A romantic getaway is a chance for you and your partner to relax, reconnect and enjoy each other’s company in a new environment and to spend time exploring together.

No matter what type of holiday you enjoy, the third largest of the Canary Islands, Gran Canaria is perfect for a romantic break with your other half. From sun and sea views to beautiful beaches and jeep safari tours, the island has something to offer everyone.

Things to do in Gran Canaria

You won’t be short of things to do during your romantic getaway to Gran Canaria. Here are just some of the things on offer for couples visiting the island.

Maspalomas Dunes at Dawn

romantic getaway to Gran Canaria

Located on the southern tip of Gran Canaria, The Maspalomas Dunes are a protected Nature Reserve, spanning 400 hectares, and include a beach, sand dunes, a palm grove and a lagoon.  From Playa del Inglés, you can take a trail through the dunes down to Maspalomas beach where you’ll be able to relax in the shade of the palm trees and spot wildlife in the lagoon. For a romantic experience that you won’t forget, set your alarm early and catch the sun rising over the dunes or head there at sunset to watch it dip below the horizon.

Spa Treatment For Two

Gran Canaria boasts many luxury spa hotels and what better way to start your romantic holiday than with a couples massage or treatment? Many of the hotels also have fitness centres and outdoor swimming pools with stunning views.

A Dolphin and Whale Safari

For a once in a lifetime experience, why not take a boat ride out onto the island’s crystal clear waters and see if you can spot whales or dolphins up close?

A Buggy Trip

For couples looking for a little adventure during their romantic trip, you can take a buggy tour of Gran Canaria that will take you far off the beaten track and allow you to travel along some of the island’s most beautiful ravines and admire the breathtaking landscape.

A Trip to Little Venice

romantic getaway to Gran Canaria

On the southwest coast of Gran Canaria, lies Little Venice. With its beautiful bridges and canal network and streets lined with palm trees and flowers, the fishing village of Puerto Mogan is a must-see for any couple holidaying in Gran Canaria. There’s also a beautiful beach and bay with incredible views out over the Atlantic Ocean.


Gran Canaria makes a fantastic destination for a couple’s holiday and there’s plenty to see and do during your stay if you prefer, you can spend your days lazing on one of the stunning, sandy beaches and spend your evenings dining al fresco before watching the sunset over the island’s dramatic landscape. Gran Canaria is a popular destination, particularly during the summer months so be sure to arrange your flights and accommodation well in advance, and don’t forget to book your transfers to and from the local airport.

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