Every year hundreds of thousands of European tourists flock to the Canary Islands to spend their precious holiday time with friends and family. Its popularity is undeniable and British holidaymakers land to indulge their Spanish dreams and to spend time with their families, escaping the drudgery of the 9-5 lifestyle. One of the most popular destinations in the region is Gran Canaria, the second most populated island in the Canaries and roughly 1500km2 in size. So what is it about Gran Canaria that makes it so popular? These are just a few reasons to make it your next holiday destination.
The Weather Is Always Clever
The number one reason that UK beach lovers head to the Canary Islands and Gran Canaria in particular is the fact that the thing that we all love to hate, the number one topic in everyday conversation which is usually the weather, will be playing ball in Gran Canaria.
With temperatures mostly hovering at 20 degrees or above, us sun starved Brits know that we can hop aboard a plane and in the time it takes get through an M6 traffic jam on a bad day we could be sipping sangria at the side of a pool. Combine this with regular flights and a stunning array of accommodation on offer you can see why getting a cheap holiday deal to Gran Canaria is so tempting.
Getting Sporty In The Sun
If you are the sporty type then not only can you be working on your tan in the depths of winter, you can also shift those post Christmas calories at the same time. Gran Canaria is a sports lovers dream whether you like to keep it on dry land or head into the deep blue seas. Gran Canaria is a haven for windsurfers and has hosted the World Championships on numerous occasions.
Also, Gran Canaria is the choice of location for the training camps of many professional cycling teams that compete in such events as the Tour de France and the Vuelta a Espana and can regularly be seen training on the island’s roads. If hiking and climbing is more your thing then the Roque Nublo and Roque Bentayga will provide all the challenges you need.
Foodie Heaven Awaits You
If the varied restaurants and tapas bars of the island where not enough to make your taste buds tingle with delight, then the local cheese makers will blow your mind with their creation ‘Queso De Flor’ with a recipe that has been handed down through the generations and is still produced on the island today. With textures as varied as the waves that lap up on the shores, this gastronomic specialty has to be experienced to be believed.
If all this wasn’t enough then the opportunity to island hop and take all that the Canaries has to offer is so simple. Making Gran Canaria the base of your next trip abroad will be the best decision you could ever make