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Gran Canaria villa holidays

Huge rolling dunes dominate Gran Canaria’s popular southern coastline. The shelving sands create the perfect environment for safe family fun, and bubbly beach-front bars appeal to visitors of all ages. Experience the big city bustle of the capital Las Palmas and its sophisticated shopping, soak up the sun on endless sandy beaches, indulge in some watersports or tour this tiny, delightful island at your leisure.

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  • Salobre Golf Holiday Resort

    Salobre Golf

    Salobre Golf Resort is located in a wonderful position in the south of Gran Canaria, surrounded by volcanic landscapes of rock and cacti; miles of golden beaches can be found at Maspalomas, while the closer bea...

    44 villas 30mins Las Palmas
  • Tauro

    Tauro

    Surrounded by mountainous scenery, the popular residential development of Tauro offers the ideal place to sunbathe and swim in your own villa pool. A local mini-market, restaurant and bar can be found together ...

    5 villas 35mins Las Palmas
  • Maspalomas

    Maspalomas

    Set beside the dunes of the island’s Natural Park, as well as a beautiful lagoon, Maspalomas offers the ideal location for relaxation. A paradise for beach lovers and families, here you’ll find a va...

    2 villas 50mins Las Palmas
  • Puerto Rico

    Puerto Rico

    This bustling resort is popular with young families, with its gently shelving sandy beach protected by encircling hills. There’s something for everyone with all sorts of watersports on offer - from sailin...

    1 villa 40mins Las Palmas

Gran Canaria Villa Selection

We have chosen a selection of 20 villas from our full list of properties in Gran Canaria. Find the perfect villa below:

  • Clavel
    Sleeps 6
    3 Bedrooms
    2 Bathrooms
    Private
    Heated Pool
    Free Air Conditioning
    Car Advised

    Clavel

    Tauro, Gran Canaria

    4.3 out of 5
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  • Libra
    Sleeps 6
    3 Bedrooms
    2 Bathrooms
    Private
    Heated Pool
    Free Air Conditioning
    Car Advised

    Libra

    Tauro, Gran Canaria

    4.4 out of 5
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  • Best of James
    Hills 5
    Sleeps 8
    4 Bedrooms
    3 Bathrooms
    Private
    Heated Pool
    Free Air Conditioning
    Car Essential

    Hills 5

    Salobre Golf, Gran Canaria

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  • Best of James
    Salobre Villas 4
    Sleeps 6
    3 Bedrooms
    2 Bathrooms
    Private
    Heated Pool
    Free Air Conditioning
    Car Essential

    Salobre Villas 4

    Salobre Golf, Gran Canaria

    4.3 out of 5
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  • Tabaibas 7
    Sleeps 4
    2 Bedrooms
    1 Bathrooms
    Private
    Heated Pool
    Free Air Conditioning
    Car Essential

    Tabaibas 7

    Salobre Golf, Gran Canaria

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  • Golfers 12
    Sleeps 4
    2 Bedrooms
    2 Bathrooms
    Private
    Heated Pool
    Free Air Conditioning
    Car Essential

    Golfers 12

    Salobre Golf, Gran Canaria

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  • Best of James
    Hills 8
    Sleeps 6
    3 Bedrooms
    2 Bathrooms
    Private
    Heated Pool
    Free Air Conditioning
    Car Essential

    Hills 8

    Salobre Golf, Gran Canaria

    4.8 out of 5
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  • Best of James
    Par 4 Villa 22
    Sleeps 6
    3 Bedrooms
    2 Bathrooms
    Private
    Heated Pool
    Free Air Conditioning
    Car Essential

    Par 4 Villa 22

    Salobre Golf, Gran Canaria

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  • Best of James
    Meloneras 19
    Sleeps 8
    4 Bedrooms
    3 Bathrooms
    Private
    Heated Pool
    Free Air Conditioning
    Car Optional

    Meloneras 19

    Maspalomas, Gran Canaria

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  • Margarita
    Sleeps 6
    3 Bedrooms
    2 Bathrooms
    Private
    Heated Pool
    Free Air Conditioning
    Car Advised

