Flight and hotel Gran Canaria
Package Holidays In Gran Canaria
Famed for its glorious beaches and rugged scenery, Gran Canaria is one of the majestic Canary Islands located off the coast of Western Africa. The climate is sub-tropical climate and warm weather prevails all year round. From the vibrant Las Palmas to long stretches of beach in Maspalomas, the island is a fabulous destination for sun and culture lovers alike.
What To Know Before Visiting Gran Canaria?
Las Palmas Airport is the principle entry point to the island for city breaks in Gran Canaria. Buses connect the airport with most towns on the island but taxi is the most popular choice for onward journeys. The local currency is the Euro as the Canary Islands are part of Spain – in fact, the capital of Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, is Spain's ninth largest city. Gran Canaria operates on the same time zone as the United Kingdom and those visiting on any EU passport don't require a visa and can stay for indefinite periods. Spanish is the local language and while most people working in travel hot spots will speak English a few words in the local lingo will be greatly appreciated when you travel on a flight to Gran Canaria.
When Is The Best Time To Visit Gran Canaria?
Referred to as the 'island of eternal spring', a weekend in Gran Canaria has much to offer all year round. If you enjoy the hot weather then the height of summer between June and September sees the island bask in temperatures of 30 °C while even in December, the coldest month, you can still expect a balmy 15 °C in the day – a little cooler in the evenings. The island, both the beach resorts and the cities, are much quieter in the cooler months and you can enjoy this fabulous destination almost all to yourself when you book a flight from Dublin to Gran Canaria.
What To Do On Package Holidays In Gran Canaria?
A flight and hotel in Gran Canaria is the perfect opportunity to indulge is some quality relaxation time on the island's fabulous beaches. However, there is plenty to do in addition to basking in the sunshine. Climb the imposing Roque Nublo and enjoy panoramic views of the volcanic landscapes or traverse the sandy dunes of Maspalomas on one of the designated walking routes. Head to Vegueta on a flight from Cork to Gran Canaria and explore a traditional village, bursting with Spanish architecture and a number of important museums. Water sports are abundant in all of the coastal locations and a real thrill for all the family. Finally, once the sun goes down, catch a film at the rooftop Moonlight Cinema in Maspalomas.
What Places To Visit In Gran Canaria?
Palmitos Park is a must-see when you are on city breaks in Gran Canaria. Packed with exotic plants, the park also has birds of prey, parrots and dolphins. Valsequillo is an area of outstanding natural beauty. Encompassing ravines and forests, it also boasts a charming historic centre and you can easily spend an entire day here exploring both natural and manmade wonders. The capital city, Las Palmas is a wonderful city and a fantastic destination to visit in its own right. Some of the highlights of the city to explore are:
- Vegueta - a historical district of the city and a great place for dinner and drinks
- Casa de Colón Museum - a museum dedicated to the explorer Christopher Columbus
- Catedral de Santa Ana - the city's imposing cathedral
What To Eat In Gran Canaria?
Flan de la Casa is a kind of egg custard tart and just one of the many delights to sample on a weekend in Gran Canaria. The steak on the island is also famous. As well as the more typical dishes of seafood and tapas, you simply can't leave without trying the delicious cactus fruit served with plates of goats cheese and locally cured ham.
What To Bring Home From Gran Canaria?
Pottery, rum and locally produced cigars are just a few gift ideas for when you book a flight and hotel in Gran Canaria. In addition to the usual fridge magnets and t-shirts, lacework and hand-crafted baskets also make great mementoes of your trip. Las Palmas is a vibrant shopping destination and you can find everything here from large high street brands to quaint clothes boutiques.