Fully revised and updated for 2016, now with new Discovery Tours chapter.
Most travellers want to have fun and feel relaxed from the moment they arrive at their holiday destination - that's what Marco Polo Guides are all about. This new series will appeal to all types of travellers, including those who haven't bought a travel guide in the past! Marco Polo's unique insider tips are peppered throughout the guide - offering a real insight into the destination.
Experience all the attractions of Gran Canaria with this up-to-date and authoritative guide, complete with Best Of recommendations. You'll discover hotels, restaurants, and the trendiest places to go, as well as tips for shopping and getting by on a low budget. There are also ideas for those travelling with children and for active pursuits as well as a summary of the island's main festivals and events. Further sections include: Travel Tips, Links, Blogs, Apps & more, Spanish phrase book and index.
It's never boring on Gran Canaria: paradise beaches, rugged mountains and immense sand dunes entice the visitor, as does the big city atmosphere of the capital Las Palmas. Diving, walking, windsurfing, enjoying the nightlife or simply relaxing, with the assurance of year-round sunshine. This island with its volcanic origins lies just 85 miles from the coast of Africa.
MARCO POLO Gran Canaria leads you all around the island with its varied, often breathtaking scenery and impressive flora. The Insider Tips recommend a romantic place to stay in the mountains and tell you where you can dance the night away to hot salsa and Latin rhythms. The Best Of pages highlight some unique aspects of Gran Canaria, recommend places to go for free, and have tips for things to do if it rains and where you can relax and be pampered, while panels in each chapter suggest things to do if you're on a tight budget and where you might pick up some real bargains.
The Excursions & Tours chapter leads you from the south into the interior and through rugged mountain terrain to the highest viewing point on the island. Water sports are the main activity on Gran Canaria, but in the Sports & Activities chapter landlubbers will also find out where the best climbing areas and biking trails are to be found. Finally the Dos & Don'ts advise you to beware of free island tours and fake goods, and warn against unprotected sex.
MARCO POLO Gran Canaria provides comprehensive coverage of all parts of the island. To help you find your way around there's a detailed Road Atlas, useful town maps of Las Palmas, Maspalomas, Playa del Inglés and San Agustín in the cover, plus a separate pull-out map.