    Margarita

    Tauro, Gran Canaria

    4.4 out of 5
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  • Par 4 Villa 4
    Sleeps 4
    2 Bedrooms
    2 Bathrooms
    Private
    Heated Pool
    Free Air Conditioning
    Car Essential

    Par 4 Villa 4

    Salobre Golf, Gran Canaria

    4.5 out of 5
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  • Best of James
    Par 4 Villa 23
    Sleeps 6
    3 Bedrooms
    2 Bathrooms
    Private
    Heated Pool
    Free Air Conditioning
    Car Essential

    Par 4 Villa 23

    Salobre Golf, Gran Canaria

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  • Par 4 Villa 8
    Sleeps 4
    2 Bedrooms
    2 Bathrooms
    Private
    Heated Pool
    Free Air Conditioning
    Car Essential

    Par 4 Villa 8

    Salobre Golf, Gran Canaria

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  • Tabaibas 1
    Sleeps 6
    3 Bedrooms
    2 Bathrooms
    Private
    Heated Pool
    Free Air Conditioning
    Car Essential

    Tabaibas 1

    Salobre Golf, Gran Canaria

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  • Los Lagos 26
    Sleeps 4
    2 Bedrooms
    2 Bathrooms
    Private
    Heated Pool
    Free Air Conditioning
    Car Essential

    Los Lagos 26

    Salobre Golf, Gran Canaria

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  • Golfers 14
    Sleeps 4
    2 Bedrooms
    2 Bathrooms
    Private
    Heated Pool
    Free Air Conditioning
    Car Essential

    Golfers 14

    Salobre Golf, Gran Canaria

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  • Las Terrazas 12
    Sleeps 4
    2 Bedrooms
    2 Bathrooms
    Private Pool
    Free Air Conditioning
    Car Essential

    Las Terrazas 12

    Salobre Golf, Gran Canaria

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  • Los Lagos 4
    Sleeps 5
    3 Bedrooms
    2 Bathrooms
    Private
    Heated Pool
    Free Air Conditioning
    Car Essential

    Los Lagos 4

    Salobre Golf, Gran Canaria

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  • Par 4 Villa 11
    Sleeps 4
    2 Bedrooms
    2 Bathrooms
    Private
    Heated Pool
    Free Air Conditioning
    Car Essential

    Par 4 Villa 11

    Salobre Golf, Gran Canaria

    5 out of 5
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  • Par 4 Villa 17
    Sleeps 4
    2 Bedrooms
    2 Bathrooms
    Private
    Heated Pool
    Free Air Conditioning
    Car Essential

    Par 4 Villa 17

    Salobre Golf, Gran Canaria

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About Gran Canaria

Outdoor pursuits in Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria caters well for villa holiday visitors with numerous sport and leisure activities. Golf on the island is popular and you can enjoy a round at either the Salobre Golf Resort or at the Anfi Golf. Take a big game fishing trip, or go cruising around the coast on a glass bottom boat – stopping off for a swim or snorkel or before you reach the shore. Whale and dolphin watching are also popular activities along Gran Canaria’s coast. Why not explore the island’s mountainous region on foot on a guided nature trail, or traverse the dunes on a guided camel tour.

On the beach in Gran Canaria

With beaches to suit all tastes, Gran Canaria is an oasis of sun-drenched, golden sand. Most beaches are found in the south of the Island, where the climate is warm and dry all year round. In the larger villa holiday resorts you’ll find soft, fine sand, fantastic water sports and beachside facilities. At Maspalomas in particular the beaches offer endless expanses of white sand and sparkling seas, while beaches located close to our villas, ‘Meloneras’ for Salobre Golf and ‘Amadores’ for all Tauro villas, are ideal for anyone wanting to enjoy a day at the beach to relax in the year-round Canarian sunshine. Once you have rounded the southern west corner, the Gran Canaria coastline becomes rocky and lined with secluded bays offering spectacular views.

