Gran Canaria, Spain island vacations

Guest Blogger Sophie takes us off the mainland to a hidden paradise in the Atlantic – The Canary islands .

Sun , Sand and Sangria !

Now Revealed The Best of Gran Canaria

Often acknowledged as a small continent, Gran Canaria is the second most inhabited island of the Canary Islands. The island is bordered by three continents Africa, Europe and the America making it a multi-faceted travel destination for holidaymakers.

With an exciting blend of adventure, fun, leisure, sightseeing and culture, it’s hard to find any other place like Gran Canaria in the world for your next holiday destination. Want to explore lively and spirited island in your next holiday break? Why don’t you sample the best of the island has to offer?

Here are the top 5 things to do or see in Gran Canaria that bring the visitors again and again, making it one of the hottest destination for travel enthusiasts across the globe:

Surfing the Sea

How about flying over the water at high-speed with hands on a power kite and your  legs attached to a surfboard? Have you ever thought about trying windsurfing, paragliding, wakeboarding and gymnastics all at the same time?

Balmy weather, a warm blue sea and countless windy areas in Gran Canaria make it one of the best places in the world for watersports. If you have never tried watersports or just want to hone your skills you can join one of the many schools for kite surfing, windsurfing or surfing.

Driving the Water Way

Board a boat from the port of Puerto Rico, Pasito Blanco, Puerto de Mogan, Anfi del Mar or from the capital Las Palmas, and sail the sea on your own. You may also take a mini-cruise to explore the islands on a luxurious cruise ship. During peak holiday season, many boat operators throw sea parties for their passengers.

The south of Gran Canaria offers an opportunity to watch dolphins and whales just a few miles away from the shore. With almost guaranteed views and beautiful weather, Gran Canaria is a great place to catch a glimpse of jumping dolphins and breaching whales.

Exploring the Maspalomas Dunes

One of the most popular tourist places on the island, Maspalomas attracts millions of travelers every year with its huge dunes next to the sea, a wonderful climate, bustling nightlife and its old, picturesque lighthouse. Spend your morning under the gentle sun, afternoon in one of the restaurants and cafes, evening in taking a stroll near the beach and then winding up your day in a cozy room at a hotel or an apartment.

Strolling the Canarian Botanical Garden

The garden is a real treasure trove of the island, it is over 100 years old and has a huge selection of both local and tropical fauna. It is beautifully laid out with a great restaurant with views over the whole park. If you are appreciate the nature, sample the great wealth of Canarian flora at one place in the Jardín Canario, in Tafira, Gran Canaria.

Watching the Sunset in Puerto De Mogan

If you are looking for a place far from the crowd where you can watch the sun setting from a sandy beach, the tourist town of Puerto de Mogan is the right place for you. The town of Mogan is one of the most scenic and welcoming places in Southern Gran Canaria. Mogan apartments Gran Canaria are a perfect base for travelers who want to stay in Mogan and enjoy a boat adventure, soak up the sun and enjoy a vibrant nightlife.

So, if you are traveling to Gran Canaria, choose Puerto de Mogan Apartments for a pleasant stay.

Author Byline : Sophie Wilson is working in the Travel & Tourism Industry for 5 years and is lucky enough to satiate her perpetual love for travel. She occasionally writes about her weird, unusual and beautiful experiences while traveling.

Hope you have enjoyed reading through the post.

Happy Sunday !


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