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Highlights in Gran Canaria
- Day tours
- Maspalomas and Playa del Inglés
- Roque Nublo
- Puerto Mogán
- Extreme water sports
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Holiday rentals and lettings in Gran Canaria
For magnificent sea-view properties, no better place that Puerto de Sardina, in the northern west side of the island. A bit further down, heading south-west, you can find the rentals in the upmarket district, Maspalomas where you can visit the bustling beach of Playa del Ingles and the hidden coves in between to enjoy its white, sandy and world-famous dunes. For those preferring the coast but wanting to avoid the main resort areas, Puerto de Mogan is a delightful laid-back village in the south-west.A dream-like place in the Atlantic Sea
Look for your picture-perfect holiday rental on Gran Canaria and evade from harsher climes. From stylish accommodation to picturesque holiday lettings in fishing villages. Discover what the island has to offer for groups, couples, families and all ages. The rentals can host up from 2 to 6 people. These lettings can be found in coastal cities all over the island or quiet and private rentals with a private pool in more secluded areas. If you fancy a bit of luxury for your stay, book a holiday rental with a private pool to cool down while enjoying the sun, a big terrace for your BBQs and all the amenities in the most exclusive properties overlooking the sea.
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The area and getting around
Buses are a good and comfortable way of getting around the island or going from and to the airport. Over 100 routes that cover and connect almost every main point of the island. Thinking of a bit of exercise too? Walking or going by bike is also a great way to explore the surrounding narrow stone streets of historic Vegueta, where you can find many museums, bars, restaurants and a craft market on Sundays.A versatile island of volcanic origin with its own appeal
Gran Canaria has something to offer for all tastes. The island exquisite gastronomy is full of contrasts, tasty dishes and fresh local ingredients such as maize, potatoes, the famous Canarian banana and La Palma de Flor, a cheese that boasts its own DOP. Enjoy a night out on the harbour of Las Palmas or explore the rugged countryside of the Island and its landscapes worthy enough to be movie sets. Set in the island's north-east corner, Las Palmas, the capital, is a large and busy city with superb shopping facilities, a vibrant cultural scene and an excellent town beach called Playa de las Canteras.
Travellers and activities
Need some action on the waves? Get ready to enjoy and ride the best waves as the island is a famous surfing destination where las Canteras Beach is a perfect zone for beginners, whereas El Confital is famous for big waves and favoured by experienced surfers. On the other hand, whenever you need a break between rides and you are itching for a lazy laid-back day lounging at the best beaches with crystal clear waters and under the sizzling Canarian sun, go to San Agustín, Las Canteras Beach, Puerto Rico, Amadores, Mogán or Maspalomas amongst others.Gran Canaria for cinema lovers
Tropical-style, palm-fringed beaches and crystal clear waters have allured hundreds of filmmakers and has made of Gran Canaria a very popular choice among producers of the seventh art. Popular films or scenes on the island have been shot for Fast and Furious 6 with Vin Diesel, Wild Oats with Demi Moore or Allied with Brad Pitt. Feel like a movie star and step on the film set! And then, Moonlight cinema, on the top floor of the shopping centre in Maspalomas, offers you a permanent outdoor cinema, to enjoy a film under the stars! Can you think of a better idea?
„Alcora was the word used for the sun by the early sun-worshipping Canarios who would kneel to face it at daybreak.“
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Seeking quaint villages or historic character? Take a day tour to Las Canteras that will give you a taste for local life. Know the city beyond the beach with colonial architecture, historic sites and a flourishing food scene. If you really want to titillate your taste buds, Las Palmas’ old town will satisfy your cravings. Plenty of tiny hidden places boasting an array of tapas and local specialties. And for historical neighbourhoods and see how the locals live and eat, escape the crowds and head to Markets of Madrid. Explore the area, sample some Spanish tapas and pop in and out of local markets.2. Roque Nublo
This volcanic rock standing 80 metres tall is a famous landmark and a natural monument protected by UNESCO. A good place for hiking lovers where to admire the views of Tejeda mountain, following a signposted trail.3. Maspalomas
This is the second largest beach in Gran Canaria with sand dunes, wide sandy beaches and lovely shallow waters. Playa del Inglés is a fun-and-sun resort with shopping centres, restaurants and a place that offers sand by day and party time with clubs galore by night. Head west to enjoy the local fauna and watch the birds, have fun and a great day out in Aqualand Maspalomas with all the family, enjoy the wild west at Sioux City Theme Park or visit Mundo Aborigen for a bit of culture and history.4. Puerto Mogán
If you need to recharge your energy, this coastal and charming village on the southern side of the island will help you to do so. The stunning white architecture, beautiful flower gardens, a small beach and a chic ambiance makes of Puerto Mogán a unique and romantic holiday experience.5. Water sports
Warm air and water temperature are a perfect combination for water sports, especially windsurfing, the most popular activity in Gran Canaria. You can also choose from yachting, sailing, water-skiing, scuba diving and much more. Feel free to try those water sports you resisted for a long time and give it a go!
FAQs: Holiday Rentals & Lettings in Gran Canaria
How much do you pay on average for holiday rentals in Gran Canaria?
By looking at its annual average price of £108.84, Gran Canaria is not a destination that stands out as being the most expensive or the cheapest in Spain.
What time of year offers, on average, the best holiday rental prices in Gran Canaria?
Those who want to be budget-friendly should visit Gran Canaria in September, August, and May the cheapest months of the year, with average prices of £99.15, £102.39, and £103.63 per night, respectively, based on data collected in 2020.
When are holiday rentals more expensive in Gran Canaria?
In 2020, the month that offered the highest average prices in Gran Canaria was January, with an average price of £121.43 per night. This was followed by December, with an average of £120.17, and November, with £116.58.
Are there usually many holiday rentals available in Gran Canaria?
If you decide to discover Gran Canaria, we suggest planning your visit in advance because it tends to be very high in demand, with an annual average occupation of 47% in the year 2020.
When are more holiday lettings available?
The months when it's the easiest to find available accommodation in Gran Canaria are May (the average amount of properties that are free reached 68.2% of the total in 2020), October (61.2%), and June (60.25%).
Which months is it more difficult to find available rentals?
The month with the highest average booked rental figures is February (only 36% of properties were available on average in 2019). Followed by January (40%), and August (41.8%).
Are there many holiday rentals in Gran Canaria?
Holidu works with 43 different partners to give you an inventory to choose between 6700 properties we have in Gran Canaria.