Gran Canaria

Villa La Calma. Gran Canaria

Villa La Calma. A masterpiece of contemporary architecture within the beautiful Salobre Golf Resort, Villa La Calma’s sleek lines and gleaming floor-to-ceiling glass panels dramatically reflect the rugged surrounding landscape of Gran Canaria’s southern coast. Exciting and bold, with no expense spared in its interior design, this exceptional villa is perfect for both golfers and non-golfers looking for a unique and very luxurious residence. If you would like to use the facilities within the Sheraton hotel, a resort pass can…

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Hotel Visits in Gran Canaria

We’re just home from our travel agency spring conference which was held in Gran Canaria this year. Puerto de Mogán We stayed at the 3* Apartamentos Cordial Valle Mogán in the lovely resort of Puerto de Mogán, known as “Little Venice” by visitors. This large aparthotel has 267 one bedroom and 36 two bedroom apartments, which are built into the hillside set back 600m from the beach and harbour area. There is a shopping centre directly opposite the hotel including…

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Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria has the largest population of all The Canary Islands. The island is broadly round, with a diameter of about 50KM. The island is quite mountainous, reaching up to almost 2,000 Metres. Its a little like a “Mini Continent” with dramatically different micro climates, ranging from cool and damp inland in the winter, to hot and almost desert-like in the south in the summer. The North East corner of the island is home to Gran Canaria’s capital of Las…

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Bohemia Suites & Spa, Playa del Inglés

We were on holiday in Crete when we met Alex, who is a hotel promoter. When we told him we lived in The Canary Islands, he said: “You MUST go and stay at Bohemia Suites & Spa in Gran Canaria – you’ll love it!” We rarely pass up strong personal recommendations, so we booked a two night stay at the hotel almost as soon as we returned from Crete. Alex had told us that there had been a huge investment…

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Samsara Fusion Restaurant, Maspalomas

Oh my goodness! This was an absolute cracker! We were recommended to Samsara by Alex Bramwell, who runs Gran Canaria Info and what a recommendation it turned out to be! Samsara describes itself as an “Asian fusion” restaurant. It’s located in Maspalomas, which is the slightly more upmarket resort next to Playa del Inglés in Gran Canaria. It’s very large, but despite that booking is essential. The whole place is a feast for the eyes from the moment you arrive.…

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La Villa de Aguimes, Gran Canaria

Agüimes is a beautiful traditional example of a municipal town in the Canary Islands, and only a short drive from Gran Canaria’s airport. The parish church of San Sebastian is an obvious landmark to aim for when approaching the town of Agüimes, the historic centre was clearly signposted and we found a parking space easily. The Parroquial de San Sebastían was built in three phases, the first of which started in 1796 and the third ended in 1940. Gothic, Neo-Classical…

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Guayadeque, Gran Canaria

I was absolutely fascinated by the valley of Guayadeque. Guayadeque is a ravine or barranco as they’re called in Spanish, situated between the towns of Agüimes and Ingenio. What’s special about this particular place is the variety of cave dwellings along the route, which have been transformed into houses and restaurants. Sadly on this occasion, we didn’t spend any time out of the car, as it was only the second point of interest along our rural tour of Gran Canaria.…

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Playa del Ingles, Gran Canaria

It was our first time to the holiday resort of Playa del Inglés in the south of Gran Canaria. We didn’t know what to expect and after only a short stay we can quite honestly say, it’s not for us. That’s not that we wouldn’t stay there again, in fact we’re already planning a second stay at the Bohemia Suites & Spa Hotel. Playa del Inglés beach is fabulous and it’s easy to see why thousands of Brits flock to…

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Tejeda, Gran Canaria

We couldn’t have found a more beautiful spot for lunch if we had planned it, Tejeda is stunning. We seemed to have spent an eternity climbing up the twisting road to reach the highest point of Gran Canaria, known as the Pico de las Nieves at 1949 metres. There’s no denying it was a marvellous view and a beautifully clear day too, we could see for miles, Mount Teide was visible on the neighbouring island of Tenerife. Our tummies rumbling,…

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