Very few people who visit Gran Canaria fail to fall in love with this
diverse and magnificent subtropical island. Gran Canaria’s immense
popularity with both foreign residents and people who visit for their
holidays means that it is extremely well connected, with dozens of flights
every day to just about anywhere in the Scandinavia and mainland Europe.
Calling Gran Canaria a "continent in miniature" might sound somewhat cliché.
Nevertheless, it is a fitting way to describe an island where you could be
admiring the snow-capped mountain of Pico de las Nieves one moment and
enjoying a camel ride through the gorgeous Sahara-like sand dunes in
Maspalomas the next.
Lots of sun and warm all year round
Gran Canaria really does have something for all tastes. Still, the excellent
weather all year round has to be the one main thing that continues to fill
the island’s hotels with countless tourists every year, and drives thousands
of foreigners to buy their own piece of real estate and make the island
their second home.
The South of Gran Canaria enjoys 50 weeks of sunshine each year, with
average temperatures of around 25ºC – a true paradise for anyone who loves
the beach, a leisurely game of golf, or simply enjoying the healthy outdoor
Beautiful beaches galore
On the subject of beaches, in Gran Canaria, you’re simply spoiled for
choice! You could opt for the spectacular 7km of golden sand that stretch
from Playa del Inglés to Meloneras, or visit any of several other equally
(or more) beautiful beaches and coves that adorn the island’s coastline.
Many of Gran Canaria’s beaches are easily accessible and have restaurants,
water sports facilities and other amenities, while others offer varying
degrees of seclusion and privacy.
A paradise of sport and outdoor life
On Gran Canaria, you will find a wide variety of outdoor activities to keep
you busy. Golfers, for example, have a wide variety of courses to choose
from, some actually designed by world-class professionals like Mackenzie
Ross and Blake Stirling.
There are in fact plenty of opportunities to practice just about any sport
imaginable, from windsurfing and diving – which the island is most famous
for – to rock climbing or even skydiving over the lovely blue ocean.
If you enjoy trekking, or even simply taking pleasant walks in the
countryside, you won’t be short of possibilities on Gran Canaria. Actually,
there is probably no better way to discover the island’s incredible variety
of landscapes and vegetation. As you leave behind the rugged cacti and palm
trees that liven up the arid south of Gran Canaria, you will come across a
wide variety of flora typical of Africa, Europe and even the Americas – not
to mention the island’s stunning cliffs, ravines and lava formations. There
are also a number of beautiful lakes where you can enjoy a
relaxing afternoon’s fishing.
Plenty to do all day – and night
Gran Canaria is not just about sports and outdoor life. For example, how
about pampering yourself in the luxury of one of the island’s many spas? Or
you can enjoy some good food at any of the countless restaurants offering
Spanish and international dishes. If you live for the night, you have plenty
to keep you happy as well, from casinos, to night clubs, to cabaret shows,
not to mention the ample choice of performances by both local and
international artists at the island’s many theatres.
Rich culture and deep traditions from the past
No words could ever do justice to Gran Canaria’s rich culture and
traditions. The colorful, lively village feasts and carnivals, steeped in
tradition, simply have to be experienced. The same goes for the delicious
local cuisine, as well as the typical cheeses and wines sold in the village
The quiet interior of the island contrasts sharply with the lively
cosmopolitan capital of Las Palmas and with the touristic parts of the
coast. Many of the island’s villagers continue to live the traditional way
of life, farming the land just like their ancestors have done for centuries.
The sense of absolute tranquility you get when you visit any of Gran Canaria’s little villages is a welcome feeling that never fails to soothe
Buy your dream home in Gran Canaria
With so much on offer, it’s no wonder that many of Gran Canaria’s visitors
begin to enquire about property for sale even before their first trip to the
island is over.
If you are looking to move to Gran Canaria and start enjoying the good life,
you will find the friendly and personal service of EstateCanaria
invaluable as you look for a house to call your second home. Another popular
option is to invest in a holiday home on the island, possibly renting it out
during part of the year so that it helps pay for itself.
Take a look at some of the magnificent properties we have on offer, or just
and leave the rest to us.