Two's Company: Where to Go in Gran Canaria for Couples

November, 2018

Whether you and your partner love a relaxing beach holiday, or like to get out and explore, there’s something for all couples on this beautiful island.

Known as the round island, Gran Canaria is only 30 miles across, meaning you can drive around the island with ease. Hiring a car is one of the best ways to enjoy the variety of the island, seeing it all from the comfort of your car.

But, knowing where to go as a couple in Gran Canaria can be difficult. At Holiday Autos, we have years of travelling experience to make your life easier. Keep reading as we look at where to go in Gran Canaria for couples.

Dunas de Maspalomas

Perhaps one of the most romantic resorts on the island, Maspalomas is home to spectacular and breath-taking sand dunes. This national park is home to 400 hectares of land, with a variety of ecosystems for you both to explore.

Visit the idyllic viewpoint and look out over the large landscape or take a camel ride and discover the best way to travel across the dunes. Be sure to remember your camera and brush up on your photography skills beforehand to capture the perfect shot.

2.Dunas de Maspalomas GranCanaria Spain Image by Svein-Magne Tunli -, Dunas de Maspalomas GranCanaria Spain tunliweb 03, CC BY-SA 4.0 / retouched

Roque Nublo

In the centre of the island stands the impressive natural volcanic rock formation, Roque Nublo. The drive up to the rural park is nice and easy, along gently winding roads, providing stunning views of the island.

Don’t worry about trying to take photos on the move, though, as there are plenty of pit stops along the way. Just a 15-minute walk from the car park is the peak of the park and home of the Roque Nublo.

Visit in the evening and watch the sunset from the top, where you can both enjoy panoramic views of the island. It may even be the perfect place to “pop the question”.

3.Roque Nublo - WLE Spain Image by Victor R. Ruiz from Arinaga, Canary Islands, Spain, Roque Nublo - WLE Spain 2015 (3), CC BY 2.0 / retouched

Las Palmas

Located along the north-eastern coast, the island’s capital is truly romantic with traditional architecture, wooden balconies and cobbled streets. Soak up some of the island’s history as you stroll around Vegueta – the popular heart of the resort.

Feel yourself transported through time as you wander through the colourful narrow streets of the old town. Finish off your day in style with a meal in one of the capital’s many restaurants.

With a mixture of Italian and Spanish cuisine, you can enjoy delicious food whilst looking out across the sea.


Garita Bufadero

Take a short drive down the coast from Las Palmas and you’ll find yourselves in awe of the natural beauty of Garita Bufadero. From the shore of the beach, you can see the impressive rock formation.

The natural wonder is formed by two large holes in the rocks that are filled with water at high tide. These holes are filled and emptied very quickly, creating water jets that result in a spectacular visual and sound show.

Be sure to avoid swimming in this area as it can be dangerous for even the most experienced swimmers.

5.El Bufadero Corral, Spain

Seeking a thrill?

We understand that every couple is different, and not all of us dream of a relaxing holiday filled with beaches and sightseeing.

For those couples that just can’t sit still and would love nothing more than getting out and about, there are various exciting adventures on the island.

Here’s where to go in Gran Canaria for couples seeking something more active.


Puerto de Mogan

Nicknamed ‘little Venice’, this resort is home to a stunning network of canals and bridges. Easily accessible by car, this Italian style marina is the perfect backdrop for a sunset stroll by the sea During the day, Puerto de Mogan is a hub for a range of trips and excursions.

Brush up on your fishing skills or try out a new hobby, such as scuba diving. The port is also the starting point for the famous yellow submarine trip, a 45-minute tour of the bottom of the sea. Who better to enjoy this unique experience with than your loved one?

7.Yellow submarine. Gran canaria Image by Kovako-1, Yellow submarine. Gran canaria, CC BY-SA 4.0 / retouched

Water sports

If you want to get your adrenaline pumping, there’s no better way than trying out water sports. Nautical leisure centre, Aquasport, has offices on Taurito beach, in Mogan and on Ingles beach. With activities ranging from jet skiing to paragliding, you’re guaranteed to get a thrill.

Explore the surrounding areas with a buggy tour excursion or take to the water on a romantic day out on a yacht. Don’t worry about leaving your belongings behind whilst you both have fun. You can store your things in your car or use one of the free lockers supplied by Aquasport.


Yumbo Centre

One of the largest and most popular shopping centres on the island, Yumbo Centre is home to over 200 shops, bars and restaurants. Day or night, you and your loved one can take in the bustling atmosphere of Gran Canaria.

Just a short drive from Playa del Ingles and Maspalomas, the shopping centre is home to a large public square for enjoying festivities.

Open from 10am until the early hours of the morning, there’s no time limit on enjoying this unique shopping hub.

Whether you browse the shops during the day or dance through the night in one of the many bars and clubs, you and your partner are sure to love this impressive centre.

9.Yumbo Centre SignImage by Jenova20, Yumbo Centre Sign, CC BY-SA 3.0 / retouched

Gran Casino Costa Melaneras

Feel like Hollywood stars for the night as you get glammed up for a trip to the island’s most popular casino. The palatial building, surrounded by tropical gardens, exudes glamour and luxury.

Whether you’re an experienced poker player or just wanting to try your luck on the slot machines, a visit to Gran Casino Costa Melaneras is sure to add a touch of excitement to your trip.

Be sure to dress up if you want to gain access to the more opulent areas of the casino. The doors are open from 10am-5am so don’t worry about running out of time. You can enjoy the luxury casino into the early hours.

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