Holiday homes Gran Canaria
Holiday homes in Gran Canaria
Frequently asked questions
Since the sun shines virtually all year round in Gran Canaria, the best time for a holiday on the island depends on your needs. The high season on Gran Canaria starts at the end of November and ends in February. At this time, many holidaymakers escape the cold weather in Germany and spend the winter on the sunny island at an average of 20°C.
Prices also increase once again during school holiday periods due to higher demand. At this time, prices for accommodation are significantly higher than in the low season.
Below we would like to show you time periods for a Gran Canaria holiday depending on the activity:
- Surfing: Beginners get their money's worth here all year round. The advanced surfers like to use the higher waves in the months of October to March.
- Active holidays: March to early June & October to late November, as there are far fewer tourists on the island at this time.
- Bathing holiday: Theoretically, you can swim in the sea all year round. However, the water temperatures are most pleasant from May to October, which is why many families with children spend their holidays in Gran Canaria at this time.
Always worth a visit in Gran Canaria is its capital Las Palmas with its market hall and the port. Furthermore, there is the 3.5 km long city beach "Playa de Las Canteras", which extends from the Alfred Kraus Auditorium along the lively promenade Paseo de Las Canteras.
You should also have seen the town of Puerto de Mogan, which is also called "little Venice" because of its many canals.
An absolute landmark of the island are the dunes in Maspalomas. The 400 hectares covered by the dunes extend into the water on the beach and reach heights of up to 10 meters.
For all hiking enthusiasts and nature lovers, a visit to Roque Nublo and Roque Bentayga is a must. The two mountains are located in the heart of the island.
With more than 236km of coastline, of which 60km are sandy, Gran Canaria offers a variety of beautiful beaches. If you want to spend a beach holiday in Gran Canaria, the long and golden beaches in the south and east are just right.
Due to the annual average temperature of more than 20°C, a beach holiday is possible almost all year round.
The Canary Islands and therefore also Gran Canaria are a free trade zone. This allows you to shop on the island significantly cheaper than you know it from Germany or on the Spanish mainland.
When it comes to shopping, you should avoid the tourist areas, because there the prices are often very overpriced. Here a price comparison is worthwhile.
You can shop cheaper for example in Mercadona, Lidl, Hiper Dino, Al Campo, Spar, Carrefour.
The weekly markets and the wholesale market in Las Palmas offer a special shopping experience at reasonable prices.