As it name implies, Gran Canaria is part of the well known archipelago known as the Canary Islands, and if you're planning a trip there, you should also consider employing our Gran Canaria car hire services.
Gran Canaria is the third-largest island in the group, but it has the largest population and because of this interesting mixture of factors it is oftentimes described as being a “continent in miniature”.
Due to the island's size, it can only support one airport, but it is enough for its needs. You can actually employ our Gran Canaria Airport car hire services from the moment you land, because we can have the car of your choice ready for you at the airport whenever you need it.
The climate is mostly subtropical semi-arid but it tends to vary from region to region, it depends on the place that you'll be visiting. For instance, Las Palmas – the largest city on the island – usually features a climate different from the rest of the island, with clouds and rain occurring more often than in the other parts.
One of the attractions of the island are the naturally occurring sand dunes in Maspalomas, where temperatures are usually over twenty-five degrees Centigrade during the day in summer and in the winter it's at around twenty-three. However it should be noted that if winds from the Sahara visit the place, the temperatures will spike above forty.
On the other side of the coin there's the Valsequillo, a very green area featuring imposing rock formations and steep ravines. This is a truly interesting and weird place where you can find pine forests and palm groves side by side, and besides the natural beauty the historic center features several old buildings that may be of interest and worthy of visitation.
The activities that the island offers are many, and range from the sun and the sand, to water related activities such as surfing and scuba diving, as well as other just as hiking or even golf.
This has just been an overview of what the place has to offer, make sure to employ our Gran Canaria car rental services and you'll be able to see much more of it than you might otherwise be able to if you were to spend all of your time in a resort.