Bargain Winter Holidays

Winter holiday in Gran Canaria
Gran Canaria BeachKaren V Bryan /Foter

Gran Canaria is one of four islands that make up the Canary Islands. It is an all year round year round holiday destination but particularly popular in the winter months because of its warm climate.

Flights are available from most UK airports on a 7,10,11 and 14 night duration. Flying time is approximately 4 hours and the transfer time to resorts ranges from 10 to 90 minutes. The language spoken is Spanish and the currency is the Euro. The Capital is Las Palmas.

There are a wide variety of resorts on offer from the busy hustle and bustle resorts of Puerto Rico and Playa del Ingles to the more laid back resorts of Play Taurito and San Agustin.

The beaches here are exceptional and Maspalomas offers the fantastic sand dunes which are an extension of the Sahara desert. If you are a water sport enthusiast then this is the place for you. You will be able to take a steady pedalo ride or for the thrill seeker there are the ringos and banana boats. If this all seems a bit too much then the various coves around the coast line can easily be found so you escape from it all and unwind with a good book.

If shopping is more your thing then a trip to the Capital of Las Palmas is a must with a large selection of stores also Playa del Ingles and Maspalomas offer some bargain hunting. If you are looking for something a little bit special the Pearl Factory will help you find that perfect gift. In all of the resorts you will be able to pick local craft work and Canarian specialities. For the market lovers then Arguineguin is the place to visit.

For you party animals then you need to be heading to Playa del Ingles or Puerto Rico where there are an abundance of lively bars and nightclubs.

If you like to get out and about the island the local transport is excellent and very good value for money or alternatively car hire is easily accessible, remember to bring your driving licence.

For a taster of Gran Canaria how about this deal 7 night deal self catering in November £199 per person.

Joanna Baker

About Joanna Baker

23 years and counting which included 2 years YTS with Team Travel, 3 years in Crete as a rep for LTS/Sunworld. 11 years in Lincoln/TUI (6 years self-employed), 8 years with Low Cost Sunshine

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