Gran Canaria Pictures
A few weeks ago we were wondering where we could go for a short, sunny escape for 4 days and immediately Gran Canaria came to mind. We wanted sun, ocean, good food and a slice of calm.
Gran Canaria was definitely the right decision to fulfill that. It’s a great destination, the weather is perfect all year round and it’s a great winter escape for anyone living in Europe, especially for sun lovers like me..
So we took our flight from Madrid directly to Gran Canaria. It was my second time visiting the island. We stayed at Gloria Palace Royal Hotel & Spa a few meters from the glorious beach of Playa de Amadores on the south-west coast of Gran Canaria.
We spent most of our days by the infinity pool with incredibly calm views over the ocean and the beach.
Playa Amadores’ beach is a beautiful stretch of white sand set with a calm bay, crystal clear water and incredible sunsets. The walk from the hotel to the beach was like a little cactus paradise. We walked along the beach at sunset every night; the sunsets in Gran Canaria are so beautiful. Refreshing drinks, wine, tapas and succulent seafood made our trip perfect. If you are visiting Gran Canaria you couldn’t leave without trying their Papas con Mojo Picón, I could eat it all day long.
Things to see and do:
Dip a toe in the warm waters at Playa del Inglés and top up your tan. This place gives you everything to rest and recharge you batteries. By day and by night it really comes alive!
Take a trip to the sand dunes of Maspalomas. They look like giant waves of sand covering around 4 square kilometers.
Another unforgettable place was Puerto de Mogán, a little picturesque fishing village also known as a mixture of Little Venice and Santorini.
Last but not least, you have to see the vibrant capital, Las Palmas, crammed with culture and history. A cosmopolitan city located on the northeastern part of the island with so much to do and see – museums, architecture, great shops, and cafés galore.
Gran Canaria is an island of contrasts. It has a great mix of people and keeps local traditions alive while still catering for tourists. Definitely one of my favourite destinations for a short trip away!