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Self-Catering Holiday Rentals in Gran Canaria for Your Home Stay

Thanks to its wonderful climate, Gran Canaria is a real sunshine island, and a fantastic choice for vacations or short breaks. Enjoy the gorgeous beaches at Maspalomas, Playa des Ingles or San Agustin where there are lots of water sports activities to choose from. The beach at Maspalomas stretches all the way to Playa des Ingles and is a real favourite with holidaymakers for its fabulous yellow sand dunes and the iconic Maspalomas lighthouse which first shone over the sea on 1st of February, 1890 and is now one of the most famous landmarks in Gran Canaria. Maspalomas beach is perfect for couples and families, while groups of friends may like the busier beach at Playa des Ingles. Your holiday rental is ideal as a base from which to explore and enjoy great days out. There are many top golf courses on the island, and cycling and horse riding are also popular. Kids will love the bird sanctuary at Palmitos Park. There are some excellent bird shows featuring the park's birds of prey at the amphitheatre and there are over 1500 birds in the park. Sit by the fountain on the terrace and watch the hummingbirds come right up to you as you enjoy a snack, or try to spot the park's most famous star, Crazy Delores, a friendly but rather mad parrot. Palmitos Park is a real treasure and is also home to some crocodiles and monkeys, an aquarium and Europe's biggest butterfly house. Visit Puerto Rico for a spot of shopping at the Europa Centre in the centre of town, or the Pasarela Centre near the beach. Pick up leather goods such as belts and handbags and wallets, or just buy fresh food and wine to enjoy at your self-catering holiday home. The Aqualand water park near Maspalomas is another great way to keep kids occupied, and with over 30 different slides everyone will be sure to have lots of fun. The Archaeological Site and Painted Cave at Galdar has to be booked; it's a fantastic insight into the culture of some of Gran Canaria's first inhabitants and the caves are beautiful. Visit Las Palmas to see some of the wonderful architecture and places of interest such as Casa de Colon, or Columbus House where there are several exhibitions, including some dedicated to Christopher Columbus, as well as fine paintings from the 14th and 15th centuries and works on loan from the Prado in Madrid. Couples might enjoy walking or relaxing in the lovely parks such as Parque San Telmo, seeing the famous Lady Harimaguada sculpture or visiting the Botanic Gardens in Arucas. There are lots of good nightclubs and bars in the Vegueta district of Las Palmas which will appeal to groups of friends, and each year the city hosts several festivals including WOMAD and the Las Palmas International Film Festival. Your self-catering holiday villa gives you the perfect excuse to dine out. Try some of the delicious local dishes such as caldo de pescado, a fish soup or beinmasabe a wonderful dessert with ground almonds, lemon rind, sugar and eggs which is a Canarian favourite. There's so much to see, do, hear and taste on Gran Canaria that you'll never have a dull moment on your self-catering break.

Holiday Lettings in Gran Canaria for Your Short Break

A holiday villa near Mogan is perfect for exploring the canals and streets of this pretty town, while a holiday apartment in Maspalomas is perfect for long days at the beach. There's the right vacation rental for everyone in Gran Canaria and no matter what size property you're looking for there's certain to be one that perfectly suits your requirements as well as your budget. Choose a beautiful holiday home in Maspalomas that's just a 2 minute walk from Meloneras beach and close to the golf course, or try a luxury apartment in Puerto Rico for water sports and nightlife. Couples will love having their own apartment in Playa de Arinaga and singles will find that a 1 bedroom holiday home is ideal for getting to know the local area. Your self-catering luxury villa with its own pool is just right for long days spent relaxing in the sun with friends before taking in some of the vibrant nightlife of Las Palmas in the evening. Cheap holiday villas in Gran Canaria are the perfect solution for young families or friends on a budget, while some of the top last minute deals are a fantastic way to surprise a loved one with a spur of the moment trip. Larger families and groups will benefit from the extra space and facilities in holiday villas which have 4 or 5 bedrooms and smaller families and couples might like holiday bungalows with private gardens, or 1 and 2 bedroom holiday apartments in Las Palmas, Puerto Rico or Maspalomas. Whatever part of Gran Canaria you'd like to be located in, and whatever the size of your family or group you can be assured of a wonderful self-catering holiday home with Owner's Direct.

Best Time to Enjoy Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria is a great choice for long, relaxing holidays or short breaks at any time of the year because of the wonderful climate it enjoys, and because of the excellent range of fantastic holiday homes. Summer holidays tend to be a very popular option with families, couples and groups, so for the luxury villa you like, do try to book as soon as you can. Easter is slightly less busy than summer holidays and it's a good time to pick up deals on some of the terrific holiday apartments and villas here. Make Valentine's Day a special romantic treat by surprising your loved one with a luxury bungalow or apartment, or book a luxury villa with a group of friends for a bank holiday break to take in some of the top golf or sailing events. Christmas and New Year are wonderful in Gran Canaria with many special events and exhibitions. Treat the family to a festive season to remember with a beautiful villa. Whatever time of year you choose, there's always something to see and do from a stylish Gran Canaria self-catering rental.

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