Europe, Wanderlust

Gran Canaria in pictures

I have come back from Gran Canaria with about 500 photos, reams of video and a To Do list of posts (and work) as long as my arm. Possibly even my leg.

And while I promise not to share all of them with you, this should give you a flavour of our fabulous week away.

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Minnie and her sandcastle builder-in-crime

Of all the Canary Islands, I think Gran Canaria is the one which has struggled most to throw off its high-rise beach resort reputation. You’ll know from past posts how much I love Lanzarote, and after a week in Gran Canaria, there’s no question it’s got as fascinating, unusual and unspoiled a side to discover.

Honestly, I didn’t realise quite how much there was to do. A week really isn’t enough to explore and make the most of the beaches and the gorgeous pool in our villa.

But I did my best. And isn’t that a good excuse to go back again?

We found camels among the famous wild dunes of Maspalomas…

We headed into the mountains for lunch in a cave restaurant on the world’s most winding roads.

We took a boat trip to the gorgeous Puerto de Mogan and chilled out by the marina.

We hit the beach – several beaches, in fact.

We also hit the waterslides at Aqualand water park.

We discovered the Arehucas rum distillery and some ridiculously picturesque streets in Arucas.

We explored the zoo at Palmito’s Park, from aquarium to peacock.

And, alas, we had to come back home.

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More to come on all of these – and some videos. So so much more!

 

Images copyright MummyTravels/Cathy Winston

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