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Gran Canaria Holidays

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Destination This gem of an island allows you to enjoy scorching weather all year, paddle in warm waters and chill out on some the best beaches in Spain. Don’t waste your hard earned cash jetting to the Caribbean in the winter when you can be on a beach in Gran Canaria in less than four hours. If we haven’t already won you over with this destination, we don’t know what will! Book holidays to Gran Canaria with Qwerty Travel today and you could be on that beach in no time.

One of the best resorts on the island is Puerto Rico, with an excellent clubbing scene for all you party animals. Chill out during the day and let off some steam in the evening. Not only is this resort a clubbers’ paradise, you can also add a few memories to your holiday by going on a dolphin boat tour. For those who want to visit one of the biggest holiday resorts in Europe, head to Playa Del Ingles. Yes, you are not going to find a lot of culture here, but how much culture do you really need when you have the sun and cheap nightclubs? Most resorts in Gran Canaria offer some top water sports, so don’t let your beach body go out of shape, hope on a surfboard and keep that physique trim.
For Singles

When: The busy months are obviously July and August but because of the location of the island, the weather is great pretty much all year round. This is really handy, if the sight of kids and nosey parents makes you feel a little … unwell.

Where: If Blue Flag beaches and activities are what you’re looking for, then Puerto Rico is where it’s at. However, if you’re a seasoned lone traveller who wants to explore some real Spanish culture, head to Puerto Mogan fishing town.

Why: Explore the island on your own and be your own boss. Discover some interesting markets where you will find loads of tacky souvenirs or enrol in a scuba diving course on the Las Canteras beach - you might meet someone special under the water.

For Groups

When: June is a great time to head out, especially if you are celebrating the end of exams or just fancy a childfree summer party. Why not go in May for the Gay Pride celebrations, it’s colourful to say the least and you can be sure you’ll have a great time.

Where: Puerto Rico resort is heaving all the time, with clubs and bars staying open all year round. So, regardless of when you decide to go, this resort is always buzzing.

Why: Get well and truly on the party bus when you go to Gran Canaria. Not only is this island great for clubbing and sunbathing, but if you’re an active group make sure you enjoy a round of golf or, for some thrills and spills, head to the Aqualand Water Park.

For Couples

When: Don’t let the kids ruin your romantic getaway, so make sure you go out of season. Enjoy some rare sun in the UK during July and August and go abroad when the weather gets even worse at home.

Where: The village of Puerto Mogan is a great place to head for a couple’s retreat. The harbour area is known as the “Venice of the Canaries.” Not sure about that, but it does look pretty romantic.

Why: There are some intimate little resorts to explore with a quiet atmosphere for you and partner to spend some quality time together. Excuse the mushiness.

For Families

When: As you probably know by now, the weather is great in Gran Canaria all year. But don’t worry about taking the kids out of school, the summer months is when all the attractions are in full swing, so the tiny increase in price makes it worth it.

Where: Maspalomas is the best resort for that family holiday you see on the telly. That might sound cheesy, but it has the beach, the attractions and great family-friendly hotels. Enrol the kids in the day care club and enjoy some mum and dad time.

Why: So this isn’t Disney World, but with theme parks, water parks, shallow waters to paddle in and boat trips, the kids will be constantly entertained. Mickey Mouse who?

Weather In July and August, expect the temperatures to be as high as 28C on average. This temperature will be bliss for sun lovers who want to come back several shades darker than when they left. Even if you decide to go in January, you will still come back to the UK a healthy colour. Think how jealous your work colleagues will get!
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What to expectFor great nightlife and a party scene to rival Ibiza and Magaluf, head to Playa Del Ingles for a week of sun, sea, sand and sangria. The beaches are busy in the summer months, but surely that just means more sexy people in their swimwear for you to ogle at? This island isn’t particularly big on culture, but there are a few resorts where you can uncover some traditional Spanish markets and sample some tasty Spanish food. But, to be honest, on a summer holiday all you need is vital relaxation and smiles all round.
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