This was not the first time we went to Gran Canaria; we were on the island in spring, and on New Year’s, and in autumn. In my opinion, the ideal time to travel with children is from mid-September to almost the end of November. At this time there is no strong heat, storms and the ocean is noticeably warmer. It was hot in June, but we still had a great rest. Both in the pool and in the ocean, children were bathed before lunch and after 6 pm. June is good for surfers – often there was a good wind and decent waves.
Most resort towns are located on the south side of the island. If you want to settle closer to the best beach of the island – the dunes of Maspalomas, then you should stay in one of the hotels in this part of the island. Of the areas near the coast I least like San Augustin – there is an old dense building, and the lack of greenery is compensated by green youth, who sometimes relax too loudly and cheerfully. Continue reading