Apartments to Rent in Gran Canaria
Gran Canaria is the third largest of the Canary Islands and is known as Spain's 'miniature continent', due to its diverse landscape and microclimates. Gran Canaria has long white sand beaches in contrast to the green ravines and tranquil villages. Also, the north of the island is generally cooler than the warm sunny south while the east is flat and has several beaches with the west has mountains is rockier. There are also thirty-two Natural Protected Spaces. Like others of the Canary Islands, Gran Canaria is of a volcanic origin. Although considered an active volcano, the last eruption is believed to have occurred some 3500 years ago.
The island's capital being Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, a bustling city on the northeastern coast with warm friendly laid-back people, known for its historic old quarter district and its endless selection of restaurants and bars. The city offers a range of festivals including the Canary Islands Music Festival, the Theater and Dance and the International Film Festival. However the main festival of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is the well-known and hugely popular Fiestas de San Juan. There is a large number of different and varied shops that it will be hard to not find whatever you wanted at a low price. Just as varied are the numerous restaurants in the city which you can sample a local Canarian dish or enjoy your home comforts with your favourite English, Italian, Indian or Chinese meals; each of a high quality with good service and at a low price.
Staying in an apartment in Gran Canaria gives you access to the superb year-round sunny weather and Gran Canaria's many golden sand beaches, the southern side of Gran Canaria being amongst the most popular and often featuring perfect surfing conditions. Other sporting activities include golfing, cycling, rock climbing, walking/hiking and various air sports such as skydiving, hang-gliding paragliding among others. For the less active tourist, there are also several popular theme parks ranging from water parks to traditional funfairs and zoos.
Looking for self catering holiday accommodation in Gran Canaria? Then below is a selection of holiday apartments in Gran Canaria and holiday villas in Gran Canaria that can be rented direct from their owners. You can either click on each listing for further details or you can use our search engine on the left if you are looking for something in particular.