Things to do here
While best known for the plentiful resort developments that hug the island’s coastline, outside of the joys of a package holiday, Gran Canaria has much to offer the intrepid traveller. The island's landscape ranges from the green and verdant north of the island through a mountainous interior to the desert-like south. The coastline is interspersed with white sandy beaches and purpose-built holiday resorts but there are well developed trails for hiking and cycling throughout the island with water sports of all kinds available on the coast. Las Palmas, the island’s capital, also boasts a vibrant cultural scene and an active nightlife.
- Located in Puerto de Mogán, the most westerly resort in the south of the island, Qué Tal by Stena offers an adventurous set menu in a room decorated with contemporary artwork. Reservations recommended.
- Next to the port in Agaete & Puerto de las Nieves is Cofradía de Pescadores, this restaurant, as you would expect, specialises in fish. You can dine on the catch of the day on the outdoor terrace. Address: Muelle Puerto Nieves.
- The Parador de Cruz de Tejeda, a luxurious state-run hotel in Las Palmas, offers great views of the surrounding gorges and cliffs and the hotel's restaurant serves upmarket Canarian cuisine.
- The three-star Hotel Parque overlooks the Parque San Telmo in Las Palmas. The sixth floor restaurant has great views and the rooms are simple and designed in quiet muted tones.