Gran Canaria Holidays Packages
Exploring Gran Canaria…
Camelback riding in Gran Canaria
If you want to do something a bit out of the ordinary, try a 40-minute tour through the dunes of Maspalomas by camel! You can spend the whole day trekking through rugged landscapes on the back of these fine creatures. It’s an unforgettable way to watch the rolling sands pass you by.
The Roque Nublo is a challenging hike that won’t be for everyone, but the sky-high views are worth the effort for those keen to get the heart pumping. Known by the locals as the ‘Pillar of Heaven’, this volcanic rock is ideal for the budding explorers out there. At about 80 metres tall, it is one of the largest freestanding rocks in the world.
Puerto Rico Beach
Known by the locals as the sunniest spot on the island (which is quite an accomplishment), Puerto Rico’s specially constructed resort plays hosts to the best beach in Gran Canaria. With golf courses, a nearby public pool and lush tropical gardens within walking distance, this spot is surrounded by activities for the whole family.
The Las Palmas Carnival
If you want to capture the true spirit of Spain, then the Las Palmas Carnival is for you. Nowhere else will you find perfect weather and a 6-kilometre parade that crosses through the beaches. Held every year in February, the Cabalgata (the main event) is viewed by over 200, 000 people. As one of the largest festivals in Spain, the only thing the carnival asks you to do is ‘live and let live’.
Food and drink in Gran Canaria
Gran Canaria’s Cuisine
Gran Canaria offers a collection of tasty specialities. Typically using the freshest fish and meat, the classic paella here is a great way to enjoy original Spanish food. For a taste of the local cuisine, the island offers Carajacas (spiced liver cooked in a clay pot), Sancocho (a dry fish stew with sweet potatoes) or the famous Ropa Vieja (shredded chicken or beef with chickpeas, potatoes and fresh garlic). And to drink, the island serves up Tinto del Monte wine (Mountain Red) and the locally brewed beer Tropical.
Gran Canaria restaurants
With a busy capital city and plenty of varying resorts, Gran Canaria is never short of restaurants and eateries. As a holiday hotspot, the island serves food from all over the world. However, the local cuisine is focused on two things, taste and fulfilment. So, it might not look very fancy, but it’s going to be one of the best meals you have ever had. For really authentic cuisine, try the Restaurante Grill Mirador Cuevas Bascamao. Located right next to Santa Maria de Guia's cheese producers, you will find some of the best cheese dishes in Spain here. If its tapas you want, try going down to Las Palmas in the old quarter of Vegueta. Every Thursday, the surrounding tapas bars and restaurants offer deals on food and drinks.
Going Gran Canaria with easyJet holidays ...
Gran Canaria is a great destination for every kind of person. Whether you’re a young traveller, a full family, or a couple in need of a romantic getaway, the island has something for you. With over 150 beaches, jeep tours and city bike routes, you will be spoilt for choice.
Booking your holiday to Gran Canaria with easyJet holidays is the simplest way to get access to all of these services without the hassle. We have a range of flexible packages and holiday deals to choose from, and if you book your flights together easyJet holidays can save you even more.