Destination guide

Head to the charming city of Gran Canaria

The beaches and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Gran Canaria. Well known for its sporting events, surfing and restaurants, this romantic city won't disappoint. Take in top local attractions such as Palmitos Park and San Telmo Park. If you're looking for accommodation options with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Activities and attractions in Gran Canaria

Are you hoping to discover things to do during your stay? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that makes Gran Canaria a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Bentayga Winery (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • Las Tirajanas Winery (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • Cocodrilo Park (8.7 mi / 14 km)
  • Real Club de Golf Las Palmas (9.5 mi / 15.4 km)
  • Sioux City Park (12.3 mi / 19.8 km)
  • Aqualand Maspalomas (12.4 mi / 20 km)

Seasonal weather in Gran Canaria

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, August, July, September and October are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 25°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Gran Canaria

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, Gran Canaria is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Palmitos Park (8.6 mi / 13.8 km)
  • San Telmo Park (14.9 mi / 24 km)
  • Las Nieves Peak (1.3 mi / 2 km)
  • Riscos de Tirajana (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Nublo Rock (1.6 mi / 2.5 km)
  • Chira Lake (3.7 mi / 5.9 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Gran Canaria

Fly into Las Palmas (LPA-Gran Canaria), the closest airport, located 12.4 mi (19.9 km) from the city centre.

Where to stay near Gran Canaria?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 4,165 holiday rentals near Gran Canaria. From 387 Villas to 867 Houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Gran Canaria for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Gran Canaria?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Gran Canaria. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Valleseco: 1,726 holiday rentals
  • Las Palmas: 1,642 holiday rentals
  • San Bartolomé de Tirajana: 2,751 holiday rentals
  • Mogán: 2,236 holiday rentals
  • Vega de San Mateo: 1,184 holiday rentals

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Gran Canaria! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Gran Canaria?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Gran Canaria with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Valleseco: 1,726 holiday homes
  • Las Palmas: 1,642 holiday homes
  • San Bartolomé de Tirajana: 2,751 holiday homes
  • Mogán: 2,236 holiday homes
  • Vega de San Mateo: 1,184 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Gran Canaria?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Gran Canaria. From HomeAway travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Puerto Rico Shopping Center: 2,441 holiday rentals
  • Perez Galdos House Museum: 2,038 holiday rentals
  • Sardinia de Galdar Lighthouse: 1,718 holiday rentals
  • Diocesan Museum of Sacred Art: 2,010 holiday rentals
  • Agaete Botanical Gardens: 1,888 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Gran Canaria listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.

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