Hints of history in Gran Canaria

There are numerous cultural scenes in Gran Canaria’s architecturally rich capital Las Palmas. The historic cobblestone streets lead to the Gothic neo-classical cathedral; Columbus House, and the Canary Island Museum with its exhibitions of pre-Spanish inhabitants of the island. Smaller towns such as Telde and Teror typify the colonial past, and many old villages can be found scattered throughout the island - famous today for their crafts and embroidery. Gran Canaria boasts several religious and historical centres, housing a wide array of artefacts depicting Canary Island life over the ages.

Retail therapy in Gran Canaria

Las Palmas is without doubt Gran Canaria’s largest commercial centre. All the major retail chain and franchise stores can be found in this cosmopolitan city centre. Local markets sell fresh produce, linen, leather and handcrafted goods such as wicker baskets. For quality souvenirs made on Gran Canaria look out for FEDAC shops – public-funded outlets where local artists sell their wares. Gift shops and boutiques are plentiful throughout the island and many goods are duty free. Cigars from the Canary Islands are also world famous.

James recommends
  • Visit the Dunes of Maspalomas for private sun worshipping or to have a real desert experience.
  • Take a boat trip to Puerto de Mogán - and have lunch at the charming marina on the south-west coast.
  • Spend a day in the capital, Las Palmas – great for shopping, head for the historic Vegueta area for delightful squares, the cathedral and fascinating museums.
  • Take a guided walk along the ‘Caminos Reales’, the well-maintained paths in the mountainous centre of the island.
  • Look and listen for dolphins and whales in a glass bottom boat with underwater microphones.
  • Try the fantastic Golf Course at the popular Salobre golf resort. This is a challenging, 36-hole course designed by Roland Faure and Ron Kirby.
  • Visit the Palmitos Park, a lovely wildlife park where you can watch birds and dolphin shows.
  • Take a trip to the Botanical Gardens, dotted with magical pathways, and unusual features that will let you enjoy a great day outdoors with your children.
Temperature chart for villas in Gran Canaria Outdoor pursuits in Gran Canaria On the beach in Gran Canaria Hints of history in Gran Canaria

James Recommends

Sometimes even the best of us need a little inspiration. Here are some recommendations from us to help you find your perfect holiday

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Beaches

Finding the perfect beach in which to unwind is not easy. Let us help point the way with our interactive map:

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Playa de Las Nieves, Agaete

Access to the Beach:

Easy access by car, Public transport available, Easy walk from resort centre, Accessed via Pavement
Parking: Within 5 mins walk, Free

Beach type:

Black sand, Shingle beach, Volcanic sand, Public beach, Straight beach, less than 500m long, Shallow (Ideal for paddling for all ages), Secluded/quiet beach

Food/Drink:

Beach front: Cafe, Bar, Family friendly restaurant, Local/traditional cuisine
Information updated 23 May 2013

Playa de Guayedra, Agaete

Access to the Beach:

Easy walk from resort centre

Beach type:

Black sand, Volcanic sand, Public beach, Semi circular beach, 500m - 1km long
Information updated 28 Nov 2013

Meloneras, Maspalomas

Access to the Beach:

Easy access by car, Easy walk from resort centre, Accessed via Ramp, Pavement, Boardwalk
Parking: Within 5 mins walk, Free

Beach type:

Golden sand, Public beach, 1 - 2km long, Shallow (Ideal for paddling for all ages), Beach popular with tourists, Nudist area

Facilities:

Charged facilities: Parasol, Sun lounger with cushion, Sun lounger without cushion, Toilets, Baby changing
Beachwear shop within 5 minutes walk

Food/Drink:

Beach front: Kiosk, Cafe, Bar, Family friendly restaurant, A la Carte, International cuisine, Local/traditional cuisine
Information updated 29 May 2013

Playa del Ingles, Maspalomas

Access to the Beach:

Easy walk from resort centre
Parking: Within 5 mins walk

Beach type:

Golden sand, Public beach, Straight beach, greater than 2km long, Shallow (Ideal for paddling for all ages), Beach popular with tourists, Nudist area

Facilities:

