Gran Canaria, Spain

From dams to beaches, from forests to mountainous gorges and from desert to volcano craters. Gran Canaria’s nature is amazingly diverse!

White sandy beaches, clear blue water and no winter. This is why tourists travel to Gran Canaria all year round. But leave your deck chair for a while, because the sunny island has so much more to see. Gran Canaria is the only place in the world with so many different landscapes in such a small area. Explore as many of them as you can on its hiking and cycling trails. In the city of Las Palmas, visit the old district of Vegueta by foot. Its 500 year old narrow streets with picturesque squares and old churches are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Are you planning to visit the capital city, Las Palmas? The city centre bustles with honking taxis and busy shops. We’ve put together a list of attractions and sights on Gran Canaria just for you.

When are you flying to Gran Canaria?

Gran Canaria has 350 days of sunshine, so it does not matter when you book a flight to this exquisite island in Spain. Its southerly location is perfect and with temperatures year round above 20 degrees, its white beaches are the favourite of many. After a day of sunbathing, there’s fresh fish on the menu. Book your flight to Gran Canaria. Pack your suntan lotion right away!

Practical information

Time zone

GMT +0 (summer time +1)
On Gran Canaria, it is 1 hour earlier than it is in the Netherlands.


The currency used on Gran Canaria is the Euro (EUR).

Duration of flight

The flight to Gran Canaria is about 4.5 hours. The outbound and inbound flights may be shorter if the wind direction is favourable.