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Gran Canaria travel guide

08 May 2024

 Discover 3 essential tips for your trip to Gran Canaria.

Gran Canaria is a destination that many people wish to visit, as its climate and leisure activities make it a place where holidays are unique. With incredible places such as the spectacular Roque Nublo or the Maspalomas Dunes, Gran Canaria attracts thousands and thousands of tourists every year.

Recommendations for travelling to Gran Canaria

Do you dream of getting lost on the golden sands of Maspalomas, or do you fancy exploring the picturesque villages of northern Gran Canaria? Whatever your idea of the perfect holiday, Gran Canaria has something to offer. But before you embark on your adventure, have you asked yourself what you need to know to make your trip truly unforgettable?

In this article, we'll reveal the island's best-kept secrets by answering the three most frequently asked questions.

Ready? Let's get started!

1. How many days to spend in Gran Canaria?

To make your trip to Gran Canaria as productive as possible, it’s essential that you adapt the length of your stay to your preferences. Are you looking to relax on the beaches and enjoy the sun? Then 3-4 days will be enough. Do you want to visit emblematic places such as the Maspalomas Dunes or Roque Nublo? In that case, you’ll need at least 7 days.

So, set aside at least 10 days to explore the trails and mountain scenery if you enjoy hiking and outdoor activities. Also, plan ahead by booking accommodation and selecting the best transport.

Make the most of your visit to this beautiful island in the Canary archipelago!

2. When is the best time to travel to Gran Canaria?

The best time to visit Gran Canaria also depends on your interests and preferences. Between May and October is the ideal period if you’re looking for warm and sunny weather. Between April and October, conditions are ideal for water sports such as surfing and scuba diving, although this option can be done practically all year round.

Due to the milder temperatures, the months of September to November and March to May are ideal for outdoor activities such as hiking.

As far as festivals and events are concerned, Gran Canaria has a variety of options throughout the year, although the most notable are in February, April, and August. We can find festivities such as the Virgen de la Candelaria or the carnivals of Las Palmas. In April, we can enjoy the famous international film festival.

And in August, called the month of festivities in Gran Canaria, we can enjoy: 

  • La rama de Agaete.

  • Fires of San Lorenzo, in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

  • Bringing of water from Lomo Magullo, in Telde.

  • Pilgrimage of San Roque, in Firgas.

  • Reasons to spare for taking part in the Bio@agaete, in Agaete.

  • Vara del Pescao de Arinaga, in the municipality of Agüimes.

  • Sanctuary of the Virgen de la Cuevita, in Artenara.

  • Pilgrimage offering to the Virgen del Pino, in Teror.

  • El Charco, in La Aldea de San Nicolás.

To choose the best time for your trip to this beautiful island, consider your planned activities and the weather you prefer.

3. What to pack before travelling to Gran Canaria

Make sure you pack everything you need to make the most of your trip to Gran Canaria. Don't forget to pack swimwear, a towel, and sun cream to protect you from the bright sun while you're on the beach. Also, pack your suitcase with summer clothes, including comfortable T-shirts and walking trousers, dresses for strolling and long trousers or jeans in case it cools down.

Don't forget to pack comfortable sandals and trainers. For cool evenings, wear a sweatshirt or light jacket. Also include socks, sunglasses, and a hat or cap in your luggage.

And, of course, don't forget to bring smart attire to enjoy the island's nightlife - get ready for an unforgettable adventure in Gran Canaria!

You’re now ready to come to Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria awaits you with open arms for an unforgettable holiday! With its dreamy beaches, stunning natural scenery and wide range of activities, it's the perfect destination to relax and enjoy yourself to the full. Follow these tips to get the most out of your trip: adapt the length of your stay according to your interests, choose the time of year that best suits your climatic preferences and don't forget to pack everything you need to enjoy your days on the island.

Don't forget that you can enjoy affordable accommodation at unbeatable prices by booking with Hoteles Dunas & Resorts at any of our four hotels, whether it's Suites & Villas by Dunas 4*, a charming place in Gran Canaria, Don Gregory by Dunas 4*, an adults-only accommodation in the quiet area of San Agustín, Maspalomas Resorts by Dunas 4*, a unique house with personality, or the Mirador Maspalomas by Dunas 3*, a hotel full of exciting experiences. Don't wait any longer and book your stay now!