It honestly took me a long time to get to know Gran Canaria. For the longest time, I didn’t feel any joy here and thought there was a lack of things to do. The thing with living somewhere is that you’re forced to get to know it. After our rocky start, Gran Canaria and I became friends and if you ever visit, there are a few things I recommend you do.

Dunas Maspalomas

Maspalomas is home to beautiful sand dunes. The dunes stretch between Playa del Ingles and Playa de Meloneras making up a wonderfully scenic walk between the two beaches. It’s a lovely location to head for a stroll or to pop down to for an Insta-shoot… just be careful where you are taking photos as there is a nudist area in the centre of the dunes.

Moonlight Cinema

Moonlight Cinema is the only permanent outdoor cinema in Europe. Snuggle up with a blanket under the stars and watch the latest flick whilst enjoying waiter service. It’s a bit more of a luxurious cinema experience with the option to order gourmet pizzas, desserts and cocktails direct to your own personal sofa.

Tipsy Hammock

Located on Playa del Ingles beach, Tipsy Hammock offers a menu of 73 delicious cocktails. If you love a mojito then this is the place for you as they have so many tasty varieties. With djs and live music, it’s the perfect place so sip a cocktail by the beach.

Presa de las Ninas

Presa de las Ninas is a lovely spot of nature right in the centre of the mountains. With picnic tables and bbq areas over looking the reservoir, it’s a beautiful place to enjoy lunch al fresco. You can enjoy a stroll around the water and search for giant pine corns in the woods.

Costa Meloneras Spa

An absolutely amazing spa experience taking you through 12 rooms. Relaxation areas, steam rooms, a sauna, Turkish hamman, floatation pool, igloo… every type of room you could possibly imagine to have the ultimate relaxing day. You start your experience in the womb room where you relax on waterbeds after walking into a vagina…

Puerto de Mogan

With a less tourism, Puerto de Mogan is a lovely little village which is more tradtionally Canarian. With cute little streets, quaint gift shops, a picturesque harbour and flowers everywhere, it’s a darling little place to visit. Puerto de Mogan is most famous for it’s Friday market which is the largest on the island with over 600 stalls.

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  1. jennyinneverland says:

    I love Gran Caneria and The Canary Islands! I’ve been about 5 times but all of these were when I was younger and with my parents. So we only really stayed in resorts and didn’t do much exploring other than the closest beach and things the resort put on. But all of these things look and sound amazing. I’d love to go back to Gran Caneria!

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  2. pinarrawlins says:

    This place sounds amazing. I’m in desperate need of a holiday!! I have never been to Gran Canaria but hopefully will get to go in the future. My in-laws go a few times a year and always tell us how lovely it is. The out door cinema sounds amazing! I will note these places down so when we eventually get to go here I can check them out..xo

    Pinar |


  3. Abbey Louisa Rose (@abbeylouisarose) says:

    I’m very happy that Gran Canaria has grown on you! It does seem like there are some lovely places to explore when you’re able to seek them out, the sand dunes do look like a lovely place to take a few snaps, avoiding the nudists of course!! The spa sounds absolutely heavenly as well, not sure how I would feel about walking into a vagina though….

    Abbey xxx

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