1 stop (10h20m)
|Gran Canaria city centre|
|Gran Canaria Airport (LPA): 10 mi from city centre|
From the UK flying is the only reasonable way to reach the Canary Islands off the coast of Africa. Thanks to the islands popularity, it's easy to reach from a number of even smaller airports around the UK. Gran Canaria Airport (LPA) is well-served with the following airlines: EasyJet, Jet2.com and Ryanair.
You can visit Gran Canaria any time of the year but July and August are the most popular among tourists. October to March can deliver some pretty bad weather so beware when booking your ]tickets to Gran Canaria.
Direct flights to Gran Canaria from London take 4h 25min.
Urban beaches, fishing villages and water parks are just some of the wonderful things to enjoy while travelling to Gran Canaria. When summer arrives, it's time to escape Britain and head for the beaches of the Canary Islands for holidays in Gran Canaria.
Beaches: Gran Canaria is famed for many things but what most tourists look forward to are the beaches. The longest ones are Playa del Inglés and Maspalomas. The easiest way to reach the beaches, especially the more secluded ones is with a Gran Canaria car hire.
Surfing: Being the Hawaii of the Atlantic, you'll notice that many surfers head here to catch a good break. When the weather and the waves cooperate, you can sit for hours watching the surfers along the northern part of the island.
Parque Nacional de Garajonay: This park covers 10% of the island's surface. 400+ species of flora can be found here. There are plenty of great hiking trails (nothing too difficult) unless you want to climb to the peak of Alto de Garajonya, the tallest point on the island.
Find more information on grancanaria.com.
The options are almost limitless when it comes to hotels in Gran Canaria. In order to cater to the many holidaymakers on the island you can find everything from apartments, bungalows, hotels, guest houses, country hotels and even country villas to rent during your trip to the Canary Islands.