Located off the Moroccan coast, Gran Canaria lies next to Tenerife, the largest island in the Canary archipelago. Radisson Blu Resort Gran Canaria has put down roots in this forgotten paradise on a beautiful beach awash with the blue waters of the Atlantic.
Considered by some as Tenerife’s litter sister, Gran Canaria is the second-most populous island in the chain and is often described as a miniature continent thanks to its wide array of diverse landscapes, earning it protection as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. From its secluded coves and magnificent beaches, all the way up to its highest point, Pico de las Nieves (6,400 ft), everything has been carefully preserved for your enjoyment. Cycling enthusiasts will find plenty of landscapes to explore on this unique island.
Perfect weather in Gran Canaria
The island boasts the best weather in Europe. The water temperature never dips below 18°C (64°F), meaning you’ll be able to go for a swim in the ocean in any season! Watersports are obviously extremely popular here and the island is an ideal spot for sailing, surfing and diving.
Radisson Hotel Gran Canaria is located on the southern tip of the island in Arguineguín, between the Patalavaca and Aquamarina beaches. Rooms feature relaxing ocean views. Make your way up to the rooftop terrace and take in the sweeping 360° panoramic views. Get some exercise at night on the tennis court and follow that up with some well-deserved relaxation at the spa or in one the hotel’s four swimming pools.
The rolling landscape offers great trekking and cycling opportunities. The island’s trail network takes you through arid areas featuring native tabaidas and thistles, balmy valleys home to charming palm groves, and the narrow lanes of Canarian villages.
Music & culture in Gran Canaria
Fancy a break from your wanderings? Stop by a Neolithic church then, or explore a banana plantation! You can also plan a visit to the village of Agaete and join in the local Fiesta de La Rama festival held on August 4th. Or the town of Teror to honor the Virgen del Pino, patroness of Gran Canaria, held on September 8th.
If you love jazz, you definitely won’t want to miss the JAZZCAAM concert series. It’s organized by the Atlantic Modern Art Center (CAAM) and runs until September 29th.
Nature lovers will be amazed by the island’s cliffs and lava flows. Be sure to keep an eye out for the turtles or dolphins often seen swimming from the beach. Stargazers will want to make sure they catch the August meteor showers. There’s very little light pollution, making for ideal viewing conditions. Be on the lookout for any shooting stars!