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Top Resorts for Gran Canaria Holidays

Thanks to year-round sunshine, Gran Canaria is a great holiday destination no matter which time of year you plan to visit.  With beautiful sand dunes in the South, stunning mountainous scenery in the centre of the island and pine forests in the North, it offers amazing landscapes, all of which can be explored on foot, by bike or even by Jeep, should you enjoy keeping active while on holiday. As you'd imagine, the resorts here are as varied as the island itself.

 

Maspalomas

 

With the famous sand dunes right near the town which is a peaceful haven, plus the lively Playa del Ingles just a short journey away, Maspalomas offers the best of both worlds. Beautiful beaches, plenty of restaurants and some of the islands most luxurious hotels are found here. It also has a small animal park and is near Aqualand waterpark too.

 

Playa del Ingles

 

Renowned as being the nightlife capital of Gran Canaria, this is a resort that has been built solely for the pleasure of the tourists that visit it. It has lots of hotels, bars and restaurants and an action-packed list of activities available year-round.

 

Puerto Rico

 

Reputedly the resort with the most sun in the whole of Spain, Puerto Rico offers an amazing view of the sea no matter where you stay in the resort. The sea is crystal clear with hotels and apartments nestled into the cliffs surrounding this small fishing village. With a laid-back nightlife and a real Spanish feel, this is a great resort to come to if you love spending time in relaxed and traditional hideaways.

 

Playa Amadores

 

Situated near Puerto Rico, this is the place to go if you're looking for a quiet holiday which involves just relaxing on a sunlounger and leaving the whole world behind. The pace of life here is so chilled out you'll never want to go home.

 

Whether it's an action-packed holiday, a relaxing sunshine break or a week of touring clubs and bars, you'll find the resort to suit you in Gran Canaria. Head to http://www.directholidays.co.uk/destinations/spain/canary-islands/gran-canaria/ where you’ll find some great deals on hotels in all of the above resorts so you're sure to find the perfect fit for you.

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