Tourist guide to enjoy Gran Canaria with children in 2020

Oct. 28, 2019, 1:09 p.m.

Going on vacation to Gran Canaria with children is always a safe choice. Indeed, this island located just 100 kilometres off the African shores in the Atlantic Ocean has plenty of beaches and landscapes with such a nice climate that spending holidays here is a failsafe choice year-round.

There is a very good reason family vacation to Tamarán (as the ancient aborigines called the island) is a popular choice among holidaymakers. Adults and kids alike find endless attractions and activities here to keep them having fun and relaxing for as long as they choose to stay.

Not for nothing, generations of families have flocked to Gran Canaria’s golden coast, a destination situated just a couple of hours by plane from the European continent. In fact, this sunshine paradise has everything from bustling hotels and resorts to wild, untamed volcanic landscapes.

Gran Canaria offers warm sunshine year-round, with temperatures reaching a peak during the summer season. From April to October, daytime temperatures reach from 22°C to 26°C. Whatever the season, this is a great place for a holiday with plenty of seasonal events and activities.

Therefore, you couldn’t ask for a better place to go with your family – especially for its year-round sun and a warm welcoming culture that come together to make this a great destination for kids and adults alike.

Top plans in Gran Canaria with children

There are a good deal of reasons to consider taking your family holidays in Gran Canaria. The island is also known as the “miniature continent” for its diversity of landscapes, ranging from stunning Caribbean-style beaches to its sweeping mountain passes.

The island is the ideal bet for family holidays to Spain. Your Gran Canaria vacation can be what you want them to be – endless lazy days by the seaside, jam-packed days of exciting activities or just indulging in the tasty Canarian cuisine. Make it your own!

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Funny theme parks

Children and adults alike will love the many parks dotted around the island, from themed attractions to water worlds full of epic slides and fun pools.

  • Holiday World Maspalomas: the leading entertainment center in Gran Canaria has a new image and services such as attraction park, bowling alley, karaoke, escape room, gastro market… What are you waiting for having a good time at Holiday World Maspalomas?
  • Sioux City Park: how about transporting yourself to the Wild West and feel like a cowboy fighting an indian in an unforgettable adventure like in a western movie?
  • Angry Birds Activity Park: a must in every children tourist guide is this themed park based on the famous app where excitement and fun reign all over the place.
  • Palmitos Park: this park full of animals and plant life is super fun and you might learn something too! Enjoy all its birds, reptiles and mammals, in addition to its aquarium and garden.
  • Aqualand Maspalomas: a water park with a good range of chutes, slides, rivers, pools and plenty of cool shade in high summer.
  • Poema del Mar: one of the biggest aquariums in Europe offers up to 35 different ecosystems and hundreds of species in sight in the spectacular windows and passages of the inside.

Easy hiking routes in Gran Canaria

A different activity to do in Gran Canaria with children is hiking. Not in vain, is an unbelievably beautiful island replete with hiking opportunities as varied as its landscapes.

Spend time hiking in the mountains, along clifftops, over ravines, across desert dunes and into lush, green valleys and you’ll see why.

After all, where else can you climb a mountain, get lost in the clouds, play in the sand dunes and swim in the ocean, all in one day? Well, you can do all that and more on just one island.

Beaches in Gran Canaria

You’d be hard pressed to find a more family-friendly destination than this! You’ll find something for everyone thanks to the island’s broad range of activities to enjoy and places to see.

First off, there’s over 120 beaches scattered around the shimmering coastline. Soft sand dunes and clear waters are perfect for a splash around, for building sand castles and just soaking up those precious rays of sun.

Amadores Beach is loved for its white sands and the northern town of Agaete is a popular hotspot too. What about a camel ride along the shores of Maspalomas Beach? It’s a unique way to take in the chilled-out beachside vibes.

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Child friendly hotels in Gran Canaria

For a simple, no-worries, family holiday, Gran Canaria is one of the best choices of all the Canary Islands. Thus, if you come to Gran Canaria with children, the purpose-built Dunas Hotels & Resorts offer everything a family could want. Discover them below.

Maspalomas Resort by Dunas and Suites & Villas by Dunas

Maspalomas Resort by Dunas and Suites & Villas by Dunas are two wonderful lodgings located near the Maspalomas Dunes, the Maspalomas Lighthouse, San Agustín Beach, Las Burras Beach and Meloneras Beach in the south of Gran Canaria.

Their spectacular villas and bungalows welcome their guests by an air of peace and serenity. The complex is beautifully appointed offers a relaxing home away from home in which to escape the rest of the world.

These family hotels in Gran Canaria are well equipped with modern amenities, for added comfort and convenience. Guests of all ages are invited to enjoy the host of facilities and services that the complex has to offer.

Mirador Maspalomas by Dunas

Mirador Maspalomas by Dunas is among the best all-inclusive hotels in Gran Canaria and affords guests of all ages a host of excellent facilities and services catering to every dining, leisure and recreational needs.

All the family will find something to keep them entertained, and the little ones will be impressed with the waterslides and children's pool, in addition to the animation team and the hotel mascots Duni and Dunita.

Bottom line, spending your holidays in Gran Canaria with children is a winner for each and every one for its year-round climate. Therefore, the search for sun is an easy endeavour, but you’ve also got dramatic scenery, adventure parks and traditional eateries all at your disposal to enjoy with your family.

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