Gran Canaria is a “miniature continent”. It has an incredible variety of landscapes and microclimates that make it unique. There are infinite reasons why vacations in Gran Canaria are always a good choice, here we give you five, but you are sure to find many more!

Feeling the sun kissing your skin while you lie on the sand of Maspalomas beach:

Maspalomas is a perfect location in which to relax, enjoy the sea or simply dedicate time to sunbathing among dunes.

Fly on the waves:

It is an island with a great surfing and windsurfing tradition, where you can find a good number of places to practice this sport, and where increasingly more schools allow you to embark upon the adventure of kitesurfing.

Feel like an astronaut on Earth:

There is a road which leaves the beaches, passes through towns and villages and disappears into the sky. But the unique part soon begins, because the path continues rising and rising, and leaves behind the clouds and the sky which lie beneath you when you arrive at Tajeda, the small town in Gran Canaria where the sea of clouds lives.

Experience the changing beach:

Las Canteras beach is one of the best urban beaches in the world and, in addition, it has a peculiar feature which the locals call La Barra, a curious line of rocks which converts the bay into the best place on this side of the globe to practice swimming, and which allows swimmers to walk on water on days with low tide. And if you go to the beach on Monday, we warn you that on Wednesday, if you come back, it will be different; it will have a different appearance, because Las Canteras is the Changing Beach!

Watch the sun set in Puerto Mogán:

Mogán, to the south of Gran Canaria, has one of the best climates of all the regions of the Canary Islands. It has fine sand beaches and is a perfect location in which to spend a while having a drink, beneath the colored houses lined up along the pier. Bougainvilleas and hibiscuses adorn the windows and the people fill the terraces of the cafés at the port, from which you can calmly watch the sun disappear into the sea.

If you travel to Gran Canaria you will add many more reasons to return to this spectacular island. Tell us them!


IBEROSTAR Hotels & resorts has a hotel in Gran Canaria. It’s the IBEROSTAR Costa Canaria, a 4-star all-inclusive hotel on the shore of San Agustín beach, in Maspalomas. It is perfectly located for playing golf and its facilities are geared towards rest and relaxation on your vacation in Gran Canaria. “