They call it "the miniature continent" because few places on earth can boast such a diversity of landscapes within such a small area. It stretches just 40 kilometres from north to south but offers dramatic volcanic mountains, tropical forests, desert areas and golden beaches. The average temperature in the daytime high ranges from 20°C in winter, to 26°C in summer; some cool nights occur in winter, but lows below 10°C are unknown near the coast. Making this wonderful island the perfect place to make of your holiday a memorable, exciting and relaxing experience.
There are tiny and virtually unspoilt villages to visit, beautiful valleys, cliffs, caves and canyons. You can go on a jeep safari to explore the impressive volcanic interior, take a boat ride to see the dolphins or simply stick with the foam parties and frantic activity of Playa del Ingles.
Meloneras is a very classy place, you can walk along the promenade, do some shopping before sampling cuisine from a whole host of restaurants including Italian, traditional Spanish tapas, sushi and seafood. The sand dunes of Maspalomas are a sight to behold, stretching out along the south coast looking like giant waves of sand covering around 4 square kilometres. Picturesque Puerto de Mogán is a very popular destination and it’s easy to see why; with its canal-like channels and quaint bridges is also known as Little Venice.
And of course the vibrant capital, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, is crammed with culture and history. This is a truly cosmopolitan city located on the north-east of the island with so much to do and see – museums, art collections, fantastic architecture, beautiful parks, great shops, cafés and also the famous Las Canteras Beach, perfect for a cooling dip or a spot of sun-bathing.
The finest weather adds to the island’s strong golf tradition, born in the 19th century with the opening of Spain’s first golf course in Gran Canaria, in 1891. Six generations afterwards, Gran Canaria remains one of the main golf destinations for thousands of Europeans. Ideal climatic conditions allow the possibility of practicing your favourite sport 365 days a year.
But Gran Canaria’s golf experience is not just tradition; the island boasts eight magnificent golf courses that are spread out over its territory. These courses were designed by professionals and experts do not hesitate in affirming that they are some of the best in Spain. Here, you will find golf courses that are veritable oasis of tranquillity, where you can enjoy the calm and peacefulness that you need to improve your game, or simply to play your favourite sport.
With year round spring-like weather Gran Canaria is the ideal location for golf holidays. Whether you prefer the warmer climate of the North East, the fresh trade winds of the South West, Championship standard courses or beginner level Par 3 courses, Gran Canaria is a refuge close to home where to calmly enjoy your favourite sport.
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