3 days in Gran Canaria: what to see

Sept. 25, 2019, 11:14 a.m.

3 days in Gran Canaria, an island that has increased its offer and has gone from being a paradisiacal and beautiful destination to a reference of leisure and free time, is undoubtedly an unmatched plan.

The truth is that the island's entertainment options are becoming more and more varied, making Gran Canaria a dynamic and versatile destination that offers numerous different plans for every day spent on this "miniature continent".

A clear example of this is the traditional beach plan, the reference activity for the majority of visitors who come to Gran Canaria, as this can be enjoyed at any time of the year with any company, as the island is better enjoyed with family, friends or in couple.

It is absolutely inevitable not wanting to enjoy the island's coastline thanks to its more than 300 days of sunshine a year with an average temperature of 24 degrees. You're probably already looking forward to feeling the sand, aren't you?

Here you will be able to enjoy many resting hours in one of its refreshing beaches or natural swimming pools, apart from its incredible restaurants and cultural or leisure events in a city that has become an international benchmark, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

What to see during 3 days in Gran Canaria?

A 3-day stay in Gran Canaria can go a long way, so in this article we are going to show you what you can do during your little getaway to the island with some ideas that will help you create an excellent travel itinerary.

The plan is to discovering a different point each day and add a final activity relax while having a great time. Thus, here are our suggestions to make your 3-day holiday in Gran Canaria an unforgettable experience.

Day 1: Maspalomas Dunes - Holiday World Maspalomas

The first day on the island will be marked by a visit to a place that attracts many tourists: the Maspalomas Dunes. This beautiful sea of golden sand has an excellent promenade along the Maspalomas Beach that connects to Meloneras Beach, passing through the Maspalomas Lighthouse.

Then, there is nothing better than ending our first day on the island than visiting the excellent Holiday World Maspalomas, the top entertainment center in Gran Canaria. Have a great time at its amusement park, bowling, karaoke, escape rooms, gym, casino, bars or restaurants.


Day 2: Roque Nublo - Playa del Inglés

We propose a visit to Tejeda, one of the most beautiful villages in Spain, on the second of our 3 days in Gran Canaria. The heart of Gran Canaria is home to the incredible Roque Nublo, the giant that watches over the island. It can be accessed by a very simple hiking route to enjoy unique views of the neighboring island of Tenerife.

Once you have felt the excitement of one of the highest points of the island, you can enjoy the beauty of the nearby town of Artenara where you can enjoy an incredible gastronomic offer to taste the excellent traditional Canarian cuisine.

Is there anything better than finishing our second day than Playa del Inglés? This is a place where you can rest on the sand and contemplate the beautiful sky of the Gran Canarian sunset to end up dining in one of the impressive restaurants along its promenade.


Day 3: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

The last day on Gran Canaria should be reserved to discover the capital of the island, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Its excellent climate and multiculturalism are two of the city’s main features.

Be sure to visit the old quarter of Vegueta to enjoy the Cathedral and Plaza de Santa Ana, as well as Las Canteras Beach, one of the most impressive urban beaches in the world.

This city is a place where you can spend an entire day doing different activities and put the final touch to an incredible getaway to Gran Canaria.


Best hotels to spend 3 days in Gran Canaria

The hotel offer to enjoy Gran Canaria for 3 days is huge, so below we will reveal our options to make your stay on this express trip a unique experience.

In order to enjoy the island to the fullest there is no better decision than choosing the best establishments that guarantee true rest, such as those of Dunas Hotels & Resorts.

Don Gregory by Dunas

Don Gregory by Dunas is an excellent adults-only hotel in Gran Canaria designed for total and absolute relax, as its amazing rooms with the best features for maximum comfort give an incredible feeling of calm.

This beachfront hotel in Gran Canaria has an extraordinary infinity pool that merges with the sea of Las Burras Beach, next to the San Agustín Beach. Its terraces, pool areas and solariums are just a sample of its quality.

Maspalomas Resort by Dunas y Suites & Villas by Dunas

Maspalomas Resort by Dunas and Suites & Villas by Dunas are two "twin" hotels that form a series of villas and bungalows that will transport you to a quiet village very close to the Maspalomas golf course.

Along its terraces and beautiful gardens you can delight yourself in a pleasant walk that ends in different swimming pools ideals for rest. Enjoy the benign climate of southern Gran Canaria during your stay.

Mirador Maspalomas by Dunas

Mirador Maspalomas by Dunas is a top child friendly hotel in Gran Canaria thanks to its great dynamism and excellent services. Therefore, if you are travelling with your family, this for you.

Its animation team, along with Duni and Dunita, the family hotel mascots, will make the little ones have an amazing time. Come to this all-inclusive hotel in Gran Canaria and forget about everything.

In short, spending 3 days in Gran Canaria is a great option to enjoy an island full of secrets and great sceneries, all of them ideal for any type of holiday.

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