Beaches in Gran Canaria
For many, a visit to the Canary Islands and Gran Canaria means one thing: the beach. The year round warm climate, pristine sands and warm Atlantic Ocean attracts over two million visitors each year to this resort island. With over 230km of coastline and almost 60 beaches, this is a sun-worshiper’s paradise. Each beach has its own charm and attraction, and the scenery changes constantly as you move around the island.
For those who like to be at the centre of the action, visit the lively beaches of Playa del Inglés, Meloneras and Maspalomas, located close to hotels, restaurants, shops and a vibrant nightlife scene. The latter is famous for its cascading sand dunes and an old lighthouse that sits on the headland. It is also home to Aqualand, a popular waterpark for children. If you prefer a more secluded beach, head to the south of the island, where you will find a rugged coastline and private sandy beaches nestled away from the main tourist traps.
Unlimited Water sports
With the ocean at your fingertips you can hire boats and do a bit of fishing, or enjoy a variety of water sports. Whether you are a novice or expert, try body-boarding, surfing, wind surfing, or combine both with a bit of kitesurfing. With the backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean, great waves and the heat of the sun on your back, what better way to spend a day?
Scuba diving is a popular pastime, and a wealth of fascinating marine life is just waiting to be discovered under the surface. Alternatively, stay dry and take to the sea on a guided boat trip in search of dolphins. If you need a break from the water, then head inland and explore a different side of the island. Enjoy a gentle stroll through one of its 32 nature reserves, or indulge in one of the many mountain sports on offer in Gran Canaria, including hiking, rock climbing or mountain biking.
The Canary Islands’ beaches, wide range of watersports and mountain activities are guaranteed to please and entertain. All of these options are easily accessible from the Radisson Blu Resort in Gran Canaria.