Seemingly endless silky sand dunes roll across the island like waves frozen in time, spilling off into the frothy blue of the Atlantic Ocean. Bizarre geological structures crop up from the volcanic hilltop, sparkling emerald mountains jut up and perch upon mini-peninsulas. Gran Canaria, the third largest island in the Canaries archipelago, is a breathtaking holiday destination with a superb blend of scenic beauty and action-packed nightlife, as well as a wide selection of holiday rentals Gran Canaria and villas in Gran Canaria. Apart from natural splendor it is a prime beach holiday destination attracting vacationers from all over Europe, and across the globe, in one of the hottest party destinations west of Ibiza. Of course not only the Canary Islands have a lot ot offer. Look also for the beautiful Balearic Islands:
Start the day out on Las Cantaras, relaxing idly on the soft, golden sand. Pick up a game of beach volleyball or tennis, or jump in and swim or surf in the delightfully refreshing Atlantic waters. The oceanic sunsets here are incredible, and as the pink, orange and magenta of the sky colors the white beachside hotel highrises, it is hard not to be overcome by a sense of placid grace. This is only a calm before the storm, however, as Playa Las Cantaras virtually explodes into a madhouse of pulsing techno and dancing, with after-hours extending to mid-day the next day. Recover from the party in your comfortable villas in Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria apartments or holiday rentals Gran Canaria just to start again the next evening. Provided you’re in proper condition the next day, take advantage of the brightly lit daylight hours to explore this island's exquisite treasures, which include historical attractions, secluded beaches, and amazing geological formations. The Roque Nublo is a volcanic outcropping upon which a pair of veritable monoliths protrudes, evoking images of the Paleolithic and maybe the soundtrack to 2001: A Space Odyssey. Take in the great view, snap some photos and move on to the Maspalomas Dunes, remarkable for their undulating simplicity more than anything else. The Aldea Beach is a hit with romantic couples seeking to escape from the crowds and find beauty and seclusion as the warm trade winds caress their skin.
As holiday accommodation Gran Canaria Gran Canaria villas are the perfect setting for an unforgettable honeymoon or romantic getaway. Hotel lodging can be found around the main resort areas, but private apartment rentals and self catering holiday rentals Gran Canaria for families and couples on vacation are widely available throughout the island, many offering spectacular waterfront views. Restaurants on the island cater to the best of continental taste, at Gran Canaria, you’re in for a treat in more ways than one. Gran Canaria is one of the most vibrant Canary Islands due to its popular tourist regions Maspalomas and Playa del Ingles. Don't miss to make a day-trip to Las Palmas - the capital city!
Gran Canaria is only one of the lovely Canary Islands. Below you'll find the descriptions of a selection of the other ones: