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Family Hotels in Gran Canaria

Hotels / June 16, 2016

Maspalomas BeachFor a simple, no-worries, family holiday, Gran Canaria is one of the best choices of all the Canary Islands. The purpose-built resorts offer everything a family could want from a choice of accommodation and eating places to a range of water sports, children’s playgrounds and all manner of theme parks and boat rides. Use our guide to the best family hotels on Gran Canaria and start to plan your holiday.

The island’s rugged coastline is dotted with powder-soft, white beaches with the most popular ones in the south around Puerto Rico, Playa del Inglés (which segues into Playa de las Burras and Playa de Maspalomas) and Arguineguin. Don’t overlook the beach near the island’s capital of Las Palmas; the long sandy stretch of Playa de las Canteras is considered one of the world’s finest city beaches.

These popular beaches offer plenty of family-style activities such as boat rides and water sports, as well as playgrounds and safe swimming pools. In Puerto Rico there’s a chance to go dolphin-spotting while around Playa del Inglés there’s a host of theme parks and activities such as water parks, zoos, camel rides and Wild West shows.

And if your children are after something a little more sophisticated and cultural, Las Palmas, the island’s capital, has some fun but informative museums such as the science museum and the Museo de Colón. Our choice of the best family hotels on Gran Canaria ensures that parents can enjoy a stress-free holiday.

For a rural stay

  • Another traditional finca, Finca Los Longueras, is surrounded by rural countryside yet close to the beach on the north-west coast and offers delightfully traditional rooms, a beautiful pool and lush, palm-tree-dotted gardens.
Hotel Santa Catalina Palmitos Park View from Fonda de la Tea Lopesan Villa del Conte Resort