Thomas Cook Holidays Gran Canaria
There are some brilliant beaches in Las Palmas. Playa de Las Canteras is an amazing city beach, allowing you the best of a city break and beach holiday at once.2.
Book your holiday between January and April to see the fantastic Burial of the Sardine tradition, the most exciting of the island’s festival events.3.
Many older inhabitants of the island believe that the Canary Islands are actually the lost lands of Atlantis – they’re certainly beautiful enough!4.
Gran Canaria’s restaurants are the perfect places to try some of the island’s best seafood. Fresh fish dishes and shellfish delights are all on the menu.5.
The island is one of the most biodiverse natural places in the world and was granted the status of Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO.6.
Gran Canaria is brimming with wildlife. Take a diving trip to try and spot the rare and endangered Loggerhead turtles that live in the area.7.
Look out for the flavoursome La Gomera banana. This sweet fruit doesn’t grow on mainland Spain, so is a rare treat.8.
Not just a pretty face, the island boasts some fantastic museums like the Science and Technology Museum and the Atlantic Centre of Modern Art.9.
Christopher Columbus discovered Gran Canaria in 1492. You can visit his house, the Casa de Colón in Las Palmas to find out more.10.