Gran Canaria Villas
At HomeAway we’ve made it easier for you to pick an ideal place to stay by providing you with a comprehensive list of villas in Gran Canaria. It is known for being a fantastic beach destination with opportunities for water sports like surfing and scuba diving. Be it an apartment, villa or bungalow, we’ll help you define your search by enabling you to specify a variety of details such as the location e.g. near the sea, beaches, city centres or golf courses and more. Most Gran Canaria villas are modern constructions, boasting up-to-date appliances with plenty of outdoor space in the form of gardens or terraces. You can also select from optional facilities that will make your holiday at one of our Gran Canaria apartments extra special; affording you the option to specify added conveniences like a pool, internet access, outdoor barbecues or air-conditioning.
Things to do in Gran Canaria
- Beaches in Gran Canaria - Gran Canaria offers more than 80 beaches of all kinds, leaving visitors to choose between bustling, modern beachfronts with lots of services and activities available, like Puerto Rico, Playa del Ingles and Amadores, or unfrequented local beaches like Las Burras and Guayedra, both of which can only be reached by walking.
- Hiking and biking in Gran Canaria - Gran Canaria’s rugged interior offers an ideal environment for outdoor recreation. Best enjoyed in the cooler months. Some of the best routes can be found around Tejeda and Veneguera, where you’ll encounter some truly spectacular natural scenery. In the Tamadaba Natural Park, to the northwest, you’ll find dense pine forests, protecting a wealth of birdlife.
- Water Sports in Gran Canaria - Head for a Gran Canaria villa to enjoy some world-class diving with a number of excellent dive centres located on the south coast and key zones found at Gáldar, Las Canteras in Las Palmas and most notably Playa el Cabron. Surfing conditions are also great in Gran Canaria; the best beaches for this sport are el Confital and Las Canteras.
- Golf in Gran Canaria - Despite having a small area, Gran Canaria is home to eight golf courses and the climate on the island means this sport can be enjoyed all year round. Spain’s oldest course, Real Club de Golf de Las Palmas, is set here, dating back to 1891, and among the more recent additions is the state-of-the-art Salobre Golf & Resort.
- Visitor attractions in Gran Canaria - There’s a good range of attractions for all the family on Gran Canaria, like Palmitos Park, a wildlife attraction known for its range of bird species, including macaws, cranes, eagles, owls and more. Alternatively, Aqualand is the island’s biggest water park, with 33 slides.
Why book a villa in Gran Canaria
Although there are a variety of microclimates in Gran Canaria, temperatures are generally comfortable throughout the year, especially in coastal areas. Precipitation is low; the damper months occur between November and March, while the period between May and August is almost invariably dry on the coast. This coincides with the warmest weather, with temperatures reaching the high-20s in August and September. The coolest month is January, when daily highs still get up to the low-20s.
Travelling to Gran Canaria
There’s an extensive road system in Gran Canaria, which covers the whole of the coastline and extends inland across large portions of the mountainous regions so your Gran Canaria villas are easily reached. There are three motorways and two dual carriageways, so for tourists, probably the most convenient way to get around is by hire car. Still, cars aren’t always essential at apartments in Gran Canaria; there is a cheap and efficient bus system that connects the main tourist and shopping areas. On the east of the island is Gran Canaria Airport (LPA), which has connections to numerous cities on the Spanish mainland, and across Europe.