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Where to stay in Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria Hotels  -  Return to Travel Articles

Whether you prefer to book your Gran Canaria holidays online, at the very last minute, through your own Spanish contacts or through a reputable high street travel agent such as Thomas Cook, you are still faced with a wide range of different options regarding your accommodation. Choosing the right kind of accommodation in Gran Canaria can make a big difference to the kind of holiday you have, so weíve compiled a quick list of pros and cons for each one to help guide you in the right direction.
1. Hotels. These, of course, come in all different shapes and sizes, and just as when you are considering buying a house, choosing one with a great location is an all important factor. Think carefully about the kind of holiday you want. Many of the cheapest and most accessible hotels are likely to be along busy strips of the Spanish Islandís famous coastline, with streams of tourists running up and down from the beach all day long. Some people thrive on the social aspect of this kind of environment whilst others would rather find a quieter retreat.

2. Itís tranquillity youíre after? Then look no further than one of Gran Canariaís luxurious spa hotels. These are sure to offer you plenty of peace and quiet as well as a range of delectable possibilities for indulgence and pampering. They will, of course, come with a slightly heftier price tag.

3. If you like to be the boss of your own schedule whilst away, then why not look into self catering accommodation? If you want to experience a side of Gran Canaria that is well off the beaten track then this could be the best choice for you. If you are after a real rural experience, however, you might find it useful to look into hiring your own vehicle to make life easier during your stay.

Cacti, Palmitos Park, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain
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4. Travelling with the kids? Fear not. Gran Canaria is packed with family friendly establishments, some of which will even offer child care facilities, leaving you free to explore for an hour or two. Be sure to read reviews before you commit to purchase in order to ensure that you get the kind of place you want.

Gran Canaria Hotels  -  Return to Travel Articles


Latest update: December 26, 2012