No one told the sun it’s almost Fall, and well into October southern Europe is still experiencing an extended Indian Summer that makes us all long for the days lazying on the sand, listening to the sound of the ocean and sipping colourful drinks. If you still have days off to enjoy, this is the perfect time to make the most of them: summer weather with off-season prices!
Set off to the Canary Islands and relax in this stunning land of contrasts. Pick up a car hire in Gran Canaria and tour the island known as a “Miniature Continent”, for its different landscapes and climates. Starting off in Las Palmas is probably the best idea.
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is the largest city in the archipelago and one of the largest in Spain, and it has everything you could possibly wish for: beautiful architecture, a lively nightlife, and the amazing Playa de Las Canteras – almost 4 km of white sands.
Tourism in the island is usually centred around the southern part of Gran Canaria, since it has the mildest climate. Thee are plenty of activities that will keep you entertained throughout your stay. Hiking and biking in the island’s trails are a great option for nature lovers, allowing you to relax while taking in the stunning natural landscapes.
Surfing is also a popular pastime, both for more proficient surfers and for new learners, since the island has several surf schools. So whether you’re an experiences surfer or you just bought your first surfboard, you’re sure to have a great time in the “Hawaii of the Atlantic”!
Golf enthusiasts will be glad to know Gran Canaria is home to the oldest golf club in Spain, being also home to several newer courses. And if you feel at home in the ocean, the island has great scuba diving spots!
Have you ever been to the Canaries? What other great spots would you suggest we explore with a car hire in Spain? Tell us all in the comments!