General Information
Holiday Resorts
Tour in the South
Tour in the East
Island Round Trip
Central Massif
Hotel Maspalomas
Weather and Climate
Additional Infos
Car Rental Tips
Canarian Climate

Gran Canaria Index | General Information | Holiday Resorts | Tour in the South | Tour in the East | Tour in the West and North | Massif Central | Hotel Riu Grand Palace Maspalomas Oasis | Weather and Climate | Additional Information | Car Rental Tips | Canarian Climate


Travel Guide and Travel Report Gran Canaria


Gran Canaria is the most popular holiday island of all Canarian Islands par excellence. Every year, several millions of tourists fly to Gran Canaria in order to take a sunbath, to bath in the sea and in the evenings up to late in the night. The big sand beaches in the south of the island are world famous and all a holiday worthwhile. In the south of the island, despite the mass tourism it is possible to enjoy the beach without crowds; this is what makes the holiday of Gran Canaria so pleasant.

Most of the tourists are taken in big buses to their hotel accommodation, spend there one or two weeks and then return by the same way. Only a few view the island and this is a pity, as n Gran Canaria haeach and sea. We have circumnavigated and explored the island, have seen some fascinating canyons, different landscapes of gravel deserts up to densely leafed forests and meadows, have seen the most different places, form the tourist resort up to some undiscovered, totally isolated small mountain village and could even look up to Tenerife.

On the following pages, we describe the sightseeings of Gran Canaria that we have seen on our tours through the island. Have good fun with our online travel guide about the island Gran Canaria.


General Information about Gran Canaria

  • Situation and Size, Regions and Landscapes
  • The Origination of Gran Canaria
  • History and Habitation of Gran Canaria
  • Flora and Fauna of Gran Canaria
  • Food and Drinks

Holiday Resorts in the Canarian Island Gran Canaria

  • Puerto de Mogán or 'Small Venice of Gran Canaria'
  • Puerto Rico: Bathing Resort for Sailing Fans
  • Arguineguín: Primary Harbour Place
  • Meloneras: A Touch of Luxury
  • Maspalomas: A Dream of Dunes
  • Playa del Inglés: Beach, Beach, as far as the eye can reach

Tour though the canyons in the south of Gran Canaria

  • Embalse de Soria: Dried reservoir in a fantastic Landscape
  • Cruz San Antonio: Marvellous Environment that has to recuperate from the fires
  • Ayacata: Short Stop in between in the Restaurant La Candelilla
  • The View Points La Plata und Cruz Grande
  • Aldiana Mirador: Wellness Hotel with a fantastic View
  • San Bartolomé: Short Stop in between in the Restaurant El Rural
  • country Hotel for the whole family: Molino de Agua
  • Fataga: Small Place with a big Charm
  • Mirador de Fataga: A very special View Point
  • Mundo Aborigen
  • Leisure Park: Aqualand Maspalomas former Aqua Sur
  • Palmitos Park: Unfortunately closed since the fire in the year 2007
  • Embalse de Ayagaures in the Barranco de los Palmitos

Tour in the East of the Island Gran Canaria

  • Castillo del Romeral: Sleepy Small Coastal Place
  • Pozo de Izquierdo: The Surfer Mecca of Gran Canaria
  • Arinaga
  • Cuatro Puertas: Cult Place with a fantastic View
  • Museo de las Piedras: Tourist Souvenirs in Abundance
  • Ingenio: Centre of the Handcraft
  • Agüimes - Greeting from Africa
  • Barranco de Guayadeque: Relief of American Canyons
  • Museum zur Schlucht: Centro de Interpretacion Guayadeque
  • Guayadeque and the Cuevas de Bermeja
  • Höhlenrestaurant Tagoror: Highlight at the End of the Canyon
  • Temisas
  • Santa Lucía de Tirajana: Leafy City amidst scant Mountains
  • Museo Castillo de la Fortaleza in Santa Lucia
  • La Fortaleza

Gran Canaria Circumnavigation of the Island West + North

  • Puerto de Mogán or also 'Small Venice of Gran Canaria'
  • Mogán: Centre of Administration amidst the same named Canyon
  • San Nicolás and the Playa de la Aldea
  • Puerto de las Nieves: Traditional Small Fishing Place
  • Gáldar: The terrible Impression from a distance cheats
  • Sardina del Norte and the Light House in the North West
  • Cenobio de Valerón
  • Arucas and the Montana de Arucas
  • Conclusion of the Island Tour

Tour through the Massif Central of Gran Canaria

  • Ingenio: Tour Start in the east to Pico de las Nieves
  • Pico de las Nieves: Highest Mountain in Gran Canaria
  • Roque Nublo: Rock Finger and Emblem of Gran Canaria
  • Ayacata: Cross Point in the Massif Central
  • Roque Bentayga & Cuevas del Rey
  • La Solana, El Chorrillo: Isolated Mountain Villages in the Loneliness
  • Tejeda: Picturesque Mountain Village with a vivid Tourist Life
  • Cruz de Tejeda: Cross Point at the Mountain Pass
  • Return over Vega de San Mateo

Hotel Riu Grand Palace Maspalomas Oasis

  • Situation of the Hotel and Environment
  • First Impression
  • Hotel Room
  • Poolscape
  • Food and Drinks
  • Hotel Personnel and Service
  • Sports and Entertainment
  • The Palm oasis in the Hotel Complex
  • The Hotel Guests
  • Additional Service in the Hotel
  • Conclusion

Weather and Climate in Gran Canaria

  • Tips concerning the Weather and the Climate in the Island
  • Day Temperatures
  • Night Temperatures
  • Water Temperatures
  • Sunshine Hours per Day
  • Rainfall Days per Month

Additional Information for a Holiday in Gran Canaria

  • Links to interesting Websites about Gran Canaria
  • Tips for a pleasant Holiday in Gran Canaria

Car rental in the Canarian Islands

  • Orlando - Rent A Car
  • Moreno Car Rental
  • Tips for Renting a Car in the Canarian Islands

The Climate of the Canarian Islands

  • The Planetary Wind System in the Proximity of the Equator
  • The North-East Trade Wind
  • The Coriolis-Force
  • The Foehn
  • The Sea and the Sea Ground
  • The Canary Current

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