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Where to stay in Gran Canaria: a complete guide for your holiday

18 Mar 2024

If you’ve decided to spend your next holiday on the round island, you’ll have already set to work to find that longed-for place to stay in Gran Canaria. At Dunas Hotels & Resorts we know that deciding on the best area isn’t an easy task easy, especially if you want to make the most of your time and visit the whole island.


That's why we've put together this guide with you in mind, in which we'll have a closer look at the best areas to enjoy the best holidays in Gran Canaria.


The best areas to stay in Gran Canaria



North, south, east, west, which is the perfect area to stay in during your visit to Gran Canaria? With so many available, it can be difficult to decide. 


Luckily, we're here to help. In this article, we'll explore the best areas of the island so you can find the accommodation that best suits your needs and preferences, guaranteeing you an unforgettable holiday in this special destination.


1. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: the capital city


Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is a charming city with a large colonial-style old town. It boasts one of the best rated urban beaches in Europe: Playa del las Canteras.


In the heart of the island, you'll find a wide variety of hotels, from luxurious establishments to cosy hostels. If you're looking to be close to the action, we recommend staying in the area of Vegueta or Triana. Here you can enjoy the city's rich history and culture, as well as a wide range of gastronomic and leisure options.


If you prefer to wake up with sea views, Las Canteras Beach is the ideal place to stay. In this area, you’ll find hotels with panoramic views of the Atlantic and direct access to one of the most beautiful urban beaches in the world. You’ll also be close to a wide variety of restaurants, bars, and shops.


2. North of Gran Canaria


Another area to consider when staying in Gran Canaria is the north of the island. Ideal for those looking for a quieter, closer-to-nature experience, it offers charming country houses and boutique hotels in picturesque villages such as Agaete and Tejeda. 


Here you can disconnect from the hustle and bustle of the city and explore the island's lush vegetation and stunning mountain scenery.


3. South Gran Canaria


If you like golden sandy beaches and sunshine, the south of Gran Canaria is the destination for you. This is the island's tourist area par excellence. With a wide range of accommodation on offer, two areas stand out above the rest: 


In Maspalomas and Playa del Inglés, you’ll find a wide selection of hotels and resorts such as the Mirador Maspalomas by Dunas, a comfortable and fun hotel ideal for families. In addition, the area has premium villas by the sea such as the Suites & Villas by Dunas, a different way to relax in an exclusive spot such as the Special Nature Reserve of the Maspalomas Dunes.


As well as enjoying all the comforts that these accommodations offer, you can relax on the beach, enjoy a lively nightlife, excellent restaurants and exciting water activities.


For those who prefer a quieter and more exclusive atmosphere, the San Agustín area is a great choice for accommodation in the south of Gran Canaria.


One example of hotels in the south of Gran Canaria is the Don Gregory by Dunas, an adults-only hotel, ideal for those looking for an intimate getaway. Located in this charming seaside resort, it offers a relaxed atmosphere, beautiful beaches such as Playa de las Burras and a wide range of services and activities.


Book your accommodation with Dunas Hotels & Resorts to ensure the best experience



Whether you prefer the hustle and bustle of city life, the tranquillity of the countryside or relaxation on the beach, Gran Canaria has the perfect accommodation for you. We hope this guide has helped you find the ideal place to make the most of your holiday on this wonderful island. 


Don't wait any longer, take advantage of our early bird sale for summer 2024 and book your stay in Gran Canaria with Dunas Hotels & Resorts to enjoy an unforgettable experience!

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