Gran Canaria - Accommodation for Everyone!

October 31 2011

The Canary Islands are amongst the most popular destinations In Europe. Tenerife, Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria attract hundreds of thousands of visitors every year, thanks to year round sunshine, and a great variety of attractions.

Gran Canaria also boasts outstanding accommodation to suit all budgets. The island offers private villas, self-catering apartments and hotels for couples and families.

There are also resorts boasting private swimming pools, spa facilities, football and tennis courts, children’s clubs and even private beaches.

After dark the fun continues with international restaurants, bars, casinos and nightclubs.
There are also world class entertainers on the island, performing at many hotel and apartment complexes, throughout the year.

Visitors to Gran Canaria have the freedom to choose form all inclusive properties, full board, half board and self-catering.

Those choosing to dine at their hotel or apartment can often choose from buffet and a la carte options.
Holidaymakers deciding to dine at local restaurants and bars can select from thousands of eateries to suit all budgets.

Gran Canaria is famous for local seafood and delicious Canarian potatoes, often served as a local delicacy, Canarian wrinkly potatoes.
The dish, known as: Papas arrugadas, is a traditional baked potato dish served with a pepper sauce called Mojo or as an accompaniment to meat dishes.
Papas arrugadas is made from small new potatoes which are cleaned but not pealed and cooked in salt water.

Visitors can also choose from the widest range of international restaurants including Chinese, Italian, Indian and American diners.

Another key consideration when choosing accommodation in Gran Canaria is the choice of resort. Maspolomas is one of the most popular resorts on the island; Maspolomas boasts jaw dropping sand dunes and unspoiled terrain.

There are some wonderful tourist attractions nearby including Holiday World.
This popular attraction features a 27 metre high Ferris wheel that can be seen from afar.
Family attractions also include a roller coaster, laserdome, bowling alley, shops, restaurants and bars.

The perfect antidote to the adrenalin adventures of Holiday World is the Botanical Park of Maspalomas.
There are more than 50 different species of plants in the garden, ranging from palms to vegetables, from around the world.

There is also a popular waterpark, which is the ideal place to relax and cool off, from the beautiful Gran Canaria sunshine.

Another great way of escaping the sunshine is in the shopping malls that can be found in the major resorts. Gran Canaria now boasts some of the best local and international shopping in the region. As duty free products are available in Gran Canaria, tourists can pick up bargains, as mementos of their time on the island.

Visitors wanting a more authentic Spanish shopping experience should head to Parque de Santa Catalina. In the capital it is possible to browse local markets and small independent traders to find exciting, unique products.

The tourist attractions are complimented by fantastic facilities for horse riding, surfing, diving and fishing. These activities can be enjoyed through specialist operators offering guided tours, and equipment rental. Specialist activity companies can also offer insiders knowledge on the best places to visit to escape the tourist trail.

Gran Canaria also offers some fantastic golf resorts, combing world class accommodation and golf courses, to suit all abilities.

Wherever you choose to stay in Gran Canaria you can see the rest of the island by public transport, taxi or hire car.

There are many local and international hire car companies on the island.
Vehicles can be rented by the day or week, and include convertible sports cars and larger family vehicles, to suit all budgets.

Bicycle hire is also popular in Gran Canaria.

Wherever you choose to stay in Gran Canaria you can be assured the island boast superb accomodation and attractions to suit all visitors.

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