Charged facilities: Parasol, Sun lounger with cushion
Beachwear shop within 5 minutes walk, ATM within 5 minute walk

Food/Drink:

Walking distance: Kiosk, Cafe, Bar, Family friendly restaurant, Local/traditional cuisine
Information updated 13 Jan 2014

Puerto Mogan, Puerto Mogan

Access to the Beach:

Easy access by car, Easy walk from resort centre, Accessed via Ramp, Pavement, Boardwalk
Parking: Beach front, Chargeable

Beach type:

Golden sand, Public beach, Semi circular beach, 500m - 1km long, Shallow (Ideal for paddling for all ages), Beach popular with tourists

Beach safety:

Designated swimming area

Facilities:

Charged facilities: Parasol, Sun lounger without cushion
Beachwear shop within 5 minutes walk, ATM within 5 minute walk

Activities for hire:

Jet Ski, Pedaloes

Food/Drink:

Beach front: Kiosk, Cafe, Bar, Family friendly restaurant, A la Carte, Fine dining, International cuisine, Local/traditional cuisine
Information updated 22 May 2013

Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico

Access to the Beach:

Easy access by car, Easy walk from resort centre, Accessed via Pavement, Boardwalk
Parking: Beach front, Chargeable

Beach type:

Golden sand, Volcanic sand, Public beach, Semi circular beach, less than 500m long, Shallow (Ideal for paddling for all ages), Beach popular with tourists

Facilities:

Charged facilities: Parasol, Cabana
Free facilities: Toilets, Showers

Activities for hire:

Banana boats, Jet Ski, Wind surfing, Parasailing, Donuts, Pedaloes, Water skiing

Food/Drink:

Beach front: Kiosk, Cafe, Bar, Family friendly restaurant, A la Carte, International cuisine
Information updated 20 Mar 2014

Amadores, Puerto Rico

Access to the Beach:

Easy access by car, Easy walk from resort centre, accessed by more than than 15 Steps, Good wheelchair/disabled access*, Accessed via Ramp, Pavement
Parking: Beach front, Free

Beach type:

Golden sand, Public beach, Semi circular beach, 500m - 1km long, Shallow (Ideal for paddling for all ages), Beach popular with tourists

Beach safety:

Awarded blue flag, Designated swimming area

Facilities:

Charged facilities: Parasol, Sun lounger without cushion, Toilets, Disabled toilets, Baby changing
Free facilities: Showers
Beachwear shop within 5 minutes walk

Activities for hire:

Pedaloes

Food/Drink:

Beach front: Kiosk, Cafe, Bar, Family friendly restaurant, International cuisine, Local/traditional cuisine
Information updated 22 May 2013

San Augustin, San Agustin

Access to the Beach:

Easy walk from resort centre, accessed by less than 15 Steps, Accessed via Pavement
Parking: Within 5 mins walk, Free

Beach type:

Black sand, Volcanic sand, Public beach, Semi circular beach, less than 500m long, Shallow (Ideal for paddling for all ages), Secluded/quiet beach

Facilities:

Charged facilities: Parasol, Sun lounger without cushion

Food/Drink:

Walking distance: Family friendly restaurant, Local/traditional cuisine
Information updated 22 May 2013

Tauro, Tauro

Access to the Beach:

Easy access by car, Easy walk from resort centre
Parking: Within 5 mins walk, Free

Beach type:

Black sand, Shingle beach, Volcanic sand, Public beach, Straight beach, less than 500m long, Shallow (Ideal for paddling for all ages), Secluded/quiet beach

Food/Drink:

Beach front: Cafe
Walking distance: Family friendly restaurant
Information updated 03 Mar 2014
 
 

Important information

The details displayed are for general information purposes only and were correct as at the last updated date. Please note that details (including opening and closing times) may change. In particular, some facilities may only be available during high season. Attractions are not connected to James Villa Holidays and we do not endorse or recommend any supplier or attraction.

*Whilst wheelchair / disabled access is deemed good in our opinion, it may not be compliant to Disability and Discrimination Act standards - for more detailed information we suggest that you contact the local tourist board.

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