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Reviews of our villas in Gran Canaria

We have 34 reviews of our villas in Gran Canaria.

4 bedroom San Bartolomé de Tirajana villa to rent
April 2019

Our villa was perfect. It was spotlessly clean & comfortable & in a great location. Shops , restaurants & beach all within walking distance. We even had fresh rolls delivered each morning.

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Renter: Janice C.
Janice C.
6 bedroom holiday villa in San Bartolomé de Tirajana, Gran Canaria, with private pool
April 2019

We are a large family of 12 people of all ages and a baby, and we rented this lovely villa at Easter 2019. The villa worked excellently, with many and pleasant living areas, nice bedrooms and bathrooms, and not least pool and lawn for relaxation and communal activities. Recommended!

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Renter: Kjersti R.
Kjersti R.
2 bedroom villa rental in San Bartolomé de Tirajana, Gran Canaria, with private pool
January 2019

It was a near perfect accommodation in a great ambience. The decor of the house was very tasteful and modern, the kitchen was well equipped and stylish. Downside: it was in the otherwise perfectly equipped kitchen only a champagne glass available. Please top up here. The 2 bathrooms and the bedrooms were very clean and well maintained. The living area was very comfortable and functional, many German TV channels via satellite TV available. Single and communal pool top.

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Renter: Dennis A.
Dennis A.
3 bedroom San Bartolomé de Tirajana villa to rent
May 2018

Villa was lovely, spotlessly clean, beds were very comfy, great location, fab views, fantastic large pool (although cold)! Bread delivered to our door every day was great. Welcome pack was superb. Only dissapointment was having to pay extra for wifi, pool was cold, as was an extra large expense to heat it and would have been nice to have stayed in villa til our flight, I think this should be included in the price of the villa it offered at a small extra cost! Would definately stay here again!

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Renter: Jo
Jo
3 bedroom San Bartolomé de Tirajana villa to rent
March 2018

TOP location with fantastic views. We spent with our 2 year old son a very relaxing week in the house! Quality and equipment of the house are very good! Every morning fresh rolls and in case of questions to landlords one can rely on an immediate processing and solution of problems! (We had received within a few hours due to a defect, a new coffee machine).

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Renter: Sebastian
Sebastian
2 bedroom San Bartolomé de Tirajana holiday villa rental with private pool
March 2018

Who wants to escape the mass tourism on Gran Canaria, is exactly right! Super nice, tastefully furnished villa with private pool. So you can really relax. Rental car, however, absolutely necessary! There are also two restaurants where you can really eat very well and where there is nothing missing.

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Renter: Kerstin
Kerstin

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Travel guide

Villas in Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria is the full package when it comes to villa holidays, with glorious weather all-year-round, fine white sandy beaches and magnificent lava caves to explore. Located 200km off the north-western coast of Africa, it is the third largest of the Canary Islands and the second most populated. It takes about 3 hours to circumnavigate the island, while getting from one side of Gran Canaria to another by car takes approximately 1 hour on the motorway. With its diversity of micro climates, various landscapes and exotic plant life, this stunning island is best described as a miniature continent, with something to offer every type of holidaymaker. Top up the tan, make a splash with water sports and parks, or explore the rural landscape with its rugged cliffs, sand dunes, gorges and mountains. Learn about the rich history and culture of the island, or let your hair down at the many bars and clubs.

Gran Canaria's beaches range from exotic saharan escapes like Las Maspalomas, to secluded white sand coves like Playa de Sardina del Norte. Playa de las Teresitas is one of the many popular man-made beaches on the island. In the south cand in the larger cities like Las Palmas, the clubs, cocktail bars and music venues really come to life after midnight. There are also plenty of restaurants to enjoy local and international food, as well as two casinos – Casino Las Palmas and one at Hotel Santa Catalina.

Gran Canaria Airport accommodates flights from any major city. It is also possible to take a ferry directly from Mazagón, Andalusia, which is a 34-hour trip. Clickstay presents a fine selection of properties from beach villas to villas with private pool.

