Where better to search for a holiday villa in The Canary Islands, than right here in Gran Canaria? As the second largest Canary Island, Gran Canaria attracts visitors from across the world to bathe upon its vast golden beaches and visit its infamous cave and volcano formations. The island boasts even more than natural wonders it is so well known for, however, as you can lose yourself in the multicoloured villages, botanical gardens and palm tree kissed cities, for example, Las Palmas which acts as the beating heart of the Canaries. With all of these attractions, Gran Canaria is an island many options, so continue to live without limits when it comes to your accommodation and browse the extensive collection of apartment rentals and holiday villas on Likibu today.
Find and book your dream villa or holiday apartment in Gran Canaria
By choosing an apartment letting in Gran Canaria, you will be renting a piece of this bright sun glazed island. Whether you crave a holiday villa with a private pool in the popular Puerto Rico resort, a luxury apartment rental in the gothic city of Arucas, or a bed and breakfast in the volcanic district of Fataga, the accommodation combinations are endless. You can explore the range of rentals available here and secure a holiday home or apartment which is suitable for any budget through partner websites such as TripAdvisor or Airbnb.
An eternal summer in Gran Canaria
The year-round sunny climate means that it is always summer in Gran Canaria, as temperatures rarely fall under 18 degrees during the days, even in the supposed ‘winter months'. This means the island the dream destination for visitors who can take a break from the cold hustle of their home countries and Gran Canaria knows how to celebrate this perpetual sunshine. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Carnival and the Maspalomas Carnival are celebrations of precious energy and colours which spill out into the streets in mid-February until March and continue until dawn. Choose a holiday apartment or guesthouse amid the celebrations and party all night in this energetic island of eternal sunshine.
With warm weather even more reliable than that of mainland Spain, there is no bad time to visit Gran Canaria. The mid-summer months of July and August see popular resorts swarming with visitors who are enjoying the peak of the heat, so remember to reserve your holiday villa or apartment in the most populated areas of Playa del Ingles and Playa de Las Canteras in advance.
What type of holiday rentals are available in Gran Canaria?
Gran Canaria's southern location, just 100 kilometres from the coast of Morocco, means that the climate is pleasant all year round, making this island a sun trap which glazes the emerald waterfront and blesses visitors with some of the brightest beaches in the world. It is no surprise, therefore, that holiday rentals across this coastline are popular, as there is no better way to enjoy the best of Gran Canaria than through a holiday apartment on a beach in Las Canteras. These apartments are perfect for small groups who want to wake up in a room with a view of the Atlantic and embrace the dynamic day to nightlife which the resorts offer. For families or larger groups, a holiday villa with a private pool is the easiest way to create a home away from home while holidaying in the picturesque Santa Brigida or Las Palmas.
How to get to Gran Canaria
With budget airlines offering daily flights directly from various airports across the UK, the easiest and quickest way of reaching Gran Canaria is by air. With a flight duration of just over four hours, you can easily reach the island from London-Heathrow, Edinburgh, Belfast, Manchester or Leeds to the biggest airport in the Canary Islands, Gran Canaria Airport. With low-cost flights making this island more accessible than ever before, remember you can secure cheap accommodation by renting an apartment for a fraction of the cost of a hotel room. When you land, you will be 19 kilometres from the vibrant capital of Las Palmas and with bus routes and the chance to grab a taxi at the terminal, you will be able to explore this city and the rest of the country in almost no time at all.
If you are choosing to visit Gran Canaria as part of a Canary island-hopping experience, then you can take the Las Palmas- Sta. Cruz de Tenerife ferry to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in only 4 and a half hours from your holiday villa in Tenerife. Alternatively, visit Gran Canaria from your holiday apartment in Fuerteventura in under 3 and a half hours by hopping aboard the Morro Jable - Las Palmas ferry.
Gran Canaria Food and Culture Tips
Though some cuisine has reached across the waters from the Spanish mainland, the Canaries have adapted many of their recipes which are based upon freshness from local ingredients. You cannot leave the island without sampling ‘Papas arrugadas', which dresses the unique flavour of volcanic potatoes in a traditional sauce, and ‘Bienmesabe', the sweet almond dessert which is consumed and loved throughout the Canaries. Staying in a self-catered apartment is the perfect opportunity to live like a local and pick up some fresh flavours from San Mateo or Santa Brigida among many other markets which offer fresh produce for you to try your hand at cooking. As Gran Canaria is a part of Spain, it is unsurprising that the official language is Spanish, so remember to recap a few useful phrases before grabbing a taxi from the airport or ordering from a local restaurant.
Powerful volcanic landscapes and picturesque villages in Gran Canaria
Think of Gran Canaria and you will almost certainly picture the glorious beaches which are at the very forefront of the island's reputation. There is, however, even more, to be discovered when you venture away from its famous golden stretches. You don't need to be a geologist to explore the dramatic scenery which comes with this volcanic island, so put on your hiking boots and leave your holiday rental early to spend the day at one with the great rugged and rocky landscape. If you would rather spend your days shopping and dining instead of bathing on the sands then fear not, as Gran Canaria is home to the enticing city of Las Palma's, the largest city in the Canaries. Choose a bed and breakfast in this urban paradise to wake up amid the islands most fashionable hangouts, including the Centro Comercial Las Arenas, which is home to the biggest names in retail, and the architectural splendours of the Plaza de Cairasco.
Adventure in Gran Canaria
Though the island is small in size, Gran Canaria has no shortage of activities which will fill your days with adventure, both on the water and on dry land. A holiday villa in Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria is the best option for families, young friends or even those who are young at heart who want to take part in some water-sport activities. Considered as one of the greatest windsurfing destinations in the world, do not pass up the opportunity to experience these shores in a new light from the board. Scuba diving in Gran Canaria is one of the best in Europe, so embrace the oceanic beauty and come face to face with the island's underwater residents. For those who would instead sample adventure further inland, take up the chance to hike or cycle along the volcanic pathways, many of which lead to panoramic views. Wherever your holiday letting may be, the proximity of the island means that you are never too far from any adventure.