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Carefree days in Gran Canaria
In the mood for 1,560 square miles of subtropical climate? Then consider a trip to Gran Canaria. When we are in the midst of a cold and bleak winter, why not treat yourself (and your loved one) to a trip to the sun?
Gran Canaria Information
Gran Canaria is one of the Canary Islands (Spain) and is located about 210km from the northwest coast of Africa. There is a warm, subtropical climate almost all year round, with pleasant temperatures averaging 22 degrees. Even in January the mercury plunges generally not below 17 degrees. The sea is pleasantly warm too: 19 to 24 degrees.
Gran Canaria Tourism
The island is a magnet for tourists, with some 2.2 million people annually making a trip to Gran Canaria. Most of them spend their holidays in the south.
The attractions in Gran Canaria
Maspalomas and Playa del Ingles are two of the most popular hang-outs. For the young and young at heart there are numerous bars and discotheques, while the old guard are generally entertained on the broad white sand beaches. Along the beaches are dozens of hotels, holiday accommodation, cafes and bars. The market (Wednesday and Saturday) in San Fernando is loved by young and old.
What to do in Gran Canaria?
Highly recommended is Aqualand in Maspalomas: a water park that is great for water lovers of all ages. Also, Holiday World and Sioux City Gran Karting Club attract many visitors.