The third largest of the Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, is a popular holiday destination. This Spanish archipelago lying off the coast of North-West Africa enjoys a benign climate, pleasantly mild in winter and never too hot in the summer. Reached within four hours of sun-starved Britons, it is the perfect spot for those seeking respite from the dreary days of winter without necessitating a long haul flight. Gran Canaria is a stunning island with a varied landscape of dark volcanic hills meeting fertile plantations which in turn give way to a coastline of towering cliffs, rocky coves and wonderful sandy beaches. There are resorts to suit all ages. If you are looking for a family friendly resort, consider Meloneras, purpose-built and offering great amenities. It is very close to Holiday World, an exciting theme park much loved by children of all ages. Eighteen to thirties looking for lively evenings will find a party atmosphere in Playa del Ingles or Puerto Rico that lasts until the early hours of the morning. There are many delightful hideaways for those looking for peace and relaxation, ideal for couples of every age.
Low cost airlines operate flights to Gran Canaria from many regional airports which help to keep journey times short and the cost down. Check Cheekytrip website for details of flights from your local airport. Travel can of course be taken at any time of year as there are no extremes of temperature. If your ideal break consists of sun, sand, sea and al fresco dining plus a little low tax shopping, a cheap Gran Canaria holiday may be just the ticket. Your escape to the sun can be as energetic or as laid back as you wish as the island offers a range of recreational activities and tourist attractions. Tours of the island will bring you to delightful traditional villages and charming historic towns. If you enjoy shopping, head for Las Palmas where you'll find everything from upmarket boutiques to market stalls.
Gran Canaria has a great range of accommodation from luxury hotels and villas to low cost apartments. There are tariffs, from all-inclusive board basis to room only, catering for all budgets. Similarly, restaurants, bars, pubs and cafes satisfy every pocket and every taste. If you wish to avoid the task of searching the internet for the cheapest option, use our simple search facility that will quickly find you the Gran Canaria holiday that gives you the best deal. As a price comparison site, Cheekytrip will bring you offers from over thirty travel companies, including some of the market leaders, who are all competing for your custom. This competition inevitably leads to great bargain holidays. As the very best offers change daily, check out the best of our Gran Canaria holiday offers now.