Where to stay around Gran Canaria?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 4,008 holiday lettings near Gran Canaria. From 2,012 Flats to 1,916 Studios, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Gran Canaria is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Gran Canaria?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Gran Canaria. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Tenerife: 6,671 holiday homes
  • Mogán: 2,229 holiday homes
  • San Bartolomé de Tirajana: 2,714 holiday homes
  • Puerto Rico: 1,818 holiday homes
  • Santa Brígida: 1,639 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Gran Canaria! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Gran Canaria?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Gran Canaria with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Mogán: 2,229 holiday lettings
  • San Bartolomé de Tirajana: 2,714 holiday lettings
  • Puerto Rico: 1,818 holiday lettings
  • Santa Brígida: 1,639 holiday lettings
  • Maspalomas: 2,110 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

All about Gran Canaria holiday rentals

Holiday lettings on the wild and wonderful island of Gran Canaria are a ticket to one of the most immersive in the whole Canarian chain. With serrated massifs looming above, misty laurel forests crowding the hills, not to mention legendary beaches like Maspalomas and Playa del Ingles on the menu, there's certainly no shortage of natural draws – in fact, the island is hailed as a continent in miniature. That all combines to create a flower-strewn hiking Mecca, a mountain biking haven and a scuba hotspot, with parrotfish and coral gardens and more. And then come the cities and towns. They buzz with life between the colonial plazas of pretty Las Palmas and slosh with happy-go-lucky vibes on summer nights along the seaside strips.

Dive and hike around Gran Canaria holiday lettings

Gran Canaria is a veritable playground for adventurers. The whole inland is given over to soaring mountains that clamber up to the rock-ribbed Pico de las Nieves and carved jutting stones of the Roque Nublo. That's all dashed with verdant pine forests and misty laurel woods, which come criss-crossed by more hiking paths and mountain biking tracks than you can shake a Canarian fish stew at. Talking of fish, more exploration awaits out at sea. Coral gardens, sharks and rays all draw the scuba divers, while surfers are forever conquering the waves of La Cicer and the north shore.

Seasonal weather in Gran Canaria

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, August, July, September and October are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 25°F.

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Gran Canaria

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, Gran Canaria is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Palmitos Park (8.6 mi / 13.8 km)
  • San Telmo Park (14.9 mi / 24 km)
  • Las Nieves Peak (1.3 mi / 2 km)
  • Riscos de Tirajana (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Nublo Rock (1.6 mi / 2.5 km)
  • Chira Lake (3.7 mi / 5.9 km)