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Gran Canaria island

Ultimate guide (December 2019)
Gran Canaria is an island in Spain in the Canary Islands. It is famous for its sand dunes near the ocean in a place called Maspalomas. Shore and seabed: sand, stones. [edit]

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This island ranks #3 of the "Best islands in Canary Islands"
Rating: 7.6 - 54 votes [vote]
Coordinates: 27.951952, -15.591767
See also: Best beaches in Gran Canaria island

Hotels [edit]

There are many hotels on Gran Canaria and in general they are inexpensive. So it makes sense to settle close to the good beach. Also you may rent apartments with a kitchen and cook for yourself.

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How to get there [edit]

Fly to Gran Canaria Airport (Las Palmas) (LPA). Hire a taxi. Or you may rent a car at the airport.

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When to go [edit]

Any time of year. Keep in mind that the sea water is always cold here, and only in August and September warms up to relatively comfortable temperature.

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[2017-07-26] Artem

I don't know about New Year, but in April south-west is the best. As for south east, it is cold with strong wind and waves.

[2017-07-26] Patric

Where it is best in Gran Canaria at Cristmas? I mean warm sea water and good weather.

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