Gran Canaria is the most popular of the Canary Islands - not least for the Danes, who especially in the winter months, enjoy the always bright sun and lovely warm temperatures.
The beautiful island, located just a few hundred kilometers from the coast of Africa, welcomes over 3 million tourists each year, with most traveling to the southern or eastern part of the island, where the sun shines almost all the time, and rain is a rarity. Here you will, consequently, find a string of delightful seaside resorts and beautiful beaches.
There are numerous good beaches to be found on Gran Canaria, where the beach at Maspalomas is the largest, but also Playa del Inglés and Punta de Meloneras is worth mentioning. Maspalomas is best known for its unique sand dunes - an impressive piece of Sahara right next to the warm, blue sea, which also offers exciting deep sea fishing.
The South's main beach is also known for its old lighthouse that has been present ever since the island welcomed the first tourists and the entire area was turned into a popular holiday resort.