Are you visiting Gran Canaria during Easter? Here’s what you can do!
When will Easter Week be celebrated in Gran Canaria in 2022?
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria will recover its Holy Week processions in 2022 after two years of absence due to the restrictions imposed by the health authorities to try to stop the coronavirus pandemic.
This year, the festivities will be held from 10 April (Palm Sunday) to 17 April (Easter Sunday).
What to do at Easter in Gran Canaria?
However, at this time of year, when the weather is still cool in most of Europe, Gran Canaria has an average temperature of 24ºC, which makes it an ideal destination to spend your holidays. Also, the island offers a multitude of activities to enjoy and have fun.
Beaches for everyone
If there’s one thing Gran Canaria stands out for, it would undoubtedly be its beaches.
The island offers a variety of beaches of all kinds: golden sand and spectacular dunes such as Maspalomas, black sand and virgin beaches such as Güi-güí, pebble beaches such as Agaete, urban beaches such as Las Canteras?
Not to mention its spectacular natural pools such as Roque Prieto or Las Salinas!
A perfect place to hike all day
If you love hiking you should remember that Gran Canaria isn’t just sun and beaches. It’s a miniature continent that offers all kinds of landscapes, with good weather practically all year round. This particular mix of ingredients makes it a perfect destination for hikers.
In addition to its complex orography, the island consists of palm groves and pine forests, ravines and royal paths that wind through the mountains, forming a puzzle of changing landscapes, as different from each other as the wines in a wine cellar.
Taste the canarian cuisine
Canarian gastronomy is one of Spain's rather unknown ones, but that doesn't mean it isn't one of the most spectacular. Apart from the well-known papas arrugadas con mojo picón, its different cheeses and wines with Designation of Origin, there’s one dish that stands out the most at Easter: sancocho.
This is a "sacred" dish at this special time of year, made with desalted wreckfish (a local fish), mojo, gofio, boiled potatoes and vegetables. Nowadays, you can still get it in many restaurants on the island, prepared, in traditional or avant-garde ways.
Where to stay during Easter Week in Gran Canaria
As this island is one of the main tourist centres in Spain, it has a wide range of hotels to choose from.
However, if you’re looking for a peaceful but fun accommodation, your best option is Dunas Hotels & Resorts and its different establishments:
- Mirador Maspalomas by Dunas: fun, good feelings and relaxation are the strong points of this dynamic hotel with a cheerful, family atmosphere located in one of the most important residential tourist areas in the south of the island, surrounded by all amenities, from shopping centres to shops, bars and supermarkets.
- Maspalomas Resort by Dunas: a different kind of hotel in the middle of a lush garden walled by palm trees, where the rooms aren’t located in a building, but in splendid bungalows where you can spend the best holidays you’ve ever dreamed of, surrounded by lush gardens and swimming pools near the Maspalomas Dunes.
- Suites & Villas by Dunas: staying in beautiful suites and villas in an oasis of native vegetation, where the sun rises every morning between palm trees and fills the pools with warmth is priceless. If you’re also passionate about sport, you’ll be pleased to know that this is one of the best hotels for sportsmen and women in Gran Canaria, with a bike workshop and shop, as well as being next to a golf course.
- Don Gregory by Dunas: relaxing in front of the sea, listening to the swaying of the waves, savouring the tranquillity and living the present moment on the beach and with wonderful views over the Atlantic is a unique experience. This adults-only hotel is located in San Agustín in a spectacular setting.
As you’ll have seen in this article, you can spend Easter in Gran Canaria in a thousand different ways, but all of them equally incredible. Are you really going to pass up the opportunity to enjoy an island like no other in the best possible way?