March and april are approaching and surely many families are considering where to spend their Holy Week vacations. Thus, for those who don’t know their final destination, below are some reasons to spend the Easter holidays in Gran Canaria, an island also known as the ‘miniature continent’ by its diversity of landscapes.
With year-round sun, delicious gastronomy and well over 60 kilometres of beach, it’s no surprise that endless European holidaymakers keep flocking to Gran Canaria. A flight time of just over a couple hours and value for money hotels like those of Dunas Hotels & Resorts also contribute to making the islands an ever-popular choice for families.
If you are planning a holiday with children in Gran Canaria you’ll immediately realise this island is very suitable for family holidays. And as a popular destination for families with children, Gran Canaria has excellently positioned itself with a variety of attractions and excursions for its big and small visitors.
Accordingly, you will find numerous fun activities that you can do with your children on holiday in Gran Canaria. Are you ready to discover this Spanish island located in the Atlantic Ocean that has long been a firm favourite with families, thanks to its impressive beaches and bustling resorts?
Where to go with children on your Easter holidays in Gran Canaria
Whether it is small kids, school children or teenagers, there is the right thing to do with kids in every age group. You’ll find spacious pool areas in the hotels, a variety of expansive beaches, recreational and wildlife parks as well as great offers of excursions on land and on the water.
All of this makes Gran Canaria a huge adventure course for the whole family with endless possibilities. When holidaying here with the little ones, one thing’s for sure — you won’t be short on things to keep them entertained.
1. Holiday World Maspalomas Center
Holiday World Maspalomas Center is, undoubtedly, the best leisure centre in Gran Canaria. In fact, it’s home to an amusement park (Wooland Fun Park) with plenty of attractions that have been designed specifically with children in mind. But, as a multipurpose space for families, it also has a bowling alley (Swing Bowling), a karaoke (Bamm Karaoke), a escape room (Anthology Escape Room)...
In addition, Holiday World Maspalomas Center counts with the famous Nomad Gastro Market where everybody can enjoy world gastronomies such as Japanese, Mexican, Italian or even Moroccan food! It’s up to you to decide how you want to have fun! There’s no better plan for your Easter holidays in Gran Canaria than this one!
2. Aqualand Maspalomas
Water comes in all shapes and sizes in this water park in Gran Canaria, a truly fascinating aquatic world where fun takes the place of Poseidon. Aqualand Maspalomas stands at southern Gran Canaria, so the water shares its kingdom with the warming sun. Facilities include approximately twenty attractions to experience a memorable day out for families at Aqualand Maspalomas.
3. Sioux City Park
Sioux City Park allows you to be the star of a western film every single day! This theme park in Gran Canaria whisks you back to the legendary Far West period, with its film-set recreations that take every single detail into account so that you feel just like you are in an old town in the middle of an American prairie.
4. Palmitos Park Maspalomas
Lots of fascinating species can be marvelled at on a daily basis at Palmitos Park Maspalomas in the south of Gran Canaria. Palmitos Park Maspalomas allows the little ones to enjoy at the dolphinarium, the butterfly venue and the many species like clownfish, alligators, parrots, orangutans, Komodo dragons and even suricates!
5. Poema del Mar Aquarium
The capital city of the island, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, is home to Poema del Mar Aquarium. Inspired by the work of the local artist Néstor de la Torre, this is, probably, the most spectacular venue of its kind in Europe, especially for its stunning windows to the marine universe that fascinate children and adults alike.
Best family hotels for your Easter holidays in the Gran Canaria
The best way to enjoy the Canary Islands at Easter is, undoubtedly, by staying at the best family hotels in Gran Canaria. Thus, Dunas Hotels & Resorts offers some of the best kid friendly lodgings that will captivate families thanks to its wonderful features and services.
Maspalomas Resort by Dunas and Suite & Villas by Dunas
Maspalomas Resort by Dunas and Suite & Villas by Dunas are two great alternatives if what you’re looking is complete privacy. The reason is their amazing bungalows and villas located in the middle of a lush village with wonderful swimming pools.
Mirador Maspalomas by Dunas
Mirador Maspalomas by Dunas is an all inclusive hotel located in Maspalomas near Meloneras and Playa del Inglés where families can make the most their holidays in Gran Canaria, as it’s a child friendly hotel with a super professional animation team and the funny hotel mascots Duni and Dunita.
Bottom line, if you want to spend your Easter holidays in Gran Canaria, there’s no better plan than choosing one of the best family friendly hotels to experience all the amazing places that Gran Canaria has to offer.