Gran Canaria is a destination with a lot of variety on offer, but it’s most famous for its beaches. There are over 80 stretches of golden sand around the island, many swept by the sort of waves surfers dream of. Further inland, the centre of the island is a great place for hiking, with relatively easy-to-reach peaks and other interesting features.
Several of the best things to do in Gran Canaria are found in and around the island’s capital city – Las Palmas. It’s a place with a lot of history on show, but not a place that’s locked in the past, so expect plenty of great modern hotels with top-notch facilities. Don’t forget to get out and about the rest of the island, though – there’s lots to see and do.