Year round sunshine in luxury surroundings
Gran Canaria offers an electric mix of great beaches, superb weather, sophisticated nightlife, great scenery all combining with an interesting history. The island has many luxury hotels offering excellent facilities such as golf and spa. Puerto Mogan is the resort to head for if you are looking for a more authentic Canarian experience.
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The average daytime high temperature in the summer is 26 degrees Celsius and 20 degrees in winter. August is the hottest month and January is the coldest with daytime average temperatures of 18 degrees. December is the wettest month.
Renowned for its black lava rock and white sandy beaches, Gran Canaria is a perfect family holiday destination. Playa del Ingles is probably the most popular beach on the island and is situated on the south coast along with Puerto Rico beach. For something a bit quieter try Puerto de Mogan or San Agustin beaches.
Pico de Las Nieves
6,394 feet above sea level, Pico de Las Nieves is the highest point on the island. On a clear day, from the summit, there are magnificent views of the surrounding countryside. You can reach the top by either hiking or by taking the scenic drive up narrow roads, passing through beautiful villages on the way.
Jardin Botanico Canario Viera Y Clavijo
Magnificent botanical gardens opened in 1952. It comprises an area of 27 acres with up to 500 plant species native to the Canary Islands.
Glorious Gloria Palace
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