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10 days in beautiful Gran Canaria

10 days in sunny Gran Canaria exploring hidden beaches, small towns and the big city.

by phoebejeanneAbout Me:I have always had the desire to travel since I was tiny, and now I’m 18 I’m finally able to make it a reality. Although my family always made an effort to travel to new places when I was young, it is now I’m learning to travel independentl... read more

EuropeSpain10 days / August 2019

Highs & Lows

‘Superdino’ shops are the best for local produce, and the delicious tapas and churros are not to be missed!

There is a constant breeze over the island, more than welcome at the hottest parts of the day though!

Itinerary Overview

We arrived early evening and got a bus transfer from the airport to our hotel which took just over an hour. Be warned, the bus drivers like to drive fast! 
We didn’t have a specific itinerary for the trip as we all really just wanted time to relax and soak up the sun and local culture, so we took it day by day. We visited many areas such as Maspalomas, Las Palmas and Puerto de Mogan, where we were situated. All the beaches are lovely, though I’d definitely recommend taking the time to find some of the more hidden ones if you like your space as it can get quite full in the summer months. 
In Mogan our favourite night time activity was to seek out new spots to watch the beautiful sunsets, there are many many areas to do this! The locals are really friendly so ask any of them and they’ll be sure to point you in the right direction! 

  • 10 Nights: Puerto de Mogán
    We previously visited Gran Canaria but stayed in a different area. We absolutely fell in love with Puerto de Mogan and knew we had to come back and stay here.
  • Day trip: Municipality of Las Palmas
    We were first shown the city by a local who suggested it for the amazing surf, but we’re drawn into wandering around the old streets and shops

Q & A

  • How was the food?

    La Langosta was our most favourite restaurant as the staff and food were supreme but we visited many many cafes and restaurants all over the island and found them all equally enjoyable!

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    Definitely make the effort to hire a car and get to Guayedra beach. It is a black sand beach from the volcanic rock, and is only known by a few locals. It’s a super cool place to swim and have picnic, with many of the locals also spending the night under the stars there.

  • Packing tips?

    Definitely pack for warm weather as in August it rarely drops below 20°. However there is a breeze so I’d recommend bringing a light pullover for the evenings.

  • Transportation Tips?

    Buses run often and to the main parts of the island, though a car is definitely useful for getting off the beaten track and exploring less touristy areas.

Lodging

  • Cordial Mogan Valle. A lovely hotel with a family friendly laid back vibe, plenty of pools and a great bar for mojitos! Location was only a short stroll from a superdino and the beach, aswell as the local market which sets up on the street out front. The whole hotel was really clean and staff were super helpful, even letting us move rooms to avoid the noise of construction. One of the highlights was the absolutely huge astroturfed balcony we had attached to the room with a stunning view onto the beach.