Key holiday info

  • Gran Canaria airport lies on the eastern coast, 19km from the capital Las Palmas.
  • Daily temperatures average at 27/28 °C in summer and a very mild 21 °C in winter.
  • The sea temperature tends to stay between 19°C in winter and 23°C in summer.
  • There is very little to no rainfall during the summer months. The winter months may bring moderate rainfall, even snow in the highlands.
  • Pico de las Nieves is the highest point on the island, reaching 1,949m in height.
  • Gran Canaria's tropical climate provides excellent conditions for golfing and grass cultivation. There are at least seven golf courses on the island worth a visit!

Where to go in Gran Canaria

The north is a couple of degrees cooler than the south, resulting in more annual rainfall. Las Palmas on the northeast of the island is the Gran Canaria's capital and port city. Boasting four main beaches, it has something for everyone. A scattering of sandy beaches can be found on all sides of the island, with plenty of cafés and restaurants to be discovered. The finest beaches are situated in the south. Culture-vultures can revisit most of the island's history through ancient buildings, national monuments and the Historic Centre in Las Palmas. The oldest church on the island is located in the historical Vegueta quarter, in the eastern part. Vegueta and the surrounding region is dotted with attractive shopping locations, like the street market in San Telmo park. Everything from the traditional to the modern can be found here, while the more upscale boutiques and shops can be found in Las Palmas. There are many locations of historical and cultural value in the north: memorial museums of famous and influential people, buildings dating from the 15th to 20th Century and archaeological sites dating from the 5th Century and onward.

The central region of the island offer perfect spots to get away from the usual sun-baked coastal resorts and have a literal change of scenery among the pine greenery, exotic flora and mountainous terrain. Thanks to the island's micro-climates, the mountainous central parts may even enjoy a snowfall in higher locations every once-in-a-while. The backlands offer something for every type of holidaymaker, but caters mostly to adrenaline junkies. Many parks and nature preserves offer a climbing challenge. The volcanic rock, Roque Nublo, is one of several exhilarating rock climbing locations on the island giving a sense of accomplishment after such a challenging climb. There are many small towns and authentic villages like the historic town of Teror. Allow the old-world atmosphere to entrap you as you walk the narrow streets dotted with charming cafes and restaurants every here and there. Also, another nice way to relax is to lay back and watch the yachts take a break from their Atlantic-Caribbean voyages in low-key fishing towns like Agaete on the western coast.

The south enjoys warmer weather, which is why you’ll find most tourists here. A mere glance at sun-drenched resorts like Puerto Rico, Maspalomas and Mogán and it’s not hard to see why holidaymakers flock to the south. The entire island is pleasantly dry, however, the south is dryer than the north. The Maspalomas Sand Dunes, together with the botanical gardens in the north show the diversity of the island's micro-climates. 1000 acres of sand dunes resembling the Saharan sands stretch southeast, across the Atlantic - a nature reserve and nature-lover’s paradise! For sun worshipping naturists, the stretches of sand dunes should ensure some privacy and quietude. There many localities and venues on the island which are family-friendly; quiet, traditional restaurants, theme and water parks, public parks and zoos. Cocodrilo Park is quite popular among the younger tourists and makes for a fun family day out. Located northwest near Arinaga resort, the park is a home to many animal species and wildlife.

Did you know...

  • The Canaries are an African archipelago belonging to the kingdom of Spain. They are part of the EU, with the main currency being the Euro.
  • Schengen country residents can travel to the Canaries using just a valid ID card.
  • The most popular languages in Gran Canaria are Spanish, English and German.
  • On a clear day you can see Tenerife and Fuenteventura from the higher peaks in Gran Canaria.
  • Gran Canaria's highest peak, Pico de las Nieves, translates to 'peak of the snows'.
  • Gran Canaria's coast is home to at least 15 Blue Flag beaches, meeting the highest environmental standards.
  • Many of the island's churches date back to the early 15th Century. The most popular being the neo-gothic church of San Juan Bautista in Arucas.
  • History buffs will feel right at home in the Painted Cave of Galdar, which is at least 500 years old!
  • Vegueta quarter is the oldest quarter in Las Palmas. Dating back to the 15th Century, it is a must-see for its cultural and historical significance.
  • The most famous festival on the island is the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Carnival in February.

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