Many tourists come to Dunas Hotels & Resorts with their family, especially in Mirador Maspalomas, Suites & Villas and Maspalomas Resort. Gran Canaria is an ideal family destination, so much so that Dunas Hotels & Resorts hotels have many activities and specific plans for families.
As we all know, children are the fundamental axis of family life. If the children are happy, their parents are happy too. If the children are having a good time, their parents too. And something very important, if the children rest, parents too! LOL!
Today’s post is dedicated to families. We are going to tell you why Gran Canaria is the ideal holiday destination. And we are going to propose a whole bunch of perfect plans to enjoy with children. All of them in the capital of the island, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Las Palmas offers everything you need on your holiday with the kids. If you’d like to have a rest, you’ll have a rest. If you fancy culture, there is plenty of cultural activities. And if you want is to stroll through or simply enjoy unique places, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria offers everything you are looking for.
You can spend a day around Las Palmas de Gran Canaria pedestrian streets and shopping areas. It is just half an hour from our hotels. Going for a walk around the area of Triana and Vegueta will make you discover the history of the island at every corner and monument you see. Alleyways, plazas, museums, balconies, local cuisine restaurants...
Family plan: Strolling through the history of Gran Canaria
One of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria’ significant milestones, among other things, is that Christopher Columbus was here just before setting sail to the New World.
On his first boat trip he had to stop in Las Palmas due to technical problems with the caravel. This, made him stay on the island for a while longer than was planned, leaving much history and anecdotes worth discovering.
All these stories and anecdotes are collected in La Casa de Colón. Which is in Vegueta, the old town of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. This place is an opened history book. It is full of curiosities and transpires tradition throughout its alleyways.
Family plan: Museums to visit with children
If we talk about history, apart from mentioning La Casa de Colón, we must talk about the Canarian Museum. If you want to know the true history of Gran Canaria and its aboriginal population, this is the place to go.
As it has been shown, culture does not have to be boring, neither for children. One great example of it, is the Elder Museum of Science and Technology. It is the perfect museum for children. Here they will not only enjoy the moment, but they will learn while visiting it.
It is a place where they’ll be able to touch everything they feel like, ask whatever they like to and experience what is offered to them.
It is truly a must when you travel to Gran Canaria with children.
Family plan: Enjoy the city parks
If you are an outdoors family, we also have plans for you. How about spending a day in the park with the kids? Although Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is a seaside city, there are many natural places to enjoy as well as children friendly outdoor parks.
The San Telmo Park has a playground, where a large pirate ship always draws their attention. A great place to meet and play with other children.
The Doramas Park, on the other hand, is an open park in which nature plays a leading role. Pathways among trees of unique species in the Canary Islands, fountains and even waterfalls. An afternoon in this park can bring much peace and fun, both to children and their parents.
Family plan: Las Canteras beach
And, last but not least, Playa de las Canteras, the beach par excellence in the city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. A great place to spend an afternoon (or a full day) with children.
Not only can you enjoy playing in the sand or strolling along the shore. The sea, calm most days and its clear waters, become the best natural pool for children.
Wouldn’t you love to spend a day in the capital of the island with your children when you come back with your family to Dunas Hotels & Resorts?