As soon as I returned from the South of France, I was lucky enough to be jetting off on another summer holiday, this time with my boyfriend! We travelled to Tenerife last year and thought we’d book a holiday to another Canary Island this year as we loved it so much there!
As soon as we arrived at the hotel we were absolutely over the moon with the view from our hotel room! We have been so amazingly lucky with the views we have had both in Tenerife and here and I fell in love. The pool looked so refreshing and inviting and the sea was so blue and beautiful right next to the hotel. There were no clouds in sight and I was so excited for the week to come.
The land around us was like a desert, very dry and volcanic, hardly any green in sight. Mountains and hills of brown surrounded us, such a different environment to what we’re used to but so exotic at the same time!
We had a lovely lunch in the pool bar before heading off to explore the area we staying in. We found a pretty little square only a 10 minute walk away from the hotel with a few cute restaurants that I couldn’t wait to try and a variety of shops. We spent the rest of the day relaxing by the pool in 27 degree temperatures as a perfect start to our holiday.
In the evening we often went for a walk around as its so much cooler and of course we had to walk off all of the lovely food we’d been eating! It was a perfect temperature and the sunset over the sea was always so stunning.
On our second day we hopped on a bus and visited one of the most popular beaches in the south of the island, . Right next to the beach stood a very pretty lighthouse and beautiful trees and plants. The sand stretched such a long way in front of us and we could see towards the end the amazing sight of the sand dunes. I felt like I was in the Sahara desert! The sand was pretty hot though so the dunes were difficult to climb.
Another trip that we couldn’t go without doing was the visit to Aqualand. We had been to Siam Park in Tenerife and that was so much fun, even though some of the waterslides were a bit too much for me! I had looked at some of the slides before we went and they looked a lot more friendly! It was a day packed with so much fun, screaming and laughing as we tried almost all of the waterslides. I definitely recommend this if you visit the island.
Another day trip we took was to Las Palmas, a bustling city towards the north of the island. It took us just half an hour to get from the south to the north! We walked along the city streets on the sea front with no real destination in mind and stumbled across a small and picturesque port brimming with different kinds of boats. This is a lovely sight to walk next to and we stopped to admire many of the expensive boats! At the end of the harbour there was a small and perfectly kept beach, golden sand leading to crystal clear blue waters. The few palm trees in the sand made for beautiful photos of the scenery. Just watching someone swimming in the perfect water made me want to jump straight in and cool down in the intense heat of the day!
On our final day we visited another beach town near to Maspalomas, Playa del Ingles. We were dropped off and to get to the beach we walked down some quaint winding streets before we saw the deep blue sea ahead of us. More sand dunes awaited us along the beach and the view was stunning. The sand was golden, it was an amazing sight. We stopped for a lunch and a couple of cocktails at a beach bar while we were there. The beach bar had a very cool swimming pool in the middle too!
We both had such a lovely time in Gran Canaria! Amazing beaches, food and drink and weather of course! I definitely recommend this as a holiday destination especially if you want a chilled week away with some lovely scenery and places to visit!
Lots of love,