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Go wet and wild with some water sports. Gran Canaria’s beaches are perfect for jet-skiing, banana boating and parasailing and the gentle waves and bright blue waters are great for snorkelling and scuba diving. If you’d rather stay dry, book a cruise on a catamaran for a romantic sailing trip.
Visit the beautiful Cathedral de Santa Ana in the Plaza de Santa Ana. This pretty, palm tree-lined square sits right by the beach and offers breath-taking views of the 16th century cathedral. Pay the cathedral’s €2.40 entrance to see stunning sacred artefacts, paintings and sculptures.
Explore some traditional Canarian culture with a trip to a Canarian wrestling match. Known locally as ‘Lucha Canaria’, Canarian wrestling is an ancient sport and people flock from near and far to watch the colourful and exciting matches, making it the most popular sport on the island!
Active types could try tackling the island's highest mountain, Pico de las Nieves - or the island's vast volcanic crater, the Caldera de Bandama. The pine forests of the Tamadaba National Park also provide a breath of fresh air and plenty of space to explore away from the coast.
Treat the kids to a day at Gran Canaria’s best water park, Aqualand. Located in Maspalomas, this incredible park is home to giant waterslides, rapids and swimming pools, plus a live sea lion show and friendly parrots to admire.
Playa del Ingles is the most popular holiday spot on the island, with shopping centres, cafe and bar lined streets, lively nightlife and a vast golden beach. Next door, Maspalomas is a little quieter, and the amazing sand dunes are one of its biggest draws. This resort is super family-friendly, with a 6km long Blue Flag beach and its own mini theme park! Puerto Rico boasts calm waters, a horseshoe shaped harbour and three fantastic malls crammed with places to eat, drink and shop! Nearby Amadores Beach is well worth a visit - it's earned the moniker 'Lovers' Beach' for its beauty. Whichever resort you choose, no trip to Gran Canaria would be complete without spending some time in its capital, Las Palmas. Think cosmopolitan city meets historic old town with glamorous high streets and winding back alleyways. For a holiday of sun, sea and sightseeing, book your flights to Gran Canaria with thomascookairlines.com, and discover why good things really do come in small packages.