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 Gran Canaria

Generations of Irish families have flocked to Gran Canaria’s golden shores. It’s got everything from bustling resorts to wild, untamed volcanic landscapes. It's the perfect destination for your 2019 family holiday. Check out cheap family holidays to Gran Canaria below.

Holidays to Gran Canaria

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You'll love this sunshine paradise

Generations of Irish families have flocked to Gran Canaria’s golden shores. It’s got everything from bustling resorts to wild, untamed volcanic landscapes. There's a very good reason family holidays to Gran Canaria are a popular choice among Irish holiday makers. Adults and kids alike find plenty of attractions and activities here to keep them having fun and relaxing for as long as they choose to stay.

There are so many reasons to consider taking your family holidays in Gran Canaria this year. It’s sometimes called a continent in miniature thanks to its diverse landscapes, from stunning Mediterranean-style beaches to its sweeping mountain passes. For families, you couldn’t ask for a better place to go. Year-round sun and a warm, welcoming culture come together to make this a great place for kids and adults alike. The island is the ideal choice for family holidays to Spain. Your Gran Canaria holidays can be what you want them to be – endless lazy days by the seaside, jam-packed days of exciting activities or just indulging in the local cuisine. Make it your own!

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Quick Facts:

Local Time: 20:03

Transfer Time: 0.45

Currency: Euro

Fly From: Dublin, Belfast, Shannon

Average flight time: 4hrs 20mins

Language: Spanish - English widely spoken



Gran Canaria offers warm sunshine year-round, with temperatures reaching a peak during the summer season. From April to October, daytime temperatures reach from 22°C to 26°C. Whatever the season, this is a great place for a holiday with plenty of seasonal events and activities.

When to go

Tourism peaks from December to March – this is because of the island’s warm temperatures throughout the winter months, making it an ideal winter sun destination. Summer’s temperature highs from July to October – go then for hot weather and tons of sun.

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For Families

You’d be hard pressed to find a more family-friendly destination than this! You’ll find something for everyone thanks to the island’s broad range of activities to enjoy and places to see. First off, there’s over 120 beaches scattered around the shimmering coastline. Soft sand dunes and clear waters are perfect for a splash around, for building sand castles and just soaking up those precious rays of sun. The Maspalomas beach is loved for its white sands, and Playa del Inglés is a popular hotspot too. What about a camel ride along the coast? It’s a unique way to take in the chilled-out beachside vibes. Check out some of our deals for cheap family holidays to Gran Canaria below. We’ll help you pick out the best resorts & hotels in Gran Canaria for you too.

Theme and Water Parks

Kids and adults alike will love the many parks dotted around the island, from themed attractions to water worlds full of epic slides and fun pools. Start with Aqualand, which has tons to choose from when it to waterslides and splash-worthy activities. You’ll find parks with fun times suitable for both small children, teens and adults. Try Sioux City and go back through time to the Wild Wild West. Or how about Palmitos Park? This park is full of animals and plant life that’s super fun and you might learn something too!

Things to do in Gran Canaria

Things to do

The island offers enough activities to please both thrill-seekers and lovers of rest and relaxation. City slickers will find plenty enjoy too, exploring the charming capital of Las Palmas. This is an affordable city to visit of the reasons Gran Canaria is great for those seeking cheap family holidays. Las Palmas is easily walkable and has great public transport. If you’re after something more exciting during your trip, how about racing around the tracks with some go karting, or one of the island’s many other sports hotspots? The island’s especially known for its great water sports. Soak up the local history at its museums and heritage sites, see its charming seaside hamlets and stroll along its stunning walkways.

Dining Out

Gran Canaria’s a foodie paradise and it’s full of familiar family favourites too. The local cuisine is the perfect marriage of traditional Spanish fare, with African and Latin American influences – as well as this, you’ll find lots of international food too. Hotels and resorts will have their own range of food options, and whenever you feel like branching out – well, there’s so many options it’s hard to know where to start. Enjoy fresh fish and local specialties like papas arrugadas. For grownups, there’s local wines and Arehucas, a local rum to enjoy!