where he stopped by when he was on his way to discover America.
Explore the Canary Museum and learn about the foundations of Canarian culture and the Guanches, the local aborigines, now extinct.
Triana is one of the oldest neighbourhoods of the city together with La Vegueta. There, you can relax in one of its lovely pubs while you try local delicacies such as the famous wrinkled potatoes and admire its historic houses dating back to the twelfth century.
If you stay in Gran Canaria and you want to immerse yourself in the Canarian culture, you have to visit the town of Agüimes. This is a great place to see and feel how life in the island was like before tourism. Here you will find lots of beautiful buildings, traditional churches and stunning squares to spend long afternoons with a glass of the most delicious local wine.
We hope that you have enjoyed our post about the best places to stay in Gran Canaria, as well as we hope to see you around soon! You can check our web page and see our accommodation offers. If you have any doubt or you need more information, feel free to contact us anytime. We are here to help you!