Gran Canaria Villas

Gran Canaria is the perfect place for a relaxing beach holiday.  Located around 150 kilometres from the northwest coast of Africa in the Canary Islands archipelago, this beautiful island has some fantastic scenery to impress holidaymakers staying in Gran Canaria villas.  

Gran Canaria is the second most populated island of the Canaries after Tenerife and its capital, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria on the northeast coast, is a dynamic city to visit with lively squares, beautiful parks and great nightlife.  There are concerts and operas performed there and the Museo Canario, an interesting archaeological museum with a large collection of pre-Hispanic artefacts dating back to 500 B.C., is worth a visit when staying in Gran Canaria villas.  The city also holds an annual three week long carnival in June with street parades and various events held in Santa Catalina Park.

The island itself has some diverse scenery, from volcanic mountains and forested countryside to golden beaches and vast expanses of sand dunes, there are plenty of places to visit when you stay in Gran Canaria villas.  The island was volcanically formed and is still active with some very interesting rock formations produced as a result.  A particular site of geological interest is the Bandama Caldera near Las Palmas where curious visitors can walk 200 metres down the steep path into the volcanic crater. 

Another famous landmark that you could visit when you stay in Gran Canaria is the Roque Nublo, a monolith standing around 80 metres tall that was formed some 4.5 million years ago by volcanic activity.

Palmitos Park is definitely worth a trip for holidaymakers staying in Gran Canaria villas.  Located in the south of the island, this huge bird park has around 230 species of exotic birds and wildfowl, as well as other animals including monkeys and crocodiles.  There is also an aquarium and a spectacular butterfly house.  Set in mountainous countryside and offering stunning views, the park is ideal for walking and bird spotting for both adults and children.  There are botanical gardens with over 160 varieties of cacti, an amphitheatre and falconry shows as well as a café for refreshments and a shop selling souvenirs.

Those staying in Gran Canaria villas who are interested in a bit of history may wish to visit the fascinating Cenobio de Valerón caves, a protected site of archaeology.   Unearthed in the 1940s, the caves were once used as a communal grain store for inhabitants of the island during the 16th century before the Spanish Conquest.  Constructed in the volcanic rock, the temperature and humidity in the caves was ideal for storing grain, as well as being concealed from pirate raids.  The caves are now open to the public and you can take a guided tour or explore independently.

The main reason that people rent Gran Canaria villas is to spend time relaxing on the beautiful beaches.  The main touristic beaches are located in the south of the island in the Maspalomas area.  Some fantastic beach resorts to visit include purpose built Puerto Rico, the picturesque fishing village of Puerto de Mogán and the charming Maspalomas town itself.  With plenty of shops, bars and restaurants bordering the beaches, these are ideal places to hire Gran Canaria villas.

Browse through the selection of properties that are listed on the website to read about the facilities that are offered and where they are located. Gran Canaria villas are available in various styles and locations, so whether you are a couple or a large family there will be a property to accommodate you. Gran Canaria villas are mainly self-catering which gives you the freedom to come and go as you please and eat out at local restaurants whenever you choose. Take a look at the properties to find your perfect holiday accommodation.