Gran Canaria is one of the most visited islands of the Canary Islands, it is second only to Tenerife and is often referred to as a mini-continent owing to its immense diversity. It is wildly popular for its lively nightlife and its solidarity with the LGBTQIIA+ showcased in its many related bars and hotels. In this blog, Now andLive will talk about the many adventurous things you can do in the region and places you can stay for a grand vacation.
Things to do in Gran Canaria
i.) Boat Trips
Boat trips in the Gran Canaria entail whale and dolphin watching while aboard a submarine, or a glass bottom boat that will help you discover the water from Arguineguin to Puerto de Mogan or a ferry from Puerto Rico to Puerto de Mogan. Some of these even host boat parties with DJs, musicians and dancers for a lovely day.
ii.) More and more water activities
If waving hi to sharks and whales was not enough, you can also go for parasailing flights or jet ski tours and banana boat rides on beaches like Taurito, Puerto de Mogán or Playa del Inglés.
iii.) Buggy Rides
Make your Asphalt days come true with cool buggy rides on either the 100% off-road or asphalt road adventures. YOu can discover some of the most beautiful corners of the area. You can visit the many beautiful villages and the famous windmills along the way.
iv.) Roque Nublo
There is no way that you have not seen images of Roque Nublo in the many calendars that feature this iconic rock in Gran Canaria. You will need to trek your way to the rock, which starts from the main road, from where you have to walk for 1.5 km to get to the rocks.
iv.) Dunes of Maspalomas
The picturesque view of the majestic dunes of Maspalomas is undoubtedly one of the main attraction points of the area. It is spread over 400 hectares of dunes that are about 10m high and stretch to the beautiful banks of the Maspalomas beach.
Gran Canaria and LGBTQIA+
Gran Canaria is one of the most famous destinations for all LGBTQIA+ members to revel in the joy of the celebration of their unique identities. The hotels are friendly, the staff is nice and you can find many specific places for the celebration of owning your identities. But Gran Canaria’s offering is not just limited to the hotels and resorts that have openly shown solidarity. The Yumbo Centrum is also worth a visit. It is the world’s first shopping centre dedicated to gays and lesbians, with more than 200 gay-friendly stores.
There are many events of this group in Gran Canaria, some of which are famous all over the world, such as the Maspalomas Gay Pride in May, which opens the World Pride season; Thanks to the fantastic temperatures on the islands, Winter Pride, the last parade of the year, can take place here in November. Drag Queen Gala; and many more themed nights and pool parties, both in nightclubs and other leisure venues, such as exclusive gay hotels.
Where to Stay- Hotels in Gran Canaria
1. Servatur Puerto Azul
This beautiful hotel Servatur Puerto Azul in Gran Canaria has magnificent panoramic views of the ocean along with huge swimming pools for adults and separate ones for kids. Step outside the hotel and you will find the vast ocean at your feet. The hotel gives you a varied range of room options including Classic Double, Superior Double, Large Superior Double, Classic Junior Suite, Family Suite and Villa that are all equipped with standard amenities such as air conditioning, a 42″ TV, a hire safe, FREE Wi-Fi, and hairdryer. The bathroom also has a good rain shower and the balconies and the terrace have spacious sunbeds or tables and reclining chairs. You can also request an additional cost if you want. The suits also come with a small kitchenette, although they do not have cooking hobs. The villas, on the other hand, have luxuries like a Nespresso machine and an ice dispenser.
The hotel also has an on-site restaurant that offers buffet dining in the backdrop of beautiful sea views. Additionally, you also get access to the hotel bars. The Blue Ocean Bar and the Swimming Pool Bar serve drinks and accompaniments throughout the day while you enjoy the entertainment show by the pool at night.
2. Gloria Palace Amadores
The Gloria Palace Amadores has stunning views of the sea as it is only a short walk from the beach. The swimming pools at the hotels are simply to die for. They have freshwater heated pools, an exclusive children’s splash pool and a thalassotherapy pool with seawater treatments if you do not want to go to the beach but still love the water. The hotel also has a panoramic lift straight down to the promenade, which, on the left gives you the way to Playa de Puerto Rico and on the right gets you to Playa de Amadores.
The rooms are quite extravagant too; you get Double Rooms and Thalasso Experience Suites among others. The Double Premium Private Pool room also gives you access to your own private pool that faces the sea. Each room has basic amenities like Air conditioning, a Furnished balcony or terrace, a Satellite TV, a hair dryer, a makeup mirror, Hire safe Mini bar (filled on request, extra charge), and Wi-Fi.
The on-site buffet restaurant offers you international cuisine along with fun live cooking shows and thematic dinners. The hotel also has a range of bars- pool bar, paseo bar (located on the promenade), snack bar, lobby bar, chill-out bar and more.
Gran Canaria is simply a vacation spot you must not miss. It has beautiful beaches, majestic dunes, gardens, resorts, villas, nightlife and so much more! The white sand beaches look so heavenly that your dopamine levels will never go low. Book your hotels in Gran Canaria with Easyjet today and head off on a grand adventure. Plus, if you club your hotel packages with flights to Gran Canaria, you will save a fortune on travel expenses on On The Beach. Visit Nowandlive for more information.